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May 05, 2021 16:05

BFI's RK Sacheti dies from COVID, sports fraternity mourns

NEW DELHI: RK Sacheti, executive director of the Boxing Federation of India, died on Tuesday after battling COVID-19, a demise that was mourned by administrators cutting across sports as well as the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

He was 56 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

The long-serving…

May 05, 2021 15:05

India’s FIH Pro League away matches postponed

NEW DELHI: India’s upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany, scheduled for May 15-16 and 22-23 respectively, have been postponed. 

This is due to the current international travel restrictions affecting India due to sudden rise in Covid-19 cases.

Team India’s away matches against Great…

May 05, 2021 15:05

FFT sets attendance limits for Roland Garros 2021


PARIS: The French Open organisers have announced that the three main showcourts at Roland Garros will have up to 1,000 spectators in attendance during the first 10 days of the 2021 tournament, with the number to be increased from the quarter-finals onward.

The French Tennis Federation had earlier postponed Roland-Garros…

May 05, 2021 15:05

Stats Perform launches AI-powered online platform PressBox

CHICAGO: Stats Perform, the sports tech leader in data and AI, announced Tuesday the launch of PressBox – an AI-powered online platform that delivers data-driven insights, video clip discovery and data research.

Sports media organizations face challenges of producing high-quality analysis, graphics, video, and more within…

May 05, 2021 14:05

ICC launches tender process for data services and data rights

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has invited tenders for providing data collection services and exploiting certain data-related rights at ICC events between 2021 – 2023.

May 05, 2021 08:05

Williams Racing appoints James Bower as commercial director

LONDON: Williams Racing has appointed James Bower as commercial director while Tim Hunt moves to become chief marketing officer.

Reporting to Jost Capito, chief executive officer for Williams Racing, Bower’s appointment reflects the continued acceleration of the Williams Racing commercial agenda, with his diverse experience…

May 05, 2021 08:05

DataPOWA partners with Kerala Blasters FC

KOCHI: Kerala Blasters FC is partnering with DataPOWA as their real-time sports media valuation engine.

The Indian Super League franchise is the first sports club in India to partner with DataPOWA to adopt concurrent evaluation which informs their marketing strategies in exchange for more return on their investment. DataPOWA…

May 04, 2021 13:05

IPL 2021 indefinitely postponed as SRH player tests positive

MUMBAI: Bowing to the inevitable, the Indian Premier League governing council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in an emergency meeting Tuesday, unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect.

According to news reports, the announcement came after a Sunrisers Hyderabad player…

May 04, 2021 09:05

The Hundred: BCCI grants NOC to 4 Indian women players

BENGALURU: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly granted No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) to four of its women players to feature in the inaugural season of The Hundred. 

BCCI has already sent the NOCs to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the official announcement regarding the Indian…

May 04, 2021 09:05

Delhi HC to hear plea filed to stop IPL matches on May 5

NEW DELHI: A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking an enquiry as to why the Indian Premier League (IPL) is being prioritized over public health and to direct the Centre, the Delhi government and cricketing bodies BCCI and Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to stop the matches with immediate effect.

The…