The Hockey Pro League is the flagship tournament in the FIH’s ‘New Events Portfolio’, which is part of the ‘Hockey Revolution’ 10-year roadmap that was launched in 2014, with the aim of raising the global status and popularity of the sport. SportBusiness International finds out more about a competition that could prove a game-changer.
Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.
Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.