Featured Story

National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

More Stories

05/29/14
Qatar FA Announces New Rules

The Qatar FA has announced new competition rules, including new rules regarding relegation and promotion, according to THE PENINSULA. Any of the top five Qatar Gas League teams next season who are not reserve teams "will automatically qualify for the Qatar Stars League." The issue of venues for next ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

05/21/14
Qatar's Al Wakrah Stadium On Course

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has "broken ground on the first proposed host venue to be delivered" ahead of the 2022 World Cup, according to the GULF TIMES. The second phase of construction is "underway on-site at Al Wakrah, with HBK contracting company carrying out the works." ...

Tags: Facilities, Middle East

05/19/14
Blatter Admits Qatar Move Was 'Mistake'

FIFA President Sepp Blatter admitted that it "was a mistake to choose Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup amid concerns over the country's searing climate," according to the London TELEGRAPH. It is believed that the tournament "will be moved to the winter to avoid matches taking place in such heat." Bl ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

05/16/14
PCB To Hike Cricketers' Salaries

Pakistan announced that its cricketers on "central contracts" would get a 25% salary increase and a 35% rise in "match fees this year," according to the AFP. The hike will be "backdated to January, when the players' contracts had been up for renewal." The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

05/16/14
Cricket Rocked By New Fixing Evidence

Anti-corruption forces "are investigating the most detailed evidence yet of widespread fixing across the cricketing world," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has provided officials from the Int'l Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit "with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, Middle East

05/15/14
Uhlsport Rejects Accusations Of Iran FA

The kit supplier of Iran's national football team, Uhlsport, "is denying the team's accusation that there are not enough jerseys," according to the DPA. Uhlsport said on Tuesday that those accusations "are just as wrong as they are absurd." The company added, "No jersey during a World Cup can be r ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, Middle East

05/15/14
Meydan Racecourse To Replace Track

Meydan racing officials announced on Wednesday that the "Tapeta all-weather surface at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse will be replaced by a dirt track," according to Leslie Wilson Jr. of GULF NEWS. The decision comes "just five years after the artificial race track, which was developed by steeple-c ...

Tags: Facilities, Middle East

05/15/14
Arabtec Holding Signs Deal With Man City

Arabtec Holding "signed a three-year deal" to become the regional sponsor of Man City, according to the WAM. City will receive the support of Arabtec, which specializes in the construction of major development projects in the region, "while Arabtec will receive promotional benefits for its brand in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Middle East

05/15/14
Qatar To Change Labor Laws

Qatar said that "it will amend labor laws after the death of dozens of immigrant workers on construction projects drew a storm of criticism from human rights and labor groups," according to Robert Tuttle of BLOOMBERG. Interior Ministry officials told a press conference in Doha that "the government p ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

05/14/14
Iran Seeking Proper Socks, Boots

Iran World Cup coach Carlos Queiroz and players have hit out at the country’s football federation and kit sponsor "for providing shrinking socks, boots that are too small and not enough equipment," according to the AFP. The row "has worsened tensions" between Queiroz and the federation over "c ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug