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New International Test and ODI leagues agreed in principle by ICC members

Auckland, Oct 13, 2017: The ICC Board today gave the green light to a nine-team Test league and a 13-team ODI league aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket (International Test ODI leagues agreed). The schedules of the leagues, due to start in 2019 and 2020 respectively, will now be

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Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh announced as Laureus Ambassador

Mumbai, October 11, 2017: Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh has vowed to give back to the next generation in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador. Singh was announced as the newest member of the Laureus Family at an event in Mumbai where he saw first-hand the work being done to improve

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FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation

Zurich, Oct 11, 2017: FIFA has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference (FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation). The Bureau took this decision as a result

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Decision of the IOC Executive Board regarding Carlos Nuzman and the Brazilian Olympic Committee

Lausanne, Oct 6, 2017: The IOC Executive Board (EB) has taken note and discussed the circumstances of the allegations against and the arrest of Carlos Nuzman Brazilian Olympic Committee, in particular concerning the vote for the host city of the Olympic Games by the IOC Session in 2009. With regard to the

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IMMAF announces first Oceania Open Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia

London, October 6, 2017: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Australia (IMMAFA) is to host the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne next year. The event will take place from 16 to 18 March at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and marks the first showcasing

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XIAO RUOTENG CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION

Montreal (CAN), Oct 06, 2017: China’s Xiao Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate Lin Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai (XIAO RUOTENG CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION). Xiao, 21, succeeds Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, who has reigned over the men’s All-around competition since 2009 but

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Corey Anderson named event ambassador for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018

Dubai, 5 October 2017: With 100 days to go for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018, the International Cricket Council today announced New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson as the event ambassador for the 16-team tournament that will bring together the world’s future cricket stars (Corey Anderson named event ambassador). The 12th

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Qatar Olympic Committee unveils ambitious vision for future of Qatari sport with launch of new brand and strategy

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Oct 4, 2017: A new chapter in Qatar’s historic sporting journey has been launched today at a momentous and celebratory gathering of Qatar’s entire sporting family (Qatar Olympic Committee unveils ambitious vision). President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani united with

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World Champions England grabs no. 1 position in women’s team rankings following annual update

Dubai, 3 October 2017: Interest in the upcoming Ashes series was enhanced significantly after England dethroned Australia from the top position in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update (World Champions England). England are now level with Australia on 128 points but ahead

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Injured, Kohei Uchimura relinquishes all-around competition

Montreal,  Oct 3, 2017: Two-time Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was forced to abandon his quest for a seventh consecutive World title during qualification Monday evening after injuring his left ankle (Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura). Uchimura, who began his competition on Rings, visibly hurt himself landing his vault, limping