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ICC Women's World Cup Reached Millions

More than 180 million people are estimated to have watched this summer's Int'l Cricket Council Women's World Cup. There was also an almost 300% increase in viewing hours compared to the last edition in '13. Viewership increased significantly in all territories, including an eight-fold increase in vi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

BCCI To Award Team Selectors

The BCCI announced it will award Rs 15 lakh ($23,467) each to members of the men's and women's team selection committee, according to the INDIAN EXPRESS. The decision "was taken" at the meeting of the BCCI office bearers and the Indian Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators for sel ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Ovechkin Hopes To Represent Russia

While the NHL has been "firm" on its position to not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, NHL Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is "still hopeful" he can represent his native Russia in PyeongChang, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the WASHINGTON POST. Ovechkin said, "We'll hope I'll ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia, Asia

Chinese Investor Reportedly Eyes ManU

A "mystery Chinese investor is attempting to buy a stake" in ManU, amid mounting rumors of "a split in the Glazer family over ownership of the club," according to Dunkley & Dey of the SUNDAY TIMES. Intermediaries "claiming to act for an un ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

Tokyo Organizers Accepting Mascot Ideas

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday "began accepting applications from the public" on ideas for the Games' official mascots, according to Ayano Shimizu of KYODO. Japanese nationals and foreign residents can "submit designs and profiles of mascots electronically" unt ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

ICC Needs BCCI Cooperation

Cricket was last played in the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games and now the Int'l Cricket Council is "pushing for a return of the T20 variant of the sport" in the '24 event, according to Dwaipayan Datta of TNN. But for that to happen, the ICC needs the Board of Control for Cricket in India, "a firm ...

Tags: Olympics, India

Curry, Irving Lead Way For Shoe Brands

The timing of recent visits to the Far East by NBA Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving may have been coincidental, but the trips "shared a common goal" in promoting "basketball and their respective sports brands," according to Jeff Barker of the BALTI ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, North America

Indian Broadcasters Losing Patience

Indian broadcasters "have expressed their frustration at an Australian pay war that threatens a limited-overs tour of the subcontinent," according to Pierik & Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The two parties negotiated on Friday "in a bid to avoid arbitration" and discussions continued over ...

Tags: Australia, Media, India

UFC To Hold First Fight In China

UFC will "hold its first fight in mainland China, as it seeks a larger slice of the country's vast sports market," according to Tom Hancock of the FINANCIAL TIMES. UFC SVP Joe Carr said, "We anticipate an exciting future in the China market." The event in Shanghai in November will be jointly or ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Lander Holdings Still Without Funds

The Chinese company negotiating a £200M ($160M) stake in Premier League side Southampton is "still yet to have the funds" for its investment transferred out of China and risks "losing the chance" to buy a controlling stake in the club, accord ...

Tags: Finance, China, United Kingdom

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