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Jun 15, 2021 16:06

Member nations will have say in T20 WC location: Allardice

DUBAI: Even as unnamed BCCI sources offer various scenarios being comtemplated under which the upcoming T20 World Cup could still be staged in India, International Cricket Council interim CEO Geoff Allardice has sought to offer a reality check.

While India have the hosting rights for T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be…

Jun 15, 2021 16:06

IMG expands global licensing footprint with M-E agency acquisition

LONDON: IMG has acquired the Dubai-based 20too Licensing agency to further expand the global footprint of its licensing business.  

Established in 2013, 20too Licensing manages consumer product development and brand extensions in the Middle East and North Africa for many of the world’s most popular entertainment and lifestyle…

Jun 15, 2021 16:06

upGrad scores on-air assn with Star Sports for WTC finals, Wimbledon

MUMBAI: Edtech company upGrad Tuesday announced an advertising tie-up with Star Sports for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finals: India Vs NZ and the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. 

This marks upGrad’s third collaboration/association with Star Sports post, IPL 2020, and India vs England series in 2021, thereby…

Jun 15, 2021 15:06

AIBA appoints independent agency to probe Rio Olympics judging

LAUSANNE: The International Boxing Association on Monday said it has retained McLaren Sport Solution (MGSS), led by Professor Richard McLaren, to conduct a two-phase independent investigation into allgations of unfair refereeing and judging at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. AIBA expects the first phase of the probe to be completed by…

Jun 15, 2021 15:06

SPSN launches ad film series for new regional language chnl SONY TEN 4

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) Tuesday unveiled a series of campaign films for the launch of its new regional language channel, SONY TEN 4, headlined by South superstar Rana Daggubati. 

SPSN has on boarded Rana Daggubati as the ‘Face of SONY TEN 4 and WWE campaign in Tamil and Telugu’ on the back of the launch of…

Jun 15, 2021 12:06

NBA All-Star James Harden appointed to luxury e-tailer Saks board

NEW YORK: Luxury ecommerce platform Saks has appointed NBA All-Star James Harden as an independent member of its board. 

Harden, who has made a minority investment in the company, brings expertise in helping to grow high-potential consumer brands combined with a unique perspective as a notable fashion enthusiast. His…

Jun 15, 2021 12:06

GroupM mid-yr forecast: Global advertising to cross $1trn by 2026

MUMBAI: GroupM has released its "This Year Next year: Global Mid-Year Media Forecast", and reports that midway through 2021, advertising growth for the year is far exceeding previous expectations thanks, in no small part, to the pandemic. This has led to a major revision of GroupM's global forecast for this year and beyond. 

Jun 14, 2021 22:06

World Test Championship winners to take home $1.6m prize money

DUBAI: The winners of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $1.6 million, along with the ICC Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council announced Monday.

The losing team will get $800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was…

Jun 14, 2021 21:06

JSW Sports partners Swiss institute for sports mngmnt prgms

MUMBAI: JSW Sports, on Monday, announced a partnership with renowned sports masters education institute, Académie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport (AISTS), to offer Post Graduate Certificate courses and Executive Education Programs in sports management in India.

Jun 14, 2021 16:06

Indian teenager earns spot in FC Bayern World Squad

MUNICH: Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have called up Indian teenager Shubho Paul to their FC Bayern World Squad, the culmination of an online talent hunt to build a 15-man team of U19 prospects.

A total of 654 players - born in either 2003 or 2004 - from 64 nations applied to be part of the programme by submitting video…