As the profile of the league continues to grow, the WNBL has implemented new FIBA rules to remain at an international standard of competition.
These rules came into effect from the beginning of the season and have seen changes around Travels and Unsportsmanlike Fouls.
Full details of the Rule Changes can be found below:
Art. 25 Travelling Foul
Art. 37 Unsportsmanlike foul
37.1.1. An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact foul which, in the judgement of an official is:
37.1.2. The official must interpret the unsportsmanlike fouls consistently throughout the game and to judge only the action.
37.2.1. An unsportsmanlike foul shall be charged against the offender.
37.2.2. Free throw(s) shall be awarded to the player who was fouled, followed by:
37.2.3. A player shall be disqualified for the remainder of the game when he is charged with 2 unsportsmanlike fouls.
37.2.4. If a player is disqualified under Art. 37.2.3, the unsportsmanlike foul shall be the only foul to be penalised and no additional penalty for the disqualification shall be administered.