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Round-Up: Talent agent ICM buys Stellar, fuboTV IPO, Snapchat partners with IPL teams, and more

Gareth Bale, one of the players managed by the Stellar Group talent agency. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

US talent agency ICM Group has acquired UK sports agent Jonathan Barrett’s Stellar Group – Reuters/CNA

There are reports in the US that sports broadcaster ESPN is preparing to lay off hundreds of staff in cost-cutting measures – The Spun

US football streaming platform fuboTV raised $183m in an IPO that has valued the company at $621m. It will float on the New York Stock Exchange today – Reuters

Social media platform Snapchat has agreed partnerships with five Indian Premier League teams to share behind-the-scenes content with fans. The teams are Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, and Chennai Super Kings – Catch News

Sri Lanka Cricket postponed the player draft for its new T20 competition the Lanka Premier League due to a new Covid-19 outbreak in the country. The draft was to take place today, and will now take place on October 19 – AFP/Yahoo! News

The start of the next Abu Dhabi T10 cricket tournament has been postponed until the end of January. It was originally to start on November 19. Planning for the tournament has been interrupted by the staging of the Indian Premier League in the UAE. Indian broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks will be the host broadcaster – The National