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04/19/16
Mumbai Wants Jaipur As Home Venue

Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians "opted for Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium as their alternative home venue, following a Bombay High Court ruling to shift all IPL matches after April 30 out of Maharashtra because of a severe state-wide drought," according to ESPN. Rising Pune Supergiants, t ...

Tags: Facilities, India

04/18/16
Chinese Grand Prix's Future In Doubt

The "faint echoes from those lofty declarations of China as a Formula One superpower can still be heard in some remote quarters of this vast paddock," according to Daniel Johnson of the London TELEGRAPH. No one takes them "too seriously now," more than a decade on from Shanghai’s first race. T ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/15/16
BCCI Taking On Lodha Committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is taking the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee "head on, questioning in the Supreme Court quite a few recommendations and the difficulty in implementing them" without compromising its position as a "private and autonomous body," according to IANS. T ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/15/16
AFL Side Will Play Match In China

Australian Football League side Port Adelaide plans to stage an AFL premiership match in China next year in a bid to "better promote the sport in the Asian nation," according to the AFP. Port Adelaide, the AFL and the club's new sponsor Shanghai Cred Real Estate "signed a memorandum of understanding ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/14/16
China Working To Be Football's Best

It may not rank alongside the names of Brazil or Barcelona, but China is "hoping to take its place in the annals" of football history, according to John Duerden of the N.Y. TIMES. On Monday, the National Development and Reform Commission of China " released a plan to give the country one of the wor ...

Tags: International Football, China

04/14/16
Volvo Ocean Race Comes To Hong Kong

The Volvo Ocean Race "will be stopping in Hong Kong for the first time in 2018," according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht club "confirmed the news at a press conference." The '17-18 edition "of the grueling, round-the-world race, seen by many as sailing’s toughest c ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/13/16
Tough Mudder Partners With IMG

Tough Mudder has reached an agreement with IMG to expand its obstacle course events into Asia and the Middle East. It also announced a partnership with Jakarta-based media and technology investment firm Seroja Parters to bring the series to Bali, Indonesia. The seven-figure, multiyear deal with IMG, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia, China

04/12/16
Sports Institute To Support HK Cricketers

A record 15 players "are involved in the partnership between the elite training academy and the Hong Kong Cricket Association," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The city's elite cricketers "were given a major boost" on Sunday when the governing body announced renewed suppor ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

04/12/16
China Rugby Can Be Role Model

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said that Alisports investment "to boost the sport in the mainland may spark similar interest in other potential markets," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. World Rugby said that the deal with Alisports to grow the game in China can be the " ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

04/11/16
China Issues Warning On Sports Corruption

China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said that the country's sports establishment "must learn the lessons from a corruption scandal involving a former deputy sports minister, continue to root out graft, and curb a win-at-all costs mentality," according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

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