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05/19/14
IOA Surprised By AIBA Move

The Indian Olympic Association Sunday "expressed surprise" that the Int'l Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) granted provisional approval to an Indian boxing body without consulting it, according to the PTI. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said that under the IOC rules, "the AIBA should have consul ...

Tags: Olympics, India

05/16/14
Cricket Rocked By New Fixing Evidence

Anti-corruption forces "are investigating the most detailed evidence yet of widespread fixing across the cricketing world," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has provided officials from the Int'l Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit "with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, Middle East

05/16/14
PCB Chair Confirms Pakistan-India Series

Pakistan and India "signed on to play six full bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, the first of which, at the end of next year, is likely to take place in the UAE," according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. The first of those series will take place in Dec. '15 and, according to the agreement ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

05/16/14
MCA Lifts Ban On Shah Rukh Khan

In an attempt to get back the Indian Premier League final on June 1, the Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday agreed to "all the terms and conditions laid down" by IPL Chair Ranjib Biswal, including "temporarily lifting the ban on superstar Shah Rukh Khan," according to the PTI. MCA VP Ravi Savant ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/14/14
Kim: Security, Budget Won't Be Issues

There will be no security or budget problems at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, organizers said. POCOG President & CEO Kim Jin-sun told SBD Global that he does not expect to face the same issues that plagued Sochi last winter. Headlines of corruption, budget overruns and security concerns ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

05/14/14
IPL Final Moved To Chinnaswamy Stadium

The Mumbai Cricket Association got in touch with interim Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sunil Gavaskar on Monday "regarding the reasons for the change in the venue" of the Indian Premier League final from the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, to the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore, accord ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/14/14
FSIF Invests In Smaaash Entertainment

FW Sports Investment Fund LP, a Mauritius-based private equity fund, "acquired a significant minority stake in Mumbai-based Smaaash Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.," according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. This "is the first round of private equity funding into the company." Smaaash's first such spor ...

Tags: Finance, India

05/13/14
PyeongChang Expects $700M From Deals

The organizing committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games confirmed that the search for domestic sponsorships has been rather slow. However, POCOG President & CEO Kim Jin-sun told SBD Global that he expects sponsorship acquisition for the Games will get into full swing during the second half ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

05/12/14
Asian Games May Move To Indonesia

Indonesia "could be in the running to host the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam earlier stepped down as host," according to Ami Afriatni of the JAKARTA GLOBE. This comes in the wake of a three-day visit by a delegation from the Olympic Council of Asia, led by VP Wei Jizhong, to Jakarta, Bandung, West ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

05/12/14
Manila Steps In For Bangkok As IPTL Host

The first leg of the inaugural Int'l Premier Tennis League "has been shifted from Bangkok to Manila because of the political unrest in Thailand," according to REUTERS. League founder Mahesh Bhupathi said, “We had to divert from the original franchise owner in Bangkok as the political unrest fo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

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