Round-Up: Seven makes partial CA payment, iQiyi-Barcelona deal, LPGA Tour ‘Asia swing’ cancelled, and more

Mitch Marsh of the Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has made only a partial payment of a A$25m ($18.2m/€15.4m) instalment due in its media-rights deal with Cricket Australia. The two parties have been in dispute over how the value of the deal is being affected by the pandemic and changes to CA’s schedule. “Seven has paid the first instalment reflecting our assessment of fair value,” the company’s chief executive James Warburton said in a statement – Seven

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi Sports has agreed a partnership with Spanish football club FC Barcelona. A channel dedicated to the club will be launched on iQiyi Sports, with exclusive, original video content including news, game highlights and interviews – SportsMoney.cn

The LPGA Tour’s ‘Asian swing’ this year has been cancelled, with the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea and the Toto Japan Classic, both in October, called off – Reuters/Straits Times

Chinese basketball star Jeremy Lin is leaving the CBA to try and make a comeback in the NBA – South China Morning Post

The England and Wales Cricket Board is cutting 62 jobs as part of cost-cutting measures due to the pandemic – Reuters/CNA

The Tokyo Olympics organising committee expects to agree on “50 or 60” measures to simplify next year’s Games in talks this month with the IOC. IOC vice president John Coates said the counter-measures that would be employed at the Games to tackle the pandemic would be decided by the end of the year – Kyodo News, CNA/Reuters

Commemorations of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney took place on the 20th anniversary of the Games – CNA/Reuters

Paytm First Games, an Indian fantasy sports platform set up by payments technology company Paytm, signed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as a brand ambassador – Economic Times

The number of sports industry jobs being posted in India has declined by 25 per cent during the pandemic, according to job portal Indeed – Republic World

Authorities in the Chinese city of Guangzhou are planning for the annual marathon to go ahead on December 13 with 30,000 runners – SportsMoney.cn