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Round-Up: European football’s €4bn hit, Six Nations confirm CVC talks, BWF events cancelled, and more

Peter O'Mahony of Ireland leads celebrations as the referee awards a penalty during the 2020 Six Nations match against Wales (by Warren Little/Getty Images)

European football clubs are likely to lose €4bn ($4.5bn) in revenue due to Covid-19, representative body the European Club Association has reported – CNA/Reuters

Rugby union’s Six Nations has confirmed that it has been talks for the past year with CVC Capital Partners about the private equity group buying a stake in the competition. In response to reports from France at the weekend that a deal was close, the Six Nations said that the talks were “complex” and “an agreement is not to be expected imminently – Sky Sports

This year’s China Masters and Dutch Open Badminton World Federation Tour events have been cancelled. The China Masters had been originally scheduled in February and March, and was postponed until May, and then August. The Dutch Open was scheduled for October. The Tour is due to restart this year with the Taipei Open at the start of September, followed by the Korea Open. The season-ending World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China, have been moved back a week and will end on December 20 – Straits Times

New Zealand has offered to host this year’s Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament, Indian media has reported, quoting a Board of Control for Cricket in India official. The BCCI has been considering hosting the event overseas due to the Covid-19 situation in India. Sri Lanka and the UAE are also reported to have offered to host the event. Reuters reported that a BCCI official told it the competition would only be held overseas as “a last resort” – Press Trust of India, Reuters

Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly is taking part in a fantasy cricket competition against ordinary punters run by fantasy sports platform My11Circle – CNA/Reuters

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been named as a director of Indian Super League football team ATK-Mohun Bagan – The Hindu

Chinese Super League football club Beijing Sinobo Guoan has agreed a sponsorship deal with convenience store chain Lawson Station. China League Two team Qingdao Red Lions has agreed a sponsorship deal with insurance company Baozhun Niu – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has agreed an endorsement deal with American mattress brand Simmons – SportsMoney.cn

Hanghzou-based Robam has agreed a deal to be the official supplier of household kitchen appliances for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou – Xinhua