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Stacey Allaster is set to stay on as chairman and chief executive officer of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) through to 2017 after it was announced this morning that she had received the unanimous backing of the body’s board of directors. The board announced that Allaster, who was installed as head of the WTA back in July 2009, is set to become the second-longest serving CEO in the Association’s history. Allaster has overseen record revenues, broadcast exposure and prize money increases since starting in the role, despite having to steer the WTA through the global economic crisis
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has slammed suggestions that the concept of relegation and promotion could be scrapped, dismissing the idea as “scare-mongering”. Last week saw Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, state that some of the foreign owners in the Barclays Premier League want to abolish the relegation and promotion system in the top flight sparking great debate within English football circles. Liverpool’s American owner John Henry has already dismissed the idea as “complete nonsense,” telling The Associated Press it “hasn’t been discussed”.