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Newcastle and West Ham officials under Tax scanner

Several officials, including Newcastle club's Managing Director. were arrested on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud in English football launched by the UK's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The wide-ranging raids, in which 180 agents were deployed, included searches in France and the United Kingdom, mainly in the north-east and south-east of England.


Himanta Sarma elected President of Badminton Association of India

Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held on Sunday.

"Humbled at being elected as President of Badminton Association of India @BAI_Media. My sincere thanks to all. Shall do the best I can," Sarma wrote in his twitter handle.


Netball Australia confirms appointment of Directors

Netball Australia confirms the appointment of Cheryl McCormack, Marcia Ella-Duncan, and Susan Comerford to the Board of Directors, following a vote at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Cheryl McCormack and Marcia Ella-Duncan will commence three-year terms, with Susan Comerford appointed for a one-year term, filling a Casual Vacancy after the removal of Anne-Marie Corboy from the Board.


3.1 billion impressions achieved during India's test cricket season

The Indian cricket team's recently concluded home season of 13 Tests recorded one of the highest television viewership, the official broadcasters claimed on Wednesday.

According to official broadcasters Star Sports, the 13 Tests - which comprised home series against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia - recorded a total of 3.1 billion gross impressions. Of this, the four-match India-Australia Test series was the highest rated series with more than 174 million viewers. The four-match Test series delivered a total of 1.1 billion gross impressions with the third Test match alone recording 383 million. 


India-Australia announce Sports Partnership

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that Victoria University and University of Canberra will assist India to establish a 'National Sports University' on the lines of the Australian Institute of Sport.

The assurance by Turnbull came at the launch of the India-Australia Sport Partnership (IASP) jointly with Indian Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel in the presence of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar.


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