Round-Up: CCTV hints Morey’s departure linked to China row, JSA supports spectator tech projects, and more

Daryl Morey, newly hired as president of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Doha is to host the single-leg final of this year’s AFC Champions League – Goal.com

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV hinted that Daryl Morey’s stepping down as general manager of the Houston Rockets last week was linked to the controversy around the American executive’s tweet last year in support of the Hong Kong protests – AFP/CNA

A heavyweight boxing world title fight between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Bulgarai’s Kubrat Pulev will take place in London on December 12 – AFP/CNA

The Japanese government’s Japan Sports Agency is providing financial support during the pandemic period for technology projects by sports leagues aimed at “improving the spectating experience” – The Japan News

South Africa Rugby said player welfare concerns, unclear pandemic restrictions and potential difficulties getting overseas players to travel were behind its withdrawal from this year’s Rugby Championship – Reuters/CNA

Pakistan has invited the England cricket team to play a tour early next year. It would be the first England tour of the country since 2005 – Reuters/CNA

Cricket Australia is meeting with state government officials in Queensland to try to change rules that would place significant restrictions on the Indian cricket team that is set to tour the country next month. Queensland has said arriving players must quarantine for 14 days and would not be able to train during that time – The Australian

The Board of Control for Cricket in India plans to restart domestic cricket on January 1, 2021 with the Ranji Trophy – Indian Express

The BCCI is planning to invite England for a tour in early 2021 – NDTV

USA Cricket is aiming to become a full member of the International Cricket Council by 2030 – Reuters/CNA

The Pakistan Cricket Board has warned players and officials that they will be expelled from the ongoing National Twenty20 Cup in Rawalpindi for breaches of the ‘bio-secure bubble’, after 12 people were found to have done so – Reuters/CNA

India’s Ultimate Table Tennis competition has been postponed until next year – ANI/Yahoo

The Chinese Basketball Association League renewed sponsorship deals with electronics firm TCL and insurance company China Life – SportsMoney.cn

The Chinese Athletic Association launched a hybrid online-and-offline nationwide running initiative, Run All Over China – SportsMoney.cn

The Chongqing Sports Bureau and the British Consulate in the Chinese city signed a memorandum of cooperation on sports development. The memo says the two parties will work on joint projects between the UK and the city in fields including football and stadium design and planning – SportsMoney.cn

Foxtel is showing three regular season games from the domestic Sheffield Shield, starting with today’s clash between South Australia and Tasmania, in a new expansion of the Australian pay-television broadcaster’s domestic media rights deal with Cricket Australia. The matches will be broadcast on Foxtel’s television channels – Media Week