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Jul 02, 2020 21:07

Bagan's merchandising tie-up with Amazon an instant hit

KOLKATA: Famed Kolkata club Mohun Bagan's stock flies ever higher after its takeover by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. RPSG is also the owner of Indian Super League franchise ATK. 

To commemorate its Hero I-League 2019-20 title triumph, the club, through a partnership with Amazon India, introduced merchandise - a Championship T-…

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

Mohammedan Sporting name new general secretary


KOLKATA: Wasim Akram on Wednesday formally took charge as the general secretary of Mohammedan Sporting Football Club.

After former general secretary Mohammed Qamaruddin vacated the post due to personal reasons, 33-year-old Akram was elected unopposed at the executive committee meeting, chaired by president Mohammed…

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

Roland-Garros to allow in-stadia fans at 60% capacity

PARIS: The Roland-Garros 2020 tournament, which will be held from 21st September to 11th October, announced Thursday that ticket sales will open on Thursday 9th July. 

The French Tennis Federation – in close collaboration with the French government authorities - has prepared a protocol that aims to protect spectators attending…

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

3-window transfer ban on Punjab FC for player contract breach

CHANDIGARH: Punjab FC, formerly known as Minerva Punjab FC, have been handed a three-window transfer ban by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for failing to pay the dues of North Macedonian footballer Hristijan Denkovski. 

The ban on signing any player, nationally or internationally, is from the upcoming summer transfer…

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

Facebook India ropes in Paras Sharma as media partnerships head

MUMBAI: Facebook has brought on board Paras Sharma, Francis Jose and Manohar Hotchandani beef up its growing partnership team in India. 

With an overall aim for driving better value for business partners, these new additions with extensive experience in technology, telecom, media and entertainment, will help lead strategic…

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

RR to offer sports marketing courses for IPL players

JAIPUR: Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals has partnered with the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) to offer sports marketing courses for all the players who have played in the IPL.

Jul 02, 2020 20:07

LaLiga announces project for sports complex in Madrid

MADRID: LaLiga and T3N Sport & Investment are to build a new sports complex in Madrid. The project represents a ground-breaking milestone in the development of sport in Spain. Its facilities will include football fields, an educational centre and residences for all those stakeholders related to the sports industry. This high-level…

Jul 02, 2020 17:07

World Athletics publishes 4-year strategic plan

MONACO: World Athletics has published its four-year Strategic Plan, designed to harness the power and accessibility of athletics to drive growth in the sport and create a healthier and fitter world.

In recent meetings, World Athletics and its 214 member federations discussed the direction athletics will take over the next four…

Jul 01, 2020 19:07

AIBA Youth World C'ships in Poland postponed to April 2021

LAUSANNE: AIBA has postponed the 2020 Youth Men and Women World Championships in Kielce, Poland, until 2021 due to the pandemic crisis. 

The new dates proposed are April 10-24, 2021.

The executive committee’s proposal to maintain the initial age eligibility period of the Championships was approved to respect the…

Jul 01, 2020 18:07

'Perfect storm' means monetisation models under threat: Shankar


MUMBAI: Uday Shankar, president, The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific) and chairman, Star & Disney India, on Tuesday said that COVID pandemic and the China-India face-off have led to a “perfect storm". And that his network would have to "figure out a different monetisation model" for the Indian Premier League (IPL) IF the…