Round-Up: IOC to discuss “frugal” Olympics, Pressure mounts on Thai broadcaster, Pakistan cricket’s sponsorship deal, and more

The International Olympic Committee will meet today to discuss ways of pushing ahead with plans for a "frugal" Tokyo Games next year. Tokyo is on its highest Covid-19 alert level after a spike in new cases, Governor Yuriko Koike warned Wednesday, as experts said the rising infections were a clear "red flag" - Japan Today/AFP

Thai League 1 champions Chiang Rai United have called on TrueVisions to pay full broadcast rights fees for the sake of the country's football. "TrueVisions is acting like we [Thai football and the company] have never loved each other," Chiang Rai chief adviser Miti Tiyapairat said in a Facebook post. The broadcaster is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition - Bangkok Post

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