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Wang Jianlin Fires Warning

China Inc.'s record "burst of investment in global football could leave investors burnt and out of pocket," says China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, in the "highest profile warning yet" on a $4B splurge since '15 that has "stunned European football," according to Miller & Zhang of REUTERS. The Da ...

Tags: Finance, China

Floodlight Blackouts Mar Pink Ball Test

India’s experiment with the pink ball in the Duleep Trophy domestic championship "met with major embarrassment after floodlight failure interrupted play for over an hour" in the day-night match on Monday, according to the AFP. The Duleep Trophy, a four-day triangular competition which traditi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

BCCI For Transparency In IPL Media Rights

In a bid "to maintain transparency and fairness" in awarding the lucrative Indian Premier League media rights, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has told Sony Max "to join the bidding process with other interested bidders," according to the PTI. Sony Max "had the TV rights since IPL's incept ...

Tags: Media, India

Pink Cricket Balls Debut In India

India's Duleep Trophy domestic championship "began staging its first match under floodlights Tuesday, experimenting with a pink ball in a likely precursor to the advent of day-night Tests in cricket's biggest market," according to the AFP. Organizers of the Duleep Trophy, "a four-day triangular tour ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Japan PM Featured In Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for Rio 2016 "was passing off as expected" until Japan PM Shinzo Abe "popped out of a giant green pipe dressed up as video game character Mario from the Super Mario games, one of Japan's best-known exports," according to the BBC. It was then "the world got a clue" that, for Toky ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, Brazil

Rival Suitors Eyeing Liverpool Stake

A consortium led by state-owned financial conglomerate Everbright is reportedly "not the only Chinese group to have looked at investing in English football giant Liverpool, with the club attracting interest from Fosun, property-to-film group Dalian ...

Tags: Finance, China, United Kingdom

THG, OCI Execs Sharing Prison Cell

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey is sharing a prison cell with THG Dir Kevin Mallon, "who is also being detained over the alleged illegal sale of tickets," according to the BBC. Mallon was "arrested in Rio over a week ago in possession of hundreds of tickets" earmarked for the ...

Tags: Olympics, China

CBA Clubs Joining NBL Preseason

The National Basketball League has "continued its successful partnership with the China Basketball Association," according to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The CBA will send Zhejiang CB Golden Bulls and Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions to next month's NBL preseason tournament "which will no ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, China

China Still Working For Basketball Success

There are some 300 million people playing basketball in China, but "for the second consecutive Olympics the Chinese men's squad could not win a single game," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. The situation is "not much better in the women's bracket where China also made an early exit from the R ...

Tags: Olympics, China

TPL Considers ASEAN Player Quota

Cambodia’s football community "is reacting with guarded optimism to the Thai Premier League’s proposal to introduce a mandatory ASEAN player quota next season," according to H.S. Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The TPL, arguably Southeast Asia’s most influential and lucrative dom ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

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