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10/20/15
Nationalists Protest Cricket Talks

A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been "cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists," according to Justin Rowlatt of the BBC. Dozens of Shiv Sena party activists "broke into the office of the cricket board just before Monday's talks." Shiv Sena b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

10/20/15
LeTV To Rebrand As LeSports

LeTV Sports & Technology, the Chinese business that last month won exclusive live broadcasting rights for the Premier League in Hong Kong for three seasons from '16-17, "is to rebrand," according to David Owen of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. LeTV VP of Strategy Yu Hang said that the company "would be ...

Tags: Media, China

10/19/15
BCCI Decides Against Terminating Teams

The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided against terminating the suspended Indian Premier League franchises of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, "putting an end to the speculation surrounding their fate and ensuring their comeback in the cash-rich league in 2018," according to the P ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/13/15
Japanese Cops Raid Baseball Betting Ring

About 70 police officers, some in riot gear, raided the headquarters of the Yamaguchi-gumi -- Japan's biggest syndicate of yakuza mafia gangs – this week as part of an investigation into illegal gambling on Japanese pro baseball. The raid followed the arrest last month of the boss of a Yamaguc ...

Tags: GE, Japan, ING, Baseball, Horse Racing, Cycling, CES, Citi, BT

10/13/15
Shimano To Benefit From UCI Rule Change

Japanese company Shimano "is poised to race ahead thanks to a rule change by professional cycling’s governing body," according to Leo Lewis of the FINANCIAL TIMES. After years of controversy and lobbying, "a ban on disc brakes once stubbornly upheld" by the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) has been l ...

Tags: Finance, Japan

10/12/15
BCCI Scrambles To Save Pepsi Deal

The Indian Premier League, "which has seen its image take a beating after the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, suffered another blow on Friday with title sponsor PepsiCo expressing its intent of pulling out" to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, according to Gaurav Gupta of the TIMES OF INDIA. The ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/09/15
List Of The Most Influential Men In Asian Sports

The majority of sports consumed by the Asian audience "takes place outside of Asia and viewing preferences vary from the English Premier League to Major League Baseball," according to REUTERS. However, a clear trend in recent years, there has been a "regional shift that has seen more world-class spo ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Asia

10/08/15
MSM, ESPN Announce Partnership

Multi Screen Media and ESPN entered a long-term agreement to serve sports fans in India and across the Indian subcontinent. Through the collaboration they will bring new offerings to Indian sports fans including new Sony ESPN sports channels and a new multisport website and app. MSM’s existing ...

Tags: Media, India

10/07/15
Srinivasan Banned From BCCI Meetings

The Board of Control for Cricket in India under new President Shashank Manohar on Monday “hardened its stand on N. Srinivasan,” informing the Indian Supreme Court that it has “debarred the ex-president from attending any meeting of the cricket board because of his conflict of inter ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/06/15
WBSC Hopes To Add More Teams

The World Baseball Softball Confederation wants to have more than 12 teams participating in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Japanese organizers included baseball and softball on their list of five sports to be added to the Olympic program for '20. The reason why local organizers capped the number of teams at ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan, North America

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