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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

04 / 18 / 14

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to launch a masters series for former Formula One drivers following the concept which has been made popular by sports such as golf and tennis," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. It would see "superstar drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet return...

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Hong Kong FA To Replace Six Members

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02/07/13
League Notes

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02/06/13
BCCI Hit With Massive Tax Bill

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, "which has become the wealthiest and most powerful body in the game over the last decade, has been hit by a demand" for around $433M from India's tax authorities, according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. The "huge bill" relates to a change in the st ...

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02/06/13
BCCI OKs Individualized Wickets

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "gave clear instructions to the curators" of all Indian Premier League venues "not to bow down to the pressure from the franchises regarding the preparation of tailor-made wickets" for home matches, according to the PTI. A member of a state unit said, "Clear ...

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02/06/13
PCB Chair Believes In Conspiracy

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Zaka Ashraf believes that there are elements who do not want to see the revival of int'l cricket in Pakistan and "neither do they want the Super League Twenty20 tournament to be held on time," according to the PTI. Ashraf said, "I am aware there is a conspiracy to keep P ...

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02/05/13
IPL Team Hit With $18.8M Penalty

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02/05/13
Triple Punishment Not On IFAB Agenda

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Badiola Claims Doping Took Place

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NFL Sells Out Both London 2013 Games

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