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N. Srinivasan To Give Up IPL Club CSK

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan has reportedly decided to "de-link himself" from Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings and is "keen to seek another term" as BCCI president, according to Prakash Govindasreenivasan of NDTV. For Srinivasan to contest the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Minister Calls For Reforms Of Sports Clubs

Qatari Minister for Youth & Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser Al Ali "has called for a shake-up of the country’s sports clubs, reportedly criticizing they way they are run as 'outdated' and demanding strict government scrutiny of their spending," according to Lesley Walker of DOHA NEWS. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

BCCI Issues IPL Invitation To Tender

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has published an invitation to tender for "certain media rights" relating to the Pepsi Indian Premier League for the '15, '16 and '17 seasons, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The rights package available includes the "Indian Subcontinent: Internet and Mobile ...

Tags: Media, India

Indian Court Tells Srinivasan To Choose

India's Supreme Court on Thursday told suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan to "choose between keeping the post" and his involvement with Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings, "one of the teams caught up in a gambling scandal," according to Avantika Chil ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Sponsors Sign Up For Cricket World Cup

Car brand Maruti Suzuki and consumer goods maker Lloyd Electric "have signed as on-air sponsors for the Cricket World Cup," according to Pinto & Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Star Sports "is also in talks with other advertisers, including those in the handset and e-commerce segments. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Tokyo To Spend $380M On Hydrogen

Tokyo plans to spend ¥45.2B ($380M) "on fuel-cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics" as part of PM Shinzo Abe’s plan "to reduce the nation’s reliance on nuclear power," according to Hagiwara & Jie of BLOOMBERG. Thirty-five hydrogen fuel stations "will ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

FA Of Malaysia Teams Up With MP & Silva

MP & Silva announced its appointment by the FA of Malaysia as global advisor for all media and commercial rights for FAM competitions, with the goal of extending broadcast reach and maximizing the commercial potential of the properties. The 15-year deal begins in '16 and comprises worldwide med ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Tokyo Charges $127M For Olympics Deals

Any Japanese company "eager to become one of the top sponsors of the 2020 Olympic Games will have to cough up" at least ¥15B ($127.5M) for the honor, according to KYODO. The period for the “Gold Partner” sponsorship contract "will extend to the end of 2020," and the Tokyo Organizing ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

Lotte Group Teams Up With KSA

Lotte Group Chair Shin Dong-bin pledged active support for the South Korean Ski Association during his visit to PyeongChang City in Gangwon Province. Shin took the 20th presidential post of the Korea Ski Association (KSA) last year. Shin said, "[Lotto Group] will provide the highest level of rewards ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Lunar New Year Cup Faces Big Losses

South China is "prepared to bite the bullet and lose money to ensure a big turnout" for the AET Lunar New Year Cup clash against North American Soccer League side N.Y. Cosmos at Hong Kong Stadium next month, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Ticket prices for the annual event ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

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