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Jul 04, 2018 16:07

T2APAC, ITTF World Tour to unify from 2021

SINGAPORE: T2APAC’s new role in revolutionising the world’s professional table tennis tour took another step closer with the announcement it will launch new ITTF ‘Diamond-tier’ events next year, paving the roadmap to the launch of a revamped ITTF World Tour in 2021.

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

BCCI sets guidelines for domestic T20 competitions

MUMBAI: The BCCI on Tuesday created a 10-point advisory for all state associations when it comes to hosting T20 tournaments, making it mandatory for them to follow, Times of India reports. 

These guidelines are said to have been discussed and approved by BCCI officials during the Special General Meeting (SGM) on June…

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

Lvmama to help Inter Milan expand Chinese presence

SHANGHAI: Inter Milan, the Serie A giants, have named Lvmama.com, China’s top tourism & leisure platform, as its official China travel partner.

According to the deal, the Chinese company is expected to organize “Football-tours” for Inter Milan fans and tourists across the country to watch and support the team live at the…

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

PGA Tour, Microsoft launch content relevancy engine

NEW YORK: The PGA Tour continues to extend its string of innovations, coming up with a Content Relevancy Engine (CRE) alongside tech giant, Microsoft. Although their 3-year data analytics partnership will be expiring this year, this innovation is likely to extend it further.

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

17,000 fans selected for FIFA World Cup’s volunteer programme

MOSCOW: The FIFA World Cup 2018 set another record as the world game’s governing body selected as many as 17,040 fans as its Local Organising Committee (LOC) volunteers for the competition out of a whopping 176,870 applicants.
 
The tournament’s Volunteer Programme has seen fans from 112 countries travelling to Russia to…

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

NBA unlikely to scrap conference-style format

NEW YORK: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Wednesday that the league is skeptical in abolishing its conference-style format since it would involve excessive travelling for players across the country. The NBA estimated that teams would see an increase of 150,000 travel miles in the post season if it decided to choose amongst the…

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

F1 names German brand Fanatec as eSports Series sponsor

LONDON: Formula 1 inducted Germany’s Fanatec, a professional simulator hardware brand, as the official sponsor of the F1 eSports Series and official supplier of its gaming racing steering wheels and pedals. 

The agreement began at the recent Austrian Grand Prix and will end in late 2022. Fanatec is a brand belonging to the…

Jul 04, 2018 15:07

Man City launch Centurions Trophy Tour after successful 2018-19 season

MANCHESTER: Manchester City’s double of winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup in the 2018-19 season has prompted the club to celebrate the achievement in the upcoming Centurions Trophy Tour, which will be sponsored by Etihad Airways.

Jul 04, 2018 14:07

Pro Volleyball extends team bid deadline

MUMBAI: Baseline Ventures, commercial partners of the Vollyeball Federation of India for its planned franchise based league in India, has extended the deadline to submit expressions of interest for owning any one of the six franchises the will compete in the inaugural season of Pro Volleyball.

The bid documents for prospective…

Jul 04, 2018 14:07

IOA adds 8 new disciplines to Asian Games contingent list

NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), expectedly, found no place for football in its list of teams cleared to compete in the upcoming Asian Games, but did add eight less well nown disciplines, arguing they have "shown promise".