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Channel 2 Chief Says IPL Triple Language Broadcast Receives Positive Response

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Premier League radio commentary in three languages "has become a big hit all over the Middle East," according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. Channel 2 Group Corp. Chair and Cricket Radio Founder Ajay Sethi said, “We are providing live ball-by-ball coverage of the seventh edition of the...

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ICC Suspends Umpires Accused In Sting

The Int'l Cricket Council has suspended six umpires from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan "over allegations of corruption" in the build-up to the World Twenty20, according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. India TV has broadcast undercover footage "claiming to prove that six officials were will ...

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Norman Begins Shaping Vietnam Course

Greg Norman Golf Course Design has begun golf course shaping on its project with Asian Coast Development Ltd. at coastal Ho Tram, in south-eastern Vietnam. The golf course is part of the Ho Tram Strip project in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. The 405 acre Ho Tram Strip is comprised of five resorts, inclu ...

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Indoor Cricket Team Expands Outdoors

The UAE's Danube Lions, which "rule indoor cricket in the local circuit, launched an outdoor team with much fanfare" at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai on Tuesday night, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar officially launched the team in the presence of Daunbe Group Managi ...

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Dubai World Cup To Offer $37.4M

Nearly $40M in prize money will be on offer when the 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival begins on Jan. 10, according to Leslie Wilson Jr. of the GULF NEWS. The Emirates Racing Authority announced the event will "culminate with the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 30." This is the fourth year that the Car ...

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Dubai Will Host Women's Rugby

Dubai will host the first round of the new IRB Women's Sevens World Series at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, according to GULF NEWS. Dubai is "the first of four global stops on the inaugural women’s series," which pits the best sevens teams from around the world against each other ah ...

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Qatar Football And QNB Agree To Deal

The Qatar Football Association signed a "massive" three-year partnership agreement with Qatar National Bank as its strategic sponsor for Qatar’s national teams and all domestic football championships, according to Ikoli Victor of the QATAR TRIBUNE. QNB Group CEO Ali Shareef al Emadi and Qatar ...

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Pakistan Cricket Financially Set For India

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Zaka Ashraf, "starved of bilateral series against India," said that the PCB is ready to bear the logistical cost of playing against the arch-rivals as well as other countries, according to the PTI. Ashraf said that the PCB was "more than willing to bear the cost" of orga ...

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BMW Renews Contract For Dubai

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QREC Re-Signs Oil Company

Qatar Petroleum has extended its association with the Qatar Arabian World Cup "by signing a sponsorship deal for another year" with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, according to the GULF TIMES. QP Public Relations and Communication Head Mohamed Rashid Ali al-Khater and QREC Chair Sheikh Mohamme ...

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Pakistan Ready To Train Asian Players

The Pakistan Cricket Board is ready to "provide facilities at its state of the art National Cricket Academy to train and groom players of associate members of the Asian Cricket Council," according to IANS. A PCB official, demanding anonymity, said that the board had "completed its homework to provid ...

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