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08/20/15
BCCI To Retain Suspended IPL Teams

The BCCI working group "is leaning towards recommending that the two suspended IPL franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, be run under new management for the next two years as a stop-gap arrangement," according to Gollapudi & Karhadkar of ESPN CRICINFO. The group "is against repla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/19/15
Raipur To Host Men's World League Final

The int'l field hockey federation (FIH) said that Chhattisgarh, India will host the men’s Hockey World League Final from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 in its capital city of Raipur, according to the PTI. The event "will be held in the Raipur International Hockey Stadium, which was opened as a dedicated hocke ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

08/19/15
China To End State Funding Of Football

China "is removing the hand of government" from the country's football body and will end its state funding, "a major step in a plan to overhaul the corruption-tainted sport and raise the level of play," according to John Ruwitch of REUTERS. The China Daily reported that the ministry-level General ...

Tags: International Football, China

08/19/15
Bach To Meet 2018 Games Organizers

The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee said that IOC President Thomas Bach will meet organizers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday "and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Ba ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/18/15
China's PPTV Sport Partners With Ajax TV

China’s online sports streamer PPTV Sports partnered with Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax "to present Ajax TV via its various platforms," according to Pu Yang of YUTANG SPORTS. As part of the deal, the IPTV operator "will provide Chinese supporters with weekly exclusive packages of Ajax TV, includi ...

Tags: Media, China

08/14/15
Hangin' With ... Kurt Warner

KURT WARNER is a former Super Bowl MVP and an early investor in the Elite Football League of India. The subcontinent's first and only professional American football league made its debut in '12 and is scheduled to kick off its second season this November. As a league investor, Warner has followed ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America, India

08/14/15
Judge Hits Out At Move To Drop ZHA

Richard Rogers "has hit out at the move to drop Zaha Hadid Architects" from the £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic Stadium, according to Laura Mack of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. Rogers, "who judged the original contest which handed the stadium design to Zaha Hadid Architects, expressed his concern" after Japa ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/12/15
Tencent, Sina Share UEFA Rights In China

Chinese online streaming services Tencent Sports and Sina Sports "have both claimed the rights to broadcast matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in the country" until '18, according to SOCCEREX. Tencent's deal "will see them live stream 146 Champions League and 205 Europ ...

Tags: Media, China

08/12/15
Emails Unveil Commentator Remuneration

Emails exchanged between Board of Control for Cricket in India officials have "shed light on how top cricket officials decided the remuneration of commentators" and even pulled up the chief of the board's production unit "when he objected to the contract details of an expert on the commentary panel, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/10/15
FIBA Officially Lifts Ban On JBA

The Japanese Basketball Association, which "had been suspended by FIBA since late last year, was unofficially readmitted to the international basketball fold in June," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN TIMES. On Sunday, JBA President Saburo Kawabuchi announced that the lifting of the suspensio ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

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