Jan 21, 2017 13:01

Bengaluru to host maiden FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Political compulsions may be impeding a decision from the powers that be in the government from settling the vexed issue of who should run Indian basketball but the hoop game's world governing body has long decided that it will work with the Bengaluru based faction led by K Govind Raj. FIBA's regional office in Asia…

Jan 20, 2017 16:01

SC rejects 9-member administrative panel proposal

NEW DELHI: Talk about convoluted thinking. And dare we say a serious lack of urgency in concluding matters so all the stakeholders in Indian cricket can "get on with it". The two-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court tasked with forming the Committee of Administrators to run BCCI, on Friday suggested nine names, which the top…

Jan 20, 2017 12:01

AFC kicks East Timor out of 2023 Asian Cup for faking player documents

KUALA LUMPUR East Timor has been expelled from the 2023 Asian Cup for falsifying documents of several Brazilian-born footballers, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday.

The AFC disciplinary committee, at its meeting on Thursday held the Federacao Futebol Timor-Leste (FFTL) and its general secretary Amandio de…

Jan 20, 2017 12:01

Wenger sees ISL emerging as next big draw for intl football talent

MUMBAI: Arsenal's celebrated manager Arsene Wenger has warned that it is not just that cash awash Chinese Super League that should be a concern for the leading football leagues in Europe, but the India Super League as well.

Former Premier League stars Luis Garcia, John Arne Riise, Diego Forlan, Florent Malouda and Aaron Hughes…

Jan 20, 2017 12:01

IKA adopts changes to equipment for Olympics

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The General Assembly of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has adopted class rule changes for the TwinTip:Racing Class and the Formula Kite Class at its annual general meeting held here recently.

Jan 20, 2017 12:01

GEE in t'cast deal for ICC events

DUBAI: Teleport operator Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE) has entered into an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to offer telecasts of major events to commercial flights and cruise ships through its global VSAT networks. 

The ICC has granted GEE worldwide rights to provide 1,140 hours of  live cricket…

Jan 20, 2017 11:01

ECCO Golf renews Asian Tour sponsorship

SENTOSA, Singapore: Leading golf footwear brand ECCO Golf will extend its partnership with the Asian Tour as the Official Footwear Sponsor for the next two years.

The partnership will see ECCO Golf’s new 2017 collection, which includes flagship ECCO COOL and ECCO CAGE PRO models, gaining significant exposure through the Tour’s…

Jan 20, 2017 11:01

Asian Tour to enhance global reach with live streaming

SENTOSA, Singapore: The Asian Tour will expand its reach further afield with the introduction of live streaming for a selected number of tournaments on, starting with the season-opening SMBC Singapore Open this week.

The new digital initiative will complement its well…

Jan 20, 2017 11:01

FC Pune City outlines grassroots development plan

PUNE: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Thursday announced plans to develop football at the grassroots level in a structured manner.

The club has framed a comprehensive plan to build a strong football framework within the Pune region. They have conducted grassroots programmes for two years.

The focus…

Jan 20, 2017 11:01

IOC comes aboard as HIL partner

NEW DELHI: Stated-owned Indian Oil Corporation was Thursday named as a partner for the upcoming fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting in Mumbai on Saturday.

Hockey India stated that having support from such a prestigious corporate partner will go a long way to ensure the success of this edition of HIL.