Sports Highlights

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New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *A copy on Bajrang Punia interaction.

*Report of European Shooting Championships in Croatia.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-BCCI-SGM BCCI to seek 1 month's time from ICC for final call on WT20, formal nod for IPL in UAE in Sept-Oct By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The general body of the BCCI on Saturday approved the IPL's resumption in September in the UAE and also decided to seek one month's time from the ICC to assess the COVID-19 situation in India before taking a final call on the ICC T20 World Cup.

SPO-CRI-ICC-WTC Indian team to stay in managed isolation before WTC: ICC Dubai, May 29 (PTI) The Indian team will stay in 'managed isolation' before the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, the ICC announced on Saturday but did not mention the exact period of hard quarantine upon reaching UK.

SPO-CRI-NZ-TRAVEL NZ head for London for Test series against England Southampton, May 29 (PTI) After acclimatising to the conditions in Southampton which will host the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India next month, the New Zealand team travels to London for the two-match series against England.

SPO-AFI-MACHINE AFI gets special strength-building machine for javelin throwers New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has installed a special strength-building German machine for the use of the country's elite javelin throwers like Olympic-bound Neeraj Chopa and Shivpal Singh at the NIS-Patiala.

SPO-GOLF-GANGJEE Gangjee moves to third in Mizuno Open Okayama (Japan), May 29 (PTI) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee shot a sensational six-under 66, his best round of the year, to climb to the Tied-third after the second round at the Mizuno Open, here on Saturday.

SPO-FOOT-IND-STIMAC India coach Stimac thanks Qatar for allowing his players to train there in these grim times New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has thanked the Qatar government and its football association for allowing his players to train there ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers.

SPO-HOCK-KHOKHAR My focus is on staying fit and securing a place in Tokyo-bound squad: Khokhar Bengaluru, May 29 (PTI) Indian women's hockey team defender Reena Khokhar on Saturday said she isn't thinking too much about the upcoming Olympics and is primarily focussed on staying at the top of her game and remain fit to secure a place in the Tokyo Games-bound squad.

SPO-CRI-SL-CONTRACT-DESILVA Start winning games rather than complaining: de Silva to SL players Colombo, May 29 (PTI) Former Sri Lanka captain and legendary batsman Aravinda de Silva has asked the national team cricketers to 'start winning games rather than complaining' as he defended the proposed annual players' contracts prepared by the committee under him.

SPO-CRI-AUS-PONTING Australia lacks a finisher going into the T20 WC, says Ponting Sydney, May 29 (PTI)Former captain Ricky Ponting feels Australia lacks a 'finisher' in the mould of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni or all-rounder Hardik Pandya despite the abundance of experienced players ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

SPO-CRI-JEMIMAH-HUNDRED Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred Mumbai, May 29 (PTI)Young India batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues will play for Northern Superchargers in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in the UK starting on July 21.

SPO-CRI-ICC-TAMIM-FINE Tamim fined for using obscene language during third ODI against SL Dubai, May 29 (PTI)Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for using obscene language during the third ODI of the World Cup Super League series against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. PTI APA APA APA

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