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07/06/16
BCCI Wants Its Own Stadium

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "plans to buy land and build a cricket stadium, which will be owned and administered by them, and does not belong to any state association," according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. It will "most likely be in Delhi," and be built in five year ...

Tags: Facilities, India

07/05/16
Publicis Groupe Partners With Tencent

Publicis Groupe has signed a global partnership with Chinese Internet "behemoth" and WeChat Owner Tencent, according to Rebecca Stewart of THE DRUM. The holding group's deal with Tencent "will give it access to a large amount of behavioural data" with the aim of providing Publicis clients with "impr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

07/05/16
Khan Helps Launch MMA League In India

Amir Khan The world's first MMA league "has been launched in India," with British boxer Amir Khan "giving superstar backing to the initiative," according to Sam Morshead of the London DAILY MAIL. Eight franchise te ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/01/16
SANZAAR Open To Pacific Islands Team

Related story: Opinion: Super Rugby Needs Pacific Islands SANZAAR "praised the strong support and competitiveness of rugby in the Pacific Islands," saying it will not rule out their inclusion in a further Super Rugby expansion, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. SANZAAR CEO Andy ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

06/29/16
Adidas Teams Up With Wanda Group

Adidas has teamed up with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group to strengthen its commercial position and help develop sports in the world's most populous country. As part of Tuesday's agreement, adidas will sponsor two of Wanda’s Ironman events in China and work with the property developer to help ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China

06/29/16
NBA Gets First Chinese Minority Owner

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor will sell two small shares of both the NBA team and the WNBA Lynx in a deal "that will bring the first Chinese owner to the NBA," according to Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Shanghai-based investor Lizhang Jiang and Meyer Orbach, th ...

Tags: Finance, China

06/29/16
Hodgson Wanted By Top CSL Clubs

Former England national coach Roy Hodgson "has been offered an immediate escape from his England nightmare with top clubs in China all vying for his signature," according to Sam Cunningham of the London DAILY MAIL. Hodgson is "out of work after resigning from managing the national team following a d ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/29/16
NZ To Begin Five-Week India Tour

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that New Zealand "will begin their five-week tour of India with the opening test of the three-match series at Kanpur from Sept. 22," according to Ganguly & Jennings of REUTERS. Test cricket "will return to Kanpur's Green Park Stadium after a ga ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, New Zealand

06/28/16
PKL Signs On 11 Sponsors

The fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League "signed up 11 advertisers as sponsors for the five-week, eight-city tournament" that started on June 25, according to Gouri Shah of LIVE MINT. Official broadcaster Star India is expected to generate revenues of around Rs 70 crore ($10.3M) from this season ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/28/16
IPL Value Jumped To $4.16B

The Indian Premier League has seen an increase in its brand valuation in its ninth season, "as it drew attention of viewers as well as advertisers, according to Laghate & Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. A "relatively" controversy-free tournament and good on field performances "brought the spotligh ...

Tags: Finance, India

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