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Sep 22, 2021 19:09

FanCode adds Nepal T20 tourney to live cricket roster

MUMBAI: Digital sports platform FanCode has bagged exclusive digital rights to live-stream Bajaj Pulsar Everest Premier League 2021 (EPL) in India. The 4th edition of EPL, Nepal’s first sports league and the biggest sporting event, is scheduled from September 25 to October 9, 2021, and fans can watch it live on the FanCode App and www…

Sep 22, 2021 18:09

Special Olympics gifted $30m to to expand health services globally

NEW DELHI: Special Olympics International announced that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization's 53-year-old history. 

Sep 22, 2021 18:09

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC launch record label 'Wolves Records'

LONDON: Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers has launched its own record label, Wolves Records. 

Wolves have teamed up with Warner Music UK’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the multi-award-winning label services division, to launch a ground-breaking new venture as the first UK football club to launch…

Sep 22, 2021 18:09

ISL enters NFT arena, partners Terra Virtua

MUMBAI: The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) today announced a landmark partnership with London-based Terra Virtua Limited to launch its exclusive non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as digital collectibles ahead of the 2021-22 season.

The agreement sees ISL, the top division in Indian football, become the country’s first sports property…

Sep 22, 2021 18:09

MCC to use gender-neutral term ‘batters’ instead of ‘batsmen’

LONDON: The MCC on Wednesday announced amendments to the Laws of Cricket to use the gender-neutral terms “batter” and “batters”, rather than “batsman” or “batsmen”.

MCC felt that the use of gender-neutral terminology would help reinforce cricket’s status as an inclusive game for all.

These changes have been approved by…

Sep 22, 2021 17:09

SRH player tests +ve, 6 others isolated; game against Delhi on

MUMBAI: As you sow, so shall you reap? Not quite so when it comes to world cricket's richest T20 tournament, run by world cricket's richest governing body. So the show goes on with nary a blip. 

SunRisers Hyderabad bowler T Natarajan has tested positive for Covid-19 at a scheduled RT-PCR test, an official IPL statement said…

Sep 22, 2021 14:09

Zee oks in-principle merger with SPN; Sony to hold majority stake

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) Wednesday announced that they have entered into an exclusive, non-binding Term Sheet to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries.

The combined entity will have a consolidated…

Sep 21, 2021 19:09

Thums Up signs on Mohammed Siraj for #PalatDe campaign

MUMBAI: Coca-Cola India’s home-grown brand Thums Up has partnered with Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, through its #PalatDe campaign. 

Sep 21, 2021 18:09

Kerala to host intl women's tourney, collaborate with AIFF

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Sports Minister V Abdurahman, at a press conference organised at the secretariat on Monday, announced the state government’s collaboration with All India Football Federation on multiple projects.

As part of the programmes, and in an endeavour to promote and encourage women’s football, the Kerala…

Sep 21, 2021 18:09

SoftBank leads $680m Sorare funding to grow NFT sport portfolio

PARIS: Sorare, the fantasy football platform and marketplace for nonfungible token (NFT) trading cards, announced Tuesday that it has raised $680 million in Series B financing led by Japanese fintech giant SoftBank, with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP and Liontree; and existing investors…