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New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of ISL match between Odisha and Kerala Blasters in Margao.

*Preview of ISL match between East Bengal and Hyderabad FC.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-KUMBLE-JAFFER Kumble supports former India teammate Jaffer New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Spin legend Anil Kumble on Thursday extended support to his former India teammate Wasim Jaffer after the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) alleged that he had tried to force religion-based selections as the state team's coach.

SPO-CRI-CUMMINS 'Brick wall' Pujara was big wicket for Cummins once Kohli returned home after 1st Test in Australia Melbourne, Feb 11 (PTI) Australia pace spearhead Pat Cummins describes Cheteshwar Pujara as a 'brick wall', whose wicket he targeted once captain Virat Kohli returned home after the first Test during the recent series against India.

SPO-CRI-TNCA-NATARAJAN TNCA releases Natarajan from Vijay Hazare Trophy squad following BCCI request Chennai, Feb 11 (PTI) India's newest pace sensation T Natarajan has been released from the Tamil Nadu squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy ODI competition as the BCCI wants him to stay fresh for the limited-overs series against England next month, a top TNCA official said on Thursday.

SPO-TENNIS-OPEN-IND Divij, Ankita bow out Australian Open doubles with respective partners Melbourne, Feb 11 (PTI) India's Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina crashed out of the Australian Open men's and women's doubles events respectively, after suffering straight set defeats in the opening round here on Thursday.

SPO-CRI-HAZARE-SAURASHTRA Unadkat to lead Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy Rajkot, Feb 11 (PTI) Experienced left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat will lead the Saurashtra team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beginning February 20.

SPO-ATH-HIMA-DSP Assam government appoints Hima Das as DSP, athlete says it will motivate her New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Star sprinter Hima Das, who is currently looking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, has been appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police by the Assam government.

SPO-MOUNTAINEER-MINISTRY Mountaineer Narender Yadav's Everest summit climb was fake, won't get Tenzing Norgay award: Ministry sources New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Mountaineer Narender Singh Yadav, who claimed to have conquered Mount Everest and was recommended for the Tenzing Norgay Award last year, had submitted fake documents and will not be bestowed with the honour, Sports Ministry sources said on Thursday.

SPO-FOOT-ISL-TRANSFER ISL 7 records Rs 9.5 crore football transfer fee New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) The Indian Super League's 2020-21 season saw significant involvement of transfer fees as the clubs spent Rs 9.5 crore on buying new players, six times more than last season.

SPO-JUDO-IND 6-member Indian judoka team to feature in Tel Aviv Grand Slam New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Indian judokas will aim to secure Olympic rankings points when a six-member team heads to Israel to participate in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam, scheduled to be held from February 18 to 20.

SPO-ISL-BOUMOUS-SHOWCAUSE AIFF issues show cause notice to Mumbai City's Hugo Boumous New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Mumbai City FC player Hugo Boumous was on Thursday served a show cause notice by the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee for using 'offensive and abusive' language towards match officials in an Indian Super League match against FC Goa. PTI SSC SSC SSC