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11/18/14
Srinivasan Cleared In IPL Scandal

Board of Control for Cricket in India president-in-exile N. Srinivasan was cleared of match-fixing charges by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, "which was appointed to probe the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the sixth edition of Indian Premier League," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Howev ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/18/14
FBT Partners With SINGSOC

Football Thai (FBT) pledged its commitment to the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (SINGSOC). The Thailand-based sports apparel company committed S$1.5M ($1.2M) to SINGSOC -- its largest show of support for a SEA Games to date. As part of the agreement, FBT will design and produ ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

11/18/14
Chinese Volleyball Teams Lack Sponsors

Half of the 12 teams for the Chinese Men's Volleyball League "failed to find sponsorships for the upcoming season due to what observers call a lack of professionalism in sports administration and marketing," according to CHINA DAILY. The six teams from Shandong, Fujian, Liaoning, Sichuan, Guangdong ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/14/14
Rugby Club Looking For Talent In Asia

French rugby club Racing Metro is "hoping to identify a young player from Hong Kong and turn that talent into a Top 14 league player," according to Kevin Kung of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Confirming the club's interest in broadening its appeal in Hong Kong, Racing Metro CEO Arnaud Tourtoulou sai ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China

11/14/14
Ministry Appoints Three-Member Panel

The Sports Ministry of India "appointed a three-member panel" comprising former India field hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal "to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team," according to the PTI. The panel "has little time to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/13/14
British Swimming Partners With Japan

British Swimming "hopes a partnership with Japan will boost medal prospects at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo," according to Nick Hope of the BBC. The deal "will see GB swimmers head to Japan for training and acclimatisation programmes over the next six years." Three British Youth Olympic medalists "for ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom, Japan

11/12/14
MLSE Execs Pushing Maple Leafs In China

MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson and Dir of Global Partnerships & Int'l Business Development Bo Hu this past weekend were in China as "part of a Leaf-centric campaign to grow hockey’s popularity in the world’s most populous country," according to Morgan Campbell ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, China

11/12/14
Lee's Sponsorships In Question

Badminton world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has been temporarily suspended following an "apparent" doping offense, according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. The implications of this Asian scandal "are now beginning to be revealed." One of the repercussions that still remains unclear at this stage, however, "is th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

11/11/14
Three IPL Franchises Report Profits

Three Indian Premier League franchisees "have reported a profit" in the year ending March 31, according to Narayan, Choudhary & Leena of LIVEMINT. Playing matches in new locations, which helped ticket sales, and higher central sponsorship income from the Board of Control for Cricket in India "se ...

Tags: Finance, India

11/11/14
Supreme Court Questions Srinivasan Return

Int'l Cricket Council Chair N. Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator "continues to hang in the balance" with the Supreme Court on Monday raising a question whether he can be allowed to head the Board of Control for Cricket in India if his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is found to be involved in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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