Dec 04, 2020 16:12

ISL's opening week viewership up 16% over previous season: Star

MUMBAI: The Hero Indian Super League 2020-21 registered a viewership increase of 16% in the opening week - covering the first eight matches - as compared to the previous season, Star India, ISL's official broadcast partner in India, announced Thursday.

The growth is universally seen across markets, the broadcaster declared.

Dec 04, 2020 15:12

Pargat, Sandhu join 'award wapsi' sportspersons

NEW DELHI: Joining several other sportspersons, former Indian hockey team captain and two-time Olympian Pargat Singh and former national boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu have decided to return their respective Padma Shri and Dronacharya Awards in support of agitating farmers.

Pargat was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998. As for…

Dec 04, 2020 15:12

SAI sanctions Rs9m+ to send wrestling contingent for World Cup

NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Thursday informed that it has sanctioned over Rs 9 million to send a 42-member wrestling contingent for the Individual World Cup scheduled to be held from December 12 to 18 in Belgrade, Serbia. 

This includes the costs of air tickets, boarding and lodging, amongst other things…

Dec 04, 2020 15:12

India kho-kho captain signs up with PlayWrite

NEW DELHI: Nasreen Shaikh, the captain of India’s women’s kho-kho team, had been signed up by PlayWrite Foundation, which will manage her commercial interests. 

Nasreen, who represents Delhi, was part of the national team that won Gold in the Asian Championship. 

She was in the news in April when her family was…

Dec 04, 2020 15:12

Real Madrid profits drop, expects €300m COVID hit

MADRID: Real Madrid have budgeted for revenues of €617 million in 2020/21, around €300 million less than the LaLiga giants would have otherwise generated were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement on their financial results for last year indicates.

LaLiga rivals FC Barcelona have also predicted similar revenue income…

Dec 04, 2020 15:12

LaLiga brings stars closer to fans with stadium FanCam

MADRID: From a new initiative created last weekend, LaLiga fans can get a closer and more personalised experience of player celebrations while they are unable to attend matches. 

FanCam is a camera installed at both ends of the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank grounds, clearly labelled so that LaLiga stars know exactly…

Dec 04, 2020 14:12

Uday Shankar named FICCI president-elect for 2020-21

NEW DELHI: Uday Shankar, who recently stepped down as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, effective as of December 31, has been named president-elect, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), for the year 2020-21. 

Dec 04, 2020 14:12

Celebrity engagement platforms myFanPark, Starsona merge

JOHANNESBURG: Celebrity-based platform myFanPark has announced its merger with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform, Starsona Inc. 

This transaction results in myFanPark entering the United States market - the company's fourth international market expansion this year - making it a leading global celebrity…

Dec 04, 2020 13:12

International Golf Federation elects Annika Sorenstam president

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: The International Golf Federation Board convened a virtual meeting focused on long-term strategic planning and progress toward next summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Originally scheduled for the Olympic House in Lausanne but moved online due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the board was addressed…

Dec 04, 2020 13:12

2021 Daytona 500 to allow limited fan attendance

NEW YORK: The 63rd Annual Daytona 500 will play host to a limited number of fans when "The Great American Race" hosts its 63rd edition.

The reduced venue capacity for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series opener, set for Sunday February 14, as well as all events part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth (Feb 9-14), is due to…