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Noy Shani  // Posts published by Noy Shani

This is their time – Christchurch brought to life in the name of Cricket

This is their time – Christchurch brought to life in the name of Cricket

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is almost upon us.  The London Economic and Noy Shani focus on one particular host city for whom the upcoming tournament will be extra special. I visited the Christchurch during Christmas and New Year and the excitement for the World Cup is palpable.  The new Hagley Oval hosted its […]

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The frontrunner of English deaf cricket

The frontrunner of English deaf cricket

The London Economic continues its countdown for the cricket World cup which will kick off in just two weeks time in Australia and New Zealand. Noy Shani spoke to Darren Talbot, Development Officer and Lions team manager for the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD), about the challenges England will be facing down under […]

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Icy no problem! Richmond Rink organisers refute claims of traffic and noise problems at Strawberry Hill House

Icy no problem! Richmond Rink organisers refute claims of traffic and noise problems at Strawberry Hill House

Richmond ice rink organisers are facing opposition from residents concerned about the potential noise disruption and traffic congestion caused by the winter attraction.

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Ryan Sidebottom – a new cricket academy to inspire a new generation

Ryan Sidebottom – a new cricket academy to inspire a new generation

Ryan Sidebottom’s passion for cricket never disappeared after his retirement from the international scene.  In an interview to Noy Shani, he speaks about his new coaching endeavours and England’s chances in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. I caught former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, for a phone chat shortly after he finished a training session at his […]

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Electricity is in the air – Formula E and the Battersea Park dispute

Electricity is in the air – Formula E and the Battersea Park dispute

This year is set to be a year of key sporting events.  The Cricket World Cup is lurking around the corner, England is hosting the prestigious Rugby World Cup in September and London will host the ninth and final round of the FIA Formula E 2014/2015 series on June 27th. The proposed location for the […]

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Giving financial fair-play a fair chance

Giving financial fair-play a fair chance

Sports policy and law have become increasingly popular in recent years.  Financial fair-play has been recognised as a major topic in the world of football.  Noy Shani investigates how can this be enforced, who is responsible for providing the solutions, what the role of academia is and what challenges exist for policy makers, politicians and researchers alike.

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All I want For Christmas is…

All I want For Christmas is…

It’s that time of the year again. Your loved ones are dying for an original Christmas gift. No, no more socks, please! I come to your rescue with handy Christmas gift ideas for sports fans and enthusiasts. Given in no particular order, our top Christmas 2014 sporting gifts go to…   The “dream come true” one […]

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Leading the way for volleyball

Leading the way for volleyball

Chairman Bartek Łuszcz and squad member Tomek Lasocki talked to the Sports Gazette about the story of CBL Polonia London Volleyball Club. When Bartek Łuszcz walked almost by accident into the volleyball court two years ago, he was surprised. He saw a bunch of people training at 8 o’clock in the evening. He then found […]

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Table tennis is on the ascendancy

Table tennis is on the ascendancy

Table tennis is growing in popularity in the UK. As players move up through the ranks, new research sheds light on the benefits of playing the sport. German-born table tennis coach Olav Stahl, 43, started playing table tennis when he was eight years old while on a family holiday in the Austrian Alps. When he […]

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”The clubs are pricing fans out of the game”

”The clubs are pricing fans out of the game”

In the light of the increased cost of football and the recent news about the release of Ched Evans, Sheffield United’s player convicted of rape from prison, The Sports Gazette met Billy Reid, director at HonestGame, a global campaign to raise the level of integrity in world football.

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