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Staveley closes in on Newcastle United takeover

Dubai-based businesswoman Amanda Staveley took another step towards the purchase of Newcastle United after meeting the clubs current owner Mike Ashley for the first time. Staveley’s investment firm – PCP Capital Partners – have reportedly tables a fresh £300 million (Dhs1.48bn) bid for the Premier League club, which has been under Ashley’s control since 2007. [...]

2018-01-09T12:08:44+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments

Disney set to crack cricket in India with bumper Fox deal

The Walt Disney Company is set to secure worldwide rights to professional cricket as part of a reported $75 billion dollar deal to acquire a large chunk of 21st Century Fox. The bumper deal would see Disney take control of a number of Fox’s key properties including the company’s movie and television studio, plus Star [...]

2018-01-09T12:50:49+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments

Sharjah primed for inaugural Arab Women’s Sports Tournament

The first ever Arab Women’s Sports Tournament (AWST) will be a reflection of “the spirit of Sharjah”, according to the chief of the organising committee. The much anticipated AWST takes place in the emirate from February 2-12, 2018, with the event promising to showcase some of the Arab world’s foremost sporting talent. And Sheikh Khalid [...]

2018-01-09T13:24:17+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments

FIFA chief confirms Kuwait ban lifted

Kuwait will be allowed to compete in FIFA competitions again after world football’s governing body lifted the suspension that has been hanging over the country for more than two years. FIFA banned Kuwait from playing internationals in 2015 after deeming the Gulf state’s government had too much involvement with football. But on a surprise visit [...]

2018-01-08T13:14:15+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments

EGA extends long-standing relationship with Dubai golf events

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) will continue to sponsor Dubai’s premier golf competitions until 2021 after agreeing a new deal with the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Classic. EGA has sponsored the Desert Classic since its inception in 1992 and has also partnered with the Dubai Ladies Classic since its inaugural edition in 2006. [...]

2018-01-08T13:14:39+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments

Kuwait optimistic about overturning FIFA, IOC bans

Kuwait’s minister of commerce and industry has insisted the country is close to having FIFA and International Olympic Committee suspensions overturned. The IOC banned Kuwait in October 2015 after accusing the Gulf state’s government of interfering in the dealings of its Olympic committee – a charge also levelled by FIFA against its Football Association. The [...]

2018-01-08T13:14:47+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Sports Industry Insider|0 Comments