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11/01/17
Players Getting 8% Of Broadcast Revenue

The BCCI could be "short-changing Indian cricketers on their share of earnings from broadcast rights," according to Indranil Basu of TNN. Players are eligible to receive 26% of BCCI's gross revenue from broadcast rights. But in reality, the Indian Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators ...

Tags: Media, India

10/30/17
Screwvala To Launch Esports Venture

Esports is "set to join India’s sport and entertainment calendar" in early '18 with the launch of an Indian Premier League-style venture from media mogul Ronnie Screwvala, according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. UCypher is a new biannual esports league "spearheaded by Screwvala." It is due to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

10/30/17
BCCI To Meet About Pressure From NADA

The BCCI will soon have a meeting to "chalk out a plan to deal with mounting pressure" from the National Anti-Doping Agency that wants India cricket captain Virat Kohli and company "under its ambit," according to the PTI. There is a Committee of Administrators meeting in Mumbai on Friday, where the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/26/17
AFC Exec Wants One Football League In India

Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John "made it clear" that the simultaneous running of the Indian Super League and I-League this season was "just a stop-gap arrangement and the two will be merged together," according to the PTI. The merger will "give a big boost" to ...

Tags: International Football, India

10/26/17
Tokyo 2020 Hoping To Combat Ticket Scalping

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee is "stepping up efforts to counter ticket scalping amid concerns about massive buyout and overpriced resale, which often results in empty seats," according to KYODO. The committee asked the Japanese government and a non-partisan group of law ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/25/17
WADA Accused Of Ignoring Chinese Doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency has "come under fire" for taking five years to begin investigating allegations of systematic doping in China that were first made by a whistleblower in '12, according to Sean Ingle of the London GUARDIAN. On Sunday, Chinese doctor Xue Yinxian told German broadcaster ARD ...

Tags: Olympics, China

10/24/17
WADA Investigating Claims Of Chinese Doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency is "looking into allegations" made by a German broadcaster that Chinese athletes benefited from systematic doping in the '80s and '90s , according to the AP. WADA said, "The allegations were brought forward by former Chinese physician, Xue Yinxian, who is said to have l ...

Tags: Olympics, China

10/23/17
Former Doctor Accuses China Of Systematic Doping

A former doctor for the Chinese Olympic team told German media that "tens of thousands of Chinese athletes" took performance-enhancing drugs in the '80s and '90s as part of a systematic government doping scheme, according to Alexander Pearson of DW. Xue Yinxian said, "There must have been more than ...

Tags: Olympics, China

10/20/17
IPC President Says Tokyo Can Usher In 'New Era'

IPC President Andrew Parsons said that the Tokyo 2020 Games are expected to usher in a "new era" for Paralympic sports and "serve to foster understanding in Japan of people with disabilities," according to Ryotaro Nakamaru of KYODO. Parsons said, "I really think that the Games will be a catalyst for ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/20/17
Australian Open Renews With IQiyi

Having been a partner with Tennis Australia since '13 in China, Chinese livestreaming platform iQiyi jointly announced with the Australian governing body of tennis that their cooperation has been extended until '21, according to YUTANG. This renewal will allow iQiyi to "broadcast the next four editi ...

Tags: Media, Australia, China

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