Sep 14, 2020 19:09

With ‘Vi’ addition, Star 'sells out' IPL sponsorship packages

MUMBAI: Indian Premier League host broadcaster Star Sports has announced Vodafone Idea, rebranded as “Vi”, as co-presenting sponsor of the upcoming IPL 2020, scheduled to commence from September 19 in the UAE. 

With the onboarding of Vi, Star has officially "sold out" sponsorship packages for this year's IPL. Dream11, Phone Pe…

Sep 14, 2020 19:09

Warne RR brand ambassador, mentor for 2nd yr running

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Royals have announced Shane Warne as brand ambassador for the second year in a row. 

Shane’s trip to UAE will see him working with Royals management team to strengthen their international fanbase and the sponsors with his cricketing knowledge and foresight. He will also be campaigning for the ethos of Royals…

Sep 14, 2020 19:09

Execution of wrestler Navid Afkari by Iran 'deeply upsetting': IOC

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has registered its official protests over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran as "very sad news". "The IOC is shocked by this announcement," the world body declared. 

In letters, IOC president Thomas Bach had earlier made direct personal appeals to the Islamic state's…

Sep 14, 2020 19:09

Dominic Thiem wins his first Grand Slam title at the US Open

DOMINIC THIEM MADE A comeback as he turned things around for a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory across more than four hours to earn his first major championship at a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 27-year-old from Austria is the first man to win the American Grand Slam tournament…

Sep 14, 2020 18:09

Eurosport India strikes t'cast deal with PFL; to scout MMA talent

NEW DELHI: Professional Fighters League (PFL), the "fastest-growing and most innovative" league in the world, Monday announced an international distribution partnership with Eurosport India, marking the first time MMA will be televised on the platform. 

The partnership is part of PFL’s planned global expansion, which includes…

Sep 14, 2020 18:09

upGrad looks to ride IPL wave, scores 'high-value deal with Star

MUMBAI: Online higher education platform upGrad is betting big on the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to commence on September 19th.

In a move to accelerate the adoption of technology and online higher education, upGrad has got into a "high-value" on-air deal with Star India, to run their latest…

Sep 14, 2020 17:09

Spartan Group elevates Amin Rozani to Group CEO

BENGALURU: Spartan Group has elevated Amin Rozani to the position of Group CEO. 

Holding the position of founder and managing director for Spartan Poker earlier, Rozani, in his new role, will play an integral role in strategizing business operations and spearheading the company’s expansion across international markets. His…

Sep 14, 2020 17:09

Facebook India appoints director of Global Business Group

NEW DELHI: Facebook India has announced the appointment of Arun Srinivas as the director of Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India Marketing Solutions charter that is focused on large advertisers and agencies.

Srinivas’ appointment comes after a series of senior and leadership recruitments in…

Sep 14, 2020 16:09

Dream Sports raises $225m at reported $2.5bn+ valuation

MUMBAI: Sports technology company Dream Sports, which has fantasy sports platform Dream11, multisports aggregator platform FanCode and sports accelerator program DreamX in its portfolio, has raised $225 million in primary and secondary investment led by Tiger Global Management, TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD), ChrysCapital and Footpath…

Sep 11, 2020 19:09

BCCI indefinitely postpones AGM, cites COVID as justification

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India, acting true to form when it comes to best practices, due process and governance principles, has indefinitely postponed its Annual General Meeting, which was required to be held before September 30. 

As for the justification cited by the BCCI to give the AGM the "heave-ho": "…