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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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05/19/15
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Officials from Football Federation Australia met Australian Football League staff on Monday to "try to resolve the stadium imbroglio" that forced some 20,000 A-League side Melbourne Victory supporters to miss Sunday's grand final victory over Sydney. FFA will release its '15-16 fixture by the end o ...

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05/18/15
Netherlands To Host 2019 European Games

The European Olympic Committees announced that the Netherlands, the only bidder, will host the European Games in '19, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. EOC President Patrick Hickey said, "The Dutch have put together a very exciting proposition for the 2019 European Games, which fits perfectl ...

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05/18/15
Paris Joins World Rugby Sevens Series

Paris will join the line up of new global destinations for the '15-16 World Rugby Sevens Series cycle. Paris joins Vancouver, Sydney, Cape Town and Singapore as new hosts on the 10-stop series, reflecting the global attraction of rugby sevens ahead of its Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016. The 20,000- ...

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05/18/15
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The Int'l Cricket Council will "not send umpires to Pakistan to officiate in their upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe because of security concerns." The world governing body said local officials "could instead be appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board" ( BBC, 5/17 ). ... When the NSW ...

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05/15/15
Bay Area To Host 2018 Rugby World Cup

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens on Wednesday "was awarded to the Bay Area," marking the first time the U.S. "will play host to a major event in a game popular around the world," according to Elliott Almond of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The three-day tournament "will consist of more than 100 games fo ...

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05/15/15
Melbourne Victory Chair Calls Out AFL

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05/15/15
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Cricket's inaugural day-night test in November "looks doomed" unless Cricket Australia plays hardball, after it was revealed 17 of New Zealand's 20 contracted players oppose it. Cricket Players' Association CEO Heath Mills "has gone public to reveal the level of opposition among captain Brendon McC ...

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05/14/15
Ireland To Host 2017 Women's Rugby WC

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05/14/15
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05/14/15
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