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Round-Up: BCCI denies further sponsor pressure, England tour of India postponed, Super Rugby Aotearoa sell-out, and more

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Germany will not allow fans into football stadiums until at least the end of October – Reuters/CNA

Portimao in Portugal will host the final race of the 2020 MotoGP season – Reuters/CNA

Mike Tyson’s exhibition boxing fight against Roy Jones Jr has been reported to be a postponed from September 12 to November 28 – talkSPORT

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not under pressure to drop more China-linked sponsors, after last week’s loss of Indian Premier League sponsor Vivo, according to a report in the Economic Times. India’s jersey sponsor Byju’s, an online education company, and two more IPL partners, fantasy sports company Dream11 and fintech firm Paytm, were mentioned in Indian media outlets as having Chinese investors – Economic Times

Adidas and Puma are among the companies interested in becoming kit supplier for the Indian cricket team, according to Indian media – Times of India

Unilever’s soap brand Lifebuoy has become an official partner of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team for its underway tour of England – New Indian Express

The England cricket team’s limited-overs tour of India in September and October has been postponed until at least early 2021 after talks between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the England and Wales Cricket Board – Hindustan Times

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Vivo is walking away from title sponsorship deals in India with the Pro Kabaddi League and television show Bigg Boss, according to media reports. Vivo last week paused its sponsorship of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament for one year due to tensions between India and China over a border clash in June – Economic Times

All 162 players and officials due to take part in the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament that start next week in Trinidad have tested negative for Covid-19 – NDTV

New South Wales has offered to stand in as host for next year’s Australian Open tennis Grand Slam if Melbourne is unable to stage the event due to Covid-19 – Reuters/CNA

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’Landys is threatening heavier punishments for those breaking National Rugby League social distancing rules, after nine breaches in four days – ABC

The final match of New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa competition this Sunday is a sell out at the 43,326-capacity Eden Park in Auckland – Reuters

Rugby Australia still hopes to host two Bledisloe Cup matches against New Zealand, currently scheduled for October 10 and 17, in front of limited crowds. But it is also possibility that all four matches in this year’s competition take place in New Zealand, where crowds are currently unlimited – Sydney Morning Herald