Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League
Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League
Paul Ryding
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Ryding

Is the English Premier League facing being blown off course by its own NBA-style China row?

  • The NBA’s ongoing row with the Chinese government has cost the organisation up to US$400 million
  • The English Premier League will be hoping to avoid a similar fate that could cost it much needed revenue

Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League
Richard Masters, CEO of the English Premier League, speaks during a reception to celebrate the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League
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Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics took him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him there until now. He spent eight years in Beijing before moving to Hong Kong in 2015.