EPL Int'l B'Casting Exec Kaikini Leaves League To Join Pitch
The EPL "lost another major figure" in its organization with the departure of head of int'l broadcasting Sunil Kaikini, according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. With the league still searching for a new CEO, Kaikini's decision to become the new managing director of football at marketing agency Pitch Int'l "represents a significant blow" to the EPL. Kaikini "worked closely with Scudamore in pursuing overseas right deals" in his eight years with the league (DAILY MAIL, 2/20).
'SOURCE OF PRIDE': ESPN.com's Adriana Garcia reported La Liga is unaware of any interest from the EPL in hiring its president, Javier Tebas, but described reports linking him to the job "as a source of pride." La Liga said in a statement, "We are not aware of this supposed interest. That said, if a competition as important as the Premier League is taking note of the work being done by La Liga, including its president, clubs and employees, it is a source of pride for the entire organization" (ESPN.com, 2/21).