Brass Aluminum and Cast Iron Foundry [BACIF], one of the sponsors of the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] year-end tournament, on Friday officially presented the federation with the Super 16 championship trophy. Managing Director of BACIF, Peter Pompey, presented the accolade, which was designed by the West Ruimveldt entity, to GFF President Wayne Forde during a simple presentation ceremony.Pompey, during brief remarks, said:“It signifies what Guyana can do as a country and what we can do collectively. I trust that as the trophy is handed over and makes its journey around the football arena, it would be appreciated as a trophy of value to this sport.”According to Pompey football has a positive influence on the community. “Because football has a positive influence and can develop our communities in a positive way, so BACIF’s association with this project, we’re extremely delighted and happy to be a part of it and I want to thank Mr. Forde and his team for demonstrating the faith in BACIF to provide something that will truly represent not only our country and BACIF but also the GFF’s image.”Forde, in response said: “GFF has shared with FIFA, CONCACAF and our colleagues within the CFU region the design of the trophy, the concept of the trophy and it has drawn a lot of attention and excitement. We will be sharing the images of the final product with our governing bodies and hopes that it inspires similar initiatives across the football community.”He added, “Football has the power to bring people together; it allows our young men and women to put their energies and invest their time in a valuable way, in a manner that returns to them a measure of success over the course of their most productive years. We are pleased to collaborate with BACIF on this project and we’re very happy with the product that we have received here today. I want to take this opportunity to call on other corporate stakeholders to come on board and support the GFF in its work and its undertaking to develop the game here and help us build his product, the GFF Super 16 Cup over the next couple of years into a valuable, highly exciting and very competitive tournament that we can all put on our calendar of activities on a yearly basis.” The GFF Super 16 Cup is set to kick off on Sunday December 15 at the Police Sports Club.
The NFL and the players union are discussing various alternative plans regarding the salary cap to limit the impact of expected revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, NFL Network reported yesterday. With the expectation of limited numbers or no fans in attendance at games this season — along with the specter of potential canceled games — the league’s revenue is expected to decline, perhaps significantly. The 2021 salary cap is based off of revenue this season, making for a potentially large decline in cap space.Per NFL Network, the league and NFLPA know they must negotiate an alternative to avoid a sharp drop in cap space. Negotiations have not yet begun, and no deadline is being set before the start of the regular season. There is a hope of reaching an agreement before training camps open in late July, per the report.The focus is currently on calculating potential losses to help guide priorities. Among the possibilities being considered are borrowing from expected future television deals, which many have forecasted will cause a cap spike in 2022. Per the report, neither players nor teams want a drop in the cap and then a sharp spike a year or two later, as it would make long-term finances and extensions for players difficult to plan.Another option would be for the union to agree to giving back some money this year, which would likely come via trimming base salaries. The report added it’s unclear how much of a cut the league would seek, or what structure players would accept.Both the league and NFLPA declined comment on NFL Network’s report. However, NFL Network reported sources informed of the union’s thinking said the organization “would be amenable to negotiating with the league to smooth out the salary cap as much as possible.” Base salaries are paid weekly during the season. Most other forms of payment to players — signing, roster and workout bonuses — have already been paid.The league has continued to plan for the season to start as scheduled on Sept. 10, though it is planning for alternatives. Some states have said they will permit fans at sporting events with significantly reduced capacity limits.The cap is set at $198.2 million for 2020. —Field Level Media
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has joined a number of international sport stakeholders calling for equality and justice following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States of America. “Cricket West Indies (CWI) stands together with the millions around the world in the battle against racism and the fight for equality and justice. We were all horrified as we witnessed the treatment and consequent death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, this led to major protests around the world,” CWI via a release remarked.It added: “We join our cricketers, other cricket stakeholders, all sportsmen, sportswomen and sports administrators, in speaking out against all forms of racism and inequality.On Tuesday former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy called on the International Cricket Council to speak out against social injustice. “@ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind…” Sammy said in a series of emotional tweets.“now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u,” the St Lucia all-rounder, who led West Indies to Twenty20 World Cup titles in 2012 and 2016, said.The CWI release stated that the organization was standing alongside those seeking justice over Floyd’s death. “We stand alongside all who are peacefully protesting and championing the cause. The people of the West Indies have fought many battles of our own, on and off the field. We have been blessed to witness the prowess, determination and leadership of our cricketing heroes who united the Caribbean and brought great success and pride to our people,” the CWI release stated.CWI’s statement is in concert with FIFA, The National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association among others who have all voiced their concerns over Floyd’s unfortunate death and racial injustice which has ignited protests across the U.S.The regional cricket body further pointed out that “sports has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire and unite people in a way that little else can.” It also implored sporting icons and role models to lead the way in peacefully protesting and standing against the scourge of racism and injustice.Thousands of persons in the U.S and around have expressed their anger via demonstrated and on social media following the death of African-American in police custody and the continued trend of social injustice.Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Lebron James, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and a number of high profile soccer players have all called for an end to social injustice.
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel believes the West Indies should play to their strength and replicate the plans which brought them overwhelming success against England last year. The 32-year-old played a major part in that win as the home side toppled their opponents 2-1 to capture the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade. Now, fast forward to 2020 and the West Indies are in England to face the home side in three Test matches. “I don’t think the plans should change too much from what we did in the Caribbean. We used pace and that worked. What we did was successful. I don’t think we should fix anything that is not broken,” Gabriel said.He was speaking to members of the media via Zoom link on Thursday afternoon.A veteran of 45 Tests since his debut at Lords in 2012, Gabriel is among the reserves for this tour, but is confident he can regain full fitness following ankle surgery. He has been outstanding in the last three years and in presently in the Top 20 of the ICC Test Match Bowling rankings. His career-best match figures of 13-121 – third best in West Indies history – came against Sri Lanka in Saint Lucia two years ago. West Indies will have two inter-squad warm-up matches in Manchester before they travel to Southampton. All 25 players on tour will participate. The three-day match will be played from June 23 to 25 and the four-day match from June 29 to July 2.“After being away from the game so long, almost six or seven months, you’re kind of hungry to get back on the field. I’m looking forward to the warm-up games and then we will take it from there. I’ve played a few Test matches before, so I know how to prepare,” Gabriel said. “The last time I played (for West Indies) was the India series (last September) in Jamaica. I want to play I want to be ready to play against England. I’m fully motivated. If you’re playing for your country and you’re not motivated, you really should be on the field. This is not about half-hearted. You have to be all in.”“It’s a good experience,” he said. “There are a lot of young fast bowlers coming through which is exciting for West Indies cricket. So rather than just get myself prepared, I’m trying to lend any knowledge and experience onto them that they can take into their game. The ankle is good at the moment, no pain, no aches. I’m about 85-90 percent fit, but in terms of bowling fitness and match readiness, I still have some more work to do to hit my rhythm, but there are still three weeks and two warm-up games before the first Test match.” The West Indies squad will live, train and play in a “bio-secure” environment during the seven weeks of the tour, as part of the comprehensive medical and operations plans to ensure player and staff safety. The bio-secure protocols will restrict movement in and out of the venues, so the selection panel has also named a list of reserve players who will travel to train and help prepare the Test squad and ensure replacements are available in case of any injury.Wisden Trophy Test ScheduleJuly 8-12: 1st Test at Ageas Bowl, Southampton July 16-20: 2nd Test at Emirates Old Trafford, ManchesterJuly 24-28: 3rd Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Struggling Espanyol said yesterday they have sacked coach Abelardo Fernandez, the third manager they have dispensed with this season, as they fight to extend their 26-year stay in La Liga. Fernandez was appointed in December after David Gallego and Pablo Machin were each dismissed, but despite a positive start since play resumed following a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday’s 1-0 defeat at Real Betis proved the last straw.“Espanyol announce that Abelardo Fernandez has been relieved of his duties as first team coach,” the Barcelona club said in a statement.“This decision has been taken due to the team’s recent performances and with the clear aim of keeping the club in the top flight.” The club added in a later statement that sporting director Francisco Rufete would take charge of the team for the remainder of the season. His first game is a daunting home fixture today against La Liga leaders Real Madrid. In 13 matches in charge, Fernandez earned three victories and five draws as well as five defeats. He leaves Espanyol bottom of the table on 24 points, eight from escaping the relegation zone with seven matches remaining.
Colossus Bets backs Central Park sweepstakes March 20, 2020 SIS pens new partnership with Colossus Bets October 8, 2019 Share Submit Related Articles The drive for live betting continues apace from the consumer, with innovations such as cash out now standard across most of the leading bookmakers. What will be the next development to engage the customer base?Register for Betting on Football to find out! We have Bernard Marantelli, CEO and Founder of Colossus Bets, as part of our Game Time panel, discussing advancements in live betting products.______________________Which Football club do you support?Leicester (this year) and Arsenal if I am with my son, but to be honest I don’t follow football.How do you judge their season so far?It is a good year to support the Foxes and Gunners – I think they have the Premier League sewn up between them!How does your role with Colossus Bets involve you in both Betting and Football?Colossus essentially specializes in offering lotto-sized prizes on football (and increasingly other sports) via the world’s only truly global pools. In addition to having lotto-sized prizes we offer partial cash-out at half time and full time of every leg, providing a sticky in-play experience.It is Euro Millions on steroids decided on football instead of random balls coming out of a drum, so football is a massive part of our company and culture.Why did you want to speak at Betting on Football 2016?It was a very good conference last year, and in the last 12 months Colossus Bets has grown dramatically, so it felt like a good time to talk about the growth of our company and the future of innovation in soccer betting globally.What will you be discussing on your panel session?I expect to be covering ‘instant’ betting, daily fantasy sports, partial-cash-out, Colossus Pools, and the unstoppable juggernaut of football betting generally. Hopefully the audience will interrogate me and we can have some interesting banter.What are you most excited about ahead of the conference?I found last year’s networking was exceptional. I’m looking forward to meeting people in the audience as well as on the panels, whether they be potential business partners, innovators, staff or anyone interesting who wants to talk betting with me.______________________To learn more about the advancements in live betting products, register for Betting on Football 2016!The conference is on Thursday 21st April at Stamford Bridge, and tickets are available for just £400 (+VAT). Click on the button below to register today! SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Share StumbleUpon
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StumbleUpon Related Articles William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Henry Birch – Rank GroupFollowing the rejection of its £3.3 billion takeover offer by the William Hill board, on the grounds that its proposed bid ‘substantially undervalued’ its business. The Rank Group and 888 Holdings consortium have called for direct talks with William Hill governance, outlining the case for its three-way merger.Seeking to appeal to William Hill investors, Rank and 888 have today published details of its joint-bid which specified that a three-way enterprise would generate combined synergy savings of circa £100 million.Further stating its intent, the consortium claims that the new FTSE business would create the “UK’s largest multi-channel gambling operator by revenue and profit”, with 92% of its revenues generated from regulated markets.Citing recent mass industry consolidation, the consortium further details that struggling William Hill will likely lose further market share to the newly merged enterprises of Ladbrokes-Coral and Paddy Power Betfair. Under its proposed terms, William Hill’s shareholders would hold 44.7 % of the combined group, 888’s 25.7% and Rank’s 29.6%.On Tuesday afternoon, William Hill governance quickly turned down the £3.3 billion consortium approach stating that the deal was fraught with risks concerning a tricky three-way merger of assets and concerns regarding leveraged debt on the business. William Hill governance would therefore refuse to put forward the deal proposal to its investors for review.Declining the consortium offer William Hill’s Chairman Gareth Davis reiterated his opposition: “The board continues to see no merit in engaging on the basis of a proposal that substantially undervalues the group. In addition, as we have said before this proposal is highly opportunistic, complex and poses significant risk for our shareholders.”Rank Group CEO Henry Birch and his consortium counterpart Itai Frieberger, CEO of 888 Holdings have stated that they want to engage in direct ‘friendly’ talks with William Hill. Both leaders are adamant that in the changing market conditions facing UK betting operators, a merger proposal to form the leading FTSE-100 gambling enterprise should be reviewed by William Hill in the interest of its investors. Share John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share
Share Submit StumbleUpon ManBetX aims for ‘huge impact’ with Wolves partnership June 5, 2019 Share Related Articles SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Time to innovate: BetGames.tv gets BOS attention September 11, 2019 Laurie Dalrymple, WolvesOnline bookmaker 21Bet has been confirmed as the exclusive betting partner of Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year deal.With new owners, Fosun, and a new Head Coach in Walter Zenga, hopes are high ahead of the new season and they’ve made a positive start with a draw against Rotherham and a win over Reading in the Championship.Since its launch in March 21Bet has grown fast and has signed up over 20,000 UK customers and counting.Richard Hogg, 21Bet CEO, commented: “We are very excited about our new partnership with Wolves. We believe that Fosun and the club’s management team have the drive and ambition to create success for Wolves.“With a new Head Coach coming in, major investment in players and infrastructure, plus some of the most loyal and passionate fans you will find anywhere, we feel Wolves are the perfect partner for 21Bet.”Laurie Dalrymple, Wolves Managing Director added: “We have ambitious plans for the next three seasons, and that includes establishing strategic partnerships with companies that share our drive and ambition. We see 21Bet as a great fit for Wolves and we’re very excited about making this partnership work and delivering real benefits for our supporters.”
StumbleUpon Submit Share Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Multi-channel gambling technology provider BetConstruct has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to provide sports betting provisions for Spanish licensed online gaming operator iJuego (iJuego.es).iJuego a subsidiary of Spanish gambling group Comar Inversiones, SA will launch its tailored sports betting product utilising BetConstruct provisions, which will give the operator access to over 30,000 live sports events per month.BetConstruct secures its second Spanish sports betting partnership, having entered the market in Q4 2015 with retail gambling operator R Franco. The firm’s software provisions have been certified under Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) in 2015.Manuel Paz, Product Manager at iJuego.es, commented: “We have gone through a tireless process of finding the best sports betting partner for the regulated Spanish market, and are happy to have iJuego.es partner with BetConstruct for our new sports betting platform. The new sportsbook will be an integral addition to our established casino and slots games. We expect to grow rapidly during the remainder of 2016 and beyond."George Voyatzis, Commercial Director at BetConstruct backed Paz’s commented adding: “IJuego.es are a very exciting brand in Spain and Group Comar have very ambitious growth plans for the coming years.We look forward to the partnership with Group Comar, who will now be equipped with our market leading Sportsbook of up to 30,000 live events per month and flexible and comprehensive markets. We look forward to growing and developing our Sportsbook for regulated markets further in the coming 12 months”.