EPL clubs agree to extend summer transfer window

first_img As SunSport revealed, the Big Six voted as a bloc, initially to confirm that change was needed and then in favour of the change back to the previous system. The other option, for an early deadline regarding deals between Premier League clubs and a later one for transfers to and from Europe and the EFL, was backed by some smaller Prem sides. But the Big Six view held sway and the League announced the change. In a statement, the Prem said: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21. Manchester United chief Ed Woodward maintained his desire for the window to shut at the end of August Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish “This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September. “The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday). “Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League clubs have voted to revert to an end-of-August deadline for the summer transfer window. In a victory for the Big Six, all top-flight sides will be able to add players until the European cut-off point of September 1 this summer. Daniel Levy was spotted arriving alongside Chelsea counterpart Bruce Buck The 20 clubs met at a central London hotel this morning to thrash out the divisive issue. Clubs voted to introduce an early window closure for the 2018-19 season. That meant Prem sides could only register players for the new season up until the Thursday before the start of the campaign. Despite a move led by Chelsea and Manchester United to go back to the previous system for this season, the clubs voted to stick with the earlier deadline for another year. But Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal, initially in favour of the early window deadline, changed sides after another summer of uncertainty. Clubs noted that European rivals had up to 25 extra days to finish off their summer business, which meant more than three weeks of speculation. Spurs fretted over schemer Christian Eriksen, while Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future was also an ongoing debate before the end of August.center_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egyptlast_img read more

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Unseeded Ostapenko Beats Bacsinszky to Reach Final

first_imgFRENCH OPEN 2017Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko became the first unseeded woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years by beating Timea Bacsinszky.The 20-year-old defeated the Swiss 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 yesterday to stay on course for a first WTA title.Mimi Jausovec was the last unseeded player to reach the French Open final in 1983, losing to Chris Evert. Ostapenko will play either Czech world number three Karolina Pliskova or Romania’s Simona Halep on Saturday.World number 47 Ostapenko, who turned 20 on the day of her victory, edged a first-set tiebreak but looked to have lost her way in the second set when she lost four games in a row.Bacsinszky was knocked out of the tournament at the semi-final stage at Roland Garros in 2015 and appeared determined to avoid the same fate as she comfortably closed out the second set.But Ostapenko turned on the style in the decisive set, edging ahead at 4-3 with the 15th break of the match before holding for 5-3.Ostapenko then hit a winning forehand to secure her place in the final, prompting the crowd to sing “happy birthday” as she celebrated the biggest win of her career so far.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Celtic, Betway and William Hill – SBC’s biggest hits of 2018

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the World Cup embodied what was a year filled with highly engaging betting events. However, this year’s top ten read articles show interest in a wider range of stories published on SBC in 2018.Celtic and Dafabet streaks ahead after MotoGP dealCeltic Football Club are no stranger to topping leagues, and in 2018, the team’s MotoGP deal topped the list of the most read stories on SBC news for 2018.Back in October, the Glasgow team joined the fast lane as they teamed up with international road race winners Dafabet Devitt Racing. Both the seven-time SPL winners and the Isle of Man TT team are sponsored by the online betting operator Dafabet. Celtic were represented at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix by Hexham-born Dominic Herbertson who had the chance to ride the course on a Kawasaki ZX-10RR Superbike adorned with the club’s green and white hoops. The partnership further promoted the Glasgow club in the Far East where they already have a considerably-sized fan base. “Africa is the new frontier of business” – Nigel Quadros Nigel Quadros’ dos and don’ts on how betting operators can expand their influence in Africa was also popular among readers, as he offered advice on things to consider when looking at business expansion across the continent. Speaking at the ICE – Totally Gaming conference back in February, Quadro pointed out that cultural factors, operating within a niche and knowing your audience are just some of the factors to consider when looking at whether to operate in Africa. The piece was the second most read piece on SBC news.Betway Group digs deep to provide for worthy causeThe Betway Group’s £70,000 donation to charity partners the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) proved to be well-received as employees from the gambling operator supported the charity tasked with supporting individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life. The funds were used by EFDS Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) which was created to support facility providers in making their services more accessible to disabled people. IFI relies on sponsorship and fundraising to increase opportunities for disabled people to be active in their local areas. Also, volunteering opportunities, that enable more disabled people to take part in events.Gaming brand linked with Manchester United sleeve sponsorship?The fourth most read article of 2018 was the ManBetX bid to occupy the sponsorship position on the sleeves of Manchester United. The gambling operator, who had already signed a Premier League shirt sponsorship deal with Crystal Palace, were in talks with the Manchester club after being announced as International Presenting Partner Asia for Italy’s Lega Serie A. Previously, the Manchester club had only considered one sponsorship deal at a time, but following the introduction of the sleeve sponsorship, this seems to have changed.‘Nobody harmed by gambling’The ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ initiative rolled out by FTSE bookmaker William Hill sought to combat problem gambling and foster long-term social responsibility goals within the gambling industry. The initiative wanted staff to be trained further to recognise gambling-related harms earlier and to include the ‘piloting of mandatory tools’ for at-risk customers. The initiative was dubbed the bookmaker’s most prominent gambling prevention strategy to date. Presenting Nobody Harmed by Gambling, Lyndsay Wright, William Hill Group Director of Strategy & Sustainability details that William Hill is prepared to cooperate with the widest pool of stakeholders, as the bookmaker tackles an industry-wide challenge, linked to a range of social and cultural factors.BetterBetting unveils ICO public sale for BETRMeanwhile the sixth most read story of the year was software systems enabler for sports betting on the blockchain, Betterbetting, announcing the launch of its ICO public sale for BETR, a digital currency which set out to pave the way towards a decentralised peer-to-peer sports betting system in December of this year. The Betterbetting team focused on removing the barriers associated with wagering sports bets, and rolled out the currency to create a transparent, fair peer-to-peer system that was not controlled by a central authority.Genting enhances responsible gambling credentials with SlotGuru partnershipNumber seven on the top read stories on SBC News was Genting Casino’s promotion of responsible gambling initiatives through its partnership with slots education app SlotGuru. The deal allowed Genting to actively promote the app in its 39 UK casinos as means of educating its customers and endorsing safe betting. The innovative approach helped the casino operator protect customers before they commit money to betting and to ensure players have a safe and enjoyable experience.GVC Holdings rules out judicial review of FOBT decision despite £160m hitThe Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) ruling by the government to cut the maximum stakes from £100 to £2 has rocked the UK gambling industry this year, and GVC Holdings decision to rule out a judicial review of the decision was among the most popular stories of the year. GVC decided to opt out of a judicial review despite the ruling costing the company £160 million in lost revenues. In a stock market update, the company said: “As a responsible business, we reiterate our commitment to work closely with the Government and our regulators to ensure that both our retail and online offerings are places where customers can enjoy gambling in a safe and secure environment. In order to achieve a positive and constructive working relationship, GVC confirms that it does not intend to seek a Judicial Review of the Triennial Review decision.”Scientific Games boosts social portfolio by acquiring Spicerack MediaAn undisclosed sum acquisition of mobile and social games development studio Spicerack Media (Spicerack) by Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) was the ninth most read story on SBC News this year. The move allowed SGC to expand its social gaming footprint as they took over all related assets including popular social game ‘Bingo Showdown’.Davy Campano, one of the founders of Spicerack Media, said “We are excited to bring our product portfolio into a company with the reputation of Scientific Games. Their interactive business has seen rapid growth over a sustained period of time, and we are proud to be joining such a successful part of the Company.”The Stars Group agrees $4.7 billion Sky Bet acquisitionCompleting the list of the top ten stories for 2018, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group also continued their merger and acquisition streak as they confirmed in April that they had reached an agreement with CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) outright. The group set out to form the world’s ‘most valuable, listed online gambling enterprise’ and the acquisition of Sky Bet was described by the Stars Group as a landmark moment in the group’s history. “We are delighted to join forces with The Stars Group,” stated Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Chief Executive Officer.last_img read more

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