WNBL to review Shyla Heal rule that doesn’t pass pub test


2023-02-02 23:30:00

The WNBL will review the rule that allowed Australian Opal Shyla Heal to move from a team that is out of finals contention to a championship contender with only seven matches remaining, but denied the switch has opened the door for other big names to walk out on struggling clubs.

Heal was released by Sydney on Monday after failing to play any games since the club began an investigation began into her father – Flames coach and former Australian star Shane Heal in January. Townsville signed Heal on Tuesday in what was the first time since 2015/16 that a player competed for two WNBL clubs in the same season.

The move prompted Lynx coach Ryan Petrik to question the spirit of the law, saying “I don’t think the average fan thinks it passes the pub test.”

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Source by [earlynews24.com]