Sports Tribunal issues sanction in case of DFSNZ v XYZ
The Sports Tribunal has issued its decision on sanction in the case of DFSNZ v XYZ The Tribunal had earlier issued a decision on liability on 4 March 2019. The Tribunal found that XYZ had been unable to establish the defence of no significant fault or negligence. It suspended XYZ for a period of 2 years but gave XYZ 6 months credit for each of the delay in bringing the proceedings and XYZ’s timely admission. This meant the period of ineligibility would end on 3 October 2019. The Tribunal considered the unusual nature of the case meant continued name suppression should be imposed, and it made a number of comments on DFSNZ’s approach to the prosecution.