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10/23/14
Prince Ali Could Run For FIFA Presidency

Latest rumors are that Asia's FIFA VP Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan "has been persuaded to run for the presidency of FIFA," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. If confirmed, he could be the third candidate prepared to take on current FIFA President Sepp Blatter "in his bid fo ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

10/23/14
WICB Seeks Meeting With BCCI

In its bid to repair the damages caused by the West Indies team's sudden pullout of the India series, an "embarrassed" West Indies Cricket Board "has sought a meeting" with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and expressed sorrow for the "unfortunate turn of events," according to the PTI. Foll ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/22/14
West Indies Plunged Into Crisis

Cricket in the West Indies was "plunged into its deepest crisis" on Monday when the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced it was "suspending all future bilateral series, threatening financial ruin for the sport in the Caribbean," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The BCCI al ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/20/14
West Indies Ends India Tour Early

West Indies has pulled out of its India tour "after a day of confusion and conflicting statements from both sides," according to the BBC. India's board said it was "shocked and disappointed" after being told by the West Indies board that "its players would be leaving after Friday's one-day game be ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

10/17/14
PyeongChang To Host Olympic Ceremonies

PyeongChang organizers "have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city," according to the AP. South Korea Minister for Culture, Sports & Tourism Lee Jong-deok, Provincial Mayor Choi Moon-soon and 2018 Olympic Organizing C ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

10/16/14
NBA Wraps China Tour With Sellout

The preseason NBA Global Games concluded on Wednesday in Beijing with a Brooklyn Nets win over the Sacramento Kings, leaving no doubt that the NBA holds the No. 1 spot in the Chinese’s hearts. In a country where sports have typically taken a back seat to academics and been reserved for young p ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

10/16/14
HKFA To Foot Bill For Argentina Match

The Hong Kong FA was "left red-faced and out of pocket after only managing to sell half the tickets for Tuesday's glamour friendly against Argentina " to mark its centenary, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Only 20,230 "turned up at the 40,000 capacity Hong Kong Stadium on Tuesday." The H ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

10/16/14
Valcke: India To Benefit From Stars In ISL

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Wednesday said that the presence of big names in the Indian Super League "will help the cricket-obsessed nation develop a football culture and could brighten the national team’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup," according to the PTI. Valcke said ...

Tags: International Football, India

10/15/14
NFL Signs Two New Deals In The U.K.

The NFL has added two new partners to its sponsorship lineup in the U.K. The league told SBD Global that FedEx and the Wall Street Journal have signed on as partners for the remainder of the season until March 31. FedEx will not only be a partner of the league but also have a presence at the two re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, North America, China

10/15/14
ISL Side FC Goa Announces New Partners

Indian Super League side FC Goa announced that "it has signed on six leading brands from various industry verticals as sponsors and partners for the team," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Joining Videocon d2h as FC Goa’s principal sponsor is Usha Int'l. Ponds, Gardre Marine and Kenstar "have p ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

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