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Apr 29, 2021 20:04

ICC slaps Lanka's Zoysa with 6-yr ban for match fixing

DUBAI: Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code (read match fixing).

The ban is backdated to 31 October 2018, when Zoysa was provisionally suspended as an immediate action.

Apr 29, 2021 04:04

If BCCI must go ahead with IPL, it could consider changing venues

MUMBAI: On a day when the COVID crisis in India worsened with 3,000 deaths officially recorded on Wednesday amid a dreadful surge and with hospitals overwhelmed, the Indian Premier League bandwagon rolled into New Delhi, currently the city that is suffering the worst in the country from the ravages of the pandemic.

Thursday…

Apr 29, 2021 03:04

BCCI allows 4 affiliates to run T20 tourneys post-IPL

MUMBAI: Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India is coming under increasing attack for allowing the Indian Premier League to go ahead in the middle of a catastrophic pandemic, the BCCI has reportedly granted permission to four of its affiliate associations - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mumbai and Saurashtra - to host their intra-…

Apr 29, 2021 02:04

ASICS adds Ravindra Jadeja to brand ambassador roster

MUMBAI: Japanese sportswear brand ASICS has roped in cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as brand ambassador. 

The Team India and Chennai Super Kings all rounder "resonates well with the AISCS brand’s motive", an official release states.

Known for his swashbuckling batting, wicket taking abilities and agility on the field,…

Apr 29, 2021 00:04

Ultimate Battle launches esports platform for chess community

NEW DELHI: Indian esports platform Ultimate Battle (UB) has launched an independent interface on its platform for the dedicated chess community to not only play for fun, but also compete against the "best in the business".

UB took the decision after a recent study commissioned by the esports platform to understand the gaming…

Apr 28, 2021 23:04

WTCR promoter Eurosport Events agrees 3-y extension with FIA

LONDON: Eurosport Events, in partnership with the FIA and WSC, will continue to make the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup even stronger and better into the future.

It has signed a three-year contract extension with motorsport’s world governing body to promote the WTCR for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons, a responsibility it…

Apr 28, 2021 23:04

Gatorade creates a women's advisory board

CHICAGO: To help drive continuous change for women and girls in sports, Gatorade announced its newly formed Gatorade Women's Advisory Board. 

The board will aim to keep more girls in the game by addressing the societal and cultural barriers that contribute to the attrition of females in sport and an ongoing decline in…

Apr 28, 2021 23:04

ESL Gaming, Intel renew partnership, commit $100m+

NEW YORK: ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, has announced the renewal of its long-standing partnership with Intel in what is the biggest brand partnership deal in esports history to date. 

Commencing in 2022, the renewal will see the brands invest over $100 million in esports over three years up to and including…

Apr 28, 2021 21:04

Wimbledon outlines intent to have minimum 25% fan attendance

LONDON: The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has outlined plans to "kick off the British summer of sport in style with the return of the Wimbledon Championships in 2021".

AELTC is currently working to a spectator capacity position of around 25%, based on the current Sports Grounds Safety Authority guidance, but will remain…

Apr 28, 2021 20:04

Wimbledon appoints Universal Music exec as commercial director

LONDON: The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which stages The Championships, Wimbledon, has appointed Gus Henderson as commercial director, effective 1 August.

Henderson joins the AELTC with over 20 years’ experience working across commercial partnerships and media distribution in sport, music and entertainment throughout…