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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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Violence Mars Nations Cup Semifinal

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and CAF President Issa Hayatou "accused western media on Saturday" of dramatizing the crowd violence which "marred the African Nations Cup semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea," according to Ed Dove of REUTERS. Projectiles were hurled at players and supporters, ...

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HKRFU Calls For New Stadium

The call for a bigger stadium to host the Hong Kong Sevens "grew on Wednesday following the completion of the public ballot for next month's tournament," which will see the "full house" sign go up for a 12th successive year, according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Rugby ...

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Mutko: Too Late To Reduce WC Venues

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the number of stadiums across Russia selected to host the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will "remain unchanged as the last chance to review the concept of the much-anticipated global event was in June of 2014," according to ITAR-TASS. Mutko: "We ha ...

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England Coach Wants Stadium Roof Open

England indicated that it is "likely to request" that the roof over the Millennium Stadium remain open for the RBS Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on Friday night, according to Gavin Mairs of the London TELEGRAPH. England head coach Stuart Lancaster must "make a formal announcement to th ...

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Asian Cup Boss: Success Paves Way For More Events

Asian Cup Chief Organizer Michael Brown said that "he hopes the success of the tournament paves the way for Australia to host more major football tournaments," as organizers prepare to return a profit of A$4M-A$6M ($3.2M-$4.6M) to governments who backed it, according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DA ...

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Formula E To Stage Moscow Race

Organizers said that the new Formula E electric series "will hold a Moscow race in June on central city streets adjacent to the Kremlin," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The June 6 race "will be the ninth and penultimate round of the championship which ends in London's Battersea Park on June 2 ...

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F1 CEO: German Race Looks 'Unlikely'

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that Germany -- home of world champions Mercedes -- "looks unlikely to host a Formula One Grand Prix this year but there is still time to secure a deal," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The 84-year-old Briton was speaking after Germany's Rhein Zeitung newspaper qu ...

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Running Continues Growth In Mexico

Competitive running has recently "become a massive practice not only in the U.S., but also in Mexico," according to Roberta Rodríguez of LA AFICION. Race organizer Sport Promotion Dir Marco Liceaga "has seen a unique opportunity: a platform to invest and also reduce sedentarism." Liceaga said ...

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European Handball Finals Return To Berlin

The European Handball Federation has confirmed that the third edition of the EHF Cup Finals, the final round of the Men's EHF Cup competition, will be played in Berlin for the second year in succession. German Bundesliga club Füchse Berlin will once again play host to the two-day event from May ...

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Asian Cup Exceeds Expectations

Asian Cup Chief Organizer Michael Brown said that Australia "proved that it could host the World Cup after putting on an Asian Cup that far exceeded expectations in terms of attendance" in a country where football has often been seen as a minor sport, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. Brown, w ...

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