Interviews

May 31, 2021 14:05
Mohit Burman Dabur

MOHIT BURMAN, vice chairman of the $ 13.8 billion Indian multinational consumer goods company Dabur India Ltd, and at 46%, the largest stakeholder in KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, the holding company that owns and operates Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings, has had his wish fulfilled as far as seeing IPL 2021 "completed". 

The Burman family scion had declared at the beginning of the year that the Punjab Kings' owners had recovered their investments “finally after a decade” and were "thankful to their sponsors and other partners who stood by them". 

Apr 20, 2021 16:04
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin

At a press conference on Monday, April 19, following approval of the new post-2024 format for European club competitions, UEFA president ALEKSANDER ČEFERIN spoke out strongly against the notion of a breakaway European Super League.

'It is not just the football community. All of society and governments are united'
"I cannot stress more strongly at this moment that UEFA and the footballing world stand united against the disgraceful, self-serving proposals we have seen from a select few clubs in Europe that are fuelled by greed above all else.

Mar 12, 2021 14:03
Vivek Singh Procam

VIVEK SINGH, the joint managing director of Procam International, and someone who, along with his elder brother Anil Singh, can rightfully lay claim to having pioneered the running movement in India, has an interesting take on sports. Vivelspeak: "I derive maximum satisfaction through opportunities that help bring change into people’s lifestyles and mindsets via sport." 

Speaking of opportunities, the pandemic has offered an "opportunity to innovate, explore new horizons, and move ahead with solutions that inspire change!"

Dec 24, 2020 15:12
Peter Hutton Facebook
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In answer to his most received question of 2020, "What do you actually do now?" PETER HUTTON, Director of Sports Partnerships, Facebook, shared an internal Facebook post on the year for his sports team, detailing examples of how the sports industry is helped by the social media behemoth (Across What's App, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, Portal).

Mar 25, 2020 18:03
THOMAS BACH, International Olympic Committee president

Bowing to the inevitable, it was announced Tuesday that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed; an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

THOMAS BACH, International Olympic Committee president, speaking soon after the announcement that the highest-profile event affected by the virus that has killed thousands and closed sports competitions worldwide had been pushed to 2021, clears the air on what to expect going forward.