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Portrait of Khun Vichai unveiled at Leicester museum

A portrait of Khun Vichai has been unveiled at a museum in Leicester, in tribute to the late Leicester City owner. The painting was created by Leicester artist Paul Wright as part of a project about father and son relationships. It was painted before Khun...

Pele leads tributes to England and Foxes legend Gordon Banks

England and Leicester City legend, Gordon Banks, has passed away at the age of 81. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Banks was instrumental in England’s World Cup win against Brazil in 1966. At club level he managed two League Cup...

Leicestershire cricket boss to leave to helm Pakistan Cricket Board

Leicestershire Cricket Club's chief executive Wasim Khan is to leave the club to become the new managing director of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim is highly regarded in the game, forging his career as CEO of the schools' cricket charity, Chance to Shine, before taking over at Grace Road in 2014. Wasim's departure is a...

Funeral arrangements for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha announced

The funeral for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will begin on Saturday in Thailand after his body was formally identified. His family said the funeral will take place in a Buddhist ceremony in Thailand with bathing rituals at a temple in Bangkok. This will then be followed by recitation ceremonies over seven days. In recognition of Vichai's status...

Vichai’s son pays emotional tribute to father and vows to continue his legacy

The son of Leicester City’s owner has paid an emotional tribute to his father and thanked fans for their ‘overwhelming’ support, after the helicopter crash that killed his father and four others last Saturday. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha’s full statement is included below: “I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming...

Family of Leicester City’s owner visit crash site to pay tribute

The family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha have visited the site today where the helicopter in which he was travelling in spiralled out of control and burst into flames. The sorrow and heartbreak was visible on the faces of his wife and son as they laid a wreath in his memory and the four other victims of...

Police name five people killed in helicopter crash outside King Power stadium

Five people who died when a helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening have been named. While formal identification has not yet taken place, Leicestershire Police has named the fatalities as Leicester City Football Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and...

Leicester City owner on board crashed helicopter

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on the helicopter that crashed outside the football club's King Power Stadium, the BBC has reported. The incident occurred in the club's car park, after the Premier League game with West Ham. Police cars and emergency services rushed towards an area where flames were clearly visible before the area...

Vardy confirms commitment to Leicester City

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has confirmed his commitments to the Foxes, playing down reports linking him with a move away. The 31-year-old, who in the summer of 2016 turned down the chance to join Arsenal, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea. Chelsea are known to be looking for another striker as...

Mahrez rumoured to attend medical at Liverpool as part of €55m move

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set for a medical at Liverpool imminently, according to reports. Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142million and they have now set the wheels in motion to bring in his replacement. Mahrez’s superb form for Leicester City has already been acknowledged with a nomination for the Premier League’s Player...

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