Round-Up: Longest ever Big Bash, HKFA slammed, India’s Olympic dream, and more

Cricket Australia confirmed it will stage the longest ever Big Bash League in 2020-21, despite some players calling for a reduced version of the domestic Twenty20 tournament – Reuters

Australia’s A-League has moved its playoffs and championship-deciding Grand Final back a week as part of a schedule rejig amid a spike in Covid-19 infections – CNA/Reuters

AFL club bosses have been told Victorian clubs will be relocated to Queensland for as long as eight or nine weeks to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Six Victorian clubs are already based in Queensland – Brisbane Times

The Asian Tour said the Taiwan Masters, due to be held at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club from September 17-20, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The tournament will be staged in 2021 in its traditional time slot – CNA/Reuters

Hong Kong lawmakers have slammed the Hong Kong Football Association over its governance, describing it as “appalling and inexcusable” – RTHK

The International Olympic Committee has provided international federations and National Olympic Committees with $100m (€86m) of financial support since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, according to IOC President Thomas Bach – IOC

The four remaining World University Championships which had been due to take place this year have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, owing to the tight international sports calendar in 2021 – Fisu.net

The chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani, said she wants to bring the Olympics to India. Ambani is a member of the International Olympic Committee – Webdunia

Indian sports digital media platform SportsAdda has signed former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend Brett Lee as a brand ambassador – The Economic Times

Esports company ESL has announced One Thailand, a new competition which will run from August 8 to September 6. The competition features two divisions, Asia and the Americas, with teams competing for an overall prize fund of $200,000 – eslgaming.com

Following the announcement that no international sports events will be held in China this year, the International Federation of Sport Climbing cancelled three World Cup competitions scheduled in Chongqing, Wujiang and Xiamen between October 23 and December 6 – ifsc