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Round-Up: Wuhan targets “hugely symbolic” Open, IOA reviews Li Ning deal, LaLiga international viewing jumps, and more

Yingying Duan of China and Veronika Kudermetova of Russia pose with their trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Elise Mertens of Belgium during 2019 Wuhan Open doubles final match at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 28, 2019 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

Organisers of this year’s Wuhan Open WTA Tour event, pencilled for October 19 to 25, told Agence France Presse that it will be “hugely symbolic” in terms of the city’s fight against Covid-19 should it go ahead. A final decision on whether it will take place will be made in August – Yahoo News/AFP

Chinese sportswear brand 361 Degrees has become the official sportswear partner of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese MMA star Zhang Weili has agreed an endorsement deal with beer brand Wusu Beer – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese Taipei’s sports administration is running a 12-discipline national sports event in August for athletes that were due to compete at Tokyo 2020 – Focus Taiwan

The Indian Olympic Association told Reuters that it will review its partnership deal with Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning due to public anger about an ongoing border dispute between the two countries – Channel News Asia/Reuters

Cricket New South Wales, Australia’s most powerful regional cricket body, said it has “no intention” of cutting staff, despite deep cuts by national body Cricket Australia – Yahoo Sport

Australian rugby union team the Brumbies will admit between 1,000 and 1,500 fans into the GIO Stadium in Canberra for the opening match of Super Rugby AU on July 4 – Rugby.com.au

Australian Football League team Essendon may lose a string of players to quarantine after one player tested positive for Covid-19 at the weekend. Contact tracing and testing is underway to determine who is at risk of having been infected by the player – The New Daily

Formula One is launching a diversity and equality task force as part of its #WeRaceAsOne initiative to tackle racism and help people affected by Covid-19 – Formula One

Spanish football’s LaLiga claimed a 48-per-cent increase in international viewing figures on its first matchday of the league’s restart, on June 11, compared to the average for the 27 previous matchdays in the 2019-20 season – Outlook India

Japan will allow up to 5,000 fans to be admitted to football and baseball matches from July 10 – Asian Football Confederation/AFP

Three Pakistan international cricketers that were due to travel to England for a tour next month have tested positive for Covid-19 – Livemint.com