Sports Highlights

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New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC at Vasco.

*Story of Cheteshwar Pujara virtual press conference from Ahmedabad.

*Story of England team press conference from Ahmedabad.

*Preview of Indian Super League match between Bengaluru FC and Goa FC in Margao.

*Preview of Indian Super League match between Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC in Bambolim.

*Day 6 report of Senior Nationals in Panchkula.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CR-HAZARE-GROUP B Vijay Hazare: Kishan stars in Jharkhand's mammoth win over Madhya Pradesh Indore, Feb 20 (PTI) Skipper Ishan Kishan smashed a blistering 173 off just 94 balls to lead Jharkhand to a massive 324-run victory over Madhya Pradesh in an Elite Group B game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-PCB-IND Will push for T20 World Cup's relocation in absence of visa assurance from India: Ehsan Mani Karachi, Feb 20 (PTI) Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani said they will push for the upcoming T20 World Cup's 'relocation' to the UAE if India doesn't provide a written assurance that its team, fans and scribes will be granted visas for the event.

SPO-CRI-PCB-PSL Player tests COVID positive ahead of PSL 6 Karachi, Feb 20 (PTI) The Pakistan Cricket Board has informed that a player, whose name was not disclosed, has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League, which starts here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-CLRAKE-SMITH-IPL Clarke finds it hard to see Smith playing in next IPL Melbourne, Feb 20 (PTI) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke finds it difficult to see premier batsman Steve Smith playing in the next IPL after fetching just Rs 2.2 crore in the recent auctions, which left many surprised.

SPO-CRI-PCB-MANI PCB chief Mani open for an extension if offered Karachi, Feb 20 (PTI) Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani is willing to continue to the job if he is given an extension by the PCB's patron-in-chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan.

SPO-HOCK-IND Indian men's team to resume international hockey with Europe tour New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) The Indian men's hockey team will ramp up its Olympic preparations with tours of Germany and Belgium this month, its first international sojourn since the COVID-19 pandemic halted sporting activities across the world last March.

SPO-BOX-IND Alfiya Pathan wins India's first gold at Montenegro boxing meet New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Indian women boxers continued their fine run as Alfiya Pathan (81+kg) claimed the country's first gold medal even as five others stormed into the finals of the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

SPO-SHOOT-MANU Manu Bhaker demands action against AI employees for alleged harassment New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Tokyo Olympics medal prospect Manu Bhaker has demanded action against two Air India employees for allegedly 'harassing' and 'insulting' the pistol shooter while she tried to board a flight to Bhopal from Delhi.

SPO-CRI-NZ-STEAD-WC New Zealand to travel with 20-member squad to T20 World Cup in India Wellington, Feb 20 (PTI) New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said the team could travel to India for this year's ICC World T20 with a 20-member squad because of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI SSC SSC SSC