The report said the decisions made through the NFABD Competition Standing Committee meeting took into consideration the weather conditions in the Sultanate.
Alcantara will be only Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of left-back Kostas Tsimikas, who will provide backup to Andy Robertson, even though other sides, such as Liverpool's weekend rivals Chelsea, have been more active in the transfer market.
Hertha's new arrival remained in the thick of things as Cordoba scored his debut goal in his first match in the closing period.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players, in three stages over 21 days.
A new pitch will be installed following Wednesday's Copa do Brasil match between Fluminense and Atletico Goianiense, according to venue operator Maracana SA.
"My wish is to improve my personal best, but this will be my first event of the season, so I don't know what awaits me ahead but I'm promising impressive results," said Sawe, who holds Kenya's national record of 2.25m.
"I think it's an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," he said on Liverpool's official website.
Cologne had the worst possible start on home soil as Jonas Hector's return pass was intercepted by Kramaric, who kept his cool and nutmegged goalkeeper Timo Horn for the opener with only three minutes gone.
The 30-year-old title favorite Roglic, however, had to finished second, 59 seconds behind, after having worn the yellow jersey for 13 days, while Australia's Richie Porte, 35, took the third place on the podium.
The preliminary squad, which is made up of Mexico-based players only, also includes Talavera's Pumas teammates Johan Vasquez. Enditem
The Baggies opened the scoring thanks to new signing Grady Diangana in the 10th minute, but Calvert-Lewin leveled with a back heel that was given after consultation with VAR.