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BCCI 'Bowing To Extremists'

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shahryar Khan said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the government are "bowing to extremists who oppose the India-Pakistan cricket series," according to Vijay Lokapally of THE HINDU. Khan, whose meeting with BCCI President Shashank Manohar "was cancelle ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Salman 'Urged' To Run For FIFA Presidency

Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain said he has been "urged" to stand in the election for FIFA president but "wants to gauge opinion from football federations in the region before he decides whether to run," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Brit ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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