Round-Up: New Fifa international window, Royals deal challenges taboos, NZ North v South match returns, and more

Jos Buttler of England and Rajasthan Royals poses for a photo on March 18, 2019 in Hammersmith, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Rajasthan Royals )

Fifa has created a new international match window in 2022, from January 24 to February 1, to ease fixture congestion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic - Japan Today

Organisers of the US Open tennis tournament say they are happy with the line-up this year despite high-profile dropouts due to Covid-19, including defending champions Bianca Andreescu and Rafa Nadal, women's world number 1 Ash Barty, and Australian Nick Kyrgios - CNA/Reuters

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