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08/04/15
BCCI Clean-Up List Could Include Tendulkar

Seeking to "finally address the problematic issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket," the Board of Control for Cricket in India "recently wrote to all cricket associations to sign an undertaking on the matter," according to THE INDIAN EXPRESS. Holding the associations to the undertaking, how ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/03/15
Advertisers Move On China Olympics Win

Multinational advertisers in the world’s most populous country did not "waste any time trying to cash in on China’s success" in winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to Russell Flannery of FORBES. The government-published Shanghai Daily wrote Coca-Cola was quickly ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/03/15
Japan Stadium To Open 3 Months Before Games

An official said that Japan's new national stadium "will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design," according to the AFP. IOC VP John Coates, head of a commission monitoring Tokyo's preparations, said the stadium ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/03/15
IOC Picks Beijing To Host 2022 Games

Beijing "is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics -- despite having little natural snow -- and will become the first city to host both the summer and winter games," according to Moore & Shepherd of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The IOC voted 44:40 in favor "of the Chinese capital over its rival, Almaty in Ka ...

Tags: Olympics, China

07/31/15
BCCI Sells Title Rights For $32M

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has sold the title rights for India's home series for the next four years" -- from October to Sept. '19 -- for Rs 203.28 crore ($31.7M) to ecommerce firm, Paytm, an increase of around 20% compared to last season, according to Amol Karhadkar of ESPN. With In ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

07/31/15
Sonowal: BCCI Accountable To The Public

Asked about his statement in the Indian Parliament that Board of Control for Cricket in India was not a Sports Federation recognized by the government, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "The Honorable Supreme Court has said that the BCCI is a public body, so the BCCI is accountable to the pub ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/30/15
Tokyo Apologizes For Stadium Fiasco

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori has formally apologized to the IOC "after plans for the city's new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning costs," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Mori, who presented a progress report to the IOC Exec Board on ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/29/15
Zaha Hadid Hits Back Over Stadium Flop

The architects whose "controversial plans for a dramatic" £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic stadium "were scrapped by the Japanese government over concerns about costs hit back on Tuesday, claiming it was not the design at fault but rapidly rising construction costs," according to Caroline Davies of t ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan, United Kingdom

07/28/15
CSA Announces Landmark India Tour

Cricket South Africa said that the country "will play four test matches in India for the first time" as part of its longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The Proteas "will also play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches between ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Africa, India

07/28/15
BCCI Rules Out India-Pakistan Cricket Ties

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "appeared to rule out an immediate resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties in the wake of Gurdaspur terror attack, in which militants from across the border are believed to be involved," according to ONE INDIA. There "were talks about resumption of bilate ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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