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Round-Up: Asia Cup cancelled, Sri Lankan cricket resumes, Mailman opens LA office, and more

Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan shakes hands with Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan of Bangladesh after victory in their Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lords on July 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

This year’s Asia Cup national team cricket tournament has been cancelled, with planned hosts Pakistan possibly hosting it next year instead, cricket officials have said – The Hindu

Domestic cricket will resume in Sri Lanka next Tuesday with a club T20 tournament played behind closed doors – CNA/Reuters

Sports digital media agency Mailman Group is opening a US office, in Los Angeles. The office will be led by Gideon Clark, in the role of US business director, who is returning to his home country after spending six years with Mailman at its headquarters in China. Mailman’s clients in North America include NHL, UFC, NFL, NBA, Panini America, DRL, the US Open, and the LA Lakers – Mailman Group

New Zealand Rugby is reportedly divided over an idea to replace Super Rugby with a trans-Tasman competition. The idea has surfaced during a review of New Zealand’s participation in the Sanzaar-run competition – Rugby Pass, Sydney Morning Herald

The Chinese Super League will retain relegation in its Covid-19-hit 2020 season, despite opposition from some clubs. The Chinese Football Association said either one or two teams would be relegated – SportsMoney.cn, Xinhua

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky appeared to accidentally reveal a plan for the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix to take place in Shanghai on November 8, in a graphic shown on-screen. Formula 1 has not yet officially confirmed the race – SportsMoney.cn

Formula 1 has agreed a deal with cloud technology firm M2A Media, to distribute the motorsport series’ live content to global media platforms – AV Network

A group of Formula 1 and Formula E drivers are reported to be launching an electric scooter racing series, called eSkootr, in 2021 – The Verge

Fan engagement app Iqoniq has announced an advisory board including Asian sports industry executives Marcus Luer, founder and CEO of the Total Sports Asia agency, and Sam Li, head of international business strategy at Chinese sports media firm Sina Sports – Iqoniq

The Indian Super League is introducing the Asian Football Confederation’s ‘3+1’ foreign player quota, that permits teams to include in matchday squads three foreign players plus one player from any Asian nation. Previously, the ISL has allowed five foreign players in matchday squads. Clubs will be permitted to sign a maximum of six foreign players in total, including one Asian-origin player – The Hindu

This year’s Japan Open International Table Tennis Federation World Tour event has been cancelled. It was originally due to take place on April 21-26 this year – ITTF

Cambodia, Iraq and Palestine have become Asia Rugby associate members, and Afghanistan has become a full member – Asia Rugby