04 May 2018

In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal (during the Cape Town Test Match between Australia Vs. South Africa), which left not only Cricket Australia (CA) [the governing body for the game in Australia] but the entire cricketing fraternity in shock, Cricket Australia seems to be determined to make a decisive course correction to prevent recurrence of such incidents. They have announced the setting up of a review paneli to study the behavioral, cultural, organizational and governance aspects of Australian Cricket. The review panel, to be overseen by ex-Australian cricketers Rick McCosker and Peter Collins - Director Australian’s Centre for Ethical Leadership, would also include former players Shane Watson, George Bailey and current leaders Tim Paine and Rachel Haynes. Cricket Australia believes that the panel will be able to identify and recommend actions that would prevent recurrence of such events in future.>>

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15 Sep 2015

Background :- This millennium has seen Indian sportspersons steadily improve their performances at the global level. Young Indian talent has started to look beyond cricket. Thanks to greater financial commitment both by governments as well as corporates, the future of sports in our country looks brighter than ever before. However, the image of Indian sport has been tarnished by numerous issues such as doping, harassment of athletes, conflicts of interest leading to suspension of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, the controversial ban on Sarita Devi, the spot fixing and illegal betting in IPL etc. Governing Bodies for Sports in India have also been beset by various issues including consistent allegations of nepotism and poor administration which have adversely impacted selection and training regimes and consequently, the performance of Indian athletes.>>

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24 Feb 2015

In recent years, Indian boxing has witnessed a series of controversial events, starting with the suspension of the erstwhile governing body, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IAB) . When the new governing body i.e. Boxing India (BI) was formed, there arose disagreements over its recognition by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) . This was followed by another setback in the form of suspension of former world champion, Laishram Sarita Devi, a 2016 Rio Olympic medal hope for India, following her emotional outburst and refusal to accept the Bronze Medal at the 17th Asian Games held at Incheon in 2014 .>>

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