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10/19/16
Thakur Denys Asking ICC CEO For Help

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur on Monday denied asking Int'l Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson to state that the Indian Supreme Court's appointment of the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee is tantamount to "governmental interference" in the working of the board, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/19/16
Facebook Joins IPL Digital Tender

Facebook is the "latest social media titan to join the race for the media rights" of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's biggest property, the Indian Premier League, according to Gaurav Laghate of the TIMES OF INDIA. BCCI sources confirmed that Facebook has "picked up the IPL tender and ...

Tags: Media, India

10/19/16
FINA Concerned About Open-Water Safety

The Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) announced that Hong Kong's cross-harbor swim "is under review along with future open water events globally after the death of a swimmer at the weekend," according to the AFP. A 46-year-old man died "after being pulled unconscious from the water by a rescue b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

10/18/16
Investors Take Over Birmingham City

The new Chinese owners of League Championship side Birmingham City "have vowed to take the English club 'from strength to strength' after becoming the latest Asian group to invest in European football," according to Paul McClean of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Trillion Trophy Asia, a group controlled by Hon ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, China

10/18/16
Star Plus, BCCI Team Up For Campaign

Star India "has launched a new brand campaign for its flagship general entertainment channel Star Plus" featuring three leading cricket players from Team India, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Titled Nayi Soch, the campaign "includes three brand films," featuring Team Ind ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/18/16
BCCI Says States Need More Time

Drawing "continuous flak" from the Indian Supreme Court for not implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations, Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur on Monday said that the State units were "currently confused about some of the suggestions and needed more clarity before co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/18/16
Twitter To Bid For IPL Digital Rights

Twitter is bidding for the digital rights for the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s marquee event, "joining a raft of corporate heavyweights from broadcasters to telecom behemoths," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Twitter India Sports Partner ...

Tags: Media, India

10/18/16
IOC President To Meet Tokyo Governor

The Tokyo government announced that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and IOC President Thomas Bach "will meet on Tuesday afternoon," according to KYODO. The meeting, to be held at the metropolitan building, "will also be attended by John Coates, head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/17/16
Tokyo Governor Visits Alternative Site

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Saturday visited a boat race course in Miyagi Prefecture, a facility that has "emerged as an alternative venue for the rowing/canoe sprint events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics," according to KYODO. Koike said, "I will consider venues based on this vis ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/14/16
Ishinomaki Bidding To Host Torch Relay

A city "devastated by killer tsunami that struck northeastern Japan" in March '11 is "hoping to be the starting point of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay," according to KYODO. On Thursday, Ishinomaki Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama visited Tamayo Marukawa, minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics and Paral ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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