May 25, 2022

Spying scandal rocks Australian basketball

A spying scandal has hit Australia’s Girls’s Nationwide Basketball League (WNBL) with two officers stood down.

UC Capitals head coach Paul Goriss and referee Simon Cosier have been sanctioned by Basketball Australia following an investigation right into a severe integrity breach.

They have been discovered responsible of “partaking in prohibited conduct… by misusing inside data and interesting in conduct that might impair public confidence within the integrity and good character of basketball and its contributors”.

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The investigation discovered referee Cosier gave confidential video footage to Goriss, which confirmed the Sydney Uni Flames coaching.

Capitals head coach Paul Goriss. (Getty)

The footage had been given to the referees for “schooling functions” however Cosier illegally gave it to Goriss to present the Capitals coach a leg-up on the competitors.

Cosier has been banned from refereeing within the WNBL once more this season. Goriss is suspended till January 20.

“In issuing the sanctions, the (investigating) panel discovered that no precise benefit was obtained by Goriss or the UC Capitals,” Basketball Australia mentioned.

The pair have two weeks to enchantment the penalties.

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