Featured Story

Stumped By Debt, County Cricket Clubs Eye New Twenty20 League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 16

Some of the highest-profile county cricket clubs "are considering plans to create an elite league to stave off a financial crisis threatening the sport," according to Bose & Ungoed-Thomas of the LONDON TIMES. The clubs, including Yorkshire and Durham, "are saddled with millions of pounds of debt...

Read More

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

More Stories

08/13/15
Ligue 1 Row Continues

All but two of the Ligue 1 football sides quit the Union of Professional Clubs (UCPF) on Tuesday due to the row over the Ligue 1 relegation and promotion places, according to Ian Holyman of ESPN. The clubs said that they were "unhappy that the French Football League (LFP)'s decision to reduce the nu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

08/13/15
League Notes

The NBA and FIBA announced on Wednesday that Houston Rockets player Corey Brewer, Atlanta Hawks player Al Horford of the Dominican Republic and Dallas Mavericks player Charlie Villanueva -- whose parents are from the DR -- will join Luc Mbah a Moute (most recently with the Philadelphia 76ers; Camero ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/12/15
Emails Unveil Commentator Remuneration

Emails exchanged between Board of Control for Cricket in India officials have "shed light on how top cricket officials decided the remuneration of commentators" and even pulled up the chief of the board's production unit "when he objected to the contract details of an expert on the commentary panel, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/12/15
IAAF Bans 28 On Retested Data

Turning to new technology to uncover previously undetected substances, the IAAF "has initiated disciplinary action against 28 athletes after retested samples from the 2005 and 2007 World Championships found 32 adverse doping findings," according to Gene Cherry of REUTERS. The IAAF said on Tuesday i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/12/15
Agent Predicts NRL Close To A$2M Player

The player agent who negotiated the "biggest contract in rugby league history" predicts the National Rugby League's first A$2M ($1.46M)-a-season man is just "two or three years away" courtesy of the game's next broadcast deal, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Gavin Orr was ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/12/15
League Notes

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce will "go to court to challenge plans to develop the South Basin in preparation for the America's Cup." BEST maintains it is "fully behind the 2017 sporting spectacle." But Chair Stuart Hayward said it would be "negligent" for the group "not to act a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/15
Modi Reveals Int'l Cricket Takeover Plans

A "detailed blueprint has been prepared for a complete overhaul of the way world cricket is governed," according to McDermott & Fallon of FOUR CORNERS. The blueprint "envisages a new governing body for world cricket, affiliated with the Olympic movement, overseeing new Test and T20 competitions ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/15
UKAD Promotes Use Of Biological Passports

UK Anti-Doping CEO Nicole Sapstead wants all int'l athletics federations "to use biological passports in the campaign against drug use in the sport," according to the PA. Sapstead "was speaking in the wake of new doping allegations in The Sunday Times which focused on marathon running." The biologic ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/11/15
NRL CEO Downplays Departure Talk

The richest TV rights deal in Australian free-to-air history may be National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith's "crowning glory but it will not be his final act as chief executive," according to Michael Carayannis of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Once he puts the "finishing touches on the pay-TV element of ...

Tags: Australia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/15
League Notes

Twenty-eight organizations have told the England & Wales Cricket Board they are interested in "forming teams for the inaugural Women's Cricket Super League." The league begins next summer with six teams and will receive a £3M ($4.68M) investment from the ECB over the next four years. The ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug