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Qatar Finalizes Hosting Deal For New Pakistan Twenty20 Cricket League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Doha "will make its first impact on world cricket’s map" when it stages the first Pakistan Super League next February, according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. A scheduling clash over venues in the UAE had compelled the Pakistan Cricket Board "to look to Qatar as an alternative venue." T...

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06/24/15
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The organizers of the upcoming Summer Universiade to open in the South Korean city of Gwangju said that it "will be the largest in the event's history." The organizing committee for the Universiade said that 12,737 athletes and officials from 145 nations had registered as of 3pm Monday, "surpas ...

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06/23/15
Russia Cuts World Cup Spending By $560M

The Russian government ordered 30B rubles ($560M) in cuts in spending on the 2018 World Cup on Monday but said that the construction of stadiums "would not be affected," according to Katya Golubkova of REUTERS. Russia has been "forced to trim spending because of economic problems worsened by th ...

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06/23/15
CA Expected To Confirm Day-Night Test

Money and power "will talk loudest" when Cricket Australia soon confirms the inaugural day-night test, "despite widespread and continuing discord from New Zealand's top players," according to Mark Geenty of STUFF. The official line from New Zealand Cricket was that negotiations "were ongoing for the ...

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06/23/15
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The organizers of the 2015 Gwangju Universiade said on Monday that they received an email from North Korea "suggesting it would not attend the student games." Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) Secretary General Kim Yoon-suk said that the email was sent from the head of ...

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06/22/15
Ecclestone 'Moots' Imola F1 Return

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has "raised the prospect of Imola returning" to F1 as he seeks to keep Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix on the calendar after Monza's contract runs out next year, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Ecclestone said, "Yeah, yeah. Maybe we will be back to Imola, let's see. ...

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06/19/15
F1 Unlikely To Return To France

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06/19/15
HKFA Fights For More Tickets To Qualifier

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06/19/15
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06/19/15
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06/18/15
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