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Round-Up: True threatens FAT, ITTF worlds postponed again, WTA ‘hopeful’ on China tournaments, and more

Xu Xin and Liang Jingkun of China compete against Lee Sangsu and Jeoung Youngsik of South Korea during the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup in Tokyo (by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

Thai pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition. The 2020 season was suspended in March, and is due to restart in September and run to May next year – Bangkok Post

MotoGP has cancelled the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, that was due to take place in November – Motorsport.com

The International Table Tennis Federation World Team Championships in Busan, South Korea have been pushed back to next year, to take place February 28 to March 7. The event has been postponed several times due to Covid-19, most recently to September 27-October 4 this year – Xinhua

The Women’s Tennis Association has indicated it is still hopeful of running tournaments in China this year, and said the statement last week by the country’s General Administration of Sport that most international sports events would not be allowed to ahead was “a principle” rather than a “final decision” – CNA/AFP

The Olympic Council of Asia and the Chinese Olympic Committee are discussing new dates for the Asian Beach Games in Sanya, that were due to be held from November 28 to December 6 – OCA

The Badminton World Federation is seeking further information from Chinese officials on whether its season-ending World Tour Finals will take place in Guangzhou this year – CNA/Reuters

China’s first athletics event since its shutdown of sport due to Covid-19 will be the 2020 Chinese Race Walk Invitation on July 29 in Jinzhou – Xinhua

The World Squash Federation and the Global Esports Federation have signed an agreement “to develop squash’s presence in the esports sector and promote the sport to a new audience”. The GEF has previously signed similar deals with World Taekwondo and the International Tennis Federation – Squashmad.com

Indian football’s I-League is set to follow the Indian Super League in playing its next season in one location. The I-League 2020-21 season is likely to be held entirely in Kolkata, All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said. Last week, Goa emerged as the favourite to host the delayed ISL season, which is to run from November to March, behind closed doors – The Hindu

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju is to hold a two-day meeting with sports officials in the country on July 14 and 15 to discuss the resumption of sport as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted – Times of India

The Pakistan Cricket Board is reported to have accepted a cut-price, one-year shirt sponsorship agreement with Pakistani advertising firm Transmedia – Outlook India

The Asian Cricket Council is considering running the postponed Asia Cup T20 tournament in Sri Lanka in June next year – ESPNcricinfo

Trinidad and Tobago is to host the entire 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament, from August 18 to September 10 – CPL

Indonesia is to start renovating six stadiums that will be venues for the 2021 Fifa Under-20 World Cup next year – Xinhua

Construction work has started in China on six stadiums that will host matches in the 2023 Asian Cup football tournament – Xinhua

The return of fans to Nippon Professional Baseball games in Japan on Friday was curtailed after the first open game was called off after 20 minutes due to rain – CNA/Reuters