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05/12/14
Manila Steps In For Bangkok As IPTL Host

The first leg of the inaugural Int'l Premier Tennis League "has been shifted from Bangkok to Manila because of the political unrest in Thailand," according to REUTERS. League founder Mahesh Bhupathi said, “We had to divert from the original franchise owner in Bangkok as the political unrest fo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/09/14
Abdi: BCCI Acting On Srinivasan's Behest

The "turf war" between the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India escalated on Thursday with RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi accusing the Board of acting in the most unfair manner to satisfy the "vengeance, hate and prejudicial grudge" carried out by ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/08/14
IPL Franchises' '14 Revenues Down 20%

Though the games in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League have "lived up to expectations," the eight teams in the tournament "may not see such action in their financials this year," according to Das Gupta & Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Industry professionals said that the ...

Tags: Finance, India

05/08/14
Incheon Asiad Main Stadium Opens

The main stadium to be used during this year’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea opened on Wednesday, "about four months ahead of the start of the multi-sport competition," according to YONHAP. The Incheon Asiad Main Stadium "will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

05/08/14
Wankhede Stadium May Lose IPL Final

The "final" word on the Indian Premier League "is not yet out," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "contemplating moving the two play-off matches," allotted to the Wankhede, out of the stadium. The Mumbai Cricket Association, the owner of th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

05/08/14
Euro Tour Partners With Golf World China

Golf World China is to become an Official Media Partner to The European Tour in China following a three year agreement. The partnership will help further develop The European Tour brand in China, a country which has now hosted 44 European Tour events following last month’s Volvo China Op ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China

05/08/14
TEN Sports To Broadcast A-League

Broadcaster TEN Sports "signed an exclusive three-year deal" to broadcast the A-League live from the '14-15 to '16-17 season, according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The league "will be available across the TEN Network on TEN Action, TEN Sports and TEN HD with live-streaming on tensports.com. ...

Tags: Media, Asia, Australia

05/08/14
Kolkata ISL Franchise Christened

The Kolkata franchise of "the much-anticipated Indian Super League was on Wednesday christened" Atletico de Kolkata, taking a "cue from their Spanish co-owners and UEFA Champions League finalist" Atlético Madrid, according to the PTI. Atlético CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin "along with cit ...

Tags: Franchises, India

05/07/14
Modi Named RCA President

The "disgraced" founder of the Indian Premier League, Lalit Modi, was "declared the winner Tuesday of elections to head a state cricket association in the first step of an unlikely comeback bid," according to the AFP. Modi, who is exiled in London after his passport was revoked by the Indian governm ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/07/14
NBA Launches First Online Store In India

The NBA and online shopping portal Jabong on Tuesday announced the launch of the first NBA online store in India, NBAStore.in. The NBA made the announcement in Mumbai. The partnership includes the country's first NBA products for women. The new site will be an NBA-branded destination within Jabong.c ...

Tags: India, Marketing and Sponsorship

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