Opinion: CEO silence is hurting the industry

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The industry may be hoping to bask in some public praise following the news that UK operators are to voluntarily implement a ban on gambling advertising around live sports. Instead, it should be forced to ask more searching questions of itself.The FOBT debacle showed a sector out of touch with public and political opinion, and we’ve all agreed that it’s something the industry must learn from going forward. Instead, once again, it has completely lost control of the narrative.The main body representing the igaming sector, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), decided to issue a denial of a BBC report that the decision had been taken to implement such a ban.Yes, there were clear reasons for doing so. Operators had to formalise the agreement, and the sector’s other main trade bodies needed to give it their blessing. But by denying the reports, the RGA seems to have attempted to stuff the genie back in the bottle.What should have been an example of the industry taking control of its own destiny has now been fumbled. Unless the final plans are much more comprehensive, operators have simply given their critics the opportunity to prepare their rebuttals ahead of the final confirmation.Already some have criticised the sector for not scrapping all sponsorship and in-stadium advertising deals. Others have pointed out that with online marketing spend dwarfing investment in TV advertising, operators are doing little to curb their enthusiasm for ads.There are deeper problems. As recently as 2014, there were personalities that ensured gambling had a human face. With Ralph Topping’s retirement that year, such figures have since been conspicuous by their absence.Breon Corcoran’s breaking rank with an attack on FOBTs shortly before leaving Paddy Power Betfair last year was widely dismissed as an act of commercialism that reflected Paddy’s lack of exposure to retail. But looking back, if more CEOs had gotten behind his letter to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recommending a stake cut to £10, who knows, perhaps the cut to £2 could have been avoided. In any case, Corcoran never really took on the mantle of being the big man in the industry in the way that Topping did and it’s telling that his big stand came just as he was leaving. As the current generation of CEOs have been too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet, gambling companies have become faceless entities that suck money out of players’ pockets in the public’s mind.People can project their own thoughts and beliefs onto silent figures – this can be seen in the treatment of Denise Coates, who is ultimately being unfairly vilified by the media for being very, very, very good at her job. On the other hand, Coates doesn’t help her cause by being so reticent to give interviews.The situation will continue as long as no one is willing to speak out on the industry’s behalf. By running scared of public proclamations, operators are inviting more scrutiny and more criticism. Speaking out on the industry’s behalf forces others to follow.If one CEO declares that the industry needs a ban on advertising around sporting broadcasts, others will be forced to either agree or explain in detail why not. This offers insights into how a sector works, and how its leading lights see their key roles.For example, a reduction in gambling ad spend around sports may force Sky to increase the cost of its sports packages, as advertising revenue helps recoup some the billions spent on rights packages. Coming out and saying this would at least give some context to the impact that will flow through to consumers from the reduction in ads.Because the public doesn’t have any figure offering insights into the industry, it’s a nameless, faceless bloc. It’s much easier to hate an entity if it doesn’t have any relatable characteristics. This can bleed into a company’s brand — as WhichBingo’s Martin McGarry wrote earlier this year, William Hill’s lack of identity could have contributed to it being usurped by Sky Betting and Gaming as an acquistion target for The Stars Group. The fact that no executive has attempted to seize upon the opportunity presented by the ad ban to claim they are delighted it has been brought in is a symptom of this stage fright. Even when there is something worth planting a flag in, the leadership shies away. It’s a missed opportunity to have their company associated with one of the biggest changes ever brought about by UK operators.It also means the move doesn’t seem as immediate – no more gambling ads around live sport is much less exciting than ‘No more in-play with Ray’ ads – and is easier to dismiss.
Ultimately, in an industry with a digital future, there is still a pressing need for a personal touch. Until we get that, the sector will always be playing catch-up. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The lack of executives willing to speak out on the industry’s behalf is harming the UK gambling sector 6th December 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Opinion: CEO silence is hurting the industry Topics: Strategy Strategylast_img read more

Svenska Spel poaches NetEnt’s Romboli to lead Tur division

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Svenska Spel poaches NetEnt’s Romboli to lead Tur division Email Address 28th May 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Former Swedish gambling monopoly Svenska Spel  Svenska Spel has appointed NetEnt’s Anna Romboli as manager for its draw-based games division.Romboli will officially join the operator on August 12 and assume responsibility for number games and lottery tickets business unit, Tur. The Tur business includes a number of leading Swedish brands such as Lotto, Triss and Keno.Romboli joins Svenska Spel from NetEnt, where she has been serving as chief communications officer for the past five years. She also oversaw the launch of the supplier’s affiliate portal.Prior to this, Romboli spent over six-and-a-half years as vice president of brand and communications at Swedish design consultancy Veryday. Romboli also had a two-year spell as account director and brand strategist at communications and marketing agency Edelman.In addition, Romboli has been a member of the board at Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) since April 2017.“I hope to contribute to the development of customer-centric products and services, and which are attractive and competitive in the newly regulated market,” Romboli said.“Being a part of Svenska Spel that leads the development in terms of gaming responsibility and actively contributes to the development of the industry is also something I look very much forward to.”Patrik Hofbauer, president and CEO of Svenska Spel, added: “Anna’s solid expertise in branding issues will be valuable for managing and developing our popular brand names within number games and lotteries.“I would also like to emphasise Anna’s experience of driving innovation and building digital business in the gaming industry. The fact that she also comes from the industry and has insight into the new re-regulated market is a great advantage for driving and developing the business.”The move comes after Svenska Spel last week also appointed Carolina Swaffer to the new role of head of agents, customer service and partner services. Swaffer will assume responsibility for Svenska Spel’s work with more than 6,500 agents and partners in Sweden, as well as over 2.1m customers. Former Swedish gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has appointed NetEnt’s Anna Romboli as business area manager for its Tur division. Romboli will join the operator on August 12. People Topics: People Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Into the next phase

first_imgCasino & games Topics: Casino & games 15th October 2019 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Building great games is no longer enough to succeed in online casino. Suppliers must build around the games, to provide a range of engagement and retention mechanics that boost wallet share. SG Digital’s chief creative officer Tom Wood discusses how the role of a studio has evolved from a supplier to a long-term partner Building great games is no longer enough to succeed in online casino. Suppliers must build around the games, to provide a range of engagement and retention mechanics that boost wallet share. SG Digital’s chief creative officer Tom Wood discusses how the role of a studio has evolved from a supplier to a long-term partnerWhile every games studio lives in hope of their next title becoming the next Starburst or Rainbow Riches, this becomes increasingly unlikely in a sector where hundreds of new titles are released each month.Instead, studios have effectively been forced to adapt to this new competitive reality by building out a range of ancillary features.The likes of tournament functionality, to allow players to compete against one another, and jackpots, where they can win randomly assigned prizes while playing, are increasingly common.SG Digital chief creative officer Tom Wood, an industry veteran whose career has taken in the likes of Betsson, Nordic Gaming Group and Williams Interactive before its acquisition by Scientific Games, points out that today, great content isn’t enough.“Acquiring and maintaining a player base is a challenge for all operators, even when their portfolio includes the very best content available,” Wood says.In his eyes, there is little to differentiate most igaming sites from one another. While operators can look to tweak the look and feel of the site, and even certain products, with the majority of content developed by third parties, it’s down to these studios to provide something different.The operator is still responsible for marketing the games to consumers, but today it’s the studios’ job to engage and retain these consumers.Previously this centred around eye-catching graphics and painstaking work on sound design. Now the studio has become a marketing solutions provider as much as a supplier of content.Creating connections The rewards are clear, Wood says: “When players feel connected to a casino, they choose to return to that specific site, where they feel engaged, making it less likely to move to a competing casino,” he explains. “In the end this increases player lifetime loyalty for that operator.”While senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney (read recent interview here) is the man who ensures SG Digital can offer engagement features such as tournaments and jackpots across in-house and external titles, Wood is the man who oversees their creation.It’s under his watch that the supplier has launched its Mega Drop jackpot system, a must-win, multi-level jackpot accessible to players across all stake levels.These are not time-sensitive, meaning players have a choice of which to go for. It’s live for a few titles, with the aim to offer it across eight games by the end of 2019.Next up will be Jackpot Wars, which is to go live around ICE London in February next year. Wood believes the feature could be a “game changer” for the industry, by targeting player retention and monetisation, arguing that it could attract a whole new audience to online casino.This will be followed by a new syndicates feature, where players can band together to win jackpots, adding a collaborative edge to gameplay. It’s scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2020.Wood argues that these features go beyond simply keeping a player spinning the reels and spending. Instead, he says, these new elements require a shift in how an operator engages with players, that go beyond game mechanics. Traditionally supplier relationships, for content at least, centred around an operator taking delivery of a studio’s titles, with the gross win or profits split between the two. Today, however, Wood believes there is a more symbiotic relationship between the two.Yet considering this, not to mention Scientific Games’ efforts to build up its business through acquisitions in order to create the OpenGaming ecosystem, it has recently struck a licensing deal for Big Time Gaming’s (BTG) Megaways mechanic.Megaways is a random reel modifier which allows any spin produce a different number of symbols across the reels, creating a huge number of possible game scenarios, and virtually endless payline combinations to enhance the player experience. It’s certainly the biggest hit in online casino for years, and arguably the first blockbuster in-game mechanic. GVC’s Ladbrokes brand has even launched a dedicated tab on its site for Megaways games, something almost unheard at a time when exclusive tabs appeared to be a thing of the past.Opening up the game For a company that has been so acquisitive in recent years, why not just go out and buy it?Wood argues that the agreement illustrates the OpenGaming ethos. It was facilitated through Scientific Games’ M&A activity, namely its acquisition of NYX Gaming Group. This gave it access to the Open Gaming System (OGS), which in turn provided the technology to strike the partnership with BTG.“Our current OpenGaming proposition is built on the ethos of providing a one-stop-shop solution that helps operators deliver breakthrough entertainment for their players through a single, seamless integration,” he says.“In order for us to supply and grow a truly open network, we need to continue to foster close partnerships with other key industry players, and sometimes that means doing deals around the brands that we work with.”This isn’t a shift in approach, he says: “[It’s] more like the next level in a natural and intentional expansion and progression for our game and platform development.”However, he refuses to rule out future deals: “The studios and teams that we currently have in place are producing some of the best casino content in the industry. We will never shut our door, but we’re certainly content with where we are today and will continue to focus on and invest in our existing assets.”An internal focus could be seen as much of a protective measure as a commitment to organic growth, as Wood admits that today’s feature-rich titles could ultimately come at a cost to the wider B2B casino industry.“I can foresee a knock-on-effect of return to player (RTP),” Wood says. “For example, if you have casino games in the high RTP percentage range and add gamification features, margins will shrink.This in turn could lead to broader changes in the games development space, he continues. Operators will look to reduce RTP, bringing it closer to land-based payout rates.Wood warns that this would eventually put more pressure on developers to deliver multiple math models for single titles, to account for different playing styles in different markets.No bad ideas And as much as tournaments and jackpots may have captured the industry’s imagination, they are no use without new titles to build them into. For SG Digital’s studios, this is done through an internal pitch process, which allows staff to suggest new games and concepts.“There are no bad ideas,” Wood says. “You never know where that next big idea will come from.”Each concept must work its way through an approval process, and if successful, is added to its product roadmap. Studios and teams are incentivised with rewards when their ideas make this journey, more so if they are successful upon launch.“This stimulates further development of new concepts, fosters greater collaboration amongst our studios and reinforces our belief that innovation is the responsibility of everyone in the company,” he says.He denies his team are restricted by market or player requirements, arguing “there really are no limits to reinventing the wheel.”He explains: “You just have to be willing to dip your toes into that innovative pool first, in order to find out if you can swim,” Wood continues. “In the worst case, you learn from any mistakes and are able to design even better innovations in the future as a result.”After all, while it may be harder, Wood – just like many others in the content development space – remains hopeful of creating the next Rainbow Riches or Starburst.“It is every game studio’s dream to produce that smash hit,” he says. “Our studios are no different. If you look at releases such as Bonanza or the overall Megaways brand – it proves that smash-hits unquestionably still exist, and we will continue to push for that level of success.”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Into the next phase Email Addresslast_img read more

Regulatory headwinds hit Gambling.com Group in 2019

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling.com Group saw a tightening of adjusted earnings during 2019 as it contended with declining takings in the UK and Sweden and changes to Google’s search algorithms.In its financial report for the year to 31 December 2019, the gambling-focused marketing specialist saw total revenue grow by 6% year-on-year to €17.3m.The UK and Swedish markets declined by 12% in 2019, compared to 2018. In contrast, the group’s other markets grew by 112% year on year and represented over €5m in revenue for 2019.The final quarter of the year saw a 30% year-on-year decline in revenue to €3.4m, which the group said was due to an exceptionally strong performance in the comparative period, regulatory changes in the UK and Swedish markets, leading to low sports margins, and changes to Google search algorithms which negatively affected search performance.While not giving specific figures, Gambling.com Group said the US market grew at the fastest rate of any of its markets during the fourth quarter. It is currently authorised to do business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Indiana.Gambling.com Group reported an operating profit of €2.4m, which was down 46.5% year-on-year.  Adjusted EBITDA (excluding non-recurring costs) for the full year totalled €3.6m, a decrease of 39.1% compared to the previous year resulting in an adjusted EBITDA margin of 21%.Total operating expenses for 2019 amounted to €14.9m, up 25.3%. The group significantly scaled its operational resources at the beginning of 2019 as it invested in product and software development and content creation with a heavy focus on products for the regulated US markets, but also further market expansion outside the UK and US markets, and particularly within the sports vertical.“This has put downward pressure on adjusted EBITDA margins in the short term,” it said.It added that it has slowed down the pace of hiring to consolidate the enlarged organisation focusing on optimising management processes and workflows, and the completion of some major technology projects. However, personnel costs of €7.4m were up 94.7% compared to the prior period.Taking into account interest, taxation and finance, Gambling,com reported a total comprehensive loss of €580,000 in 2019, compared to a profit of €5.4m in 2018.Charles Gillespie, Gambling.com Group’s chief executive, said the group has taken steps to adapt after changes to the Google core algorithm in September 2019 negatively affected search traffic throughout the fourth quarter. He said search traffic has now begun to recover, however.He added: “2019 was a year of investments in our foundations, in particular the technology stack to deliver our websites. While these investments are critical to our long-term growth prospects, the short-term impact has been a diversion of resources away from everyday improvements of the group’s websites. The largest of these projects, a new Groupwide Content Management System, will go live at the end of February.“With our new tools in place and more resources working on our consumer facing products, we are confident we will be able to return our search performance to best in class across the markets where we operate.” Topics: Finance Finance Gambling.com Group saw a tightening of adjusted earnings during 2019 as it contended with declining takings in the UK and Sweden and changes to Google’s search algorithms. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Tags: Mobile Email Address Regulatory headwinds hit Gambling.com Group in 2019 28th February 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

APPG calls for £50 daily gambling limit in Covid-19 pandemic

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Topics: Casino & games People 23rd March 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called on the British gambling industry to impose a £50 daily spending limit for customers during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.In a letter to trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the APPG called on operators to “do their bit” by taking urgent measures to protect the nation’s financial and mental health.“As our daily life becomes increasingly restricted and bars, pubs and entertainment venues close, many millions of people will now be at home with time on their hands,” the group wrote. “Many will turn to the mini casino on their mobile phone for entertainment. Some of these will never have considered online gambling before; others will have spent years trying to avoid it.”The APPG said it was deeply concerned that more and more people would turn to online gambling as a distraction as the crisis deepens.“If the industry were to self-impose a daily limit of £50 for every individual who becomes active on gambling sites, it would be clear demonstration that the industry is willing to act responsibly and do what they can to protect society and peoples’ finances, at this dreadful time,” it said.The APPG acknowledged that many gamblers would have multiple accounts with different operators, that not all players will have a problem, and that many would be able to afford to gamble more than £50 a day.“But in the spirit of working together and preventing harm, we urge you to; introduce this £50 a day maximum spend; to suspend the facility for individuals to open extra accounts when they are known to already have an account; and to increase interventions to protect gamblers.“We urge the industry to do the right thing and take immediate steps to protect the financial and mental wellbeing of our society in these unprecedented and deeply uncertain times.”The APPG has emerged as a major advocate for a regulatory overhaul of the gambling industry in the past year, with its calls for a £2 online slot stake cap leading to significant falls in operator stock prices. It is also pushing for a revamp of the GB Gambling Commission, arguing that the regulator is not fit for purpose.The body’s chair Carolyn Harris MP was interviewed by iGB earlier this month, in which she set out the case for change. The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called on the British gambling industry to impose a £50 daily spending limit for customers during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter APPG calls for £50 daily gambling limit in Covid-19 pandemiclast_img read more

Swedish gambling revenue falls despite online growth

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Swedish gambling revenue falls despite online growth Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Sweden’s liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency. 26th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Sweden’s liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn (£496.7m/€559.0m/$613.3m) in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.The revenue figure was the lowest for any quarter since the Swedish re-regulated market opened on 1 January 2019. Online revenue grew but revenue in land-based sectors or those relying on retail sales fell substantially due to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The vast majority of revenue came from online betting and gaming, with the channel’s contribution growing 5.2% year-on-year to SEK3.66bn.Revenue from national lotteries, comprising those operated by Svenska Spel’s Tur division, and gaming machine halls, under Svenska Spel’s Vegas brand, fell 20.6% to SEK1.13bn.Land-based casinos, operated by Svenska Spel under the Casino Cosmopol brand, generated revenue of SEK196m, down 16.2%.Non-profit lotteries made revenue of SEK817m during the quarter, down 2.5%, while non-profit bingo hall revenue fell 10.3% to SEK817m. A further SEK52m came from restaurant casinos, up 8.3%.The regulator added that while it can’t provide exact figures on how much revenue unlicensed operators make from the Swedish market, H2 Gambling Capital estimates this figure to be around SEK606m-SEK715m for the quarter.At the end of the three month period on 31 March, just over 50,500 people in Sweden had taken advantage of self-exclusion tool Spelpaus.se, up 5% compared to the end of 2019. At the beginning of May 2020, the number had increased to just over 51,700.Yesterday Sweden’s Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi put forward an amended set of temporary restrictions on gambling in which he aims to make horse and sports betting exempt from an SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit.The exemption drew criticism from operator association Branscheförenigen för Onlinespel (BOS), which said the revised controls would benefit operators in which the government held a stake – such as former horse racing monopoly ATG – over private businesses.last_img read more

Luckbox launches new affiliate programme with Income Access

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tara Wilson, chief operating officer at Income Access, added: “We’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Luckbox affiliate programme and are excited to see our platform and full suite of services drive the brand’s growth.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The launch of Luckbox’s affiliate programme comes after the operator recently integrated Paysafe’s Skrill and Neteller payment solutions to its platform. Esports betting operator Luckbox has launched its new affiliate programme with Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing technology and services provider. Luckbox launches new affiliate programme with Income Access Luckbox will also use the Income Access Network, providing access to advertising partners and content marketing support. The operator has been providing traditional sports betting alongside its esports offering since February, after adding a range of live sports through a partnership with B2B supplier EveryMatrix. Regions: Canada Topics: Esports Marketing & affiliates esports betting Affiliates Sportsbook Esports 22nd March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Alongside its core product offering, the operator said that affiliates will promote a variety of player promotions, including event-specific free bets, combo bet cashback offers and other initiatives to attract new players and encourage customer loyalty. Earlier this month, Luckbox completed an upsized and oversubscribed private placement of special warrants, providing it with aggregate gross proceedings of around CAD$17.8m (£10.3m/€11.9m/$14.2m). Email Address “Affiliate marketing is a proven, cost-effective channel in the igaming industry and, as a leading name in the esports betting industry, we will work to ensure our affiliate programme is also the best in the business, both for our partners and our players.” “We are delighted to formally launch our affiliate programme and know that the Income Access platform will introduce Luckbox to thousands of players,” said Quentin Martin, chief executive of Luckbox. The affiliate programme launch will see Luckbox use the Income Access platform, offering reporting features which allow it to make data-based marketing decisions, the operator said. “By bringing together our comprehensive affiliate solution with Luckbox’s array of exciting products, we know this partnership is poised for long-term success.”last_img read more

SPORTEL AWARDS 2019: Prost named for lifetime achievement honour

first_imgLatest Sports NewsSportSport News SPORTEL AWARDS 2019: Prost named for lifetime achievement honour Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 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|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – October 15, 2019 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 Esports by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoThe Awards organisers SPORTEL Monaco have released the following names of the eminent Awards Jury:President: Yelena Isinbayeva, Pole Vault Double Olympic Champion and Champion for Peace, Peace and Sport (Russia)Cheick Cissé, Taekwondo Olympic Champion (Côte d’Ivoire)Georgie Garinois-Melenikiotou, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, The Estée Lauder Companies (Greece)Jacques Glénat, Founder & CEO, Glénat Editions (France)Britta Heidemann, Fencing Olympic Champion (Germany)H.E. Mrs Yvette Lambin-Berti, Secretary-General of The Monaco Olympic Committee (Monaco)Valérie Nicolas, Handball World Champion (France)After Didier Deschamps in 2018, Alain Prost will receive the SPORTEL Lifetime Achievement Award, the honour for an international personality for his sporting feats. Having worked for the biggest teams, Renault, McLaren, Ferrari, the champion Formula 1 racer from France is still very involved in the sport as non-executive director of the Renault F1 Team.A true sports legend, he has four Formula 1 World Championship titles (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993), and 51 victories in his prizes list. His track duels remain among the most exciting ones in motorsport historyThe laureates will step on the red carpet and be honoured on the stage of the Salle des Princes, in the presence of many sports personalities including:Clarisse Agbegnenou, Four times Judo World ChampionAlain Bernard, Swimming World Champion and Olympic ChampionMorgan Ciprès, Figure Skating European ChampionDidier Deschamps, Head Coach of France National Football TeamMika Hakkinen, World Formula 1 Champion, World Formula 1 ChampionMaiva Hamadouche, World Boxing ChampionNastia Liukin, Gymnastics Olympic ChampionPaula Radcliffe MBE, Marathon World Record HolderLydia Valentin, Olympic Weightlifter Championand so on…The unique event guarantees rich moments in sporting emotion as SPORTEL Monaco will be celebrating landmark 30th annual awards. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales begin second half in hope of equalizer; Follow Live Updates Sport News ATP Tour Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Sport News Sport News Cricket Four-time Formula 1 Champions driver Alain Prost has been named for the lifetime achievement honour at the SPORTEL Awards 2019. The event is slated for October 22, Tuesday, at the Grimaldi Forum.The SPORTEL Awards Ceremony will take place under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The evening will reward the most outstanding images and the best-illustrated sports book of the year Previous articlePakistan, Georgia wins gold on Day 1 in beach wrestling: ANOC World Beach Games 2019Next articleISL Season 6 LIVE: Star Sports releases regional campaign Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO SHARE Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Football Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title last_img read more

Darwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Live: All you need to know…

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Darwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Live: All you need to know Darwin Cricket League Live Full Schedule, Date, Indian Timing 18-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  BYETBD6.30 AM 08-Jun-20Semi-Final 2 MCG5.30 AM By Kunal Dhyani – June 4, 2020 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeICC WTC: Ramiz Raja says, ‘It made no sense not having India and Pakistan series’India’s playing XI for Eng in 1st Test: Gautam Gambhir picks India’s best XI for 1st Test, leaves out Sundar, Pandya & AgarwalFree Fire World Series: Get Gloo wall skin, Characters, Emotes for FreeThe tournament, featuring seven Darwin Premier Grade clubs and an Invitational XI comprising best players from the Northern Territory’s ‘Asia Cup’ competition, will be a testing ground for cricket in a COVID-19 environment.On March 13, Australia and New Zealand had played the last international cricket match possible before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a cricket shutdown across the globe.Check the Full ScheduleCDU Top End 2020 (T20 Series from 6th – 8th Jun 2020) 06-Jun-20MCG 2 Sth Districts vs Tracy Village5.30 AM 20-Jun-20Southern Districts  v  PINTFred’s Pass6.30 AM 27-Jun-20Palmerston  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Football 13-Jun-20Palmerston  v  DarwinCazalys Oval6.30 AM 06-Jun-20MCG 2 Tracy Village vs Darwin10.00 AM Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR 25-Jul-20Southern Districts  v  PalmerstonFred’s Pass6.30 AM RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 08-Jun-20CDU Top End T20 Final10.00 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 1 Palmerston vs Tracy Village10.00 AM 18-Jul-20Palmerston  v  Tracy VillageCazalys Oval6.30 AM 07-Jun-20Gardens Oval Waratah vs Invitational XI10.00 AM 25-Jul-20Darwin  v  Tracy VillageKahlin Oval6.30 AM 08-Jun-20Semi-Final 1 MCG5.30 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 2 Nightcliff vs Invitational XI5.30 AM Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look 11-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  PalmerstonNightcliff Oval6.30 AM 11-Jul-20Tracy Village  v  WaratahTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 18-Jul-20Waratah  v  Southern DistrictsGardens Oval6.30 AM 27-Jun-20Nightcliff  v  Southern DistrictsNightcliff Oval6.30 AM Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL 13-Jun-20Waratah  v  PINTGardens Oval6.30 AM Football 27-Jun-20Darwin  v  WaratahKahlin Oval6.30 AM 13-Jun-20Tracy Village  v  NightcliffTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 07-Jun-20Gardens Oval PINT vs Waratah5.30 AM 27-Jun-20PINT  v  Tracy VillageMarrara (MCG 1)6.30 AM Sport News SportSport News 04-Jul-20Palmerston  v  PINTCazalys Oval6.30 AM Football TAGSCDU Top End T20CDU Top End T20 LiveCOVID-19Darwin Cricket LeagueDarwin Cricket League 2020 LiveDarwin T20 Cricket LeagueDarwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Full ScheduleDarwin T20 Cricket League 2020 LiveT20 LeagueT20 LiveWatch LiveWatch Live T20 League SHAREcenter_img 13-Jun-20Southern Districts  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Darwin & District One-Day Season (13th Jun’20 – 19th Sep’20) 04-Jul-20Darwin  v  BYETBD6.30 AM 11-Jul-20Southern Districts  v  DarwinFred’s Pass6.30 AM 06-Jun-20MCG Waratah vs Nightcliff5.30 AM 06-Jun-20Cazalys Oval Palmerston vs Darwin5.30 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 2 PINT svs Nightcliff10.00 AM 20-Jun-20Waratah  v  PalmerstonGardens Oval6.30 AM Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Previous articleRobin Uthappa opens up on life and cricket: Had suicidal thoughts, depressionNext articleCricket : Pakistan’s investigative agency FIA ’summons’ Shoaib Akhtar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country 25-Jul-20PINT  v  Nightcliff Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race 07-Jun-20MCG 1 Sth Districts vs Darwin5.30 AM 04-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  WaratahNightcliff Oval6.30 AM DateMatchTime (in IST) DateMatchVenueTime (in IST) 18-Jul-20PINT  v  DarwinMarrara (MCG 1)6.30 AM Sport News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update 06-Jun-20MCG 1 PINT vs Invitational XI10.00 AM Facebook Twitter 06-Jun-20Cazalys Oval Sth Districts vs Palmerston10.00 AM Football Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Caster Semenya running against time for Olympic qualification, misses the 5000m cut Football 11-Jul-20PINT  v  BYETBD6.30 AM More than two months after a coronavirus-forced shutdown, Australia will witness resumption of competitive cricket along with fans in the stands when a T20 tournament starts this weekend at Darwin.The CDU Top End T20, a round-robin T20 carnival featuring 15 games across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend on June 6-8, will also see up to 500 spectators allowed at the grounds since Northern Territory has not registered any active COVID-19 case since May 21. Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive 04-Jul-20Tracy Village  v  Southern DistrictsTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 20-Jun-20Darwin  v  NightcliffKahlin Oval6.30 AM 20-Jun-20Tracy Village  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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IPL 2020 : Good news for CSK, Deepak Chahar tests negative,…

first_img– Post that he can bowl at the team nets and his fitness will be analyzed by the team management IPL 2020 : Good news for CSK, Deepak Chahar tests negative, chances to play first game brightens up – If Chahar can clean the fitness test of the team, CSK can draft him in the eleven for the first game against Mumbai Indians on 19th September. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Latest Sports News Chennai Super Kings team and their fans can breathe little easy. Team’s lead pace bowler Deepak Chahar has tested negative in the first mandatory Covid-19 test. Chahar will now be shifting back to the team hotel from the quarantine facility.  Facebook Twitter Cricket Fast Bowling Options for CSK for the first Match against Mumbai Indians “We are mindful of it that Josh and Curran will not be available for first game. But Bravo and party should make it for the first game. We have enough firepower and should manage”, says Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of CSK.  PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop TAGSChennai Super Kings pace attackCSK vs Mumbai Indians opening gameDeepak Chahar in IPL 2020IPL 2020IPL 2020 CSK Bowling line-UP prediction SHARE – According to the CSK CEO K.S. Viswanathan the pacemen still has to undergo a cardiovascular test. The said test will be conducted by the BCCI.  Football CSK’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport, “Deepak and Ruturaj are doing well. But to resume training they will have follow the BCCI protocol. They will be tested once more and tests come negative, they can join the squad”. IPL 2020 Prediction : CSK’S bowling line-up for the first game of IPL 2020 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Latham departs; NZ 70/1 (34.2 ovs)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2020 WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Maternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBrake For ItThis NASCAR Wife Turns Heads Everywhere She GoesBrake For It|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates Along with Chahar, questions are also being raised on Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran’s availability for the CSK’s opening game. It is unlikely that both the pace bowlers can make it on time for the first game of IPL 2020 for CSK.  WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket The pace bowling department surely looks little depleted for CSK but the team is still confident that they have enough resource at their disposal. Only game against strong Mumbai Indians will tell if CSK’S depleted pace resources can stand the onslaught of Mumbai batsman.  Previous articleIPL 2020: Suresh Raina posts workout picture, is he hinting CSK comeback?Next articlePCB plans tour of New Zealand in November Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndo– Other than Cardiovascular test, Chahar will also have to give one more Covid-19 test and if it comes negative, he will be allowed to join the team nets. – The entire process will take another 3-4 days Football Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video – Dwayne Bravo– Shane Watson – Hardly bowl now a days– Lungi Ngidi– Shardul Thakur– KM Asif– Monu Kumar– Deepak Chahar – Availability Depending on Cardiovascular & Covid19 test results Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Italy starting to find their rhythm as Wales absorb pressure; Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore last_img read more