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Round-Up: IPL in UAE awaiting govt nod, Indian Super League salary cap complaint, All Blacks v NRL game still alive, and more

World Athletics said Olympic qualification for marathon and race walk events will restart from September 1, three months earlier than previously announced – Reuters/CNA

The Emirates Cricket Board confirmed it has received a ‘letter of intent’ from the Board of Control for Cricket in India about staging this year’s Indian Premier League in the UAE. The move is reportedly awaiting approval by the Indian government – ECB, ESPNcricinfo

Indian Super League football club ATK has proposed removing the league’s Rs165m ($2.2m/€1.9m) salary cap. The figure is the total amount clubs can spend on player salaries – Hindustan Times

All India Football Federation secretary general Kushal Das said it would be difficult for the country to win the hosting rights for the 2027 Asian Cup, given the competition it is facing from Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia – Times of India

The plan for a cross-code match between the New Zealand All Blacks and a team of rugby league players from Australia’s NRL is still being worked on, with organisers believing the event could generate A$8m ($5.7m/€4.9m). The plan appeared to have run aground in recent weeks after the NRL and New Zealand Rugby were unable to reach an agreement around it – Sydney Morning Herald

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said he supported funding the creation of new Pacific Islands team in Super Rugby – RugbyPass

Organisers of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou are inviting bids for companies to run overseas social media accounts for the games, with a budget of 8.1m yuan ($1.1m/€1m) – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile’s Geometry C SUV will be the official car of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou – SportsMoney.cn

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has sacked its chief executive Lutfullah Stanikzai, citing “unsatisfactory performance” and “misbehaviour with managers” – The Hindu

Bayern Munich is stepping up efforts to recruit talent from China, the German Bundesliga club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested – Xinhua