Softball in Malaysia has received a major boost after financial services company ING Insurance Berhad became a sponsor of the national championship. It is the first time the national championship has "secured a major corporate backer," and the deal is said to be worth RM25,000 ($7,800) (ASIASPONSORSHIPNEWS.com, 6/28).
STICK AROUND: In London, Arindam Rej reported Super League bosses "will allow the Bradford Bulls to finish the season as a new company" even if the club goes into liquidation in the coming weeks. This would "avoid a scenario in which results from this year have to be expunged due to the club folding." The club's license would then be reviewed at the end of the season (BBC, 6/27).