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PCB Wants India To Be 'Home Ground'

The Pakistan Cricket Board wants to make India "home" where it can host all its int'l series, according to Harinder Baweja of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. PCB Chair Shahryar Khan said, "We would like to make India our home." Khan said that "the PCB has offers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well but woul ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Japan To Host Korea In Premier 12 Opener

World No. 1 Japan "will open" this year’s inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea, according to KYODO. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the WBSC, "were announc ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan, Asia

Tokyo Gov. Worried About Olympic Prep

As financing questions linger over the costly rebuilding of National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe "has lashed out at the central government," according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. Masuzoe "was speaking Tuesday at a news conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Govern ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Indian Sports Ministry Gets Insurance Partner

The Indian Sports Ministry "roped in" Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. as its insurance partner under the Target Olympic Podium scheme for athletes, according to the PTI. The ministry said in a statement, "The said step of designating Insurance partner has been taken for the first time by the Departm ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Koi: Presidents Cup Asian Debut Will Help Game Grow

South Korean golfer KJ Choi said that this year's Presidents Cup in Incheon "will not only spur the growth of golf in South Korea, it will encourage other Asian nations to bring the tournament to their shores and boost the sport's popularity throughout the region," according to Peter Rutherford of R ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

Sony Six Acquires Copa América Rights

Multi Screen Media's sports channel Sony Six "acquired the live telecast rights to the 2015 edition of Copa América in South Asia," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The tournament serves as the int'l football championship for South America and "is organized every four years by the CONMEBOL." T ...

Tags: Media, Asia

Abbott Sponsors Great Wall Marathon

Biotechnology firm Abbott sponsored the Great Wall Marathon in Tianjing, China, for the first time on Saturday, expanding its strategy of connecting with notable marathons it began in '14. The deal called for extensive branding on T-shirts, runners bibs, at the start/finish line and each kilometer m ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

OCA Blasts Athletes Over Asiad Bill

The Olympic Council of Malaysia "slammed the behavior of the nation's athletes" after being landed with a $40,000 bill for fines and damage to accommodation at last year's Asian Games, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. The 142,478 Malaysian Ringgit bill, sent by organizers of the Asiad in Inch ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Singapore: SEA Games Will Meet Budget

Singapore, "still stung by the vast overspend" of hosting the inaugural Youth Olympics in '10, is confident that next month's Southeast Asian Games "will come in on budget after a boost in sponsorship," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Toh Boon Yi, part of the local organizing committee for ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

CSM Wins CFA Live Feed Rights

China Sports Media Ltd. "has been awarded the rights to produce live video content" for the Chinese FA in a four-year deal, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement "will see CSM, a subsidiary of China Media Capital -- a private equity firm -- produce and distribute a raw live video feed for games invol ...

Tags: Media, China

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