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Round-Up: A-League spectator tests positive, big firms eye IPL sponsorship, T1 expands Twitch deal, and more

Fireworks explode above the Olympic rings as they are illuminated for the first time to mark 6 months to go to the Olympic games at Odaiba Marine Park on January 24, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The mass participation element of the London Marathon has been cancelled due to Covid-19, but the elite race will take place – BBC

A fan who attended an Australian A-League football match on Sunday night has tested positive for coronavirus. The match, between Newcastle Jets and Western United, had 2,750 fans in attendance at the Hunter Stadium north of Sydney – AFP/CNA

The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the suspension of the Indian Premier League sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile phone maker Vivo – Reuters/CNA

An International Cricket Council board meeting today will discuss whether Australia or India will host the men’s T20 World Cup scheduled for next year, among other matters – Big News Network

Coca-Cola, online education company Byju’s, telco Reliance Jio and Amazon are among the companies being connected with the vacant Indian Premier League title sponsorship this year – livemint

The Olympic rings monument installed in Tokyo’s harbour for this year’s Olympics has been towed away for inspections and maintenance – AFP/CNA

South Korean esports organisation T1 Entertainment & Sports has expanded a content deal with Twitch. The video streaming platform had an exclusive, multi-year content deal covering T1’s League of Legends team; the expansion covers all the organisation’s players and content creators. T1’s commercial rights are managed by the Sportfive agency, and the Twitch deal is the latest in a series of new partnerships this year – Esports Insider

3trees has become the official paint supplier of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, in the 33rd sponsorship deal agreed by organisers – SportsMoney.cn

Researchers in New Zealand have developed a test for “designer steroids” used by athletes that have previously been difficult to identify. They hope to have it ready for use in time for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Reuters/CNA

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a financial support package for 25 currently unemployed national team women’s players – news18

The 18th Gymnasiade, the World School Summer Games, that was set to take place in Jinjiang, China, from October 17 to 24 has been postponed until October 16 to 23, 2021 – Xinhua