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05/31/13
Dhoni Brushes Off Spot-Fixing Questions

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni "refused to break" the Board of Control for Cricket in India gag on him in answering questions on the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the Indian Premier League except to say some players are "slightly mentally weak" compared to others, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/30/13
Pawar Demands Home Ministry Probe

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday "demanded a Home Ministry inquiry into all the 75 matches" of the scandal-hit Indian Premier League, according to the PTI. Pawar said that "not doing so will give an impression that the cricket board is not se ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/30/13
N. Korea's Kim To Construct Ski Resort

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the North Korean military to construct a "world-class" ski resort that "will rival the winter sports facilities being built in South Korea to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games," according to Julian Ryall of the London TELEGRAPH. Kim recently visite ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

05/29/13
Malaysian Billionaire Plans IPO Of Cardiff

Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is exploring an initial public offering of League Championship side Cardiff City for as early as this year "in a deal that would follow the team's recent promotion to the Premier League," according to Yantoultra Ngui of REUTERS. The process is in its early ...

Tags: Asia, United Kingdom, Finance

05/29/13
Olympic Host Cities Make Pitch To IOC

Madrid 2020 bid officials "played up the city's ready sports facilities while Istanbul highlighted the strength of the Turkish economy" on Tuesday as the cities prepared for this week's pitch to the IOC, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo will be presenting the ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Asia

05/29/13
India Minister Seeks Draft Law Changes

India's Sports Ministry "is not satisfied" with the first draft of the proposed law to curb spot-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out "extensive modification" to the contents of the draft, according to the PTI. Sports Secretary P.K. Deb said, "We have received the dr ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/29/13
Nike Workers Hurt In Cambodian Protest

A trade union representative said that at least 23 workers "were hurt in Cambodia on Monday when police using stun batons moved in to end a protest over pay at a factory that makes clothing for Nike," according to REUTERS. Police with riot gear "were deployed to move about 3,000 mostly female worke ...

Tags: Finance, Asia

05/28/13
PepsiCo Denies Leaving IPL Title Deal

The title sponsor of the Indian Premier League, PepsiCo, has "denied reports appearing in certain sections of the media that the company may pull out of the Twenty20 tournament following the spot-fixing and betting controversies," according to IBN LIVE. A PepsiCo India spokesperson said that "the co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

05/28/13
IOA Issues Roadmap For India's Return

The IOC on Friday "issued the roadmap for India's return to the Olympic fold" under which the IOA will have to amend its constitution before July 15 and elect new office bearers by Sept. 1, according to the PTI. The IOC said in a letter to Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and acting IOA CEO V. K. Malh ...

Tags: Olympics, India

05/28/13
Government Will Not Interfere With BCCI

Regarding the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the wake of the T20 spot-fixing, India Law Minister Kapil Sibal said that the government has ruled out interference with it unless it "becomes absolutely necessary," but insists that the cricketing body should have "transparent" and "objective" ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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