Round-Up: EPL start date, no resolution in Thai football dispute, India targets Olympics top 10, and more

Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju during the ongoing Budget Session, at the Parliament House, on March 18, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The 2020-21 English Premier League season will kick off on September 12 and run until May 23 – Sky Sports

Japanese football’s J.League called off a match on Sunday after two Nagoya Grampus players tested positive for Covid-19 – Japan Times

The Indian Premier League’s chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed last week’s reports that the 2020 season is to start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates – Hindustan Times

Switzerland’s Attorney General Michael Lauber has resigned amid the controversy over his handling of a corruption investigation into football’s world governing body, Fifa – CNA/AFP

The Football Association of Thailand and its domestic media rights partner TrueVisions have failed to agree a deal for coverage of the extended 2020 season. The FAT refused the pay-television broadcaster’s demand that the Thai League 1 season conclude by its originally scheduled date of October 25. FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang has called for help from the government and the private sector to help fill in the lost media-rights revenue that the league will suffer – Bangkok Post

Fiji may join a new series of rugby union international Tests featuring teams from Europe’s Six Nations, but is unlikely to join the championship fully, a spokesperson for the competition has said. Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor had previously said the team was “on the verge of joining the Six Nations” – BBC

Korean car manufacturer Kia Motors extended its sponsorship deal with Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal for five years, taking the partnership to more than 20 years – Hindustan Times

The Chinese Super League has agreed sponsorship deals with online recruitment platform 58.com and online real estate platform Anjuke – SportsMoney.cn

Filipino football club Ceres Negros has been taken over by a group of investors led by agency MMC Sportz Asia, and renamed United City Football Club. MMC Sportz is the Dubai and Manila-based organiser of the SPIA Asia sports industry conference and awards – ESPN

India is targeting a top-10 finish in terms of medals at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, sports minister Kiren Rijiju has said, launching a new scheme to identify young sporting talent – The Hindu

India hopes to restart sports events in September or October, sports minister Kiren Rijiju has said – The Hindu

Indonesia pitched for seven sports to be added to the 2021 Southeast Asian Games schedule at a virtual meeting of the Southeast Asian Games Federation last week. The sports are: triathlon, bowling, esport, sambo, modern pentathlon, jujitsu and teqball – Xinhua

Football Association of Singapore vice president Edwin Tong is stepping down from his role, after being appointed to the country’s government cabinet as minister for culture, community and youth – CNA

Singaporean government sports agency Sport Singapore has underlined its commitment to protecting athlete welfare after Chinese-born, former national team figure skater Jessica Shuran Yu spoke out about abuse she suffered while training in China as a teenager – SCMP