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02/11/16
BCCI Revenue May Dip

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is set to suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs. 1,600 crore ($235M) "if Lodha Panel’s recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented," according to the PTI. It "is feared that in the wake of loss of revenu ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/09/16
HKFA Want In On Chinese Football Boom

The "oft-mooted idea" of a Hong Kong team taking part in China competitions could be back on the agenda as the Hong Kong FA "tries to come up with ways to benefit from the mainland’s football explosion," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Chinese teams have "stunned w ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/09/16
Chinese Football Taking Over The World

In the past 12 months, the Chinese Super League has "outspent every other competition" barring the English Premier League, according to Guy Oliver of the LONDON TIMES. Couple this with the usual statistics -- the world's second biggest economy, 1.3 billion people and "seemingly inexorable growth" -- ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/09/16
Anta Challenging Nike In China

China has been on a "buying spree of late, and not just for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta," according to David Wilder of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ChemChina’s acquisition has been "forced to share the headlines with a remarkable shopping binge by China’s top football clubs, with interesti ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/08/16
BCCI To Make T20 Venue Decision Monday

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground "has three more days to acquire the necessary paperwork to retain hosting rights for matches at the World Twenty20 tournament starting next month," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Delhi & Distric ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/08/16
PyeongChang At 70% Of Sponsorship Target

South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70% of their target of 870B won ($728M) "in domestic sponsorships," according to Andrew Dampf of the AP. PyeongChang Organizing Committee President Cho Yang-ho said, "A few (deals) are not finalized but I have full confidence that we c ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

02/05/16
Garena Partners With MP & Silva

MP & Silva has been appointed the global marketing rights partner of Garena, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and mobile platform company. The appointment will see MP & Silva work closely with Garena to secure brand partnerships, maximizing commercial opportunities in the Asia Pacific ...

Tags: Media, Asia

02/05/16
Alibaba Aims To Change Chinese Market

Alibaba "transformed China’s e-commerce market in becoming the country’s most well-known company," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Now it "aims to do the same with sport" -- and perhaps help deliver the World Cup to President Xi Jinping along the way. The fir ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/04/16
Indian Golf Union Partners With HVR Sports

The Indian Golf Union, the apex body for development and promotion of the game of golf in India, partnered with HVR Sports Inc. Under the ambit of this five-year agreement, HVR Sports will manage 50 different IGU Tournaments in India on a turnkey basis. Major tournaments among these are Amateur ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/04/16
PyeongChang Enters 'Operational Phase'

With about two years to go until the first Winter Olympics in South Korea, PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee President Cho Yang-ho said that "the preparation has moved into a new phase," according to YONHAP. Cho said that "the eastern resort town and its sub-hosts are well on their way to a succ ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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