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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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08/05/13
Sports Minister: BCCI Needs To Restore Public Trust

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India's image "taking a beating" in the wake of the Bombay High Court declaring its Indian Premier League spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional," Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday advised the BCCI to work toward "restoring the trust ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/02/13
Srinivasan To Chair BCCI Meeting

Unfazed by a Bombay high court order which declared the Board of Control for Cricket in India's probe into the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal "illegal," a "defiant" N. Srinivasan will chair the working committee on Friday, signaling his formal return to the top post despite the ...

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08/02/13
AIFF Approves IMG-Reliance League

The All India Football Federation on Thursday gave its go-ahead to the Indian Premier League-style league with its exec committee "agreeing to the holding of the tournament by its commerical partners IMG-Reliance early next year," according to the PTI. AIFF President Praful Patel said, "IMG-R g ...

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08/02/13
League Notes

The World Anti-Doping Agency, "disturbed that athletes are increasingly avoiding tests for the use of banned blood booster EPO," is set to change its rules to make full-scale screening mandatory ( THE AGE, 8/1 ). ... The All India Football Federation on Thursday "asked its women's committee to f ...

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08/01/13
Ben Sulayem Plots New Route For FIA

The future of global motorsport "is in the hands'' of UAE Automobile and Touring Club President Mohammed ben Sulayem after he was appointed by FIA to "oversee a task force charged with plotting a 10-year plan for the sport's worldwide development," according to Gary Meenaghan of THE NATIONAL. The ro ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

08/01/13
Srinivasan Tight-Lipped Regarding Return

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan on Wednesday "refused to comment" on whether he has taken over as BCCI president again, "bluntly telling the waiting mediamen to stop 'hounding him,'" according to the PTI. Srinivasan: "I can't reply, don't hound me like this." There was ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/01/13
League Notes

The Malaysian National Sports Council intends "to make it compulsory for athletes from all sports in the country to undergo regular medical check-ups following the sudden death of cager Jacky Ng Kiat Kee recently" ( THE STAR, 7/31 ). ... Stung by the "stringent criticism from some shuttlers over t ...

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07/31/13
UCI Presidential Race Row Intensifies

The "bitter battle" to become Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) president "has intensified" after British Cycling President Brian Cookson said an attempt to change the rules on nominations to the post was "an embarrassment to cycling," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Cookson's rival for the ...

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07/31/13
ICC Taps Police To Fight Corruption

The Int'l Cricket Council "will strike agreements with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand to guard against corruption blighting the 2015 World Cup," according to Ian Ransom of REUTERS. The 2015 World Cup, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, "is likely to generate huge gl ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

07/31/13
High Court: Spot-Fixing Probe 'Illegal'

In a severe blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its president-in-exile N. Srinivasan, the Bombay High Court held as "illegal and unconstitutional" the two-member probe panel set up by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the Indian Premier League tournament, according ...

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