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Indra Nooyi joins ICC Board as Independent Director

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the ICC Board as the organization’s first independent female director. Mrs. Nooyi will join the Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC Independent Chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment at today’s meeting.

The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June 2017 as part of wide ranging constitutional change aimed at improving the global governance of the sport.

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MetLife MatchUp swings into year two with US$1 million for charity

Nerves of steel, a shrewd strategy, and a hunger to win. That’s what viewers can expect to see from the players navigating difficult shots on the PGA TOUR this year. Aces and albatrosses aside, only the most complicated yet impressive shots will be selected for this year’s season-long MetLife MatchUp, a weekly competition between the two players who most successfully navigate tough situations on the course, in order to earn the chance to win a million dollars for charity.

Bubba Watson, winner of the inaugural 2017 MetLife MatchUp, tapped his robust social media clout to encourage his fans to vote for him after promising to donate the prize money to charity.

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport partners with Tommy Hilfiger

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today a multi-year strategic partnership with Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., from the 2018 season onwards. TOMMY HILFIGER will become the Official Apparel Partner of the team, building on the sport sponsorship heritage that Tommy Hilfiger has embraced since first founding his brand, and underscoring his vision to continuously elevate and expand the brand in key markets to the next generation of TOMMY HILFIGER consumers.

The new partnership will see TOMMY HILFIGER providing Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport's race and travel wear, as well as factory, office and hospitality clothing. The distinctive TOMMY HILFIGER logo will debut on the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ car at the team's launch event at Silverstone, UK later this month, as well as featuring on garage and trackside assets.

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Springbok Sevens edge ahead in World Series

The Springbok Sevens team strengthened their lead in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on Sunday with yet another top two finish at the HSBC NZ Sevens.

The Blitzboks were beaten by Fiji in the final, but they now lead the World Series after four tournaments and are eight points clear of New Zealand in second place and fifteen ahead of Fiji in third.

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Aussie Men qualify for Cup Quarter-Final in Hamilton

The Australian Men's Sevens side have set-up a Cup quarter-final clash with Kenya after coming second in Pool A at the HSBC Hamilton Sevens.

Australia had three new squad members from the side that won in Sydney last weekend and started the day with a tough 21-5 win over Spain.

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