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US opportunity to shape Better Collective strategy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Finance 28th August 2018 | By contenteditor US opportunity to shape Better Collective strategy Better Collective is set to shape its future growth strategy on developments in the US market to expand its horizons from a traditional focus on Europe, the company’s CEO Jesper Søgaard revealed this (Tuesday) morning.The affiliate provider confirmed in its first quarterly trading update since listing on Nasdaq Stockholm a bumper 93% year-on-year increase in revenue to €9.7m (£8.8m/$11.3m), lifting earnings by 90% to €3.8m.The company cited the impact of the Fifa World Cup, but also increased M&A activity, with sports betting-focused SpilXperten, Bola Webinformation and WBS expanding on the company’s significant presence in Denmark, Austria and Greece, respectively.“The strengthened balance sheet combined with higher cash flow gives us the chance to explore more M&A opportunities,” said Søgaard (pictured), referring to the IPO, which generated net proceeds of €65m. “It is a completely different proposition.”However, Better Collective acknowledged that regulatory changes in the US could be game-changing for the company’s strategic outlook.Søgaard, speaking about the repeal of the US sports betting ban in May, said: “We expect this event to shape our future strategy.”Geographical expansion, with a dedicated focus on the US, was mentioned as three pillars of growth for Better Collective, alongside organic growth and consolidation through M&As.Søgaard added: “We focus on regulated markets and have a strong position in most European markets. We have offices across five European markets and that has always been our focus.“We are well positioned to capture growth in the US and it will be a strategic priority. We already have more than 10 websites in place there and we have held an affiliate licence in New Jersey for casino traffic since 2014, but it’s produced small revenue so far.“Now the opportunity is that we have a lot of US traffic on our sites, so as states regulate we’ll be able to monetise this traffic more and launch products that are focused on the US market.“We are live with sports betting in New Jersey, but we are just not expecting a big impact yet.”Søgaard added that any growth in the US is unlikely to make a significant impact on the balance sheet until 2020 at the earliest. Better Collective is anticipating year-on-year revenue growth of between 30% and 50% up to that point.Søgaard told iGamingBusiness.com in June that the company selected the IPO route as it allowed the existing management team to “remain in control”.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe US Affiliate company ready to expand focus, fuelled by IPO and foothold in New Jersey Email Addresslast_img read more

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IGT lands extension with DC Lottery

first_img International Game Technology has extended its supply deal with the DC Lottery, which will see it provide instant win games and related services to the Washington DC-based lottery until December this year. Regions: US Washington DC Lottery IGT lands extension with DC Lottery 21st February 2019 | By contenteditor International Game Technology has extended its supply deal with the DC Lottery, which will see it provide instant win games and related services to the Washington DC-based lottery until December this year.Struck via its IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the renewed deal covers game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support and both the production and printing of instant tickets.IGT has served as the DC Lottery’s print vendor since 2014 and last March also helped the Lottery launch its first ‘Super Ticket’ initiative.“IGT is pleased to continue working with the DC Lottery, and we look forward to enhancing their instant ticket program with creative new content over the next year,” IGT chief operating officer for lottery, Jay Gendron, said.The deal will help soften the blow of IGT seemingly missing out to rival Intralot in the race to operate regulated sports betting in the state.This week, the DC Council approved an emergency measure to bypass the public procurement process, allowing it to start contract negotiations with the Greek betting and gaming solutions provider without the need to open the process to bids from rival suppliers. Media reports suggested both IGT and Scientific Games may have been interested in bidding for the contract, had it been put to tender.Without the so-called sole-sourcing tenet, some backers of legal sports betting had warned that it could take up to three years to complete the tender process, which in turn would have meant the state missing out on millions in revenue.The sports betting legislation, which was first introduced by Councilmember Jack Evans in September 2018, and the emergency measure passed with eight votes in favour versus four against.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Email Addresslast_img read more

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GC targets key responsible gambling challenges with new initiative

first_img20th January 2020 | By contenteditor The GB Gambling Commission has set out details of a new responsible gambling initiative, whereby it will work with GVC Holdings, Sky Betting and Gaming, Playtech and SG Gaming to form three industry working groups in an effort to make gambling safer. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GC targets key responsible gambling challenges with new initiative AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address The GB Gambling Commission has set out details of a new responsible gambling initiative, whereby it will work with GVC Holdings, Sky Betting and Gaming, Playtech and SG Gaming to form three industry working groups in an effort to make gambling safer.Led by senior leaders within the industry, the three groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble.SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games, and Playtech have agreed to head up work on producing an industry code for product design, while Sky Betting and Gaming will oversee an advertising technology working group. Meanwhile, GVC will lead a third group addressing issues around VIP inducements to gamble.The proposed industry code for product design will set out how the industry can produce safer products, the techniques to use when designing apps, online games and gaming machine products, the risks associated with products and how they can be mitigated, as well as an explanation of what is not acceptable.The advertising technology group will seek to address major concerns raised in a recent report by GambleAware, which showed that children, young people and vulnerable adults are being exposed to high levels of online gambling adverts.In addition, the VIP group will focus on ensuring that bonuses, hospitality and gifts around VIP programmes, are offered in a manner which is consistent with the licensing objectives to make gambling fairer, safer and crime-free. According to the GC, the approach of some licensees has exacerbated at-risk behaviour and it is hoped this group will identify how existing rules can be strengthened.“Consumer behaviour and technology are changing so quickly that only a bold and innovative approach will allow us to achieve a reduction in the numbers of people experiencing, or at risk from, gambling related harm,” said GC executive director Neil McArthur.“I’ve been encouraged by the willingness of so many operators to work with us on these challenges. We’ve set demanding timetable for progress because we cannot proceed at the speed of the slowest.“If rapid progress is not made then we will have to look at other options, as making gambling safer for consumers is paramount.”Confirmation of the new groups comes after McArthur in October set out three challenges and opportunities that he said the industry must grasp in order to raise standards and reduce harm.Speaking at the time, McArthur said the regulator would launch an industry-wide challenge to identify a technology solution to creating a single customer view to protect consumers who gamble with more than one operator.As part of the project, the GC will work with the Information Commissioners Office and plans to stage a kick-off event in Birmingham next month for industry and technology providers.Last week, the GC also issued a warning to operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.This saw players able to pay money to access games’ bonus feature without playing the games’ normal rounds. Six operators were found to be offering the feature, with one charging more than £3,000 for immediate access to the bonus round. Topics: Legal & compliance Strategylast_img read more

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Portugal iGaming Dashboard – Q4 2019

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Slot Machines 27th February 2020 | By Stephen Carter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Slots Table games Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €65.4m in the final three months of 2019, driven by a 55% year-on-year increase in sports betting GGR. The 52% year-on-year increase in igaming GGR from gambling on sports and casino games in the market was achieved at a margin of 6.2% from turnover of €1037.5bn, breaking the €1bn barrier for the first time.The final quarter performance from dot.pt operators pushed the annual total for 2019 to €215.2m, a 41% increase on the 2018 figure. Close to €35m or 55% of the €63.1m added during the year was provided by online casino, with the remaining €28.2m or 45% coming from sports betting.Slots continued their dominance of casino activity in the final quarter of 2019, accounting for 69% of turnover, ahead of roulette with 13.6%, blackjack with 8.1%, poker right games with 6.5% and tournament poker with 2.8%. Football accounted for 75% of betting turnover, well ahead of basketball with 13.3%.Scroll down to see the full interactive datasets.All data and figures are processed by Ficom Leisure following the the official release of the figures by Portuguese regulator the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ). Ficom Leisure is a leading European corporate advisory firm specialisedin all segments of the betting and gaming sector.Ficom Leisure provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard and Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, available on iGB North America. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, on the Danish market in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, and on the Italian market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard. Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €65.4m in the final three months of 2019, driven by a 55% year-on-year increase in sports betting GGRcenter_img Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Portugal iGaming Dashboard – Q4 2019 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Spanish gaming venues warned about reopening

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 26th May 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Spain’s gambling regulator has warned some gaming venues that they must remain closed despite much of the country emerging from lockdown. Email Addresscenter_img Spanish gaming venues warned about reopening Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Spain’s gambling regulator has warned some gaming venues that they must remain closed despite much of the country emerging from lockdown.The Spanish Government has been easing restrictions throughout May, with many public gaming concessions allowed to reopen across the country this week.However, Dirección General de Ordenación de Juego (DGOJ) has advised operators that the most recent update from the government on 16 May about those establishments that can reopen expressly excludes certain outlets.In particular, it prohibits public gaming concessions “located within shopping malls or commercial parks, without direct and independent access from public roads”.It said that this extends to all types of venue which are run in accordance with gaming regulations, including casinos, betting shops and arcades.Spain’s initiation of a countrywide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus prompted state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) to suspend all ticket sales in mid-March.In April, the Spanish government adopted a series of new measures to preserve social and economic order during the novel coronavirus pandemic, including strict new restrictions on online gaming advertising.SELAE state lottery outlets reopened this week, and the ONCE lottery vendors will begin working again from June 15.last_img read more

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MGM shareholder IAC outlines support for Entain deal

first_imgIAC agreed to fund a cash option for Entain shareholders that do not wish to receive share compensation as part of MGM’s proposal of 0.6 shares for every one in Entain. This would see it contribute up to $1bn towards the cash payment. Entain, formerly known as GVC, announced that MGM proposed an offer worth $11.0bn for the Ladbrokes Coral and Bwin operator, something MGM later confirmed. It also pointed out that the two businesses have complementary geographic footprints, as MGM is a major player in the US and China, whereas Entain is in much of Europe. MGM shareholder IAC outlines support for Entain deal However, Entain said that offer “substantially undervalues” the business, while MGM said it could not guarantee that it would make a firm offer before the deadline of 1 February. M&A InterActive Corp (IAC), MGM Resorts International’s largest shareholder, has pledged to contribute up to $1bn towards the land-based giant’s bid to acquire its BetMGM joint venture partner Entain. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In addition, IAC said the move would allow MGM and Entain’s BetMGM joint venture greater opportunities for growth. Shares in Entain plc were trading up 0.03% at 1,467.50 pence per share in London Friday (8 January) afternoon. Shares in MGM Resorts International were trading up 1.41% at $31.03 per share, while IAC’s share price was down 0.24% at $191.03 per share.center_img Explaining its support for the deal, IAC said the combined entity would be an “omni-channel global leader” and that this would align with the future of the gambling industry. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: MGM Resorts International Entain MGM InterActive Corporation Entain acquired a 12% stake in MGM in August 2020 for $1bn, describing the deal as a “once in a decade” opportunity. It said at the time that online gambling was the main reason for the investment, even though it made up only a “tiny portion” of MGM’s revenue at the time. 8th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Finally, it said the massive capital and cash reserves the combined business could hold would allow it to pursue further growth opportunities, including further M&A, entry into new markets and technological development. Email Address Topics: Finance Strategy M&Alast_img read more

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Relax Gaming targets UK growth with new business development appointment

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In May, it partnered with Malta-based EnergyCasino, before going on to sign a string of deals throughout the summer, including with WeAreCasino, Svenska Spel, Genesis Gaming, BetConstruct, Princess Casino, and Tipobet365. In September, it signed a further deal with Flutter Entertainment-owned Paddy Power and Betfair. Monroy said: “The company’s rapid expansion means I’ll be joining at an exciting time; I’m looking forward to working among some of the industry’s best and delivering strong growth for Relax, its partners and its customers.” 3rd February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan The Gibraltar B2B licence was the company’s fourth regulatory certification, following licences from the Malta Gaming Authority, GB Gambling Commission, and Romanian National Gaming Office. In addition to its licensed operations, it also provides content to partners in regulated markets such as Denmark Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. Monroy, who will be based at Relax’s Gibraltar office, arrives from Microgaming, having spent the last three years as senior account manager and commercial manager for Spain, handling supplier partnerships in the region. Prior to this, she held roles at the Paysafe Group and IGT. “Relax is at an exciting juncture offering both quality and differentiation. New markets and expansion plans are a priority and we know Alba is the right person to assist in driving this vision forward.” Monroy will be responsible for deepening the company’s UK presence and leveraging her knowledge of Spanish and LatAm markets as she works towards territorial and account management growth. Email Address Daniel Eskola, Relax’s chief commercial officer, said: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome someone of Alba’s calibre to our talented team. She has a proven track record in managing key clients and brings with her a wealth of experience and jurisdictional knowledge. Relax Gaming targets UK growth with new business development appointment Relax signed a number of new partnerships last year, agreeing deals with a range of major operators. In April, it entered the Finnish market through an agreement with Paf, as well as partnering with Casumo-owned CasinoSecret. Topics: Management Relax, which has developed more than 1,500 online casino games, secured a B2B licence from the Gibraltar Gaming Authority last October, which it said would be advantageous in expanding in the UK market. Companies: Relax Gaming Regions: Gibraltar Online gamingg aggregator and content supplier Relax Gaming has appointed Alba Monroy as senior business development manager as it targets expansion in the UK.last_img read more

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BGC hits out at “absurd” Scottish casino reopening schedule

first_img“Despite repeated invitations, it is regrettable that no Scottish Government official has even visited any of our members’ casinos to see for themselves the excellent anti-Covid measures which they have put in place. Ackerley’s report is based on evidence from Food Alert and examined venues including Grosvenor Casino locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow. “The casino industry has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by embracing the need to implement a full range of stringent measures to keep staff and customers safe,” Acklerley said. “In my opinion, this industry’s response has resulted in it being as safe, if not safer, during the pandemic than many others, for example some other parts of the hospitality sector, where socialising and alcohol consumption is the norm. “We’re now appealing to the First Minister and the Scottish government to pay heed to this compelling evidence. When parts of the country return to level 2 status, casinos must be allowed to open and the industry deserves to be treated with parity and fairness.  The BGC chief added that members of the Scottish Government had not visited any BGC casinos to see how the venues were working to limit the spread of the virus. The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called for casinos to open alongside other hospitality venues in Scotland, after a report from hygiene expert Dr Lisa Acklerley said there was “no logical or scientific reason” for the distinction. Regions: UK & Ireland However, in the report, Ackerly said casinos appear to be safer than hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants. “It clearly concludes that forcing casinos to remain closed in level 2 regions, whilst other hospitality businesses can open, is absurd. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter  “As Dr Ackerley’s report confirms, casinos are as safe, if not safer, than many other hospitality venues, such as pubs and restaurants, so why are they being treated differently? In England, casinos will be rightly safely reopened when the rest of the hospitality is. “Dr Ackerley’s findings provide objective, scientific evidence that casinos have been treated unfairly and the time has come for the correction to be made,” Swaine said.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Although casinos may reopen at the same time as pubs and restaurants in England, with the earliest possible reopening date set for 17 May, in Scotland, pubs and restaurants may reopen in regions under level three, but casinos must wait until regions reach level two. 9th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle  “It is not too late for the Scottish government to think again, follow the evidence and allow casinos to safely re-open in Level 2.” “All we ask is for an equitable approach to hospitality, based on the highest quality evidence that exists.” “I find that there is no reason for the casino industry to be treated more harshly in terms of lockdown measures than the rest of hospitality; in fact, it can be seen that the measures taken by casinos actually offer more protection to staff and the public.  BGC hits out at “absurd” Scottish casino reopening schedule “Ordering the closure of casinos in level 2 areas in Scotland was a needless blow for the 700 hardworking men and women that they employ,” Dugher said. Land-based casino Tags: Scotland Covid-19 Betting and Gaming Council BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said the restriction would cause unnecessary harm to those who work in the casino industry. Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Grosvenor Casinos, said the Scottish Government should change its reopening plans in order to treat casinos and other hospitality businesses similarly. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino “There seems no logical or scientific reason why the casino industry should be closed where pubs and restaurants are allowed to open in Scotland.”last_img read more

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Tax default threatens existence of Buddh International Circuit

first_img Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoThe company had faltered to meet the earlier deadline of September. Now, the governing authority YEIDA has increased the pressure on the beleaguered infra and real estate group to clear the dues latest by December 31.The YEIDA, at its board meeting, had decided that if the tax dues are not cleared within the stipulated period it might consider the cancellation of the allotment of the Buddha International Circuit land to the Jaypee Group’s holding companies, which have the ownership rights of India’s premium motor racing circuit.Also Read: India’s only Formula 1 track Buddh International Circuit faces liquidation!Times of India, quoting YEIDA CEO Arunveer Singh, has reported that the Jaypee Group had asked for time to clear the tax dues by the end of December. The authority had considered the request for an extension of the payment date with a rider that any failure now would lead to the necessary coercive action, including the cancellation of the 1,000 hectare of land, which also includes the Buddh International Circuit complex.Buddh International Circuit had come into prominence when it hosted India’s first Formula One Grand Prix on 30 October 2011. The prestigious motor sport facility was awarded the 2011 Motorsport Facility of the Year award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011. BIC has also been honoured with the Best Promoter Trophy for the successful conduct of Formula One races in 2011 and 2012 at the FIA prize-giving gala.The motor racing complex had faced the first dispute in as early as 2009 when the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had denied JPSK Sports (the property holding company) a permission to remit $36.5 million in licensing fees to Formula One administration headquarters in London. The reason given was the nature of Formula One, considered not to be a sport but rather entertainment, and its perceived lack of impact on the development of sports in the country. Customs fees for imported components including engines and tyres were not waived, and tax exemptions given to other sports were not offered to the organisers. Fees worth $51.3 million, meant to be paid by Jaypee Sports to Formula One World Championship Limited(FOWC), were still pending as of Liberty Media’s acquisition of the Formula One Group in 2016.The government’s expectation of tax revenue meant that Jaypee was prevented from paying its dues to FOWC.The dispute had led to Formula 1 events’ departure from India only after two seasons.In a judgement issued in April 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the circuit constituted a “permanent establishment”, and as such FOWC was liable to pay taxes on any income accrued by it in India, estimated at 40% of business income. It considered royalty payments made by Jaypee to FOWC to be business income as well, subject to tax, which contradicted the original agreement between Jaypee and FOWC that stipulated that any fees would be paid free of taxes.Liberty Media was prepared to settle the due amount in July 2017, setting aside $14.8 million.The circuit is part of the 2,500-acre Jaypee Greens Sports City.Also Read: Time India realises potential of big motorsport events like Formula One Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Day 3 Lunch – Jamieson & Co put New Zealand on top; IND 211/7; Follow Live Updates WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Previous articleHero MotorCorp extends corporate partnership with Tiger WoodsNext articleSports Sponsorship: Indian beer brand BIRA 91 inks global deal with ICC Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket Tax default threatens existence of Buddh International Circuit Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – November 28, 2018 TAGSBuddh Circuit Tax defaultBuddh International CircuitF1 Track Buddh International CircuitFormula 1 track in indiaJaypee Group Tax default SHARE Football The Buddh International Circuit is faced with a threat to its existence. A tax default may lead to Jaypee Group losing their right on the property.The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has advised the Jaypee Group, facing insolvency proceedings, to clear the tax dues of ₹ 108 crore by December 31. 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Cricket Business: Zimbabwe Cricket annuls domestic season due to Covid19

first_img WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?UndoThe premier domestic competitions – which were underway before the government suspended all sporting activities as part of nationwide restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel virus that is ravaging the world – were originally supposed to be completed by the end of April. Cricket in Zimbabwe has been suspended since March 18 and the country has been on lockdown since March 30. The stay-at-home order was due to end on May 3, but has been extended for a further two weeks.At the time that cricket was stopped, Eagles were on top of the first-class points table, five ahead of Mountaineers, while Tuskers were leading the 50-over tournament, with Mountaineers in second place. Each team was due to play eight first-class matches and eight List A matches and at the time of the suspension, the teams had not played the same number of matches. In the first-class competition, Eagles, Tuskers and Rangers had each played six matches while Mountaineers and Rhinos had played five. In the List A tournament, Rhinos had played four matches and the rest five. As a result, ZC deemed it unfair to declare a winner.ZC director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza said: “We were looking forward to the conclusion of our season, but seeing what is happening in our country and elsewhere across the world, we realised it was not realistic for us to expect our competitions to resume anytime soon.“ZC therefore decided to void the 2019/20 season with immediate effect and we will not declare a winner or award any of the trophies as teams had not played an equal number of games when the season was curtailed.” WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Bad lights stop play, India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Business: Zimbabwe Cricket annuls domestic season due to Covid19 By Kunal Dhyani – May 5, 2020 Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Previous articleFootball Business : Broadcasters refuse to pay, French Ligue raises $246Mn loanNext articleUday Shankar : Advertising today is barely 20% of the normal levels Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Latest Sports News BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check TAGSCricket BusinessCricket NewsWorld CricketZimbabwe CricketZimbabwe Cricket matches SHARE Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has decided to annul the 2019/20 domestic season due to the coronavirus pandemic.This means the first-class competition, the Logan Cup, and the List A contest, the Pro50 Championship, have been voided, with no winners being declared. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports NewsSport YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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