Qatar makes play into padel with new sports tour investment

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PSG president Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaïfi watches from the stand throughout the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux on the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photograph/Thibault Camus)

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LONDON Qatar’s funding in sports activities has prolonged to the possession of Paris Saint-Germain launching a brand new international tour for the squash-tennis racket sport of padel. The Qatar Sports activities Investments-backed Premier Padel tour has scheduled at the very least 10 tournaments every year — beginning in Doha later this month. The occasion will coincide with world soccer officers and coaches being within the Qatari capital for the draw for the finals of the World Cup — probably the most vital sporting funding by the energy-rich Gulf nation. Qatar’s involvement in padel is an try to realize extra management of the game from the present World Padel Tour backed by the Estrella Damm beer firm. The Premier Padel collection is being ruled by the Worldwide Padel Federation that has existed as a governing physique for 31 years. QSI is headed by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a former tennis skilled who has emerged as one of many key figures in world soccer. He’s president of PSG, chairman of the European Membership Affiliation, a member of the UEFA govt committee and head of main sports activities rights holder beIN. ___ Extra AP sports activities: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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