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PCB Gives Up On India-Pakistan Series

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India yet to come up with a definite response on the fate of the proposed bilateral series, "the Pakistan Cricket Board has finally decided to stop pursuing the matter," according to THE HINDU. PCB Chair Shaharyar Khan wrote to the BCCI on Thursday, "asking t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

PCB Chair: India Will Not Play Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shahryar Khan said on Wednesday that India "will not play a bilateral series with us," according to NDTV SPORTS. The former world champions were scheduled to play in Sri Lanka later this month. There was an "air of expectation for the series to go ahead after a ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

Pune, Rajkot Join Indian Premier League

Pune and Rajkot on Tuesday became the new franchises in the Indian Premier League, replacing the suspended teams of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for a period of two years, according to the PTI. The Pune franchise was bought by Kolkata-based business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka's company Ne ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Chinese Football Coaches Visit France

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese government agreed to a Franco-Chinese football coach training program that began in September and will end Dec. 9, according to Didier Arnaud of LIBERATION. Since Sept. 15, there have been “240 Chinese football coaches in France studying t ...

Tags: Europe, International Football, China

PSL Collects Sponsors, Broadcasters, Owners

The Pakistan Cricket board announced the Pakistan Super League's commercial rights franchises, title sponsorship, and broadcast have been sold. Franchise rights have been sold for $93M. With Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad set for the first edition of the league, franchise rights wer ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Tokyo, Government Reach Stadium Deal

After months of dispute over the cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics, the central and metropolitan governments "reached a deal Tuesday in which Tokyo will shoulder" 39.5B yen ($321M) of the estimated 158.1B yen ($1.2B) construction cost, according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. Foll ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Wanda Group Wants Annual Income Over $10B

China-based Wanda Group proposes to build the "world’s most profitable sports company," according to GULF TODAY. Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is planning to build the sports company as China "gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games." Wang, who heads the country’s largest real ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

BCCI Closes Tenders For New IPL Teams

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday "closed its tendering process to find two new teams for the next two seasons of the Indian Premier League," according to the PTI. The new teams will replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which are serving two-year suspensions each. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Shirt Snub Causes Controversy In China

Chinese AFC Champions League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao sponsor Dongfeng Nissan is "suing the club for changing shirt sponsors during last Saturday's victorious AFC Champions League final against UAE’s Al Ahli," according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. Instead of promoting a model of Dongfeng ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

Tokyo To Foot At Least $33M Of Stadium Bill

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is reportedly "likely to agree to shoulder more than" 40B yen ($33M) of the 155B yen ($1.3B) price tag for the new National Stadium, according to the JAPAN TIMES. Final talks "are underway to spell out the metro government’s share of the costs." The stadium, w ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

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