Unions approve sale of shares of all blacks
Auckland • 26 provincial unions in New Zealand yesterday unanimously approved selling a 12.5 percent stake in New Zealand’s commercial arm of rugby, including the All Blacks national team, American private equity firm Silver Lake.
The NZ $ 387.5 million (S $ 372.9 million) deal, which valued NZR’s 2.23 billion (S $ 2.96 billion) USD trading rights, has so far been expressed by the New Zealand Rugby Players Association. Deal.
Debt relief for Barca to fix your finances
BARCELONA • Barcelona banknote holders have agreed to reduce some loan terms, with La Liga giants relieved as football club grapes with sales decline due to Kovid epidemic.
A group of European investors with € 200 million (S $ 321.5 million) will allow senior debt Catalan to break the limits on debt and financing costs. The club, which operates under a net loan of 488 million euros, suffered a loss of nearly 100 million euros last year.
Marshall will be Leipzig’s new coach for next season
Berlin • Jessie Marsh will replace Julian Nugelsman in RB Leipzig next season, who is heading to Bayern Munich this summer. Marsh, 47, has agreed to sign a two-year contract, announced the Bundesliga Football Club yesterday.
American sister club RB will join Salzburg, where they won the Austrian League and Cup doubles last season, and they are on track to retain their title this season.
BT is looking for a partner for its sports activities
London • BT Group announced yesterday that it was in talks to sell a stake in its sports business. Companies such as Amazon, Disney and sports streaming company DAZN have expressed interest.
According to Bloomberg, BT is seeking a deal because its TV broadcast division, which together with Sky owns the rights to football for the Premier League in England, is spending a lot of money and the company is looking for further investment Has been.
Silverstone 1st Place for Sprint Events
The UK Grand Prix website said on Wednesday that London • Silverstone would be the first circuit to test the new Formula 1 sprint qualifying format, to be implemented in two more unknown races this season.
This year is also confirmed to replace Turkey on the F1 calendar after the June 13 race in Montreal was canceled for the second straight year on Wednesday due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Istanbul returned for the first time since 2011 last year.