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Jan 22, 2021 20:01

Ashish Shelar files nomination for BFI elections

NEW DELHI: Former Maharashtra Sports Minister Ashish Shelar on Thursday filed his nomination for the Boxing Federation of India president's post and expressed confidence about sweeping the BFI elections on February 3.

During a media interaction here, Shelar was quoted by PTI as saying that he and his team had met virtually…

Jan 22, 2021 20:01

Kerala Blasters adds Ather Energy to official partner roster

KOCHI: Kerala Blasters FC Friday announced Ather Energy as an official partner for the ongoing season of the Hero Indian Super League. 

Ather Energy, one of India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturers was founded in 2013 by IIT Madras alumni, Tarun Mehta, and Swapnil Jain. It is backed by the founders of Flipkart…

Jan 22, 2021 20:01

IPL players auction on 18 or 19 February: Reports

MUMBAI: The IPL players auction ahead of the 2021 season is likely to be held on February 18, a BCCI official told PTI on Friday.

"The auction will be held on February 18. The venue is yet to be decided," the official said.

Accordimg to the Union government's preferred newswire ANI however, February 18 is not "locked"…

Jan 22, 2021 19:01

2021 MotoGP World Championship provisional calendar updated

MADRID: The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports have unveiled an updated calendar for the 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship, with testing action set to get underway in just over a month.

The season opening Grand Prix in Qatar remains confirmed for the 26th to the 28th of March and it will now be followed by a second event, the Grand…

Jan 22, 2021 19:01

Decathlon named NBA's official licensee in India, 5 intl mkts

NEW YORK: French sporting goods retailer Decathlon and the National Basketball Association (NBA) Friday announced a new multiyear merchandising partnership that makes Decathlon an official licensee of the NBA across India, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and marks Decathlon’s first partnership with a North…

Jan 22, 2021 19:01

PCB scores broadcast rights deals for 5 international markets

LAHORE: Ahead of the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board has secured media rights for the HBL Pakistan Super League and all home bilateral international matches till 2023.

After premier sport networks PTV Sports and SuperSport had acquired Pakistan and Africa region’s media rights for…

Jan 22, 2021 19:01

Pepsi principal partner of Pak women's cricket team

LAHORE: Pepsico has extended its position as principal partner of Pakistan's men's national cricket team to the women’s national team as well with the announcement of a one-year agreement which was signed between the US beverages giant and Pakistan Cricket Board representatives at the PCB headquarters here Wednesday.

PCB…

Jan 22, 2021 14:01

Shaq adds sports nutrition brand to endorsement portfolio

SALT LAKE CITY: Novex Biotech and Authentic Brands Group, a global brand owner, marketing, and entertainment company, has announced that Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Shaquille O'Neal is Novex Biotech's newest brand ambassador. 

O'Neal will represent the brand's complete line of men's performance products, including GF-9,…

Jan 22, 2021 13:01

Zomato acquires full-stack sports startup Fitso: Report

MUMBAI: Foodtech major Zomato, which has been in talks to acquire full-stack sports platform Fitso since September, has reportedly closed the deal for a 100% stake in the Gurugram-based company at a price of Rs 800 million to Rs 1 billion.

This is the first acquisition by Zomato it bought out UberEats in January 2020.

Jan 22, 2021 12:01

OCA partners TCM to launch Odisha women’s T20 tournament

BHUBANESWAR:​ The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) &​ TCM Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. (TCM) ​launched the inaugural Odisha Women’s T20 League on Friday, January 22. The tournament will run through till February 1.

With the launch of the league, OCA holds the distinction of being the first state association to have a women’…