Jul 01, 2020 18:07

AIFF bids for Asian Cup 2027; Qatar, Saudi, 2 others in running

NEW DELHI: India has bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights along with four other countries, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) confirmed Wednesday.

The other bidders for Asia’s premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

Following the invitation to all Member Associations to express…

Jul 01, 2020 18:07

HI launches open application submission system

NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Wednesday launched an open application submission system for registration of Coaches and Technical Officials. Any candidate can submit their application for further approval of Hockey India Registered Member Unit to register as a Coach or Technical Official through the open link that is being circulated via…

Jul 01, 2020 18:07

IOC and Intel to provide support services to athletes globally

LAUSANNE: As part of its mission to empower and support athletes around the world, the IOC, in partnership with Intel, is to extend life-coaching, mentoring, and learning and development services to athletes through the Athlete365 community.

This new initiative is a direct outcome of Intel’s and the IOC’s commitment to support…

Jul 01, 2020 18:07

Special Olympics Bharat salutes doctors supporting special athletes

NEW DELHI: On National Doctor’s Day, Special Olympics Bharat salutes all medical professionals for their invaluable & exemplary support to people with Intellectual Disabilities during this ongoing pandemic, along with all doctors who are fighting at the frontline against COVID-19.

Jul 01, 2020 18:07

Shashank Manohar steps down from ICC chairmanship

DUBAI: ICC chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC board met Wednesday and agreed that deputy chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the chairperson until a successor is elected.  

The process for the chairperson election is expected to be approved by the…

Jul 01, 2020 16:07

Twenty First Century Media appoints Basant Dhawan as CEO

NEW DELHI: Twenty First Century Media (TCM), a full service sports marketing and management company for over three decades, has appointed Basant Dhawan as chief executive officer.

Jun 30, 2020 19:06

Chinese sponsorship in IPL: KXIP co-owner for 'gradual end'

NEW DELHI: Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia on Tuesday called for a gradual end to Chinese sponsorship in the Indian Premier League, amid escalating tensions between the two countries owing to the violent clash in eastern Ladakh earlier this month.

“We should do it (sever ties with Chinese sponsors in IPL) for the sake of…

Jun 30, 2020 19:06

Paris Saint-Germain and Fanatics sign 10-year mega-deal

PARIS: French Lique 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Tuesday sealed a ten-year, multi-million ecommerce, manufacturing and licensing deal with licensed sports merchandising specialist Fanatics.

The agreement lays claim to being one of the most comprehensive and ambitious sports merchandising partnerships ever created.

Jun 30, 2020 19:06

Negro Leagues' 100th anniv: 4 US presidents join campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, in collaboration with civil rights hero Rachel Robinson and baseball legend Hank Aaron, are joined by scores of baseball players and other professional athletes, sports executives, entertainers, journalists and others for an unprecedented tribute…

Jun 30, 2020 19:06

NSFs' recognition: Sports Min moves plea before Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Tuesday filed an application in the Delhi High Court seeking the court's consent to restore the recognition to 54 national sports federations (NSFs). 

Apart from the 54 NFs, the ministry has also requested for the restoration of recognition of the Indian Golf Union (IGU), the School…