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Jan 24, 2017 15:01

SC withholds order, allows BCCI to suggest names for panel of administrators

NEW DELHI: And the wait continues. And Indian cricket remains headless and in limbo. The Supreme Court Tuesday held back an order to name the interim committee to oversee the daily operations of the the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The Apex Court also allowed the beleaguered cricket body to recommend their own set of…

Jan 24, 2017 15:01

CSA to support governance, development of Zimbabwe cricket

HARARE: Cricket South Africa and Zimbabwe Cricket have agreed to set up a working group to explore ways to improve relations, with CSA committing to support governance and development of the game in the neighbouring country.

Representatives of the two boards met in Harare on Saturday to seal the agreement. Areas of cooperation…

Jan 24, 2017 13:01

AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers: India get a good draw

NEW DELHI: India were clubbed in Group A with Kyrgyz Republic, Myanmar and Macau as the draw for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019 was held in Abu Dhabi Monday. 

India begin their campaign in an away match against Myanmar on March 28.

24 Teams were drawn into 6 groups of 4 teams each and the top two team from each…

Jan 24, 2017 12:01

Chase Carey replaces Ecclestone as Liberty completes F1 buyout

NEW YORK: US conglomerate Liberty Media Corporation Monday completed its previously announced $8 billion acquisition of Formula 1 from parent company Delta Topco, which is constituted of a consortium of sellers.  

Along with Liberty's takeover came the annnouncement that Bernie Ecclestone, 86, who has been in charge of F1 for…

Jan 23, 2017 16:01

IMG to distribute global media rights for AIBA's 2017 tourneys

LONDON: IMG, the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) partner of choice in the recent past for the sale and distribution of the worldwide broadcast rights for its events, will again be doing the honours in 2017, including for its flagship World Championships.

The deal announced Monday will see IMG distribute more than 30…

Jan 23, 2017 15:01

Johri to run BCCI under panel of administrators: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has emphatically put paid to the ambitions of some incumbent functionaries in the Board of Control for Cricket in India after ruling that BCCI’s chief executive officer Rahul Johri will continue to look after day-to-day activities till it appoints the committee of administrators. 

Following the…

Jan 23, 2017 15:01

SC issues notice to Centre on PIL seeking Lodha reforms in all sports bodies

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which seeks to make the Justice Lodha Panel recommendations applicable to all national sports federations (NSFs). 

The petitioner had argued that all sports federations are mismanaged and they must be reformed like the…

Jan 23, 2017 14:01

Lifestyle brand Baako buys into Chennai City FC

CHENNAI: New I-League entrant Chennai City FC has announced a strategic partnership with global lifestyle brand Baako, that will see the team be rebranded as 'Baako CCFC'.

"CCFC is a budding team in the I-League and has stood for fair and sporty approach to every game it plays. The team resonates with what our brand stands for…

Jan 23, 2017 14:01

Thakur elected Himachal Olympic Assn chief

SHIMLA: Ousted as BCCI President following a Supreme Court order, Anurag Thakur was on Saturday unanimously elected head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term.

Thakur, who had to step down as BCCI president owing to the Supreme Court ruling on the Lodha Committee reforms, was elected at the…

Jan 23, 2017 14:01

ISSF World Cup: Technical team to inspect Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range

NEW DELHI: A team of technical delegates from Croatia will this week inspect the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, which will be hosting its first-ever ISSF World Cup, next month.

The technical delegates will be inspecting the venue on January 25, PTI reports. The year's first World Cup will start from February 23.

The…