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.
Pooling media rights to Korea’s K-League with national-team matches was supposed to create a property more valuable than the sum of its parts. John Duerden investigates why it isn’t working yet.
The legends of Li Na, Kim Yuna and Lee Chong Wei have all retired and their absences leave gaping holes in their sports back home, one that sponsors and associations are keen to fill as quickly as possible.
After years of wrangling, a new roadmap has established the new Indian Super League as the top tier of Indian football ahead of the older I-League. But while the relatively glamorous competition has already improved Indian football off the pitch, there are major challenges ahead as clubs who participate continue to suffer financial losses and big clubs on the outside are yet to commit. John Duerden reports.
The Philippines' sports industry is looking at this year's SEA Games as a springboard to host the 2030 Asian Games, one of the biggest multi-sports events in the world. John Duerden looks at whether they can make the leap.
The Southeast Asian Games has grown to be unrecognisable from its first edition in Bangkok in 1959. Is it still relevant for the region, or has it been supplanted by its bigger brother, the Asian Games?
The financial numbers of an Asean World Cup bid in 2034 look positive, especially with a Chinese boost, but will Fifa’s member associations be convinced?