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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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11/21/13
FIFA Calls For Fair Working Conditions

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and German Trade Unions and Int'l Trade Union Confederation President Michael Sommer agreed that fair working conditions must be introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup. Blatter mandated Exec Committee member ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/20/13
Qatar To Publish Worker Standards

Qatar 2022 "has responded to the latest critical report surrounding conditions for migrant workers involved in the nation’s huge infrastructure development" leading in to the World Cup by stating that they "are formalizing welfare standards that contractors must implement," according to SOCCER ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/19/13
Qatar Organizers To Protect Workers

Qatar World Cup organizers insisted that they "are committed to accelerating progress in workers’ welfare" following Amnesty Int'l's damning report on migrant construction workers, according to WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER. Just hours after the report that documented widespread exploitation and ...

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11/19/13
Middle East Gets First Sports Law Firm

Middle East law firm Al Tamimi and Company, the region's "largest full service law firm with 13 offices across seven countries," has "launched the region's first dedicated sports law practice," according to THE PENINSULA. A PwC report said that the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market is "cu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

11/18/13
European Tour Extends Race To Dubai

The European Tour on Sunday "announced that the Race to Dubai will continue" to the '17 season, according to GULF NEWS. A minimum prize fund of $8M remains for the season-ending event, but the "bonus pool has been increased" to $5M up from its current $3.75M. Jumeirah Golf Estates will "continue to ...

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11/15/13
FIFA Investigation Not Jeopardizing Qatar

A "senior source" at FIFA said that its independent ethics committee "has no power to remove the 2022 World Cup from Qatar," regardless of the "outcome of its investigation," according to the PA. Ethics investigator Michael Garcia "is conducting an investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 202 ...

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11/15/13
FIFA Unable To Intervene For Belounis

FIFA said that it "cannot intervene in the case of French footballer Zahir Belounis, who says he is trapped in Qatar because he cannot obtain an exit visa following a dispute with his club," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said in a statement, "FIFA is unable to intervene in this matter ...

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11/11/13
Blatter Says No To January World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has "cast doubt on the 2022 World Cup being moved to the winter after ruling out the prospect of the tournament being held in January or February of that year," according to the PA. Blatter said that a "clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics" -- which has yet to have a venue ...

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11/08/13
Iran President OKs Major Football Events

Iranian President Hassaan Rouhani said that "Iran is fully prepared to host major international football tournaments," according to Shervin Gilani of the TEHRAN TIMES. In a meeting with FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Tehran on Wednesday, "Rouhani discussed the future of Iranian football and its ...

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11/05/13
FIS To Fight World Cup Date Switch

Winter sports federations "have been urged to fight any plans to move the 2022 football World Cup to the winter," according to the BBC. FIFA "has set up a taskforce to consider alternative dates after concerns over high summer temperatures in host country Qatar." But the Int'l Ski Federation (F ...

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