League Notes: Fifth HIL Team Gets Backing Before League Launch
The Burman family, promoters of consumer conglomerate Dabur India, "has taken up the Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League," making it the fifth of the six field hockey teams that will compete in the league beginning in January (PTI, 11/14). ... A Pheu Thai MP for Bangkok "filed a petition" with the National Anti-Corruption Commission, asking if it could investigate Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra and one of his deputies "for malfeasance over the delay in the completion of the Bangkok Futsal Arena." Jirayu Huangsap, the petitioner, said that Sukhumbhand, deputy Bangkok Governor Theerachon Manomaipiboon and some city officials "might have been involved in irregularities in hiring a private company to build the arena and the spending of the budget allocated for the construction" (BANGKOK POST, 11/14). ... The brand design for the 2012 UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest, Romania has won the platinum award, which is the highest honor, for Event Brand Design at the Int'l MarCom Awards in Dallas, U.S. The design was created by London-based Designwerk agency (UEFA).