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Badminton World Federation Ethics Hearing Panel Delivers a Strong Warning to Those Engaging in Match Fixing

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has handed out 20 and 15 year suspensions to two leading players after finding them guilty of match fixing. Badminton has been hit by a few scandals before, with one of the most well-known names in the sport, Lee Chong Wei, banned for eight months for doping in 2014. Yet … Continue Reading

Wayne Shaw – A bitter pie to swallow? Football’s zero tolerance rule on betting bites once again

With Monday night’s fifth round FA Cup tie between Sutton United v Arsenal entering the 83rd minute, and with the non-league side trailing their Premier League opposition by two goals to nil following a spirited performance by the underdogs, a curious incident took place. Much to the mirth and delight of TV commentators and social … Continue Reading

Joey Barton and betting: what are the rules on betting in English and Scottish football?

It was reported yesterday that Rangers football player Joey Barton has been charged by the Scottish Football Association (the “SFA”) for placing 44 bets on football matches.  It has been alleged that Barton placed the bets between 1 July and 15 September 2016.  He has been given until 12 October 2016 to respond to the … Continue Reading

UEFA Congress: was this a golden opportunity blown?

Sports Shorts recently blogged about Michel Platini, the disgraced former FIFA Vice-President and UEFA President, being granted permission to speak at the UEFA Congress on 14 September 2016.   Permission was granted by FIFA’s Ethics Committee, the same body that investigated Platini for taking a 2 million Swiss franc payment from FIFA in 2011 and recommended … Continue Reading

Banned Michel Platini to address UEFA Congress (and is given a golden opportunity to support football’s governance reforms)

UEFA announced this morning that it had made a successful application to FIFA’s Ethics Committee for Michel Platini, the former UEFA President, to address the upcoming 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress on 14 September 2016. The agenda of the UEFA Congress includes the election of the next UEFA President. It has been reported that UEFA’s application … Continue Reading

Corruption Bans for Four South African Cricket Players

Four South African cricket players have been banned by Cricket South Africa (“CSA”), following multiple breaches of the CSA’s Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel.  The players banned are Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and former South Africa Test wicket keeper, Thami Tsolekile. Tsolekile, the most high profile of the banned players, received a twelve year … Continue Reading
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