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Jul 09, 2020 20:07

Ganguly's Asia Cup comments par for course for BCCI brass

MUMBAI: "With great power there must also come great responsibility" - the Peter Parker principle, from Spider-Man. In the case of the people who presumably matter in the BCCI's power corridors however, they seem to work under an altogether different notion: "With great power there must also come great irresponsibility". 

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Jul 09, 2020 19:07

ATK Mohun Bagan to stay with green and maroon colours

KOLKATA: In what is a sensible decision, ATK Mohun Bagan Private Limited, the new owners of Kolkata's storied football club, have decided not to do away with The Mariners' iconic green and maroon jersey.

“The green and maroon colour is staying. That will be the dominant colour of the main shirt,” a source told The…

Jul 09, 2020 18:07

Atos extends IOC TOP partnership through to 2024

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, Thursday announced an extension to their long-standing Worldwide Olympic Partnership through to 2024.

Atos will extend its TOP partnership through to 2024, looking to further support the digital transformation of the…

Jul 09, 2020 18:07

Hockey Pro League restarts, Germany to host Belgium

LAUSANNE: The FIH Hockey Pro League - the annual global home and away league involving the world’s best international teams, both Men and Women - will resume on 22 September with the national teams of Germany hosting their Belgian counterparts in a clash between two European powerhouses!

Jul 09, 2020 18:07

AFC issues revised calendar to complete 2020 competitions

KUALA LUMPUR: Following a series of constructive discussions with its member associations (MAs), leagues and clubs, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has now produced a calendar for concluding the national team, club and futsal competitions in 2020.

The AFC’s national team and club competitions as well as the AFC Futsal…

Jul 09, 2020 18:07

Milan teams with Jay-Z's Roc Nation to 'redefine' sport experience

MILAN: Serie A club AC Milan has joined forces with music mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation, one of the world's leading entertainment companies, to form a "unique and tangible partnership driven by innovation, community, integrity and inclusiveness".

Areas of focus include philanthropy, music programming, merchandise collaboration,…

Jul 09, 2020 17:07

World Table Tennis enters strategic partnership with IMG

LAUSANNE: World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, has entered into a broad, long-term strategic partnership with IMG agency.

The extensive alliance, which commences in January 2021, includes global media rights development and distribution, production oversight of WTT events,…

Jul 09, 2020 16:07

Sports Ministry directs HI president to step down

NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has sought the resignation of Hockey India president Mushtaque Ahmed on the grounds that his election in 2018 violated the 2011 National Sports Development Code.

The ministry has directed that Hockey India conduct new elections for the post by September 30 and that the new president will…

Jul 09, 2020 15:07

Ryder Cup postponed to 2021, Presidents Cup to '22

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.: The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA Tour jointly announced Wednesday that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been rescheduled and will now be played a year later than originally planned.

The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin,…

Jul 08, 2020 20:07

Star India opts out of renewing NZC media rights deal

MUMBAI: In a development that comes as no surprise considering the challenging market conditions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Star India has given a pass on renewing its three-year media rights agreement with New Zealand Cricket (NZC). 

“Given the current market scenario and COVID-19 related business implications,…