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Feb 18, 2021 20:02

CSA lodges complaint before ICC over CA postponing tour

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa has lodged an official complaint with the ICC against Cricket Australia for its indefinite postponement of Australia’s Test tour of South Africa, which was to happen next month.

CSA had slammed its Australian counterpart for the decision, stating it was “extremely” disappointing and that it…

Feb 18, 2021 19:02

WinZO sponsors India’s first XO Space to boost Esports penetration

MUMBAI: Vernacular social gaming platform WinZO is the official sponsor of XO Space, India’s first ever Gaming House that is being hosted by its parent company Esports XO. 

Feb 18, 2021 19:02

Mumbai City announce Xylem as water technology partner

MUMBAI: Hero Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC Thursday announced a partnership with Xylem, which will see the leading global water technology company become the club’s Official Water Technology Partner.

The new partnership will enable Xylem to help tackle India’s mounting water challenges, building on their…

Feb 18, 2021 19:02

Commentary panel unveiled for Pakistan Super League 6

KARACHI: The commentary panel for the month-long HBL Pakistan Super League, which starts at the National Stadium Karachi on Saturday, 20 February, was unveiled Thursday.

Pakistani commentators synonymous with the league, including Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja, Sana Mir and Urooj Mumtaz, will be doing bi-lingual commentary while…

Feb 18, 2021 19:02

Olympic Refuge Foundation seals funding deal with France

LAUSANNE: The chair of the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF), Thomas Bach, and Roxana Maracineanu, the French Minister for Sport, signed an agreement here on Monday, 15 February, confirming France’s financial support for the work of the ORF.

Feb 18, 2021 18:02

Hashimoto Seiko replaces Mori as Tokyo 2020 president

TOKYO: The Tokyo 2020 executive board Thursday appointed seven-time Olympian Hashimoto Seiko as the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. 

Feb 18, 2021 17:02

BCCI gets VIVO back as title sponsor for IPL 2021

MUMBAI: Well, what do you know. After a one-season hiatus, Chinese smartphone major VIVO is back as title sponsor for Indian Premier League 2021. 

IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Thursday that VIVO would indeed be the title sponsor for IPL 2021.

Feb 18, 2021 17:02

At Rs162.5m, Chris Morris most expensive player in IPL history

MUMBAI: The players' auction for VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 kicked off at 3 pm on Thursday, with 292 cricketers up for grabs. 

Eight teams are bidding to build their teams for the T20 cricket extravaganza this year.

At 4:04 pm, South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL history,…

Feb 18, 2021 13:02

adidas starts divestment process of underperforming Reebok

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany: After 15 years of ownership, adidas has begun the formal process aimed at divesting its Reebok brand.

Feb 17, 2021 17:02

Kerala Blasters' dismal season sees head coach get the boot

KOCHI: Hero Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters FC have parted ways with their ninth head coach towards the end of what has been a dismal ISL campaign.

Kibu Vicuna, who joined the Yellow Army from Mohun Bagan after its merger with ATK and entry into the ISL, was appointed head coach on 22 April 2020. 

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