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Feb 20, 2021 06:02

UEFA issues India subcon media rights tender for 2021-24 cycle

MUMBAI: UEFA, the governing body for football in Europe, has invited tenders for broadcasting rights in the Indian sub-continent to UEFA's club competitions for the 2021-24 cycle.

The tender process, led by TEAM Marketing AG, UEFA’s official marketing agency, has set a first-round bid deadline of March 16 (10 AM CET).

Feb 20, 2021 05:02

8 IPL franchises spend Rs1.45bn+ on 57 players at auction

MUMBAI: The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction concluded in Chennai with 57 players filling up the 61 available slots.

All-rounders were in demand. Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of Rs 162.5 million and became the most expensive player in IPL auction history. 

Feb 20, 2021 05:02

Discovery secures multi-year global rights for Giro d’Italia

NEW YORK: Discovery has secured the exclusive global rights to show the Giro d’Italia until at least 2025** in a move that further strengthens its unrivalled live cycling coverage and reputation as the home of the Grand Tours.

The long-term deal with RCS Sport via IMG means Discovery retains its status as the Giro’s multi-…

Feb 20, 2021 05:02

boAt appoints former Godrej Consumer Products MD as CEO

NEW DELHI: Consumer tech products brand boAt on Friday announced the appointment of former Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) executive Vivek Gambhir as its chief executive officer.

At boAt, Gambhir will be closely working with co-founders Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta to drive the company''s vision and accelerate the overall…

Feb 19, 2021 19:02

Sri Lanka pacer Dhammika Prasad quits international cricket

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

Prasad, 37, last played a Test match in October 2015 against the West Indies here. He represented Sri Lanka in 25 Tests and 24 ODIs, bagging 75 and 32 wickets respectively. He also played lone T20…

Feb 19, 2021 19:02

Medvedev crushes Tsitsipas; in Oz Open final with Novak

MELBOURNE: Russia’s Daniil Medvedev made light work of his semi-final clash against Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas as he beat him in straight sets to set up a clash with top-seed Novak Djokovic in the final.

Fourth seed Medvedev, 25, will contest his second major final when he meets Novak Djokovic on Sunday. After losing in the…

Feb 19, 2021 19:02

Ankita Raina wins maiden WTA title; to enter top 100

INDIA'S ANKITA RAINA on Friday claimed her maiden WTA title by lifting the Phillip Island Trophy along with Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova, a feat which will catapult her into the top-100 in the doubles for the first time in her career.

Ankita and Kamilla erased a one-set deficit to beat the Russian combination of Anna…

Feb 19, 2021 19:02

Pakistan Super League to allow spectators in stadiums

SPECTATORS WILL RETURN to cricket stadiums in Pakistan for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began when the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League begins in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday, a PTI newswire report said.

The government has allowed the Pakistan Cricket Board to admit 20 per cent…

Feb 19, 2021 19:02

ICC launches #CWC11Rewind in Hindi

DUBAI: To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of India’s triumph in the 2011 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is launching #CWC11Rewind, a series of content across the next six weeks, beginning February 19, 2021 with the India vs Bangladesh game. 

Feb 19, 2021 18:02

Star viewership of 3.8mln AMA for the India-Eng 1st Test 

MUMBAI: The first Test of the India-England series witnessed a viewership with 3.8 million average minute audience (AMA). The first Test also delivered the highest opening day reach since 2019 as 26 million fans celebrated the return of cricket to home soil after 330 days, a media release said.

The numbers have been provided…