Swiss sports and betting-related data services provider Sportradar AG has put the final touches to its board of directors with appointment of former Veikkaus Oy CEO RISTO NIEMINEN. Nieminen is a former president for the World Lottery Association (Sportradar AG). ... Cricket South Africa has bid farewell to acting CEO JACQUES FAUL and introduced former CSA CFO NAASEI APPIAH as its interim CEO (CSA). ... Acting Asian Football Confederation President ZHANG JILONG "will step aside from upcoming leadership elections in a bid to bring 'unity' to the troubled body" (AFP, 2/28). ... The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) sacked Secretary General HALIM MAHFUDZ and replaced him with HADIYANDRA (REUTERS, 2/28).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Scottish Premier League Heart of Midlothian Manager JOHN MCGLYNN, who took charge at the start of the season, "has left the club with immediate effect" in the wake of Wednesday night's defeat against St. Mirren (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 2/28). ... Former Chinese men's national team coach GAO HONGBO "has signed up to take charge" of Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia FC for the upcoming season (SHANGHAI DAILY, 2/28).
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