Jan 25, 2017 16:01

GroupM to acquire majority stake in MediaCom India

MUMBAI: Media agency GroupM, part of the world's leading global media investment group WPP, on Tuesday said it will be acquiring a majority stake in MediaCom India, a joint venture between GroupM India and Madison Media group's principal shareholder Sam Balsara.

"This acquisition continues WPP's strategy of investing in fast…

Jan 25, 2017 16:01

AIFF may be renamed Football India

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is mulling renaming itself as Football India, AIFF president Praful Patel said here Tuesday. 

Patel made his comments at the launch of the first ever women's professional league, which is to be contested by six teams, at the Ambedkar Stadium here from January 28. 


Jan 25, 2017 16:01

AIFF launches 6-team women's league

NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday launched the first ever Women’s Professional League, which is to be contested among six teams in the inaugural season.

All matches of the two-week Indian Women’s League (IWL) will be played at Delhi’s Ambedkar Stadium with the first match scheduled for Saturday.

Jan 25, 2017 16:01

SC expected to name panel of administrators on Jan 30

NEW DELHI: In what can only termed as a huge relief for concerned stakeholders of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Tuesday made clear it would NOT accede to the request of the government's request to recall the Lodha reforms and refer the matter to a larger bench, while also indicating it would appoint an interim panel of…

Jan 25, 2017 15:01

India among 18 nations to progress to 2nd stage of FIH home-away league

LAUSANNE: India are among 18 hockey playing nations which have successfully progressed to second stage of the forthcoming global Home and Away League scheduled to begin in 2019.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday announced that 18 national associations have progressed to the candidate stage of the selection…

Jan 25, 2017 15:01

Chandigarh to host 1st FIH Hockey Stars Awards

LAUSANNE: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced Tuesday that for the first time in the sport’s history an awards ceremony will take place to honour the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires.

The FIH, in partnership with Hockey India, will announce the winners of the Hockey Stars Awards 2016…

Jan 25, 2017 15:01

EHL appoint new commercial agents

PARIS: The EuroHockey League (EHL) have appointed Rahusen Consultants as their commercial agents with immediate effect. 

They are charged with the task of developing new partnerships to join long standing supporters ABN AMRO in the pan-european league that is now into its tenth season.

Jan 25, 2017 15:01

AIFF refutes reports of under-17 team coach sacking

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Wednesday refuted reports suggesting it had sacked national under-17 football team coach Nicolai Adam.

The reports had caused much consternation particvularly in the light of the fact that there is now barely nine months to go for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, scheduled…

Jan 25, 2017 14:01

HIL has impact on development of foreign players too: Roelant Oltmans

NEW DELHI: Chief coach Roelant Oltmans is a task master and no one knows this better than the members of the junior and senior men’s team who have closely worked with him over the past few years. At this year’s Coal India Hockey India League, the Dutchman, who is also the Coach for Uttar Pradesh Wizards team, will be closely watching…

Jan 24, 2017 16:01

BCCI refuses Sreesanth NOC to play in Scotland

MUMBAI: Tainted Indian speedster S Sreesanth's dim hopes of getting clearance to play in the Scotland Cricket league have been nipped in the bud by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has denied him an NOC.


"The BCCI has an internal mechanism and it was their disciplinary committee which slapped a…