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02/17/16
Sanjiv Goenka Eyes Foreign Football Team

After venturing into football through the Indian Super League and now the Indian Premier League, industrialist Sanjiv Goenka "is now looking at opening a football academy in Kolkata, and a possible acquisition of an overseas football team," according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. RPSanj ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/16/16
Indian Gaming League To Start In India

ESports "added itself to the list of sports to have a major professional league in India" as the Indian Gaming League is the newest entrant to join "up and coming franchisee-based leagues" in the country, according to Arka Bhattacharya of the ECONOMIC TIMES. While eSports or "Electronic Sports" thro ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/15/16
Star India To Expand Sports Channel

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Star India "is set to expand its sports channels portfolio in India by entering five regional markets," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The company, which already operates eight sports channels including four in HD in English and Hindi, "has procured lice ...

Tags: Media, India

02/15/16
HKFA Eyes Chinese League

The Hong Kong FA "will discuss the possibility of sending teams to play in Chinese competitions" as it hopes to take advantage of a surge in football investment on the mainland, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Chinese Super League clubs "have made several ambitious deals in recent weeks," ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/11/16
BCCI Revenue May Dip

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is set to suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs. 1,600 crore ($235M) "if Lodha Panel’s recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented," according to the PTI. It "is feared that in the wake of loss of revenu ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/09/16
HKFA Want In On Chinese Football Boom

The "oft-mooted idea" of a Hong Kong team taking part in China competitions could be back on the agenda as the Hong Kong FA "tries to come up with ways to benefit from the mainland’s football explosion," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Chinese teams have "stunned w ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/09/16
Chinese Football Taking Over The World

In the past 12 months, the Chinese Super League has "outspent every other competition" barring the English Premier League, according to Guy Oliver of the LONDON TIMES. Couple this with the usual statistics -- the world's second biggest economy, 1.3 billion people and "seemingly inexorable growth" -- ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/09/16
Anta Challenging Nike In China

China has been on a "buying spree of late, and not just for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta," according to David Wilder of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ChemChina’s acquisition has been "forced to share the headlines with a remarkable shopping binge by China’s top football clubs, with interesti ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/08/16
BCCI To Make T20 Venue Decision Monday

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground "has three more days to acquire the necessary paperwork to retain hosting rights for matches at the World Twenty20 tournament starting next month," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Delhi & Distric ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/08/16
PyeongChang At 70% Of Sponsorship Target

South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70% of their target of 870B won ($728M) "in domestic sponsorships," according to Andrew Dampf of the AP. PyeongChang Organizing Committee President Cho Yang-ho said, "A few (deals) are not finalized but I have full confidence that we c ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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