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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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Star Sports To Air EPL Matches In Hindi

Star Sports, the sports channel under Star India, "will be providing" a dual audio feed for this year's EPL matches, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Viewers "will have the choice of choosing which language they want to hear the commentary" to the live football m ...

Tags: Media, India

08/05/13
Sports Minister: BCCI Needs To Restore Public Trust

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India's image "taking a beating" in the wake of the Bombay High Court declaring its Indian Premier League spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional," Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday advised the BCCI to work toward "restoring the trust ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/02/13
Srinivasan To Chair BCCI Meeting

Unfazed by a Bombay high court order which declared the Board of Control for Cricket in India's probe into the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal "illegal," a "defiant" N. Srinivasan will chair the working committee on Friday, signaling his formal return to the top post despite the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/02/13
AIFF Approves IMG-Reliance League

The All India Football Federation on Thursday gave its go-ahead to the Indian Premier League-style league with its exec committee "agreeing to the holding of the tournament by its commerical partners IMG-Reliance early next year," according to the PTI. AIFF President Praful Patel said, "IMG-R g ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/01/13
China Misses Out On EPL Jamboree

The Premier League's top sides went on tours of Asia this month in six countries or territories, but there was "one glaring omission: mainland China," according to the AFP. EPL CEO Richard Scudamore said many businesses see the fast-developing country as "the holy grail," but he didn't "quite see i ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, China

08/01/13
KFA: Japan Provoked S. Korean Fans

The Korean FA has defended the country's ManU supporters group "for unfurling a politically-charged banner at Sunday's East Asian Cup game against Japan" and said that Japanese fans had incited trouble by raising the "rising sun" flag, according to Narae Kim of REUTERS. Korean fans "unfurl ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

08/01/13
Srinivasan Tight-Lipped Regarding Return

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan on Wednesday "refused to comment" on whether he has taken over as BCCI president again, "bluntly telling the waiting mediamen to stop 'hounding him,'" according to the PTI. Srinivasan: "I can't reply, don't hound me like this." There was ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/31/13
EPL To Air On SingTel, StarHub

Football fans will be able to watch the EPL on both SingTel and StarHub pay-TV platforms "for the first time over the next three seasons," according to Gregory Loo of THE NEW PAPER. Minister for Communications & Information Yaacob Ibrahim rejected SingTel's appeal against a Media ...

Tags: Media, Asia

07/31/13
SPFL To Be Screened In India

The Scottish Professional Football League "announced a new, exclusive three-year broadcast deal with Indian sports channel Sony SIX," according to the Glasgow EVENING TIMES. The move will see Premiership and League One fixtures "screened in the country for the first time across television, mobile an ...

Tags: Media, India, United Kingdom

07/31/13
High Court: Spot-Fixing Probe 'Illegal'

In a severe blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its president-in-exile N. Srinivasan, the Bombay High Court held as "illegal and unconstitutional" the two-member probe panel set up by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the Indian Premier League tournament, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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