News

Apr 30, 2021 20:04

Amazon names Nike alum as global head of sports mktng

NEW YORK: Amazon has announced the appointment of former Nike executive Marc Patrick as the company’s global head of sports marketing as it continues its push into live sports.

Patrick, who had served for 20 years at Nike before shifting to alternative food company Beyond Meat, reports in to Amazon Studios and Amazon Prime…

Apr 30, 2021 20:04

Covid surge forces promoters to call off 1st WBC India C'ship

NEW DELHI: Bowing to the inevitable, the first-ever Indian Championship fight, which had been endorsed by the the World Boxing Council (WBC), has been called off.  

The WBC India Championship fight, between the country’s top women boxers Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari, which when it was announced had been billed as a game…

Apr 30, 2021 00:04

ISL’s promotion-relegation roadmap stays 'as is', AIFF clarifies

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation clarified on Thursday that a meeting that the AIFF has called with state affiliates will NOT be about altering the agreed roadmap for the Indian Super League that had been agreed upon in 2019.

Apr 29, 2021 23:04

Covid relief: RR donates Rs75m; DC Rs15m; Sachin Rs10m

MUMBAI: Two Indian Premier League franchises - Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals - along with former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, on Thursday collectively donated Rs 100  million to procure oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients in the country as it battles a severe second wave of the global pandemic. 

The former…

Apr 29, 2021 23:04

FC Goa head coach, foreign contingent leave India

GOA: Indian Super League side FC Goa on Thursday allowed its foreign staffers, including Spanish head coach Juan Ferrando and some footballers, to leave the country ahead of its last AFC Champions League match in view of the restrictions being imposed on flights from India globally.

As India grapples with the second wave of…

Apr 29, 2021 22:04

Mercedes partners Assn for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK

LONDON: Mercedes’ ‘Accelerate 25’ programme to increase diversity in motorsport engineering on Thursday announced the launch of a new partnership with the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK (AFBE-UK).

Apr 29, 2021 21:04

Tata Motors elevates Martin Uhlarik to global design head

MUMBAI: Tata Motors announced Wednesday the appointment of Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design head of the company.

Uhlarik was till recently head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and takes over his new role from Pratap Bose who has chosen to pursue opportunities outside the company. 

Apr 29, 2021 21:04

CPL 2021 to be played at single venue, 50% fan attendance

MUMBAI: The richest and most powerful cricket board may be completely tone deaf and irresponsible in how it is delivering the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, but fortunately the poorer cricket boards are not taking the BCCI's cue. The 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will take place in St Kitts & Nevis in its…

Apr 29, 2021 20:04

4 BCCI affilates have rethink on running T20 tourneys post-IPL

MUMBAI: Close on the heels of the Board of Control for Cricket in India taking the "tone deaf" decision to grant permission to four of its affiliate associations - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mumbai and Saurashtra - to host their intra-state T20 leagues immediately after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League on May 30, said…

Apr 29, 2021 20:04

England sports bodies unite to boycott social media over racial abuse

LONDON: The bodies in England overseeing cricket, rugby and tennis announced Wednesday they would be joining their counterparts in football’s weekend boycott of social media in a show of solidarity against racism and discrimination.

A coalition of football organisations, including the English Football Association and Premier…