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Australian Open Officials hit new heights in hi-tech umpire chairs

A new state-of-the-art umpires chair will be unveiled at Australian Open 2018.

The hi-tech chair, to be featured on Rod Laver Arena, MCA and Hisense Arena, has been fully automated, with officials rising up to the occasion at the touch of a button.


Australian Open to organize Tennis Data Hackathon

A world first Tennis Hackathon will start tomorrow in a bid to help tackle the sport’s big data issues.

Tennis Australia’s Game Insight Group (GIG) will launch the biggest single release of tracking data in the sport’s history as part of the event. Talented scientists and machine learners from around the world will go head-to-head to find a way to automate the call of forced and unforced errors in professional tennis.


CSA remains in healthy financial position

Cricket South Africa president, Chris Nenzani, expressed confidence in the organization’s financial health following a Special Board of Directors meeting held in Johannesburg yesterday. This follows the postponement of the T20 Global League in October. The Board considered various reports around the postponement of the T20GL.

“A complete reconciliation of the total expenditure incurred on the T20GL has been concluded and we can now confirm that all monies have been adequately accounted for and that we have found no irregularities or financial mismanagement,” commented Nenzani. 


Cricket celebrates ground-breaking year for women and girls

Australian Cricket is celebrating a ground-breaking 12 months, with the game reaching new heights both on and off the field and continuing to take major strides toward becoming the leading sport for women and girls.

2017 proved that women’s sport is in high demand in Australia, with more people attending elite women’s cricket than ever before. The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series marked the first time Cricket Australia had ticketed women’s international matches, with a record 29,158 fans attending the matches across Australia.


New teams, big names and defending champions confirmed for WSB Season VIII

On the first weekend of February 2018, the bell will ring in a new season of World Series of Boxing, AIBA’s unique global team boxing competition that continues to evolve and entertain all around the world as it enters Season VIII. The format will follow the successful three-group, regional regular season and global play-offs, with the Croatian Knights franchise joining for the first time to battle it out for qualification from Group Europe, while Group Asia welcomes a team from India for the first time. Just as it was last year, all of the action can be enjoyed by boxing fans both via local broadcasters and live streaming on WSB social media channels.

“In terms of the quality and excitement of boxing on show, entertainment and production levels and our global audience reach, WSB Season VII set new standards for our sport. In Season VIII, we can now go even further, with India’s vast and growing appetite for boxing adding a new dimension to the 2018 competition and the Croatian Knights bringing with them all of that great nation’s boxing history,” said AIBA Interim President Franco Falcinelli.


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