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SportBusiness speaks to Azhan Shafriman Hanif, Sepang International Circuit’s newly-appointed chief executive about his plans to overcome the current economic uncertainties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lee Choong Khay, head of sport at Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro, implores rights-holders and broadcasters to take the opportunity of the Covid-19 interruption to reconsider the sports media rights model.

Tom King talks to Razlan Razali, team principal of Petronas Yamaha SRT MotoGP team, about the growth potential for motorcycle racing in Southeast Asia.

The Malaysian Football League had a tough 2019, which saw clubs suffering revenue shortfalls after two big commercial partners backed out of their deals. In the wake of making some significant commercial deals starting in 2020, Kevin McCullagh talks to MFL's chief commercial officer, Winnie Chan, about how the league is trying to recover.

Malaysia’s UCI-certified Tour de Langkawi has long struggled with raising enough revenue to cover costs, but a path to break even may lie through China. SportBusiness’ Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

Cricket Australia confirmed the schedule for the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI Series and Dettol Twenty20 International Series against India – Cricket Australia G

A raft of broadcast rights contracts signed for sailing’s 36th America’s Cup include deals with both public-service and pay-television broadcasters in Italy and the UK, as a priority is placed on maximum exp…

The Asean Football Federation have announced new dates for the postponed AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

A new YouGov survey has found a 64-per-cent decrease in Malaysian consumers accessing pirated websites over the past 12 months

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Rugby has a surprisingly large cachet in Malaysia, but the sport’s commercial potential has always been limited by the lack of a home. John Duerden investigates how that could change with the construction of the country’s first rugby-specific stadium.

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.

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. 

Lee Choong Kay, vice-president of sports business at Astro Malaysia, explains why organisations need to move fast and devote more time to esports.

In 2012, the number of tourists visiting Malaysia rose to more than 25 million, a year-on-year increase of four per cent.

Bringing major international sport to the region has played a central role in the country's tourism strategy, and the hosting of events such as Formula One and MotoGP grands prix and ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments has made Malaysia an important destination for rights-holders looking to establish a presence on the Asian continent.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts at the 2013 SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Tony Nagamaiah, general manager of Malaysia Major Events, explains the country's ambitions to become the premier destination for international sports events in Asia.

International and local business of sport figures set to attend launch event of industry year.