QSL becomes first Asian league to join SIGA integrity body

September 23 – The Qatar Stars League (QSL) became the first professional football league in Asia to sign a co-operation agreement with the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA).

Signing of the agreement was made on the sidelines of the Inter-regional Sports Integrity Summit in Doha, last week, by the CEO of Qatar Stars League Hani Taleb Ballan (pictured right) and the CEO of SIGA Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros (pictured left).
The co-operation will see the two bodies work together via exchanging experience, sharing joint tasks, exchanging information, methods, ideas and activities by establishing the concepts of integrity and transparency in football.

Ballan said that the agreement is a starting point and will send important messages of sport integrity and reinforce vigilance around the prevention of fraud.

“We will work with them (SIGA) in future through some activities that contribute towards reiterating the principles of integrity. With one thought and one goal: Integrity in football,” said Ballan.

Brussels meeting

This week SIGA’s focus is back in Europe next week convening an Expert Roundtable in Brussels to coincide with the European Week of Sport.

‘The EU & Sport Integrity: Priorities 2019-2024’ roundtable will take place Wednesday 25 September at the European Parliament in Brussels (Room ASP A1H1).

The two-hour session will gather key members of the European Parliament, European Commission and other relevant institutions for discussion on the EU priorities for sport over the next five years and the role of the EU institutions in promoting Sport Integrity.

There are still some places available. To register and for more information go to https://bit.ly/2HjLgbL

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