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Round-Up: Nike layoffs, esports welfare concerns, Windies Australia tour postponed, CCTV uses virtual anchor, and more

Nike is to lay off at least 500 staff at its headquarters in Oregon, US, after a loss-making second quarter – Fox Business

The Confederation of African Football set dates in September to resume its Confederation Cup and Champions League tournaments – Xinhua

English football club Wigan Athletic will be relegated to League Two after losing its appeal against its 12-point deduction imposed because it entered administration. Wigan entered administration in July just weeks after ownership switched from one Hong Kong investment group to another – Reuters/CNA

The German Bundesliga said it is ready to admit limited numbers of fans to stadiums from next season if authorities allow it. The 2020-21 season begins in September – Reuters/CNA

The esports sector must start addressing concerns over player health, diversity and fair play, Chris Chan, president of the Singapore-based Global Esports Federation, has said – AFP/CNA

The West Indies’ Twenty20 cricket series in Australia in October has been postponed – The Guardian

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has denied claims by the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations that its players have not been paid their share of prize money from International Cricket Council events – Reuters/CNA

Peter Miskimmin, the head of national sports body Sport New Zealand has resigned after 12 years in the role. He will complete his tenure as chief executive in December – RNZ

Duan Gang, former chief executive of China Tennis Open Sports Promotion Company, the organiser of the China Open tennis tournament, has joined private equity group Detong Capital as SVP for brand management and investor relations – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has used its first virtual sports anchor, developed in partnership with Yingpu Technology – SportsMoney.cn

South Korean minor league baseball will begin testing ‘robot umpires’ this week. The automated umpire system will call balls and strikes in 26 upcoming games – Yonhap

The Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) plans to restart its 2020 season in October, after getting approval from the country’s sports ministry. The season was suspended on March 13 due to Covid-19 – The Jakarta Post