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Round-Up: NRL and A-League address new outbreaks, Tokyo Olympic stadium hosts athletics event, and more

The area at this year's World Snooker Tour Masters in London, displaying the new WST logo

Fifa has welcomed a life ban on former Afghanistan Football Federation president Keramuudin Karim imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for sexually abusing female players – CNA/Reuters

Australia’s National Rugby League has introduced tighter biosecurity measures following recent Covid-19 outbreaks in Melbourne and Sydney. Players and staff will not be allowed to visit cafes, restaurants and other public places, and their visitors will be restricted – CNA/Reuters

Australia’s A-League is weighing up running the rest of its season in the state of Queensland in response to the recent Covid-19 case clusters in Melbourne and Sydney – SBS

Thirty black former South Africa international cricket players have issued a statement saying racism remains a problem in the sport in the country and calling on Cricket South Africa to address it – CNA/AFP/rw

The Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 organising committee has agreed partnerships with local educational institutions Zhejiang Foreign Languages ​​College, Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Media College – SportsMoney.cn

The World Snooker Tour said four of its events in China this year may be rescheduled to 2021 following last week’s communication by the country’s General Administration of Sport that most international sports events would not go ahead this year – Xinhua

The new Japan National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo Olympics, will host its first track and field athletics event in August, the Golden Grand Prix 2020 Tokyo, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting. only Japan-based athletes will take part – Xinhua

Wakkanai in Japan has been appointed host of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2020, this November 7-14 – World Curling