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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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WIFA Suspends Dodsal FC

The Western India Football Association "temporarily suspended cash-rich Dodsal FC from participating in competitions at any level" after it "failed to release six players for selection trials of the Maharashtra state team that will take part in the Santosh Trophy," which begins on Feb. 1 in Kerala a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

BCCI Wants Small Town Test Matches

With attendance dwindling at major Test match venues across India, some Board of Control for Cricket in India working committee members "are batting in favour of staging Tests in smaller centres, a formula which seems to have worked with One-Day Internationals," according to Indrani Basu of the TIME ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

India Makes Threat Over Use Of DRS

India has again "struck down the latest attempt to bring more consistency to the implementation" of the Decision Review System by "threatening to pull out of any tour in which the host country insisted on using the technology," according to Nagraj Gollapudi of ESPN. At the Int'l Cricket Council exec ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

AITA Forms Committee To Resolve Crisis

The All India Tennis Association on Sunday "formed a three-member committee," including Justice Deepak Verma and former Davis Cup player Naresh Kumar, to resolve the issues with the rebel players, but its suggestions "apparently would not be binding on the national tennis federation," according to t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

UAE Launches 2019 Asian Cup Bid

The UAE FA has "made a formal bid to host the 2019 Asian Cup," according to Ahmed Abbas Rizvi of THE NATIONAL. The FA sent in its papers to the Asian Football Confederation on the final day of accepting bids. It "will be competing against six nations" -- Bahrain, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Thailan ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East, Asia

AFC To Elect New Leader In May

The Asian Football Confederation will elect a new president at "an extraordinary congress" in May, almost 18 months after former head Mohammed Bin Hammam was first suspended by FIFA, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The AFC said that the winner of the May 2 election in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysi ...

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Shanghai Shenhua Still Claim Drogba

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua declared on Wednesday that "it was shocked" by Didier Drogba's transfer to Turkish club Galatasaray, "and will appeal to FIFA to protect the club's interests," according to Tang Zhe of the CHINA DAILY. Shenhua said in an announcement posted on its website t ...

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BCCI Targets Uniform Coaching

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday held discussions with national selectors, coaches and National Cricket Academy officials "as part of its effort to bring in a uniform coaching structure and skill management in camps as well as streamlining its operations," according to Sunil Subb ...

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A-League Club Could Get Asian Owners

Football Federation Australia insists that "it is delighted by the prospect of another A-League club" moving toward foreign ownership, after the Central Coast Mariners revealed that two Asian clubs "were in talks to inject substantial capital" into the Gosford-based club, according to Tom Smithies o ...

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English Cricket Losing Players To IPL

English cricket has been "urged to produce a unified and coherent response" to the danger of losing players to the Indian Premier League prior to the new domestic Twenty20 competition launching in May, according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. Nottinghamshire "broke new ground this winter" by ...

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