Fahad Al-Tamimi Round-Up: ATP Cup talks continue, English foot…

Tennis Australia is keen on hosting the second edition of the ATP Cup next year in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, and is in talks with the Association of Tennis Professionals about doing so. Coronavirus has put a question mark over the competition, which takes place in January prior to the Australian Open – Reuters/CNA

The English Premier League will not have a winter break in 2020-21, as part of measures to fit the season into a timeframe five weeks shorter than normal due to the late finish of 2019-20. The English FA Cup is scrapping replays next season, and the League Cup is replacing its two-legged semi-finals with single matches – BBC, Reuters/CNA

Uefa has said it is unlikely to repeat the Final Eight format being used for this year’s Champions League due to calendar restrictions – AFP/CNA

Indian mobile network Jio has been in talks with pay-television platform Star India about a sublicensing deal for mobile streaming rights for the upcoming Indian Premier League, although a deal has not yet been reached. Jio streamed the 2019 IPL for free to its subscribers under such a deal – exchange4media

Indian digital sports platform FanCode has agreed a multi-year streaming rights deal with Major League Baseball. The deal begins with the current MLB season, which began on July 23, and includes rights for postseason and World Series games – animationxpress.com

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed it will tour New Zealand in December, playing two Test matches and three T20s, according to Pakistani media – The Nation

The Bangladesh men’s cricket team is set for a three-Test tour of Sri Lanka starting October 24. The team will be arriving a month earlier as part of Coronavirus quarantine measures – ESPNcricinfo

Indian chemicals firm Inox Group has become an official sponsor of the Indian Olympic team via a deal with the Indian Olympic Association that covers next year’s Tokyo Olympics – The Hindu

Korean K League team FC Seoul has agreed a sponsorship deal with skincare brand Buree Puri – Naver

The Korea Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Gambling Problem Management Centre to create training programmes for teams and officials in the newly-launched K3 and K4 league divisions, aimed at preventing match-fixing and illegal gambling – MK Sports/Naver

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