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Nov 20, 2020 13:11

NFL, Visa announce cash-free future for Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO: While fan experiences at live events continue to evolve due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, Visa and the National Football League (NFL) have finalized plans for safer and more secure payments via a cash-free future for the Super Bowl. 

Nov 20, 2020 12:11

Tech entrepreneur Rahul Sood joins LPL franchise as co-owner

COLOMBO: Rahul Sood, a Seattle-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Microsoft Ventures, has joined the ownership group of Jaffna Stallions franchise in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the team announced Thursday.

Nov 20, 2020 12:11

ICC announces altered points system for World Test C'ship

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council Thursday confirmed the ICC World Test Championship points system will be amended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board approved a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to change the competition terms for the event to determine how series affected by the…

Nov 20, 2020 12:11

FIFA steps up protection of female players, football coaches

ZURICH: The FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) has backed two sets of landmark reforms to strengthen the protection of female players, as well as football coaches.

The reforms, developed in close cooperation with stakeholders, will establish new global minimum standards for female players, particularly in relation to…

Nov 20, 2020 11:11

Pep Guardiola signs two-year deal extension with Man City

MANCHESTER: Speculation over Pep Guardiola's future at Manchester City has ended after the Abu Dhabi-owned Premier League club Thursday signed a new two-year contract extension with its celebrated manager.

"Manchester City are pleased to announce that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with the club," a statement on…

Nov 20, 2020 11:11

ONE Championship announces global partnership with FB

SINGAPORE: Martial arts organization ONE Championship has announced a multifaceted global partnership with Facebook that includes distribution of exclusive content on Facebook Watch, a Facebook Gaming channel where ONE's top athletes will stream gameplay and gaming commentary, and the addition of ONE Virtual Reality content to the…

Nov 20, 2020 10:11

Indian firm pitches for commercial rights to Nepal T20 tourney

MUMBAI: An Indian company - Seven 3 Sports - has secured the commercial rights for the proposed Nepal Premier League (NPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament, for a period of ten years.

The Cricket Association of Nepal's annual general assembly on Wednesday gave the green light to the body's executive committee’s proposal to hand…

Nov 19, 2020 19:11

CWG qualification process for women's cricket announced

DUBAI: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the qualification process for cricket, which makes a historic appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled from 28 July to 8 August.

In what is seen as a huge opportunity to turbo-charge the growth of…

Nov 19, 2020 18:11

ISL7 kick-off to mark country’s 1st major post-COVID tourney

MUMBAI: The stage is set for Friday's kick-off in Goa of much awaited seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), the country’s first major tournament to be organised since the enforcement of a COVID-19 lockdown eight months ago.

The ISL marks the resumption of live sports action in India with the entire season…

Nov 19, 2020 16:11

Deltatre, DFL take Sportec Solutions JV global

MUNICH: Deltatre and DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga have extended their Sportec Solutions collaboration and will now bring its offering to the international market. 

As part of a renewed agreement, the sports and entertainment technology provider has also taken the majority shareholding in Sportec Solutions, the independent joint…