Counter offers: Paying a premium to prevent departures

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Counter offers: Paying a premium to prevent departures With talent scarcity driving up demand, little wonder many companies are prepared to pay big to stop staff leaving. Yet, candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Pentasia managing director Alastair Cleland.Losing staff is a huge cost for any organisation to bear. Staff departures are generally judged to cost businesses twice that employees annual salary, all considered.Comparatively, a conciliatory pay rise to maintain the status quo presents exceptional value for money.In igaming’s most talent-short specialist areas, the cost of lost staff is often even more significant and many businesses are fighting harder than ever to retain key staff.Counter offers are increasingly prevalent in the highest demand talent areas: casino and gaming product specialists; experienced legal and compliance practitioners, and following Malta Gaming Authority’s regulatory changes; tech specialists, C++, Java, Python and other back-end particularly; and those with international business connections.At Pentasia we now expect around 50% of all candidates to be counter-offered, and an even higher percentage of the most specialist and senior talent.Yet, counter-offers usually only provide a temporary fix. Candidates who accept counter-offers generally return to the job market within the year, for the very same reasons they initially sought to leave: new challenge, growth opportunity, lifestyle change.Money still talks when the offer is substantial, of course. In the past year we’ve regularly encountered counter offers up to +30% salary and even higher, plus offers including equity and additional benefits.On the whole, though, it’s only employers who are prepared to substantially improve the job itself – rather than the salary – whose counter offers succeed long term.Risks of playing the game Candidates, aware of the ‘bargaining chip’ value of an offer from elsewhere, can see counter-offers as a fast-track to salary increases. In recent months we’ve seen how this can be a risky game for individuals, often with serious drawbacks that can outweigh the potential win.First, hiring employers are increasingly cautious of applicants’ motives, and wary of those not wholly committed to moving. Those judged to be playing games will receive no offer and instead waste both their time and, in the longer term, their reputation.Second, current employers are increasingly wise to counter offer tactics. A larger company’s response can be measured, with counter offers coming in under the competing employer’s package and, crucially, HR noting the disloyalty. Even in candidate-short markets, power rests with the big players.Ultimately, it’s ambition on the candidate side and opportunity on the client side which creates a strong employer-employee relationship. This match – rather than short-term salary increases – is where we recommend all employment negotiations to be focused for the best outcome all-round.Key trends • In 2018, reasons for leaving have generally centred on either: career growth; or lifestyle benefits like flexible hours or remote working. Employers who can provide both are far less susceptible to staff departures.   • Big-name employers, particularly in tight markets like Malta, know that newer rivals will outbid them for talent. They rarely match these inflated offers though, aware of their value to staff in terms of additional employment benefits and long-term opportunity. • Start-ups and smaller competitors find most success using job titles and responsibility to attract talent away from the big players. Titles like “director of…” and team leadership, combined with a healthy salary boost, are often difficult for large employers to match due to internal structures. • Emotional attachment – far more than money motive – is the primary reason that candidates accept counter offers (or lack of willingness to leave in the first instance.) The power of loyalty, staff engagement and team unity cannot be underestimated. • Genuinely active candidates, looking to move on from a successful company and role, regularly receive at least four of five offers of employment. Hirers should therefore consider not only the counter-offer, but also offers from competing employers, when considering their bid. Alastair Cleland is managing director of Pentasia Recruitment Group, a specialist igaming recruitment agency. With 23 years’ experience managing large and multi-location agencies, Alastair has a track record of delivering hard-to-reach candidates for growing companies. Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Bingo Slots Regions: Europe Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Alastair Cleland 13th August 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Addresslast_img read more

Kindred maps out responsible gambling effort in Nordics

first_img Email Address 21st August 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy Kindred maps out responsible gambling effort in Nordics Online gambling company sponsoring the free ‘Gambling Therapy’ app Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Finland Norway Sweden Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred Group has reiterated its commitment to responsible gambling in the Nordics region, citing the success of its backing for a dedicated mobile app. The owner of Unibet and 32Red has been sponsoring the ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for a number of months as part of an effort to provide customers with a safe and secure gambling environment. The free-to-download app allows users to access information and tools designed to help gamblers remain in control of their gambling. Kindred’s support of the initiative means that the Gambling Therapy app is now available in local languages across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Maris Bonello, head of integrity and player sustainability research at Kindred, said: “It is at the heart of Kindred to provide a safe and secure environment for our customers, and we will continue to support projects that minimise the harm caused by gambling.” Adele Duncan, chief executive for Gambling Therapy, praised Kindred’s ongoing support: “Providing this much needed advice and support, now in an additional 10 languages, means that we can reach more people who may be affected by their gambling. “Our GT service is funded by the gambling industry outside of GB and without their support we would not be able to expand the app usage.” Kindred did not immediately respond to a request from iGamingBusiness.com to elaborate on its responsible gambling activities in the Nordics.The company did however recently reveal that it had submitted an application for a new licence in Sweden as part of the re-regulation process in the country. Kindred joined the likes of LeoVegas, Betsson, Svenska Spel and Cherry that have so far lodged formal applications. The new laws are due to come into effect from January 1, 2019. Confirmation of the application came after Kindred last month announced that it experienced a record number of active customers across its platforms during the second quarter, due to increased activity around the football World Cup. Kindred is seeking to build on this success by expanding its team and this month set out plans to open a new technology hub in Madrid, Spain, in a wider effort to attract more technology talent to the company.last_img read more

GVC aims to be industry’s “safest and most trusted” operator

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 24th June 2019 | By contenteditor GVC aims to be industry’s “safest and most trusted” operator Topics: Legal & compliance GVC Holdings has revamped how it manages corporate social responsibility following its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral as it looks to establish itself as “the safest and most trusted operator” in the industry.In its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Annual Report since the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral, the operator revealed that it has established a board-level CSR committee, as well as appointing Grainne Hurst as its new director of responsible gambling and Jay Dossetter as head of CSR. It has also developed a new CSR strategy, Fair Play, to prioritise areas and issues to tackle in the year ahead.The group also made a series of quantitative commitments, including the doubling of the amount it voluntarily donates to problem gambling research, education and treatment bodies to 0.2% of UK gross gaming revenue, rising gradually to 1% by 2022. This was first announced in April, alongside its commitment to ending sports sponsorship and a call to end sportsbook broadcast advertising in the UK.By reaching that target in three years’ time it has expanded on the five-year pledge it made last week alongside rivals William Hill, Flutter Entertainment (formerly Paddy Power Betfair), The Stars Group-owned Sky Betting & Gaming and bet365.It said the amount donated would have been £20m based on its most recent financial figures.GVC has also said it will start the provision of safer gambling awareness and education programmes for school children through its partnership with EPIC Risk Management, the independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy. It will pioneer new approaches to transparent reporting on responsible gaming and betting, developing robust metrics and develop its partnership with Harvard Medical School to better understand and reduce the potential for problem gambling behaviour.“The past year has been transformational. GVC is now the world’s largest online-led sports-betting and gaming operator; a truly global operator with over 25,000 employees,” said Virginia McDowell, Chair of the GVC board’s CSR Committee.“Our growth has brought with it a commensurate expansion in the expectations around how we manage our responsibilities towards society, particularly as they relate to safer gambling. And let me be clear from the outset: Our ambition is to be the safest and most trusted operator in the world.”The donation pledge comes on the same day that NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens suggested a mandatory levy should be enforced if gambling companies are not willing to direct more of their money to helping the treatment of problem gamblers.In its CSR Report, GVC also made a series of pledges as a responsible employer, including the establishment of a “one GVC” culture across the company, harmonising policies and developing its employer proposition around a shared set of values and opportunities. It will also roll out Well-me, a targeted three-year plan to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of all GVC employees.As part of its Future Objectives, the group said it would start distributing funds from the newly established GVC Community Fund through grants of up to £5,000 around the key themes of supporting grassroots, women’s and disability sport as well as mental health and men’s health issues.In terms of responsible business operations, GVC said it would take steps towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2021 on a per capita basis. GVC Holdings has revamped how it manages corporate social responsibility following its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral as it looks to establish itself as “the safest and most trusted operator” in the industry. Email Address Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Virginia study projects $262m in taxes from legal casinos

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Virginia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has completed its impact assessment of legislation that could see the state’s first bricks and mortar casinos constructed, projecting annual tax revenue of $262m.However, it added, the lack of problem gambling support in the state must be urgently addressed, whether or not new gambling products and verticals are rolled out.The study also noted that Virginia could benefit from additional tax revenue of up to $55m from legal sports betting when the market reaches maturity.A further $84m could come from the launch of online casino gaming. As this would most likely be linked to the construction of land-based facilities, the study noted, sports betting regulations could be passed, implemented and the market launched sooner.Ultimately the study concluded that casino gambling could have a “positive, but modest” impact on the state’s local economies.The study was commissioned following the passage of Senate Bill 1126, which was signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam in March this year. The provisions of the bill must then be revisited in the 2020 legislative session before they can be enacted, something that Representative Barry Knight aims to do with House Bill 4, which was pre-filed last week.It said that under the conditions set out in SB1126, five cities would be eligible to host casinos: Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Richmond. The bill states that cities must meet a number of criteria based on unemployment, property tax rates and population decline if they are to allow resort-style venues. In these five cities, the study estimated that each project would require initial capital expenditure of between $200m and $300m, with the venues to generate around $970m in net revenue, and $262m in gaming tax revenue by 2025. In comparison, it noted, the Virginia Lottery generates $600m per year after prizes are paid out.Read the full story on iGB North America. Virginia study projects $262m in taxes from legal casinos Casino & games 26th November 2019 | By contenteditor The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has completed its impact assessment of legislation that could see the state’s first bricks and mortar casinos constructed, projecting annual tax revenue of $262m. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

British greyhound racing suspended amid lockdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Horse racing Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino 24th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Regions: UK & Ireland British greyhound racing suspended amid lockdown All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The measures were announced last night (23 March) and will last for three weeks, after which they will be reviewed. All non-essential shops will close with immediate effect, while people may only leave their house once per day per exercise and gatherings of more than two people that do not live in the same household are not permitted.Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) managing director Mark Bird said that while all racing would be suspended either way, he would appreciate more clarity in the Prime Minister’s statement regarding whether work is considered a “gathering”. It had originally moved all events behind closed doors from 21 March.“In responding to tonight’s PM’s announcement we have to suspend all racing tomorrow as this is the responsible thing to do,” Greyhound Board of Great Britain managing director Mark Bird said. “However there remains a need to clarify the government position in terms of ‘gatherings’ and ‘work’. I have contacted our contacts in Defra and DCMS and await their urgent clarification on these points.“The GBGB has planned for this eventuality and we are ready to meet it head on. I firmly believe that the UK racing greyhound community are of the same stoic mind. Let’s remain calm and we will carry on.”The GBGB joins the British Horseracing Authority in suspending all UK racing. Horse races were initially to be held behind closed doors, before a suspension was announced the next day.Ladbrokes Coral operator GVC said the loss of regular horse racing – after the loss the Aintree and Ascott festivals, which had already been considered in an earlier trading update – would lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m.On 20 March, Johnson ordered all betting shops and casinos in the UK to close, ith the government to review the situation every 28 days. All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).last_img read more

Italy iGaming Dashboard – July 2020

first_img13th July 2020 | By Joanne Christie Email Address The reopening of retail venues last month boosted Italy’s sports betting market but thus far revenues have rebounded only to around the levels seen during the first month of the lockdown Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The reopening of retail venues in June boosted Italy’s sports betting market, but thus far revenues have rebounded only to around the levels seen during the first month of the lockdown.Total sports betting gross revenue across retail and online was €73.6m last month, more than double the €35.4m reported for May.The June total was almost equal to that of March, when bookies made revenue of €75.3m after being hamstrung by the widespread lockdowns put in place early in the month.With retail outlets reopening only halfway through June, the bulk of last month’s revenues came from online, at €62.7m.However, there has already been a shift in the market shares of bookmakers in the country. Last month Bet365 lost its leading position in the overall (online plus retail) sports betting market, with its share falling to 12.6% from 17.8% in May.Snai had the highest overall market share last month at 13.4%, while SKS365 – one of the first operators to reopen its retail network – was in third place, with its market share rising to 12.3% in June, up from 10.9% in May.Bet365 continued to have the highest market share of the online market, at 14.8%, followed by Snai (13.0%) and SKS365 (12.1%).Potentially as a result of sports activity gradually resuming, Italy’s online casino revenues fell back slightly last month to €98.66m, down from €105.51m in May.Though a 6.5% drop on the previous month’s total, the June figure still represented a healthy 57.9% rise on the same month the previous year.While it remained market leader last month, for the second consecutive month PokerStars saw a fall in its market share, which dropped to 13.0% from 13.9% in May.However, it remains some way ahead of its closest rivals Sisal and Lottomattica, which hold market shares of 8.7% and 7.5%, respectively.PokerStars continues to dominate both the tournament and cash poker markets by a considerable distance. It holds a 57.1% share of the tournament market and a 46.2% share of the cash market.But both parts of the vertical suffered significant drops last month, possibly also as a result of sports betting activity resuming.In many markets there was a noted increase in poker revenues during the lockdown, but if Italy’s reopening is anything to go by, this could prove to be only temporary.In June, tournament play fell to €8.4m, down 41.4% from €14.4m in May. Cash games fell by 32.7% to €5.9m, down from €8.80m in May.All data and figures from the regulator are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, Indiana in the Indiana iGaming Dashboard and Iowa in the Iowa iGaming Dashboard, all of which are available on iGB North America.It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, the Portuguese market in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard, and the Danish market in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard. Italy iGaming Dashboard – July 2020 Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Pokerlast_img read more

Playtech hails “outstanding operational resilience” in first half

first_img Regions: Asia Europe UK & Ireland US Southern Europe Greece Italy New Jersey Companies: Playtech Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period.In a trading update released ahead of its interim results, due to be published on 17 September, Playtech said it took “early and decisive action” in the pandemic to ensure the health and wellbeing of employees and preserve cash flow.However, it added, some areas of its business were severely impacted by Covid-19, namely its B2B sports betting division. This, it explained, was heavily weighted towards retail, and suffered from shop closures as key markets such as the UK and Greece went into lockdown, and the sporting calendar was largely cleared.While betting shops in the UK and Greece had reopened, it warned that while B2B sports revenue had seen a recovery of sorts, it was still trading below pre-Covid-19 levels.The pandemic also affected B2C performance, with Italy’s Snaitech losing “significant revenue” due to shop closures and sporting postponements. However, it added, due to the low fixed costs and online contribution, supported by mitigating actions, the impact was minimised.Its retail outlets began to reopen from 15 June, and by early July the majority were back in business. Playtech noted that in July, Snaitech had performed very strongly, with retail rebounding, supported by continued online growth and favourable results from sports after they resumed.This online growth was seen across Playtech’s B2B online casino, bingo and poker businesses, which it said performed “very well” in the first half. There have been signs of heightened activity levels beginning to normalise as lockdown restrictions are eased, though it is still trading above pre-pandemic levels.The white label business, predominantly Sun Bingo, also performed strongly in H1, it added.In Asia, Playtech continued, performance was more mixed. While the region was negatively impacted by government restrictions implemented in response to the pandemic, it also benefitted from a new contract with a leading live casino provider since late March.TradeTech, the financials division, was described as having enjoyed an “exceptional” first half. It was said to have benefitted from increased market volatility and trading volumes, in particular for the period to 30 April, but also performed strongly in July.The strong performance of its online casino and TradeTech, coupled with the recovery of Italian retail operations, means earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) is expected to surpass €160m for the period.“Thanks to the outstanding response from our people and the early actions taken to protect the business, Playtech has demonstrated outstanding operational resilience during this challenging period,” Playtech chief executive Mor Weizer said.“It is pleasing to see the impacted parts of the business starting to demonstrate positive momentum and I am confident the actions we have taken will help us emerge stronger and cement our market-leading position.”This was aided by action to maximise liquidity, with shareholder distributions suspended in March until further notice. The share repurchase programme launched following its 2019 results announcement was postponed, and no dividend for the year was proposed at its annual general meeting. These saved the business €65m in cash outflows, Playtech said.It also amended the covenants for its revolving credit facilities to increase its net debt to EBITDA ratios for 2020, and had over €600m of available liquidity, including this facility, which has been drawn down. Early in July, it also received the remaining €36m from the sale of Snaitech-owned land in Italy.“In addition to navigating near-term headwinds, we’ve continued to focus on setting up the business for success in the long-term,” Weizer added. “During the period, we’ve worked hard to add new brands, expand relationships with our existing customers and entered the New Jersey market with our long-standing strategic partner bet365.” Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategycenter_img 5th August 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Spread Betting Email Address Playtech hails “outstanding operational resilience” in first halflast_img read more

Payment provider Xace appoints Osborne as new CCO

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People People moves Recruitment Payments “Now is the time to rapidly scale up and I look forward to playing my part in continuing the impressive journey.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “I am delighted to welcome Annie to the team and for Xace to leverage her tremendous knowledge and experience not only of international payments but also of the global gambling industry as we continue to expand rapidly,” Xace chief executive David Hodkinson said.“Xace provides a quality solution to a common problem that gaming companies across Europe encounter and this has seen us ride an incredible wave of growth in our first year. We now want to build on that and with Annie on board as CCO it will undoubtedly be another successful year for Xace.” Payment provider Xace has made a change to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Annie Osborne as its new chief commercial officer. Xace said it hopes the addition of Osborne can help facilitate further growth of the provider, which has plans to expand in Europe as the year progresses. People moves Osborne has more than a decade of experience within the payment industry, having previously worked for American Express and ACI. Regions: Europe UK & Ireland “I’m delighted and immensely proud to be joining Xace at this stage of its growth,” Osborne said.  “It is an incredibly exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to playing a part in its continued success as the business expands its reach across Europe over the coming months. Payment provider Xace appoints Osborne as new CCO The new role will see Osborne take charge of Xace’s commercial sales and marketing strategies, as well as overseeing product development and customer experience. 8th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Tags: Xace “Its product offering, especially to gaming businesses, has led Xace to become the account and payment provider of choice for a number of companies both in and out of the sector. Email Addresslast_img read more

Veqta Sports & Hungama join hands to live stream Coppa Italia

first_img Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business Cricket Indian football fans will get to see a high-octane dose of live Italian football competition Coppa Italia. The event will be streamed live on Hungama Play OTT platform in India.Video on demand platform Hungama Play has partnered with Indian sports streaming service Veqta Sports to serve its viewers the live streaming of Coppa Italia 2019, one of the most eagerly awaited football tournaments in the world. Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Veqta Sports & Hungama join hands to live stream Coppa Italia Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoFounded in 1922, Coppa Italia is the Italian football annual cup that witnesses intense competition between 78 football clubs from Italy. The competition will feature some of the biggest names of global football – Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus F.C.), Paulo Dybala (Juventus F.C.), Douglas Costa (Juventus F.C.), MaurioIcardi (Inter Milan), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) among others.Besides the live action, the Hungama Play viewers can also catch the match highlights.Also Read: Indian football team gets new official kit partner; ₹ 8-10 cr deal: ReportHungama Digital Media COO Siddhartha Roy said, “We are delighted to partner with Veqta Sports to bring Coppa Italia, the flagship cup tournament from Italian football to our user base in India. At Hungama, we endeavour to deliver exceptional experiences to our users and are glad to offer live streaming of the tournament on Hungama Play. We are certain that this will provide an avenue to sports enthusiasts across the country to watch the competition in sync with the rest of the world, without being bound by the restrictions of time and place.”Live streaming of Coppa Italia furthers Hungama Play’s mission of offering its users an enriching content bouquet ranging from English, Hindi and regional movies, short films, short format videos and live events.Veqta Sports founder Vikash Samota said, “At Veqta, our mission is to bring the most premium sports properties from around the globe to fans across the country. Our partnership with Coppa Italia and the recently concluded Supercoppa Italiana is one such step in that direction. While our flagship subscribers can continue to enjoy the live streams of all Coppa Italia matches along with highlights on the Veqta mobile apps and the Veqta.in website, we are delighted to increase our reach to all the users of Hungama Play as well.”Veqta Sports recently streamed the Supercoppa Italiana match between Italian Serie A reigning champions Juventus FC and AC Milan where the only goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo secured victory for the Turin giants. The coming round of matches in Coppa Italia promises to be an absolute treat for football fans in India as AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, Juventus, and Inter Milan fight it out for a place in the Semi-Finals. Here is a fixture schedule to get you excited.Also Read: TFA, Tata Trusts join Atlético de Madrid to develop Indian footballVeqta Sports is the exclusive live streaming partner of Coppa Italia. Through the Veqta-Hungama Play partnership, Veqta Sports’ live streams along with match highlights for Coppa Italia will now be available to all users of Hungama Play. The feed will include the on-demand content for Indian sports fans..Coppa Italia 2019 will also be streamed through Hungama Playon Amazon Fire TV Stick and other Android TVs. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the tournament via Hungama Play on Mi Video and Mi TV.Match Schedule: Quarter-finals – January 30: Milan vs. Napoli (Jan 30, 1.15 am); Fiorentina vs. Roma (10.45 pm); Jan 31: Atalanta vs. Juventus (1:15 am), Feb 1 – Inter Milan vs. Lazio (1: 30 am).Leg 1 of semi-finals are scheduled to live stream on February 27 while leg 2 will live stream on April 24. The final of Coppa Italia is scheduled to live stream on May 15.Also Read: Indian Football Fiasco Late arrival denies India Friendly against Jordan India defender Adil Khan opens up on ’emotional’ experience of balancing fatherhood and football Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls to allow 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Cricket F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father New sensation “Psychic” lion succesfully predicts four Euro matches Previous articleIndia to start ICC T20 World Cup 2020 campaign against South AfricaNext articleStrengthening football base is La Liga’s strategy to capture Indian market Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Football TAGSAC MilanAMAZONCoppa ItaliaCristiano RonaldoHungamaIndian FootballJuventusVeqta Sports SHARE Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Formula 1 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Drizzles back to haunt as covers stay on; India look to take charge against New Zealand Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – January 29, 2019 last_img read more

Sakshi expelled from national camp, taken back

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After returning from the International competition in Belarus, I went home for a couple of days given that trials had been completed and a number of other girls had also gone home.“I responded immediately to the notice issued by the WFI, which they accepted in full and I returned to camp,” Sakshi told PTI.WFI officials said Sakshi, in her reply, wrote that she had gone home for Raksha Bandhan festival.“We had asked Sakshi, Seema and Kiran to reply to the show cause notices. Others, we have not even bothered to ask. They have simply been expelled for indiscipline. We will see later if we need to call them back for the camp,” Tomar told PTI.“The camp is still on with remaining wrestlers, including the juniors. Now that they have been expelled, they are coming up with all kinds of excuses. Somebody is saying that my mother was ill and some one is saying that she had informed so and so. This is unacceptable,” added Tomar.WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said they want only serious wrestlers at the camp.“We have told them that only those who are serious about training will return to the camp. If they have problems at home, they can sit at home. We will replace them. We can’t afford the camp to suffer because of a few wrestlers. We can have more juniors,” Singh told PTI.Asked about allegations that the WFI has tried to manipulate trials by sending entries for the World Championship to United World Wrestling (UWW) without holding trials, Tomar defended the decision.The last date to send entries was August 15 while WFI conducted trials for women in non-Olympic categories on August 19 in Lucknow and men’s trials are scheduled for tomorrow in New Delhi.“We had to send a team to Belarus for the tournament and to Estonia for the World Championships. A few junior wrestlers also wanted to compete in trials, so we delayed the trials so that they can compete when they comeback.“Viky, who won a bronze in 92kg at the Worlds, he also has to compete. We delayed it so that we could have quality trials. I agree that the women’s trials were very weak due to disciplinary action. We can always replace names already sent to UWW. We can give medical certificates for replacements,” said Tomar.The men’s freestyle trials in four non-olympic categories and the 74kg in which two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar competes, will be held tomorrow.Names of wrestlers expelled from National camp:50kg: Indu Chaudhary, Preeti, Sheetal Tomar53kg: Seema, Keemti, Raman Yadav55kg: Pinky57kg: Pinki Rani59kg: Manju, Ankita, Rani Rana62kg: Sakshi Malik, Rachna, Pooja65kg: Anita, Gargi Yadav, Ritu Malik68kg: Rajni, Naina, Kavita76kg: Kiran, Jyoti, Sudesh, Pooja, Rani. 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Sport News Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik was expelled from the national camp by the Wrestling Federation India (WFI) for leaving the training centre in Lucknow without permission but was later allowed to rejoin after she replied to the show cause issued to her.In a shocking turn of events, 25 out of of the 45 women grapplers, who train at the SAI centre in Lucknow, reported absent from the national camp without taking permission from the National Federation.last_img read more