Round-Up: Positive message from Tokyo, D-Day for Women’s World Cup, Aussie rugby pay cut, and more

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In a positive sign for next year’s Olympics, Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita has told his international counterparts that Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities – Kyodo News

Australia and New Zealand are expected to be awarded the rights to host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup later today. The two countries’ Prime Ministers, Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand and Scott Morrison of Australia, will take part in a final presentation to the Fifa Council ahead of its vote – CNA

Australian rugby union players are baulking at being asked to take a 40-per-cent pay cut for the rest of the year. The proposal comes after Rugby Australia’s media rights income this year was slashed to A$8m-A$9m ($5.48m-6.17m/€4.87m-5.48m) in an interim deal with pay-television operator Foxtel – Sydney Morning Herald

The Western Australia state government is allowing full-capacity crowds at sports venues from July 18, meaning up to 60,000 fans could attend events at Perth’s Optus Stadium – InsideSport

Australian Olympic official John Coates said a successful bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games in Queensland could be a “critical part of the state and nation’s economic recovery in the short term” – CNA

The Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka next month has been postponed because of Covid-19 – The Hindu

Cricket’s Asia Cup will go ahead as scheduled later this year in either Sri Lanka or the UAE, according to Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan. Khan said Pakistan, the original host of the event, had agreed to let Sri Lanka stage it in return for hosting the next regional event – The Hindu

The International Table Tennis Federation executive committee will set a new date for the rescheduled World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, South Korea at its next meeting on July 10 – Xinhua

Fiba has withdrawn India’s rights to host a Fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying event due to Covid-19 concerns. The event will now take place in Graz, Austria on May 26-30, 2021 – Reuters

Hongyuan Airport has agreed a deal to become the exclusive supplier of storage facilities to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – SportsMoney.cn