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06/25/14
World Cup Boosts Sales In China

Beijing-based newspaper Securities Daily reported that Chinese companies "are betting" on the FIFA World Cup and its top players "to raise their own profile in the market," according to the WANT CHINA TIMES. Air conditioner maker Aux "is a good example of a Chinese company that has successfully prom ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

06/24/14
Srinivasan To Become ICC Chairman

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan is expected to be anointed as the new Int'l Cricket Council chairman at this week’s annual conference in Melbourne, "which is set to address growing concerns about corruption in the sport," according to the AFP. The BCCI c ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/24/14
Thai Leaders Crack Down On WC Gambling

Thailand’s military leaders "are cracking down on illegal gambling" during the World Cup as part of a campaign to clean up the country and restore its image, according to Amy Sawitta Lefevre of REUTERS. The national police force said on Monday that "it had arrested 1,677 people involved in Wor ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

06/23/14
ICC Report Omits IPL Scandal

The Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal "which shook international cricket" failed "to get any mention in the International Cricket Council’s annual report" for '13-14, according to Jasvinder Sidhu of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Interestingly, the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit " ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/23/14
Sporty Solutionz Sublicenses BCB Rights

Sporty Solutionz "has sublicensed the Bangladesh Cricket Board's media broadcast rights to Pakistan's leading sports channel Geo Super," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The deal enables Geo Super to "broadcast all international cricket hosted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board till 2020." The Pakistan ...

Tags: Media, India

06/23/14
EPL To Work With ISL Organizers

The Premier League has entered into a strategic agreement with Indian Super League organizers "ahead of the inaugural edition of the competition which is set to kick-off in September," according to Dev Trehan of SKY SPORTS. The partnership "is designed to help nurture and develop the Indian league a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, United Kingdom

06/20/14
Japan Consortium Buys 4 Games TV Deal

The IOC sold the Japanese Olympic broadcast rights through '24 "to a TV consortium on Thursday in an eight-year, four-Games deal" worth $1B, according to the AP. The deal "shows increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics." The agreement represents a 61% increase in rights fees ...

Tags: Media, Japan

06/20/14
Gavaskar Named IPTL Team Part-Owner

Former cricket player Sunil Gavaskar "was revealed on Wednesday night as a team owner in tennis’s answer to the Indian Premier League, as entrepreneur and doubles specialist Mahesh Bhupathi held a cocktail party for investors a mile from the gates of the All England Club," according to Simon B ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

06/19/14
Ambedkar Stadium To Get Artificial Turf

The "long-neglected Ambedkar Stadium is set to be granted an artificial turf" under the "Win in India With India" project -- FIFA's special initiative aimed at helping the "Sleeping Giant," as FIFA President Sepp Blatter termed the nation, lay basic infrastructure in select pockets where the beautif ...

Tags: Facilities, India

06/18/14
Japan To Ease Visa Rules For 2020

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that "it would relax visa requirement for four Asian countries in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors" ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to XINHUA. The four countries include Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India. Under the new ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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