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Board Of Control For Cricket In India Puts IPL Media Rights Tender On Hold

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 26 / 16

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has decided to indefinitely defer the auction of Indian Premier League media rights scheduled for Tuesday as it has not received the go-ahead from the Justice Lodha committee," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The BCCI said, "In the absenc...

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BCCI Seeks Compensation From Windies

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IPTL To Air Live In U.S.

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Ex-Player Hopeful West Indies Will Survive

Former West Indies cricket player Brian Lara "expects the region to survive" a potential £26.2M ($41.9M) lawsuit threatened by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, according to the BBC. The BCCI expects to "recoup losses sustained when the Windies ended their tour of the country early in ...

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BCCI Wants Damages For Abandoned Tour

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ISL Reaches 170 Million Viewers

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Indian Olympic Association Slams AIBA

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Mohd Sporting Facing Existential Crisis

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WICB Seeks Meeting With BCCI

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West Indies Plunged Into Crisis

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West Indies Ends India Tour Early

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