MALAYSIA REFUSES TO GRANT ISRAEL SQUASH PLAYERS ENTRY

Wed 24 November 2021: Malaysia has refused to grant Israeli players entry to next month’s squash championships. The Men’s World Team Squash Championship is due to be held in Malaysia on 7 December. Kuala Lumpur cited security concerns for its refusal to allow Israeli players entry. According to Israeli media reports, Squash Racquets Association of […]

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JAHID AHMED BECOMES THIRD FORMER PLAYER TO MAKE ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM AT ESSEX

Tue 23 November 2021: Following the allegations made by Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers last week, another former player of English county Essex has claimed he was subjected to racist abuse at the club. Jahid Ahmed, who bowled for Essex from 2005 to 2009, told The Cricketer that a senior coach bullied him and that […]

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F1 IS ‘DUTY BOUND’ TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE IN THE GULF SAYS LEWIS HAMILTON

Sat 20 November 2021: Formula 1 is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, says British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton. The 36-year-old, who has a record seven world championships, urged other sporting figures to join him in calling for greater scrutiny of Gulf countries that have been newly awarded a […]

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UN, US DEMAND PROOF OF MISSING CHINESE TENNIS STAR PENG SHUAI’S WELLBEING

Sat 20 November 2021: The United Nations and the US demanded evidence of Peng Shuai’s location on Friday, amid growing worry for the Chinese tennis star’s safety. The player has not been seen in public since claiming on November 2 that she was sexually assaulted by China’s former vice-premier. Tennis players, sports organizations, governments, and […]

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US ‘CONSIDERING’ DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT OF CHINA OLYMPICS -BIDEN

Fri 19 November 2021: President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in protest of China’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority. American athletes would still compete in the games, which begin on February 4, 2022, despite the diplomatic boycott. […]

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JORDAN SEEKS AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE GENDER OF AN IRANIAN FOOTBALL PLAYER

Wed 17 November 2021: Jordan has called on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to launch an investigation to determine the gender of a goalkeeper on the Iranian women’s football team, France24 reported. Iran beat Jordan 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw on September 25 to qualify for the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup for the […]

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‘IT’S SCARY’: AZEEM RAFIQ SAYS ENGLISH CRICKET RIFE WITH RACISM

Wed 17 November 2021: Former cricketer catalogues a culture of widespread racism at Yorkshire cricket club in testimony to British legislators. Former cricketer Azeem Rafiq has told a British parliamentary inquiry that he was “humiliated” by the racist abuse he suffered at Yorkshire cricket club. In more than an hour of testimony on Tuesday, Rafiq, […]

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WTA CALLS FOR PROBE INTO MISSING TENNIS STAR PENG SHUAI’S SEX ASSAULT CLAIMS

Mon 15 November 2021: The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has demanded a “full, fair, and transparent investigation” following sexual assault charges leveled against a former Chinese vice premier by player Peng Shuai. The WTA also called for an end to the censorship of the former world number one doubles player in a statement released on […]

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KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV’S COUSIN ARRESTED FOR CAR-RAMMING POLICE OFFICER

Thu 11 November 2021: Police at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday arrested Usman Nurmagomedov, and his friend for running over a police officer at Kaspiysk Airport with their vehicle, Tass News Agency reported. Usman is the cousin of Russia’s former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to a law enforcement source. “They are suspected of […]

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“IT HURTS”: ENGLAND CAPTAIN ROOT OPENS UP ON YORKSHIRE RACISM EPISODE

Thu 11 November 2021: After a racist crisis rocked Yorkshire County Cricket Club on Thursday, England captain Joe Root demanded change, claiming the incidents had “fractured our game and torn lives apart.” Former player Azeem Rafiq was found to have been subjected to “racial harassment and bullying” in an independent study, and following complaints from […]

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