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Round-Up: Infantino investigation, Intel takes Jio stake, Cricket Australia player pay agreement, and more

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks to the media after a FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai (by Fred Lee - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Formula One motor-racing returned at the weekend after its Covid-19 suspension with a grand prix behind closed doors at Austria’s Red Bull Ring. All drivers, teams and personnel tested negative for Covid-19 ahead of the race. Among the notable features of the weekend, drivers led by Lewis Hamiton ‘took a knee’ in support of the recent global racial equality protests – CNA/Reuters

Switzerland has appointed a special prosecutor to examine criminal allegations against Fifa president Gianni Infantino and the country’s Attorney General Michael Lauber. The allegations are in relation to meetings between Infantino and Lauber while the latter’s office was investigating suspected corruption at football’s world governing body – CNA/Reuters

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the American technology company, is investing $253m (€225m) in a 0.39-per-cent stake in Reliance Industries’ Indian digital business Jio Platforms. The deal values Jio Platforms at an equity value of 4.91tn ($66bn/€59bn) rupees and an enterprise value of 5.16tn rupees – livemint.com

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan, regarded as the world’s greatest player, has retired at the age of 37. “From 2000 to 2020, after 20 years, I have to say goodbye to the national team. It is very difficult to say it out loud,” Lin wrote in a post on the social media platform Weibo. The Badminton World Federation said it was “the end of one of the most stellar careers in world badminton”, and the International Olympic Committee hailed Lin as an “all-time great”. Lin had previously said he was determined to reach the Tokyo Olympics, despite hi form tailing off in recent years – Xinhua, CNA/AFP

Australia’s cricket board and players have reached an agreement over player pay cuts after a two-month dispute. Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have agreed to defer until later this year revenue calculations that will determine player wages – ESPNcricinfo

Uday Shankar, the head of Indian pay-television broadcaster Star, has said he expects a significant drop in spend by Indian advertisers around the Indian Premier League even if the tournament goes ahead this year – The Hindu

Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly has said there is no conflict of interest raised by his endorsement deal with JSW Cement. The company is a joint owner of Indian Premier League team the Delhi Capitals – The Indian Express

The Rajasthan Cricket Association is planning to build the third-largest cricket stadium in the world – The Hindu

The Pakistan Cricket Board is struggling to secure a new sponsor for the national team after the recent expiry of its long-term deal with Pepsi. The team is currently training for its series against England wearing apparel that carries no branding – Geo Super

A decision on whether to hold the four remaining matches of cricket’s Pakistan Super League this year will be made in September – Dawn

The 2020 Hero Indian Open European Tour-sanctioned golf tournament has been cancelled due to Covid-19 – Business Standard

Muay Thai – Thai boxing – returned in Thailand at the weekend in empty arenas – Bangkok Post