Wales

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a $500,000 (€458,000) increase in prize money for the 2017 Champions Trophy one-day international tournament, which is set to be hosted in England and Wales next month.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has today (Wednesday) moved to assume control of Newport Gwent Dragons in a move that is set to herald a rebrand for the Pro12 club.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has taken another step towards embracing day-night cricket by announcing that a full round of floodlit County Championship fixtures will take place on June 26 next year.

Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has said that discussions with players and club members will be crucial in honing plans to introduce a new domestic eight-team Twenty20 competition.

Snooker’s Players Championship will take place in Llandudno in North Wales in 2017.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is considering plans to launch a second Twenty20 club competition that would rival the likes of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), according to The Telegraph.

The Welsh Government has today (Tuesday) said the country will not pursue initial plans to bid for the 2026 edition of the Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, citing “current financial uncertainty” as a result of the Brexit vote as the main reason behind the decision.

US businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan have formally completed their takeover of Premier League football club Swansea City.

Premier League football club Swansea City has confirmed that it has been taken over by US businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan.

Officials behind the Circuit of Wales, which is due to become the new home of the MotoGP motorcycling championship in the UK, have said they hope to have a new financing deal in place that would allow construction to proceed within six to eight weeks.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said that the Welsh political party will bid for the country to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 or 2030 and stages from cycling’s Tour de France, if it is elected into power this year.

The Circuit of Wales, which is due to become the new home of the MotoGP motorcycling championship in the UK, has cleared the final planning barrier before construction can begin.

Despite heavy investment into state-of-the-art wave gardens, surfing’s dreams of getting into The Greatest Show on Earth will depend on Mother Nature. Christian Radnedge reports.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has reported record turnover of £64.2m (€88m/$98.6m) for the last financial year after including the figures of its new subsidiary Millennium Stadium Experience Limited in its annual report for the first time.

Organisers of the World Rally Championship (WRC) have confirmed the British round of the motor racing series is set to remain on its calendar until at least 2018 after the event secured renewed financial backing from the Welsh government.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has appointed Martyn Phillips as its new chief executive.

European football’s governing body Uefa has awarded the 2017 Champions League final to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, while the Swedish municipality of Solna will host the 2016-17 finale of the Europa League.