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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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10/09/13
Indian Court Reinstates Srinivasan

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan, "but ordered him to stay away from a fresh enquiry into alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League," according to the AFP. Srinivasan, 68, widely regarded as the most powerful man i ...

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10/09/13
Chappell Snubs BCCI

Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell "declined the offer from host broadcaster ESPN" for commentating in the limited overs series between Australia and India, refusing to accept the Board of Control for Cricket in India's terms and conditions, according to Firoz Mirza of the ...

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10/08/13
Court Suggests New Spot-Fixing Probe

India's Supreme Court on Monday suggested a fresh inquiry "into the spot-fixing scandal surrounding the Indian Premier League," further delaying the return of N. Srinivasan as the country's cricket chief, according to the AFP. The court proposed a three-member panel headed by a former judge "to inve ...

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10/07/13
STAR India Bailed Out BCCI

The "popular perception" is that STAR India got the Board of Control for Cricket in India sponsorship deal for int'l and domestic matches cheap at Rs 2 crore ($326,000) a match, "but the other way of looking at it would be that the entertainment network actually bailed out BCCI from a deep crisis," ...

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10/04/13
Star, ESPN Bag BCCI Sponsorship Rights

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "awarded the title sponsorship for all domestic and international tournaments in India" for the '13-14 season to Star Private Ltd. and ESPN Software at the base price of Rs 2 crore ($324,000) per fixture, almost Rs 1.5 crore ($243,000) less th ...

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10/04/13
BCCI Blames CSA For Breach Of Protocol

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday blamed breach of protocol by Cricket South Africa "for uncertainty over the Indian team's scheduled tour to South Africa later this year," according to the PTI. BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said, "Things are going [on] since long. Certain things ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/03/13
FidelisWorld Founder Talks Investment

FidelisWorld, the Dubai-based sports, media and entertainment group, "has entered into private equity" with the launch of FW Sports Investment Fund LP, the first of its kind PE fund in the sports and sports ancillary space, according to Reghu Balakrishnan of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. FW "has ann ...

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10/02/13
Ex-Cricketer: Meiyappan Ran IPL CSK

Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey said that Gurunath Meiyappan ran Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings in "comments that could add fuel to a spot-fixing scandal," according to the AFP. Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan, "has b ...

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10/01/13
Court Delays Srinivasan's BCCI Return

India's supreme court on Monday delayed N. Srinivasan's return as the country's cricket chief, saying there was "something seriously wrong" with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, according to the AFP. The 68-year-old cement tycoon "had been elected unopposed" as the head of the BCCI fo ...

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09/30/13
Kohli Signs Contract With Adidas

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli "is setting the world of brand endorsements alight," according to Samidha Sharma of the TIMES OF INDIA. The Indian captain-in-the-making, "whose exploits on the field, combined with his youth, good looks and never-say-die attitude, makes him a winner off the fi ...

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