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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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05/20/14
Cairns: Fixing Claims 'A Complete Lie'

Former New Zealand cricket player Chris Cairns "has emerged swinging, saying if he is 'Player X' then match-fixing claims attributed to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum are 'a complete lie,'" according to Mark Geenty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Cairns released an "explosive statement" in respo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
Court Directs Probe Against Srinivasan

In a setback to "beleaguered" former Board of Control for Cricket in India Presid ent N. Srinivasan , the Indian Supreme Court on Saturday "directed a probe against him and 12 prominent players" in the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal. The apex court turned down the BCCI 's ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
ICC To Revamp ACSU

The Anti-Corruption & Security Unit of the Int'l Cricket Council "is all set for an overhaul," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. At a review meeting in London on Thursday, "which no one in the ICC wants to talk about, it was discussed if a revamp of the ACSU should be the way forwa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
IOA Surprised By AIBA Move

The Indian Olympic Association Sunday "expressed surprise" that the Int'l Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) granted provisional approval to an Indian boxing body without consulting it, according to the PTI. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said that under the IOC rules, "the AIBA should have consul ...

Tags: Olympics, India

05/16/14
MCA Lifts Ban On Shah Rukh Khan

In an attempt to get back the Indian Premier League final on June 1, the Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday agreed to "all the terms and conditions laid down" by IPL Chair Ranjib Biswal, including "temporarily lifting the ban on superstar Shah Rukh Khan," according to the PTI. MCA VP Ravi Savant ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/14/14
IPL Final Moved To Chinnaswamy Stadium

The Mumbai Cricket Association got in touch with interim Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sunil Gavaskar on Monday "regarding the reasons for the change in the venue" of the Indian Premier League final from the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, to the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore, accord ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/14/14
FSIF Invests In Smaaash Entertainment

FW Sports Investment Fund LP, a Mauritius-based private equity fund, "acquired a significant minority stake in Mumbai-based Smaaash Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.," according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. This "is the first round of private equity funding into the company." Smaaash's first such spor ...

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05/09/14
Abdi: BCCI Acting On Srinivasan's Behest

The "turf war" between the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India escalated on Thursday with RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi accusing the Board of acting in the most unfair manner to satisfy the "vengeance, hate and prejudicial grudge" carried out by ...

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05/08/14
IPL Franchises' '14 Revenues Down 20%

Though the games in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League have "lived up to expectations," the eight teams in the tournament "may not see such action in their financials this year," according to Das Gupta & Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Industry professionals said that the ...

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05/08/14
Wankhede Stadium May Lose IPL Final

The "final" word on the Indian Premier League "is not yet out," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "contemplating moving the two play-off matches," allotted to the Wankhede, out of the stadium. The Mumbai Cricket Association, the owner of th ...

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