Industry Shorts: PL Fraud, Tebas and The Hundred

03 Dec 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

The Premier League has shut down an illegal streaming operation in Thailand and two people have been charged and fined.

The Thai government worked alongside the league to uncover and close down the operation, and two people - a Briton and a Thai national - have been fined and sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence.

La Liga President Javier Tebas has resigned from his role at the Spanish league, but will stand again for re-election.

In doing so, he has brough the election forward, after commenting that the previous October election would not have given any new President enough time to appropriately tender La Liga's broadcast rights.

The Cricket Supporters’ Association (CSA) says that 65% of fans don’t think the ECB considers existing fans when making important decisions.

The CSA, in conjunction with consultancy Iris Concise, surveyed 2,500 fans through a 15-minute online survey, which also revealed that just 12% of fans intended to watch The Hundred live, while 29% said they would watch on TV or online.

Nitro Circus, the organisation which runs the Nitro World Games, Nitro Rallycross and Nitro Park & Air, has appointed The Sports Consultancy to run host city procurement processes.

The Nitro World Games will be held outside of the USA for the first time next year, with the event hosted in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in May 2020, while Nitro Circus’s Media House will provide content opportunities starting from 2021 onwards.