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07/02/15
JSW Group To Acquire IPL Team

JSW Steel Chair Sajjan Jindal confirmed that his group is acquiring an Indian Premier League side but "stopped short of naming it amid a speculation that the team could be Royal Challengers Bangalore," which is owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, according to the PTI. Jindal said, "Cricket is the nu ...

Tags: Franchises, India

07/02/15
BCCI Mulling Performance Incentives

Encouraged by the financial model followed by Cricket Australia and England & Wales Cricket Board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is "planning to introduce a performance-based incentive for the Indian team for each and every home and away series," according to the PTI. There was ...

Tags: Finance, India

07/01/15
Attendance Drops Amid MERS Scare

Data showed that the monthly attendance numbers in the top South Korean baseball league were "down in June from the previous month amid jitters over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome," according to YONHAP. The Korea Baseball Organization said that the average per-game attendance in June was 8,25 ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

07/01/15
Beijing Says Probe Will Not Affect Bid

A spokesperson said that a corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country's Olympic committee "will not impact Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics," according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commiss ...

Tags: Olympics, China

06/30/15
Osaka Raises $114M For New Stadium

Reigning J.League champions Gamba Osaka has raised ¥14B ($114M) for its new 40,000-seater stadium, slated to be completed this fall and be ready for use when the next season begins in March. The club has been raising money for the project since '10 and will now be able to add features including ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

06/30/15
Japan Stadium To Cost More Than $2B

Officials said that Japan's "trouble-plagued" new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics, will cost more than $2B to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be "completed two months later than first thought," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. The new stadium, which wil ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/30/15
Mayor Hopeful Of N. Korea Participation

The mayor of the South Korean host city for the upcoming Summer Universiade said on Monday that "he remains hopeful North Korea will overturn its boycott and take part in the athletic competition," according to YONHAP. Gwangju Mayor and Universiade Organizing Committee President Yoon Jang-hyun said ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

06/30/15
KBL Reveals Measures On Match-Fixing

The Korean Basketball League announced on Monday its measures against match-fixing and illegal sports betting, which resurfaced after Anyang KGC head coach Chun Chang-jin was "investigated for allegedly betting against his own team," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. However, league ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

06/29/15
Premier League Matches On Free TV

Bangkok Media & Broadcasting, the operator behind the PPTV HD TV channel, "has agreed a deal to show" Premier League matches in Thailand, according to Ian Ferris of TRIBAL FOOTBALL. Pay-TV operator Cable Thai Holding "holds the full broadcast rights to the Premier League in Thailand, but typical ...

Tags: Media, Asia

06/29/15
IOA Dismisses Hockey India Demand

Indian Olympic Association President N. Ramachandran on Friday "dismissed Narinder Batra’s claim of having requisite support to bring a no-confidence motion against him, saying that the Hockey India boss does not even have enough backers to call a Special General Meeting to propose the move," ...

Tags: Olympics, India

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