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ROC To Support Neutral Athletes

The Russian Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to "support its athletes who choose to compete" at PyeongChang 2018 as neutrals following a ban on the Russian national team, according to Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber of REUTERS. The IOC last week banned Russia from the Games, but it "left th ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia, Asia

Vijay Mally's Extradition Trial Continues

Force India Formula 1 co-Owner Vijay Mallya's extradition trial to face fraud and money laundering charges of Rs 9,000 crore ($1.35B) in India resumed on Monday in London, with his defense "fielding a legal expert to question the impartiality of India's judicial system," according to the PTI. T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, United Kingdom

India To Host 81 Matches From '19-23

India will host 81 cricket matches across various formats from '19-23, 30 more than the current Future Tours Programme, but the BCCI "insisted that the number of playing days per year for the ever-busy cricketers will decrease," according to the PTI. The new FTP was agreed in principle by the member ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

BCCI Looking To Tweak Schedule

With Indian cricket’s broadcast deal up for sale, the focus of BCCI officials "will be to find a way to manipulate" the Int'l Cricket Council's Future Tours Program "to get the most out of it," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. In June, the BCCI named Vivo the title sponsor of the ...

Tags: Media, India

IPL Franchises To Spend Up To $96M

The Indian Premier League is going to be "even bigger" next year as the eight franchises will end up spending between Rs 480 crore ($72.2M) and Rs 640 crore ($96.2M) on players alone, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The IPL Governing Council "upped the player cap for the fran ...

Tags: Finance, India

Indian ATP Event Becomes Tata Open

India’s leading ATP event will be called the Tata Open Maharashtra 2018, following conglomerate Tata Sons "deciding to associate with the competition via a five-year sponsorship," according to Nandakumar Marar of THE HINDU. Adar Poonawalla "has come in as presenting sponsor," using the Ja ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

ICC Alerted To Match-Fixing Concerns

Three int'l cricket captains "have been approached by fixers in the past six weeks" and the Int'l Cricket Council is "currently investigating seven live cases as the battle against corruption shows no sign of slowing down," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. It highlights the "cha ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Mallya Funded Force India With Bad Loans, Lawyer Says

Vijay Mallya "dishonestly" used bank loans to fund his Formula 1 racing team and a private jet, a lawyer for Indian prosecutors said while "urging a London court to extradite the Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. founder to face fraud and money-laundering charges," according to Ring & Wild of BLOOMBERG. ...

Tags: Finance, India

HK EPrix Organizers Confident Race Will Return

The Hong Kong ePrix track "will extend next year but ticket prices are unlikely to come down" as organizers anticipate a "big deficit" from the weekend's doubleheader, senior official Lawrence Yu Kam-kei said, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Yu, who brought the race to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Virat Kohli Demands Pay Raise

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli "demanded a greater share of India's growing cricket wealth for players ahead of contract talks this week," officials said, according to the AFP. Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300,000 this year. But the Indian squad, which is due to hold talks ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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