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Nov 25, 2020 18:11

Slinger Bag continues global expansion with India deal

BALTIMORE: Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has announced a 5-year distribution agreement to cover the Indian market with Racquets4U, a fast growing racquets specialist e-tailer focused on serving the needs of racquet…

Nov 25, 2020 18:11

Oct Twitter engagements: MSD drops out of top 5 among cricketers

MUMBAI: If social media mentions is a pointer to the future, the next phase in the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's former 'captain cool', is in the here and now. 

As per social media analytics firm Twitteet, the Chennai Super Kings skipper did not feature in the top 5 list in Twitter engagements in October among…

Nov 25, 2020 18:11

Share of ads featuring sport celebs up 3% in IPL 2020: BARC

MUMBAI: The share of ads featuring a sports celebrity, as against a film celebrity, has gone up 3% in Indian Premier League 2020 - from 14% during IPL 2019 to 17% in the recently concluded 2020 edition.  

As per the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India data, this IPL has witnessed a 3 per cent growth in the ads…

Nov 25, 2020 16:11

India home series against Eng to feature 4 Tests, extra T20I

MUMBAI: England's tour of India next year will comprise four Tests instead of the regulation five to accommodate the limited-overs series that had to be postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PTI quotes BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as having confirmed the schedule for the series planned in February-March…

Nov 25, 2020 16:11

BookMyShow scores India ticketing for Tyson's return to the ring

MUMBAI: Los Angeles-based short video application Triller will host an exclusive, pay-per-view livestream of the historic battle between, long retired heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. - former four-division world champion on November 29th, 07:30AM IST, for fans in India. 

BookMyShow, India’s leading…

Nov 25, 2020 16:11

Greg Barclay elected as independent ICC chairman

DUBAI: New Zealand Cricket's Greg Barclay has been elected as the new independent chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Auckland-based commercial lawyer succeeds Shashank Manohar, who stepped down in July.

The electronic voting process, which went into a second round, involved 16 board of directors - 12 full…

Nov 25, 2020 15:11

Star India acquires SA cricket rights for Asia, MENA till 2024

MUMBAI: Strengthening its cricket portfolio, Star India has acquired the media rights of Cricket South Africa (CSA) till the end of the 2023/24 cricket season, across Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

The agreement grants Star India exclusive rights across linear and digital mediums including all India tours to South Africa…

Nov 25, 2020 15:11

WTA and Stats Perform serve up breakthrough partnership

LONDON: The WTA Tuesday named Stats Perform its Official WTA Data Supplier.

The transformative partnership will deliver multiple feeds to customers – an exclusive umpire-derived data feed for an expanded number of WTA matches, as well as an ultrafast data feed collected by Stats Perform’s Opta analysts.

Nov 25, 2020 15:11

Saudi Arabia to stage Formula E's first night race

LONDON: Saudi Arabia will host Formula E’s first all-electric night race in Diriyah as part of the 2020/21 world championship calendar. 

Formula E has confirmed that the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will literally light up the streets of Diriyah as it returns to the historic desert surroundings of the…

Nov 25, 2020 15:11

Diamond League releases 2021 calendar; adds new China stop

MONACO: The Wanda Diamond League has released its provisional calendar for the 2021 season, which will see a return to a full schedule of 14 meetings culminating in a winner-takes-all season finale in Zürich.

Now in its 12th annual cycle, track and field’s premier season-long competition will begin on 23 May with the Meeting…