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Manchester City Fined 30 Million Euros For Non Compliance Of Fair Play Rules

Manchester City won’t play Champions League for the next two years. The reigning Premier League champion has been barred from the said championship by UEFA. An independent financial control body of UEFA announced the decision regarding ban on Manchester City on Friday.

Reasons for ban on Manchester City

One of the richest soccer clubs, Manchester City was found a culprit of “serious breaches” of European soccer’s financial regulations. It was found the club had been guilty of multiple violations related to club licensing and the financial fair play rules.

It is to be noted that UEFA tried to put a tab over the gap between rich and poor clubs by putting fair play rules. Also, it wants to control the growing debt crisis of soccer clubs.

Penalty for Manchester City

UEFA has penalty for clubs that don’t follow its fair play regulations. And it has found Manchester City 30 million euros ($32.5 million) for failing to meet the regulations and not cooperating with the investigators. And this punishment could have far reaching consequences for the balance sheet of Manchester City.

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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore To Get A New Name And Logo

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is going to change its name ahead of Indian Premier League 2020 season. Their social media activity gave a hint regarding change of name before start of IPL 2020. An important announcement regarding change of name could be made on February 16.

RCB social media activity

On Tuesday, RCB removed pictures from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Also, it changed the name to Royal Challengers. The Hindustan Times reported that RCB could come up with a new name and logo and an announcement regarding the same could be made on February 16.

Reason for change of name

According to reports, a faction of RCB fans wants to change Bangalore as it is the old name of Silicon Valley. After some discussions, the RCB agreed to change Bangalore to Bengaluru before the start of IPL 2020.

RCB in IPL

By far, RCB has been the most favoured team in IPL due to a star-studded line-up that includes Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but it has yet to receive its first IPL trophy. Its performance has been super but it failed to meet expectations … Read the rest

IPL 2020: Mukesh Ambani Owned Mumbai Indians Team Bags INR 100 Crore Sponsorship For The Upcoming Tournament

Mumbai Indians (MI)bagged sponsorship contract worth INR 100 crore in two deals with Marriot Bonvoy and Astral Pipes. Owned by leading businessman Mukesh Ambani, Mumbai Indians is the four-time champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

MI confirms INR 100 crore dea

Spokesperson of Mumbai Indians confirmed that the team has managed to get the deal. With this deal, MI has become the first Indian sports franchise to clinch one billion deal. While not much info is revealed about the deal, the spokesperson only said that the deal with Marriot Bonvoy is worth INR 30 crore. The company would have its logo on the right side of the jersey. Astral Pipes would have their logo on the non-leading arm of the jersey.

Marriot Bonvoy has earlier bean associated with Manchester United, Formula One, Bayern Munich, NFL and the NBA but it is for the first time that the brand is investing on an Indian sports franchise.

It is the consistence performance of MI that keeps the team on top of the chart for the fourth consecutive season, according to the findings of Duff & Phelps.

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U-19 World Cup Final: Bangladesh Beat India In A Dramatic Rain-Washed Victory

Bangladesh cricket team beat India in the U-19 World Cup final in a dramatic rain-washed match in Potchefstroom. It was the maiden Under-19 title for Bangladesh. Akbar Ali, captain of Bangladesh cricket team, led his team to victory.

Bangladesh won U-19 World Cup final

The Bangladesh team needed 178 to win but it lost its wickets in quick succession. There was a time when the match tilted towards India when Bangladesh was 102 for 6 wickets. But the captain took a stand and made 43 not out to led his team to the maiden victory.

Rain helped Bangladesh

A brief flurry of rain came as a big respite for Bangladesh team that was limping to target at 163 for 7 wickets. When the rain stopped, the score was adjusted to 172 from 46 overs under DLS. Bangladesh needed only 7 runs in 30 balls and it was an easy target for Bangladesh.

Indian players shined

Opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal made highest 88 runs in 121 balls. The 18-year old left-handed batsman from Uttar Pradesh was stand-out batsman for the defending champion. He made three 50s and one century in the … Read the rest

India VS New Zealand Live Score Of 2nd ODI At Eden Park

India gets a target of 274 runs in the second ODI of a series of 3-ODIs with Kiwis. The match is being played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Kiwis won the toss and choose to bat first. Martin Guptill (79) and Ross Taylor (73) added 152 runs in the score. For India, Chahal took three wickets and Shardul and Jadeja took one wicket each.

New Zealand batting

Kiwis made 273 runs at 8 wickets in 50 overs. The opening batsmen did a great job by adding 93 runs to the score. They played well till 10 overs in which the maximum runs were scored.But after 15 overs, Indian bowlers started putting pressure on the Kiwis. New Zealand team lost quick wickets while trying to make runs.

India batting

Prithvi Shaw and Manik Aggarwal. From Kiwi side, Bennett started to bowl but gave 12 runs in the first over. Shaw hit the ball to boundary thrice for 4-runs. It could be a good start to win the match but the Kiwis developed pressure on India. At the time of writing the story, Virat Kohli was playing with Shaw to … Read the rest

La Liga: It Was A Fati-Messi Show On Sunday

FC Barcelona beat Levante be two goals to one in La Liga is a direct challenge for Real Madrid that is considered the most prominent consultant of the title. The match was played at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Here’s how the match progressed

His injury was seen as an opportunity for both Riqui Puig and Alex Collado. But neither started.

Barcelona had a steady start with no close shaves or lapses in focus. But at the same time, there were not many opportunities either to speak of at least in the opening 9 minutes of the game.

It was close the quarter of an hour mark when both Fati and Messi woke from the slumber and launched an attack on Levante but their bids were frustrated. Soon a huge opportunity followed when Vazo almost put the ball into his own net.

Fati-Messi again took the lead and finally Fati achieve success in scoring a goal for Barcelonan and his third in the La Liga season.

But it was just the start as Fati again charged towards the goal and smashed his second goal of … Read the rest