The German Handball Federation (DHB) has appointed MARK SCHOBER as its new general secretary. The 41-year-old will take on his new position on Sept. 1. In addition to becoming the federation's new general secretary, Schober will receive a spot including voting rights on the DHB's board of directors and become the new managing director of DHB-owned marketing company Handball Marketing Gesellschaft (DHB). ... Indian PM NARENDRA MODI's close aide AMIT SHAH was on Friday "elected unanimously as the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association." Modi "had stepped down as GCA chief after he became the Prime Minister" (Indian BUSINESS STANDARD, 6/13). ... EPL side Everton academy manager ALAN IRVINE "has been appointed as West Bromwich Albion's new head coach." Irvine "agreed to a 12-month rolling contract." He will bring with him ROB KELLY "to work as joint-assistant head coach" alongside KEITH DOWNING, while DEAN KIELY "will remain as goalkeeping coach" (London GUARDIAN, 6/14).
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