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Round-Up: Diack jail term requested, McLaren considering stake sale, Queensland opens stadiums, and more

NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks and RJ Hampton of the New Zealand Breakers speak to media during a NBL media opportunity at The Blackman on August 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

French prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for former world athletics federation president Lamine Diack at his ongoing trial in Paris for corruption, money laundering and breach of trust – Reuters

Formula One team McLaren is considering selling a minority stake to raise funds to help it through the Covid-19 downturn – Channel News Asia/Reuters

The Asian Football Confederation has cancelled its annual awards ceremony this year, which was set to take place in Doha in December – Asian Football Confederation

A bid by NBA prospect LaMelo Ball to buy Australian professional basketball team the Illawarra Hawks has failed after a rival consortium acquired the licence for the team – Channel News Asia/AFP

Cricket South Africa is returning to action with an exhibition event with an experimental, three-team format later this month. Run in collaboration with a new company, 3TeamCricket, three teams of eight players, each captained by a national team star, will compete in the same match for the Solidarity Cup. Sponsorship revenue will go to a cricket hardship fund for people in the local cricket industry affected by the Covid-19 pandemic – ESPNCricinfo

The Pakistan Cricket Board is threatening to interrupt Board of Control for Cricket in India plans to host the Indian Premier League from September to October this year. The PCB is currently set to host the Asia Cup national team tournament in September, on dates that would clash with the proposed IPL dates. The PCB has said it would not accept moving the Asia Cup to accommodate the IPL – Hindustan Times

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a Pakistan Cricket Board plan to make match fixing a criminal offence in the country – Business Standard

Some of Sri Lanka’s national team cricketers are returning to action next week in the country’s domestic PDC T10 league. The eight-team, 12-day tournament starts on June 25 in Anuradhapura. The tournament is being streamed live, globally on the SportsTiger app run by Indian fantasy sports operator MyTeam11 – Hindustan Times, Financial Express

The Australian state of Queensland will permit up to 2,000 supporters in stadiums for Australian Football League and National Rugby League games from Saturday as a trial measure – AAP

The Chinese Taipei Premier League football competition is permitting fans entry to matches. The country has gone eight weeks without new Covid-19 cases being reported – Asian Football Confederation

Fuel supplier BP Ultimate has agreed a deal to be naming rights sponsor for the first race of the Australian Supercars Championship this year, the Sydney SuperSprint – Speed Cafe

The Porsche Sports Cup China announced plans for two events this year, at the Zhuhai International Circuit on July 11-12 and at the Shanghai International Circuit on October 31-November 1 – Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific

Australian IOC official John Coates said he is confident Australia will send an equestrian team to the Tokyo Olympics next year, despite the country’s equestrian federation going into voluntary administration earlier this month – Channel News Asia/Reuters

Bahrain has been appointed host of the 2021 Asia Youth Para Games – IPC