Jan 16, 2017 17:01

Chinese authorities move to curb spending on foreign football imports

BEIJING: Following up on concerns voiced in official quarters that clubs have been over-spending on foreign talent with a rapid growth in the huge fees being paid for high-profile imports, the Chinese authorities have set the limit on foreign players Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs can field to three, according to local media reports…

Jan 16, 2017 17:01

TCM enlists Carolina Marina for syndicated columns

NEW DELHI: With the curtains drawn on the Vodafone Premier Badminton League 2017, Twenty First Century Media Pvt Ltd (TCM) has signed up Olympic Gold medallist Carolina Marina to write exclusive syndicated columns for the Indian market. 

The Spanish former world number 1 will be writing columns for TCM annually during Super…

Jan 16, 2017 17:01

CPL owners in sale talks with 'Índian buyer'

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The owners of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are reportedly looking for the buyer for the tournament.

With the league expected to get underway in the first week of August, Guardian Media reports that talks are in progress with a potential buyer from India but nothing is concrete just yet. 

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Kalinga Lancers unveils new mascot, jersey

BHUBANESWAR: Kalinga Lancers, the Bhubaneswar-based Hockey India League team promoted by Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company (OSDPC), a joint effort of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), has unveiled its jersey and mascot for HIL 2017. 

The team…

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

India-Bangla Test sees date change

MUMBAI: Bangladesh’s one-off Test match against host India, scheduled to be held in Hyderabad, has been delayed by a day.

The game was initially slated for a February 8 start but will now begin a day later, on February 9.

“The Test was originally meant to start on a Wednesday. So we thought it would be better on all…

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Mohun Bagan has all-female fan club

KOLKATA: Lady Mariners, a group of around 30 female supporters of famed I-league side Mohun Bagan, is India's first organised female-only supporters' club. 

The fan club, led by 80-year-old Shanti Chakraborty, was established in 2015 and became fully functional last year. 

Most of the club's members come from Bengali…

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

WICB rebrands as Cricket West Indies

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has renewed his commitment to making the embattled governing body profitable, as he announced a name-change of the organisation to Cricket West Indies.

While no formal announcement of the name-change has been made, Cameron told the Guardian …

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions in capital

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Vijay Goel Sunday inaugurated Khelo India National level competitions here Sunday. 

The competitions in the capital have been organized by SAI under aegis of Sports Ministry in swimming, cycling and wrestling.

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Lagardère to market CONCACAF's global media rights

NEW YORK: Lagardère Sports has won the rights to market the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football's (CONCACAF) media rights for all international territories.

The selection was made following a bidding process managed by Evolution Media Capital on behalf of CONCACAF. The package of rights…

Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Simbu and Kitur take the honours at Mumbai Marathon 2017

MUMBAI: Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu and Kenya’s Bornes Kitur triumphed at the 14th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 on Sunday, winning in 2:09:32 and 2:29:02 respectively to take home first prize cheques of $42,000.