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12/11/13
BCCI Controversy Reflects Economic Slowdown

The Board of Control for Cricket in India awarding its team sponsorship rights for the next three years "both reflects the current shaky economic situation as well as the sports body's penchant to court controversy," according to N. Ananthanarayanan of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The BCCI "sold the ri ...

Tags: Media, India

12/10/13
Star India Wins Cricket Sponsorship Bid

Indian cricket players will don a new brand logo beginning Jan. 1, "with Star India winning the bid for the team's sponsorship rights" for Rs 1.92 crore ($314,000) a match, a drop of 40% from Rs 3.34 crore ($546,400) a match that current sponsor Sahara is paying, according to the Indi ...

Tags: India, Media

12/10/13
Hong Kong Open To Move To October

The Hong Kong Open "is likely to be played in October next year as organisers try to make the event more attractive to potential title sponsors by returning to a choice slot in the European Tour's Race to Dubai," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Miguel Angel Jimenez, who wo ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

12/10/13
Formula E Pulls Plug On Hong Kong Race

The new Formula E motor racing championship "will not be coming to Hong Kong after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Automobile Association President Lawrence Yu K ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

12/09/13
India To Host U17 FIFA World Cup

India will host the 2017 U-17 World Cup. The decision was announced on Thursday by Fifa president Sepp Blatter following the meeting of the Fifa executive committee at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/sports-news/football/wait-over-india-to-host-u-17-world-cup ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

12/09/13
India Gets Olympic Ban Overturned

The "defiant" Indian Olympic Association "finally slammed its door on corrupt officials on Sunday in a precariously late act of compliance to get the country's Olympic ban overturned," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The IOA "remains suspended" for going ahead with its Dec. '12 election i ...

Tags: Olympics, India

12/06/13
Thai Event To Go On Despite Protests

Organizers of the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday said that "the event would go ahead with the full complement of star players despite violent protests in Bangkok," according to the AFP. The tournament's organizing committee said that "it had taken advice from government departments ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

12/06/13
MLB, NPB Reach Posting System Agreement

Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball "have reached a basic agreement on a new posting system," according to KYODO. It "is thought that an agreement has been reached" after MLB requested a posting fee cap of $20M. The move "will be formalized once the two sides have ironed out ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan, North America

12/06/13
Indian Court Criticizes Businessmen

While expressing concern over the standard of field hockey falling to an "abysmal low" in the country, the Indian Supreme Court said that politicians and businessmen heading sports bodies "are causing harm to the games and should leave their running to sportpersons," according to the PTI. In "stingi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/06/13
Oltmans: Bhopal Centre Needs New Turf

To prepare the senior men's national field hockey team for next year's World Cup, Hockey India High Performance Dir Roelant Oltmans and coach Terry Walsh have requested that the Sports Authority of India "replace both the synthetic turfs" at its Bhopal Centre by March, according to the PTI. The coac ...

Tags: Facilities, India

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