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04/26/16
BCCI Waives Off West Indies Fine

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar stated that the board "decided to waive off the financial penalty" of $42M that was imposed on the West Indies Cricket Board for pulling out midway through its '14 series against India, according to the PTI. Manohar also said that ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/25/16
Thai Owner Says Leicester An Inspiration

Leicester City’s Thai Vice Chair Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha insisted that "there was no secret" to the club's "miraculous rise", according to the AFP. Hundreds of blue-shirted Thai fans "watched Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea City liv ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

04/25/16
WADA Suspends Beijing Anti-Doping Lab

WADA suspended the accreditation of Beijing's National Anti-Doping laboratory on Thursday, "weeks after launching a probe into drugs allegations in Chinese swimming," according to Brenda Goh of REUTERS. The laboratory, suspended for a maximum of four months, "has 21 days to appeal the decision ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

04/25/16
J.League, A-League Signing MoU

J.League Managing Dir Daisuke Nakanishi will sign a formal partnership with the A-League "to develop concepts, exchange expertise and strengthen ties," according to Michael Cockerill of THE AGE. Last season, for the first time, the J.League "ran a finals series, and now Nakanishi is hooked." Fo ...

Tags: International Football, Australia, Japan

04/25/16
Wuhan Double Purchases Nice Int'l Sports

Chinese company Wuhan Double Co. Ltd. has announced it purchased 100% of sports agency Nice Int'l Sports Ltd. at a cost of €39.5M ($44M), according to the GB TIMES. The deal will also see two subsidiaries owned by Nice Int'l, Media Base Sports Spain and Media Base Sports UK, "come under the own ...

Tags: China, Finance

04/25/16
Athletes Divided Over Khan Appointment

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador of India’s Rio Olympics contingent "prompted strong reactions from the sports fraternity and social media users," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Athletes, including wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former sprinter Milkha ...

Tags: Olympics, India, Brazil

04/22/16
MLS Expands TV Presence In Asia

MLS has further expanded its Asian broadcast portfolio, signing a new two-year deal with Japan’s Fuji TV, and expanding its existing deal with China’s Le Sports. Fuji TV will now broadcast two MLS regular-season matches per week, as well as select MLS playoff games and MLS Cup. The leagu ...

Tags: Media, Asia, North America

04/22/16
'17 IPL Season Could Be Played Abroad

Board of Control of Cricket in India Secretary Anurag Thakur said that the Indian Premier League's governing council is "likely to decide" on whether the '17 edition of the "cash-rich tournament can be held abroad," according to the PTI. Thakur said, "The IPL governing council will be looking at the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/21/16
NBA Opens Manila Office

The NBA opened an office in Manila, Philippines, as part of its commitment to grow basketball and the NBA’s business initiatives in the country. NBA Philippines Managing Dir Carlo Singson will lead a dedicated local staff to assist NBA headquarters in continuing the growth of all of the NBA&r ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

04/21/16
UCI Rejects HK's Rio Qualification Plans

The world cycling governing body "rejected Hong Kong’s plans of bringing forward the National Championships as part of the Olympic qualifiers in May, dealing a blow to the women’s road race team looking for more ranking points," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. T ...

Tags: Olympics, China

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