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Strength in numbers: can collective action prevent more lotto betting bans?

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first_img Secondary lottery operators are hoping they can successfully head off another ban. Joanne Christie reports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Strength in numbers: can collective action prevent more lotto betting bans? 5th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Topics: Lottery Lottery After legal blows in the UK and Australia, secondary lottery operators are hoping they can successfully head off another ban, this time in Ireland, by working together. Joanne Christie reportsThis year hasn’t been a great one for secondary lottery companies, with opportunities in two of their most promising markets curtailed as the ban on EuroMillions betting in the UK came into force in April and the Australian government passed a law banning all betting on lotteries in June.News of the latter, which comes into effect in January next year, came just as a number of European companies were setting up shop Down Under after seeing how successful — albeit controversial — Lottoland had been in the country.Now operators in the sector face a clampdown in Ireland, where some politicians have latched onto the Australian ban to suggest similar action should be taken there. In September a bill to ban lottery betting was introduced into the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil.But while the situation has a sense of déjà vu about it — monopoly provider argues ‘parasitical’ secondary lotteries are diverting money from good causes and convinces politicians of the same — the difference this time around is that the operators are fighting back collectively via newly formed industry body the European Lottery Betting Association (ELBA).Formally launched in July, the idea of an association was first mooted shortly after ICE earlier this year, says Paul Telford, director and general counsel at Annexio, which operates LottoGo. “At the time it felt that we were being besieged on all sides because it wasn’t just the UK, it was also Australia with the flak that Lottoland was getting,” he says. “And one Irish minister had picked up on what was going on in Australia and was making noises about how maybe the Irish should follow the Australian lead and clamp this business down so it made sense to get together as a body and try and speak with one voice.”The five founding members of ELBA — MyLotto24, Multilotto, Legacy8, Lottoland and LottoGo — are hopeful that they can avoid a ban in Ireland.Putting ELBA to the test “Ireland is one of the first jurisdictions showing some negativity and to which we are challenging as an association,” says Lena Patel, head of corporate affairs at MyLotto24 and spokesperson for ELBA. “There is no evidence that lottery betting has any impact on the state lottery and we hope our activity and lack of evidence that we pose a threat to PLI [Premier Lotteries Ireland, the incumbent monopoly operator] will ensure any such action is curtailed.”Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell similarly hopes an evidence-based approach will win out. “Following the recent Presidential Election and the Halloween recess in the Dáil, we are planning a further round of engagement that will address the key point around the funding of good causes and the fact that lotto betting represents a negligible risk to this important area, particularly when set against the more substantive factors over many years predating the launch of ELBA members in the market, that have seen the good causes funding drop from €268m in 2008 to €225m in 2018 despite comparable levels of sales by the National Lottery.”Unfortunately, however, these sorts of reasoned arguments have fallen on deaf ears in the past. For example, despite research provided by Lottoland that showed its product had no statistical impact on EuroMillions sales and despite concluding there was no data that showed otherwise, in a consultation response last year, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport concluded that a ban on EuroMillions betting was “justifiable on both a principled and precautionary basis”.And in Australia, monopoly provider Tatts managed to convince both newsagents and politicians to support its ‘Lottoland’s Gotta Go’ campaign despite its financial reports showing it was in fact Tatts’ own digital arm rather than Lottoland that was taking market share from local newsagents, with its half year report for the period ending December 2017 revealing an almost 30% rise in digital sales.But there are signs that this time around the message that secondary lotteries aren’t to blame for falling monopoly sales is getting through, says Telford. “In the Irish Times there was a story run by the Irish national lottery full of inaccuracies and they allowed ELBA to respond and ran that story so it seems to be having the desired effect in terms of reacting to negative publicity.”Patel adds: “ELBA and its members frequently secure coverage in the national media and engage with Teachta Dálas on a consistent basis. Economist Jim Power recently completed a piece of independent research into the economic impact of lottery betting in Ireland and we will be commenting on that.”One other thing that should stand in the lottery providers’ favour is the fact that in Ireland land-based businesses have long offered bets on lotteries, including the official Irish lottery, where bookies offer players cheaper options than those on offer from PLI.“It is important to remember that there is a long established tradition of lottery betting via the retail bookmakers in Ireland, with no evidence of any objection from or negative impact on the National Lottery licence holder, and as such this is an important point of precedent that policy formers are acknowledging during our engagement,” says Birrell.The lack of accuracy in the explanatory memorandum to the National Lottery (Protection Of Central Fund) Bill — the Fianna Fáil politician who introduced the bill, Jim O’Callaghan, incorrectly stated that there were 15 betting on lottery operators in Ireland when in fact there are only six — may also stand the association in good stead.No going back But while ELBA members are cautiously optimistic they can dispel the inaccuracies and avoid being shut out of Ireland, Telford says it’s clear there’s no going back in markets that have already closed. “The ship has passed in Australia, that door has been shut.”Asked if he thinks having a body such as ELBA in place prior to the Australian issue would have made a difference, he says, “yes, but it was too late”.“I think Lottoland was far too slow to react in Australia. The writing was on the wall quite early on and I think too much ground was gained by Tatts and too much leverage before they really got their act together and it felt like they were constantly on the back foot. I feel like we are involved at a much earlier stage in Ireland.”While LottoGo hasn’t faced the same kind of criticism as Lottoland, Telford acknowledges its recent hiring of Keith Lemon as the face of its advertising campaign is likely to increase its visibility and therefore mean it also ends up in the firing line.Similarly, Melanie Hart, head of communications and PR at Multilotto, says because the company has previously focused on the Nordic regions, it has also thus far largely avoided negative attention. “In the Nordics there hasn’t been any movement to ban lottery betting and since we’re focused on those regions we haven’t really come under the same pressure Lottoland has and maybe Mylotto24.”But now that Multilotto has obtained licences and operates in the UK and Ireland, like Telford, she expects the company may face more scrutiny going forward.On the one hand, it might seem counterproductive for these thus far publicly unscathed brands to align themselves with brands such as Lottoland, which in some respects has invited criticism with its aggressive tactics when entering new territories. But on the other hand, if Lottoland is shut out of a market, as happened in Australia, it’s closed to everyone else too.“It felt to us that the time had come to really expand commentary and activity in this area beyond Lottoland and in some respects share the burden,” says Telford. “It is easy to vilify one organisation, it is not so easy to vilify an industry body, one that has been formed with core objectives and core values.”Hart adds: “A lot of the criticism received is about the business model. If such criticism is levelled towards any other operator then the same criticism applies to us.”And there are added reasons to be part of ELBA, she adds. “Being under an association gives our customers more peace of mind. I know that they are currently working on the ELBA website and we are going to outline the things that we stand for, like companies that are part of ELBA will always honour payouts and we will always make sure that we are regulated and licensed, so it gives also a little bit more trust in the brand.”It’s too soon to tell if the collective approach will pay off in Ireland. But even if it does, given the resistance displayed by lottery incumbents to secondary lotteries in the markets targeted so far, ELBA probably still has plenty more battles ahead. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Sweden’s BOS calls for clarity on gambling regulations

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first_img “Based on experience in other jurisdictions, establishing a good working relationship between the regulator and its licensees is of fundamental importance,” Hoffstedt said in conclusion. “Open dialogue and exchange of information helps to ensure high levels of compliance, protects consumers, boosts channelling rates, and ultimately underpins the successful functioning of the market.” Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Sweden’s BOS calls for clarity on gambling regulations “However, in order to be able to do this, it is imperative that the regulator provides clear and detailed guidance on what is expected of operators in order to be fully compliant with the regulations,” Hoffstedt wrote.He noted that BOS members had asked the regulator for detailed guidance on restrictions around betting markets on events involving under 18s. In particular, he said, Spelinspektionen had been asked to clarify whether operators were entitled to offer markets on events where 50% or more of these participants are aged 18 or over, as set out in the Swedish Gambling Act.Members had requested meetings with the regulator to discuss the matter directly, he wrote, only to find it unwilling to engage in a dialogue on the matter.Hoffstedt also noted that having received no guidance from the regulator, BOS members had removed all under-19 football markets in an attempt to comply with Spelinspektionen’s interpretation of the rules.“However, such actions appear to have unfortunately had little impact on the Authority’s decision-making process and very large fines were handed out to four of BOS’s members,” he said.While a number of operators have already announced their intention to appeal the fines, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has taken the step of suspending sports betting on its proprietary Rizk and Guts brands.“Such outcomes are clearly undesirable for Swedish consumers,” Hoffstedt said. “In light of these recent developments, BOS remains very concerned about the future regulatory environment in Sweden and the prospect of operators unwittingly falling foul of the Authority’s interpretation of the regulations.“The Authority has already taken strict action against one company by revoking its operating licence and it is of the utmost importance for BOS to ensure that none of its members face the same threat,” he explained. “The loss of a licence would have extremely serious implications, not only in Sweden, but for their entire business.”He therefore urged Spelinspektionen to agree to an urgent meeting with BOS to establish clarity around its interpretation of Swedish regulations.“We believe that such a meeting would represent a considerable step towards establishing a constructive dialogue between the regulator and the industry going forward. Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy 9th July 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt wrote to Spelinspektionen today (July 9), saying he had grave concerns about the future regulatory environment in the country, with operators in danger of unintentionally falling afoul of the regulator’s interpretation of the Gambling Act.Hoffstedt’s letter centred around Spelinspektionen’s decision to hit eight licensees with fines ranging from SEK10m to SEK700,000 for apparently offering odds on sporting events featuring a majority of participants under the age of 18.He pointed out that BOS’ members were totally committed to “upholding the integrity of sport, protecting minors from undue harm and – more generally – complying fully with regulatory obligations associated with holding a Swedish gambling licence”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.last_img read more

BHA sets out roadmap to racing’s return

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Race Track and Racino BHA sets out roadmap to racing’s return 20th May 2020 | By contenteditor Horse racing The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has outlined the preparatory steps it will take as it works to ensure racing can resume from 1 June. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has outlined the preparatory steps it will take as it works to ensure racing can resume from 1 June.This sets out a range of key targets it must meet, assuming the UK government’s provisional timeline for the return of live sport by that date can be achieved. The sector suspended all activity from 18 March, as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.“This preparatory work will ensure that we can safeguard our people’s health and wellbeing, and return to racing in a safe and appropriate manner,” it said.By Friday 22 May, it will publish a fixture list and race programme covering the period from 9 to 30 June, having already set out the schedule for the first eight days from 1 June. However, 72-hour declarations, in which racing may be called off at the last minute, will be in place until further notice.This will be followed by the publication of British Racing’s protocols for racing behind closed doors, setting out how the health of employees and participants will be safeguarded.While much depends on these guidelines being released, the BHA has highlighted a number of actions that can be taken by the industry to prepare for the targeted launch date.All stable employee records, for any individual likely to attend a racing fixture, and all horse vaccination records, must also be fully up to date. Furthermore, attendees will be required to go through a health screening process, likely to consist of a questionnaire to be completed weekly, followed by an on-course test that will be finalised in due course.In addition, all industry participants must compete an online education module, covering social distancing, hygiene, racecourse protocols and the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE). Any person that fails to complete the course will not be granted access to a racecourse.Discussions are ongoing about exactly what PPE will be required for attendees, jockeys and stable staff.All stakeholders are also advised to familiarise themselves with guidance from the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments.Finally, a new system is being implemented to select horses to run at this year’s Royal Ascot festival. Due to take place from 16 to 20 June, the BHA has taken the “unprecedented” step of allowing trainers to identify specific horses they would like to see prioritised for contention at the festival.The BHA explained that in a normal year, 700 two year-old horses would have performed by now. As a result of Covid-19, only around half of that number were likely to compete before the festival.The number each trainer can put forward will be based on their previous record with two year-olds in Open Maiden or Novice races, and the number of runners they have had at the festival in the past three years. This, in theory, will see 126 nominations spread across 50 trainers, with a further 225 places available in the eight days following racing’s resumption.Trainers that did not qualify to make selections through this formula will also be given one selection each. All selections must be made by 26 May, with the full list of submitted horses to be published a day later. Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

PMU to appoint new president as Méheut steps down

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first_img Bertrand Méheut has resigned as president of the board at French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Méheut announced his decision at a board meeting yesterday (26 May), saying he wanted to devote himself fully to other professional projects and personal commitments. Cyril Linette will continue as director general of PMU following Méheut’s departure, retaining overall responsibility of the operator’s ongoing strategy. PMU said that it intends to appoint a new, non-executive president at its general assembly on 9 June. “Since his appointment, Bertrand has given the necessary strategic impetus to guarantee the good management of the company and supported an innovative and ambitious marketing vision for PMU,” the operator said. “The whole board regrets the decision taken by Bertrand and thanks him warmly for his decisive contribution to the recovery of the PMU, as well as for the support he has given to his director general since his appointment.” Méheut’s departure comes after PMU earlier this month also appointed a trio of new executives to its management team. Romain Rogister will join the business as director of commercial networks from 1 June, while Martial Houlle took up the role of secretary general and Céline Stierlé was named director of communications. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People PMU to appoint new president as Méheut steps down Bertrand Méheut has resigned as president of the board at French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Regions: Europe Western Europe Francecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: People Sports betting Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

Local operator Action247 receives Tennessee betting license

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first_imgLicensing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read more on iGB North America Vendor licenses – which affiliates, along with certain other suppliers such as payment processors, must obtain – had been given to 54 companies in total. Regions: US Tennessee In addition, five further suppliers and six new vendors have also received license approval from the committee ahead of the planned 1 November launch date for legal betting. Tennessee-based Action247 has received a conditional license to operate sports betting in its home state from the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Board of Directors. Local operator Action247 receives Tennessee betting license Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Prior to this round of approvals, geolocation software provider GeoComply was the only approved supplier. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 6th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Email Addresslast_img read more

Macau starts 2021 with GGR down 63.7%

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first_img Macau started 2021 with another month of year-on-year decline according to figures released by the Chinese Special Administrative Region’s authorities. Casino & games Macau starts 2021 with GGR down 63.7% Gross gambling revenue in Macau fell 79.3% year-on-year in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic. Regions: Macau AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Covid-19 restrictions and closures also impacted a number of major operators active in Macau, including MGM Resorts International published, which saw its revenue from properties in Macau fall 93.6% at $46.9m in the third quarter, and Las Vegas Sands, where revenue declined 80.7% to $1.71bn for the full year. 1st February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan It was a 12th month in a row in which Macau has seen a year-on-year decrease of more than 50%, with the autonomous region on the south coast of China having been impacted by a huge fall in tourism and the temporary closure of casinos since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the start of last year and the travel restrictions that followed. January’s figure was similar to the 65.8% drop experienced in December 2020 and far lower than the record 96.8% decline of April 2020. Gross gaming revenue was at MOP8.02bn ($1.0bn/€826.0m/£729.0m), which was down 63.7% compared to January 2020, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.center_img Like almost all gaming markets around the world, Macau was harmed by the temporary closure of its casinos in the early part of last year due to Covid-19. Macau also imposed travel restrictions, limiting the number of people who could enter the region. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GGR amounted to MOP60.44bn (£5.55bn/€6.15bn/$7.57bn) in the 12-month period, down from MOP292.46bn in the previous year. The announcement came as figures released on Friday by the Statistics and Census Service showed that Macau’s “gaming and junket” segment had seen a drop in employment of more than 12% from the start of 2020. The employment figure of 76,300 in the sector for the October-to-December period was down 11,200 compared to the first quarter of the year. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino GGR in December reached MOP7.82bn, which was 65.8% lower than the MOP22.84bn generated in the same month in 2019, but the second highest monthly total of 2020. However, with certain measures having been eased towards the end of the year, the situation in Macau improved in the final months of 2020.last_img read more

Force India gets $118 million in Formula 1 team deal

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first_img WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life By Kunal Dhyani – October 5, 2018 Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Force India is reported to have received $118 million (£90 million) in a deal with Racing Point to sell the Formula 1 team. Canadian investor Lawrence Stroll has formed Racing Point company with his investment partners to acquire the Force India Formula 1 team, which was put on sale under the court direction.Administrators FRP Advisory have documented the transaction details following the legal action initiated by another bidder Uralkali. The Russian company has alleged that Racing Point was given the Force India ownership in spite of their higher bid. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Force India gets $118 million in Formula 1 team deal Cricket Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLiverpool pens deal with AXA as their global insurance partnerNext articleRonaldo’s brand endorsement empire faces threat over rape case Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Cricket TAGSForce IndiaFormula 1FRP AdvisoryLawrence StrollRacing Point Force IndiaRacing Point Force India F1 teamUralkali SHARE Football Football Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchThe documents also reveal that Force India had just £240,000 ($312,000) in the company bank account at the time of falling into administration. The amount was insufficient even to pay July salaries, which could only be disbursed following £5m ($6.5m) loan from a team sponsor BWT.FRP, while accepting there were higher bids, has justified that the Racing Point’s bid because none other of the more than “20 expressions of interest” was willing to rescue the team, which they wanted to acquire for an F1 entry, motor-addict.com  has reported.That eventually didn’t materialise as it became apparent that the necessary agreement from multiple India-based banks wouldn’t arrive in time and the team would have been forced to close.Also Read: 13 Indian banks lost out about 40 mn pounds in Force India sale: Russian bidderFRP, therefore, went ahead with Racing Point’s pre-agreed “fall-back” plan with a £90m ($118m) bid for the assets and entry.Uralkali’s case is based on the fact that bidding process should have been reopened as Racing Point’s attempt to rescue the team remained no more a matter of concern at the time of allocating them the Force India ownership.That loan was swiftly repaid by Racing Point, which loaned Force India £15m ($19.5m) to allow it to continue racing in 2018.FRP insists it needed to take quick action to ensure the future of the team was safe: “(FRP) took into account the importance of retaining key staff, the fact that staff were shortly to return from their summer holidays, with the upcoming race in Belgium due to take place a few days after their return [so FRP] took a commercial decision to avoid the risk of a significant loss in the value of the business and assets.”Also Read: Formula 1: Mercedes expresses interest to collaborate with Force India Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Cricket Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipperlast_img read more

Kambli part of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy core team

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first_img Football By Kunal Dhyani – October 22, 2018 WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Vinod Kambli will join Sachin Tendulkar – his fancied batting partner from school, club, Mumbai and Team India – yet again as part of the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy.The batting maestros, who three decades ago dazzled the Azad Maidan in Mumbai with their iconic 664-run stand in a school game in 1988, have now come together to craft the next generation of cricketers at the same maidan. Kambli part of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy core team by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoKambli will be part of the team to run Tendulkar’s academy, which the latter has set up in association with England’s Middlesex Cricket Club, Mumbai Mirror has reported.The Tendulkar-Middlesex Global Academy will start its operations with the coaching and talent scouting camps from November 1 to 4 at the DY Patil Stadium, Nerul, and   November 6 to 9 at MIG Club, Bandra. The camps will then shift to Pune from November 12 to 15 and November 17 to 20. The camps and trials will be conducted in two age groups – 7 to 17 and 13 to 18.Once close pals, Tendulkar and Kambli had fallen apart following major differences in almost everything they did as individuals, players and entrepreneurs – together or separately.They were not even in talking terms and Kambli had put on record that his closest friends since school days, Tendulkar did not even invite him for the latter’s retirement party.As the saying goes ‘all is well that ends well’, the celebrated duo is together again. “Vinod and I have played together from the time we were in school. When we met recently, I told him about my project and Vinod readily agreed to contribute. I am delighted to have him on board,” Tendulkar has told Mirror from Bhutan.“Having Vinod on the cricket field with me will definitely bring back some very special memories,” Tendulkar said.It is a “dream come true moment” Kambli.  “I immediately said yes when Sachin discussed the idea of coaching together. It’s a great opportunity to go back to the maidans with him and re-live our days there. I hope to teach the kids what Achrekar sir taught us when we were their age. I thank Sachin for showing faith in me,” Kambli had told Mirror.The coaching staff at the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy will have several present and former first class cricketers from Mumbai in addition to Englishmen David Malan, Toby Roland Jones, Nick Compton and John Simpson.Also Read: Sachin, promoters exit ISL club Kerala Blasters as Lulu Group takes control Previous articleSaina, Sindhu, Srikanth seek success in French OpenNext articleSony Pictures extends media rights deal with Formula E championship Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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No one should talk about integrity in Pakistan cricket: Salman Butt

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first_img No one should talk about integrity in Pakistan cricket: Salman Butt Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport News Esports Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Facebook Twitter Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored ATP Tour Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football Copa America 2021 Football PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SportSport News By Kunal Dhyani – April 9, 2020 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Previous articleMalik and Raja engage in war of words after retirement remarkNext articleEnjoyed last two years in FC Goa: Pena Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS News247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityHe was upset at all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for saying that there was need to have those players back in national colours who have served punishments for spot-fixing.Hafeez’s comments were aimed at batsman, Sharjeel Khan who is vying for a comeback to the national side after serving a ban for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).“I really don’t understand why should anyone even speak on this issue and give his opinion because it doesn’t really matter. Bottom line is that only the ICC and PCB should be speaking on this as they make the laws,” Butt, who was captain in 2010 in England, said.“I know players who have been added to the team because of their connections and there have been several players who have made numerous comebacks without giving any meaningful performances. Are these things different from corruption. We shouldn’t even talk about integrity in Pakistan cricket, Butt said.Although Butt has made a comeback to domestic cricket and the PSL since completing his ban and has performed well but is yet to be recalled to the national team.It is no secret that in 2016, head coach Waqar Younis wanted Butt in the team but the then captain of white ball cricket formats, Shahid Afridi opposed having him in the team.“Punishment implies that once you have served the time, you should be treated like any other player. Where does their integrity go when they are in the mix and working with those people? Or when they endorse players because of their connections.He also called on the ICC and PCB to have a clear policy for players who have served punishments for corruption to put an end to unnecessary debate.Asked specifically to comment on former captain and batting great, Javed Miandad’s suggestion that tainted players should be hanged, Butt said he would not even comment on it. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Sport News Latest Sports News SHARE Sport News “Integrity is not something which should be talked about in Pakistan cricket,” fumed tainted Salman Butt as he lashed out at those demanding a life ban on players who have been penalised for corruption.Butt had served a five-year ban between for the spot-fixing scandal that broke out on Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010. Football last_img read more

Bundesliga : BT Sport to broadcast every game as Germany’s top…

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Bundesliga : BT Sport to broadcast every game as Germany’s top flight returns WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Euro 2020: Daley Blind has a special message for Christian Eriksen The Bundesliga is back and BT Sport is broadcasting every single game from Germany’s top-flight over three days of unmissable action this weekend.After a 61-day hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all nine games will be shown live and exclusive on BT Sport as the Bundesliga becomes the first major European league to resume. By Kunal Dhyani – May 13, 2020 ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchFor the remainder of the Bundesliga season, BT Sport will broadcast every match, with at least one match per weekend available in stunning 4K UHD picture quality on BT Sport Ultimate.Borussia Dortmund and Schalke contest the Revierderby (2.30pm kick-off) at The Westfalenstadion in an exceptional day of wall-to-wall live coverage on Saturday 16 May.Other standout fixtures on Saturday are RB Leipzig’s home clash with Freiburg (2.30pm kick off) and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s trip to Eintracht Frankfurt (5.30pm kick off).Champions Bayern Munich travel to Union Berlin on Sunday 17 May (5pm kick-off).Then on Monday 18 May, Bayer Leverkusen round off the bumper weekend as they visit relegation-threatened Werder Bremen (7.30pm kick off) in what promises to be a captivating night under the lights at The Weser Stadium.BT Sport’s coverage will be presented live from the BT Sport Studio with contributions from home by guests and commentators.In an added bonus, the Bundesliga Goals Show will bring viewers all of the action and all of the goals as they happen, from every single Saturday Bundesliga game.Each team has nine or 10 league matches to play in order to complete the season and BT Sport will be with you every step of the way in what promises to be a thrilling climax to the season.Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It is great news for BT Sport customers that this weekend they will be able to watch live football.“With the Bundesliga set to return on Saturday, we’re looking forward to bringing customers nine live football matches, including six live matches on Saturday afternoon, plus highlights, feature programmes and analysis.”“The Bundesliga is just like the Premier League,” said BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves, who spent 10 years in Germany with Bayern Munich.“I love the Bundesliga because it’s one of the best leagues: stadiums, infrastructure, players, history and tradition. It’s always evolving and improving. The Bundesliga is special to me. I think the fans will really enjoy it.”Every Bundesliga game will be available on TV, on mobile and tablet devices, or via Xbox, PlayStation, Samsung TV and Apple TV, as well as BTSport.com.BT Sport is available in more ways than ever, with BT Sport Monthly Pass offering all sports fans a flexible way of watching top-flight sport for a simple monthly fee with no contract. Cricket SHARE Football ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Euro 2020: Thomas Muller says Germany can’t become arrogant after defeating Portugal last_img read more