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Ascot Signs Media Deal With Sina Sports

Royal Ascot Racecourse announced an exclusive broadcast media rights deal with Chinese digital media company Sina Sports. The arrangement will see the last three days of Royal Ascot shown live across China on all of Sina's platforms, reaching 213 million households. Sina will be taking the world fee ...

Tags: Media, China

PCB, BCCI Officials To Meet In Dubai

Top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India are to "meet in Dubai on May 29 and begin negotiations over the financial loss suffered by the former due to India’s constant refusal to resume bilateral series with Pakistan," according to Mohammad ...

Tags: Finance, India

Chinese FA Announces Rule Changes

A "sudden" rule change revealed by the Chinese FA states Chinese football clubs "must pay a tax of 100% on transfer fees for foreign players in the next window," according to Cameron Wilson of WILD EAST FOOTBALL. According to the edict, clubs "must match the transfer fee paid for a foreign player wi ...

Tags: International Football, China

All Blacks Announce Japan Test

The All Blacks are going to begin their 2019 World Cup preparations early "by playing a test in Japan late next year," according to Gregor Paul of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew confirmed that the test "will go ahead next year." With the next edition of the World Cup to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, New Zealand, Japan

Tencent Planning Esports Town

Tencent, China's largest online games developer, is "building an entire town dedicated to esports," according to Yi Shu Ng of MASHABLE. The town will be located in Wuhu, China, where Tencent "just signed a framework agreement with the local government." The planned esports town "will have an esports ...

Tags: Facilities, China

Tonga Will Not Host 2019 Pacific Games

Tonga reportedly withdrew from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games over "funding concerns," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The cost of organizing large-scale multi-sports events "deterred bids from many prospective hosts in recent years" and a spokesperson for the Tongan cabinet said that Pre ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

IOC Monitoring Korean Peninsula

The IOC is "closely monitoring tensions" on the Korean Peninsula but it has "no contingency plans to move next year's Winter Games" from PyeongChang, according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. IOC Olympic Games Exec Dir Christophe Dubi said, "In a context like this one it is to follow the situation, it' ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Vaughan: England Slow To Adopt T20

The English cricketing authorities were not “brave enough” to produce a Twenty20 tournament to rival the Indian Premier League, according to former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan was speaking on a panel called “Reinventing a Traditional Sport” on Wednesday a ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, United Kingdom, India

Wyness: Brexit To Prompt Influx Of Chinese

The U.K.’s exit from the European Union will prompt a rush of Chinese players coming to play in England’s top football divisions, Chinese-owned Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness said. He said that Brexit would likely prompt a quick trade deal between the U.K. and China which will lead ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Asia

Chinese Telecom Vivo Backs Pro Kabaddi

Pro Kabaddi League broadcaster Star Sports signed a record five-year deal worth a "whopping" Rs 300 crore ($45M) with Chinese telecom Vivo, according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Vivo had "already entered the Indian sports market" through the Indian Premier League, of which it is the title sponsor. The f ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

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