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Round-Up: India tours cancelled, Rugby Australia rule changes, Lang Ping-Lululemon tie-up, and more

India's Virat Kohli reacts during the third Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)

The Indian cricket team’s upcoming tours of Sri Lanka, in June, and Zimbabwe, in August, have been called off due to the Covid-19 threat – ESPNCricinfo

The Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament is exploring the use of digital perimeter board replacement technology as a way to increase sponsorship and advertising revenue – InsideSport.co/Hindustan Times

This year’s King’s Cup invitational national football team tournament organised by the Football Association of Thailand has been cancelled – Bangkok Post

Rugby Australia is introducing rule changes borrowed from rugby league to improve the spectacle of its Super Rugby AU competition, that begins next month. They include extending drawn games by two further periods of five minutes, with the first team to score being awarded the win, and stricter refereeing to reduce cynical play and scrum resets – Fox Sports

Two Australian journalists are being asked to complete Covid-19 tests after failing to observe two-metre gaps with players during interviews at Australian National Rugby League games. Meanwhile, an NRL game was postponed when a player had to undergo a Covid-19 test after a teacher at the school of one of his children tested positive for the virus – Straits Times/Reuters, AAP

The New Zealand government has granted border entry exemptions to two America’s Cup teams, to ensure the 2021 event goes ahead. The American Magic team will bring 102 staff and 104 family members into the country. INEOS Team UK has 86 workers, and 128 family members and one nanny – RNZ

Chinese women’s national volleyball team coach Lang Ping is working with female-focused sportswear brand Lululemon to produce audio sports training and wellness content, including guided mindfulness sessions – SportsMoney.cn

Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike said there would be a “120-per-cent effort” to make sure next year’s Olympics in the city goes ahead safely, and the event would be a “symbol of human triumph”. Koike gave an interview to news agency AFP after announcing she would stand for re-election next month – Japan Today/AFP

The Tokyo Olympics organising committee said next year’s rescheduled Games will be able to use at least 80 per cent of the venues that were planned for use this year. Some of the venues and facilities have been secured for other uses next year – New York Times/Reuters

Lisbon has emerged as the favourite city to host the reorganised final stages of the Uefa Champions League in August. A German city – possibly Frankfurt or Düsseldorf – is reported to be favourite to host the final stages of the Europa League the same month – The Guardian

Athletes at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England will be allowed to ‘take a knee’ to support the Black Lives Matter movement, Games chief executive David Grevemberg has said – Channel News Asia/AFP