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Round-Up: Afcon postponed, TrueVisions threatens FAT, Adidas and Puma join #StopHateForProfit, and more

Mohamed Salah during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Photo by Mohsen Nabil/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been pushed back to 2022 due to Covid-19. The tournament was originally to take place from January 9 to February 6 next year – Reuters/CNA

Adidas and Puma have joined the growing list of major companies taking part in the #StopHateForProfit boycott of Facebook and Instagram advertising in July in protest at the proliferation of hate speech on the platforms – Business Times

Fifa has banned its former deputy secretary general Markus Kattner for 10 years and fined him CHF1m ($1.1m/€940,000) after the body’s ethics committee found him “guilty of conflicts of interest and abusing his position” – Yahoo Sports

The Football Association of Thailand has rejected a demand from domestic media rights partner TrueVisions, the pay-television broadcaster, to restart Thai League 1 next week. TrueVisions is threatening legal action and to withhold rights fee payments if the FAT does not comply – Bangkok Post

America’s Cup sailing team Emirates Team New Zealand is being investigated by the New Zealand government over the finances around next year’s event. ETNZ is organising the event. Its team manager Grant Dalton has said informants within his organisation had leaked financial details for malign purposes – Stuff.co.nz

Businessman Ness Wadia, the owner of Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, has called for the league to end sponsorship agreements with Chinese companies. The call comes in the wake of the violent clash between the two countries on their Himalayan border last month, which has sparked a backlash in India against Chinese companies – The Hindu

Former Indonesian sports minister Imam Nahrawi has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of accepting $800,000 (€712,000) in bribes – The Jakarta Post

The Pakistan Cricket Board is meeting with Pakistan Super League franchises on Thursday to discuss whether they will play the final four matches of the 2020 season, which was halted due to Covid-19 – Hindustan Times

This year’s Women’s Indian Open golf tournament, a Ladies European Tour event, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. It was due to take place in October – The Hindu

Chinese Olympic gold medal-winning and world record-holding race walker Liu Hong has been signed by the CAA China agency – SportsMoney.cn