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12/01/15
BCCI Closes Tenders For New IPL Teams

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday "closed its tendering process to find two new teams for the next two seasons of the Indian Premier League," according to the PTI. The new teams will replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which are serving two-year suspensions each. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/01/15
Shirt Snub Causes Controversy In China

Chinese AFC Champions League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao sponsor Dongfeng Nissan is "suing the club for changing shirt sponsors during last Saturday's victorious AFC Champions League final against UAE’s Al Ahli," according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. Instead of promoting a model of Dongfeng ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/30/15
Tokyo To Foot At Least $33M Of Stadium Bill

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is reportedly "likely to agree to shoulder more than" 40B yen ($33M) of the 155B yen ($1.3B) price tag for the new National Stadium, according to the JAPAN TIMES. Final talks "are underway to spell out the metro government’s share of the costs." The stadium, w ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

11/30/15
SANZAR CEO Says Sunwolves Will Play in '16

New SANZAR CEO Andy Marinos said that he is 100% "certain new Japanese team the Sunwolves will be able to field a team" in '16's expanded Super Rugby competition, according to Christy Doran of FOX SPORTS. The Sunwolves are "yet to announce a head coach and a playing roster." Marinos, who previously ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

11/30/15
Increased Security Part Of Japan Olympics Plan

In a basic plan that also included medal goals, the Japanese government said that Japan "plans to ramp up security and counterterrorism measures in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks," according to KYODO. Japan PM Shinzo Abe said, "We ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/24/15
Time Running Out For Japanese Team

The Japanese Super Rugby team has "a name, but no coach," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Nor "have they revealed any of the names of the players they have purportedly signed." Yet, in just over three months the Japanese Sunwolves will enter the expanded 18-team Super Rugby competit ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

11/24/15
Dongfeng Nissan May Take Further Action

Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, a joint venture founded in '02 by Nissan Motor Co. and China's Dongfeng Motor Corp., said that "it was astonished" by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande’s dropping of its jersey ads in the final match of the Asian Football Confederation Ch ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/23/15
Int'l Court Asks WSG To Pay MSM $28M

The International Court of Arbitration has asked sports management firm World Sport Group (WSG) to pay $27.9 million (Rs 184 crore) to a unit of Multi Screen Media over a 2009 dispute related to broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. A WSG spokesperson said the compan ...

Tags: Media, India

11/23/15
SBI Declares Vijay Mallya 'Defaulter'

Trouble "seems to be mounting" for Force India F1 Owner Vijay Mallya, according to Chauhan & Shetty of the TIMES OF INDIA. State Bank of India -- the largest lender to defunct airline Kingfisher -- declared the carrier, its promoter Mallya and United Breweries Holdings as "wilful defaulters" aft ...

Tags: Franchises, India

11/23/15
New BCCI Rules Tougher Than CA's

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has faced derision for its lax stance on conflicts of interest, but its new rules are so strong they would hinder coach Darren Lehman, selector Mark Waugh and board member Mark Taylor if replicated in Australia," according to Jesse Hogan of the SYDNEY MORNI ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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