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03/31/14
RS: 'Black Screen' Incident Won't Return

With the World Cup just two months away, it is unclear at this time whether Thailand fans will "need to pay to watch all matches," according to THE NATION. Though four years have passed, the "black screen" with an apology is still fresh in the minds of those who were trying to watch World Cup match ...

Tags: Media, Asia

03/31/14
World Cup Stadium Death Toll Rises

Brazil was hit by the seventh World Cup-related death Saturday "after a worker fell at the stadium which will host the championship's opener in Sao Paulo," according to Emily Kent Smith of the London DAILY MAIL. Firefighters said that the worker "fell from about 50 feet." The press office of the Hos ...

Tags: Asia, Facilities

03/31/14
Dhoni Retains Brand Value Amid IPL Mess

India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni "is unlikely to see his brand value erode due to the ongoing spot-fixing controversy and the hearing in the Supreme Court ," according to Pinto & Mitra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Former Percept Talent Senior VP of Strategy & Business ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

03/28/14
Malaysian Grand Prix To Honor MH370

F1 "will pay tribute to the passengers on missing flight MH370 at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix," according to the BBC. Drivers "are expected to carry messages on cars and helmets and there will be a minute's silence before the race." Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said, "It's devastating to hear ab ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

03/27/14
Ex-BCCI Chief Calls For IPL Suspension

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar on Wednesday called for the suspension of the Indian Premier League till a thorough probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation "nails the culprits and the game is cleaned up," according to the PTI. Manohar was also critica ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

03/27/14
BCCI President Srinivasan Losing Support

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "faced growing calls to resign from within his own ranks Wednesday," according to the AFP. In a sign that "his iron grip is dramatically loosening," BCCI VP Ravi Savant described Srinivasan’s position as “untenable." Savant: " ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

03/27/14
Garmenters Hit By Decline In IPL Orders

The Indian Premier League "has moved out of country resulting in decline in orders" for Indian apparel manufacturers, according to Vinay Umarji of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. According to apparel manufacturers based out of Mumbai, Tirupur and Ludhiana, "orders for cricketing apparel merchandise th ...

Tags: Finance, India

03/27/14
F1 Race Shadowed By MH370 Tragedy

The F1 circus arrived in Kuala Lumpur for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix "to find a nation in sombre mood following the disappearance of flight MH370," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. The atmosphere "at the normally humid and febrile Sepang circuit this weekend will be subdued."  ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

03/26/14
Li Ning Switches Market Focus

Li Ning "plans to focus on the mid-tier market and exit non-sportswear categories" after reporting a loss of 391.54M yuan last year, 80% less than the 1.98B yuan it lost in '12, according to Tiffany Ap of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Revenue fell 12.8% to 5.82B yuan, "partly due to a shrinking outl ...

Tags: Finance, China

03/26/14
Glasgow Snub 'Will Make Fiji Stronger'

A row over Fiji's participation at this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games "may lead to a boycott, but it will not derail their plans of winning" this weekend's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sevens title for a third year in a row, according to John Carney of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Fiji sevens coach ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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