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New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Copy from England spinner Jack Leach's virtual press conference.

*Report of ISL match between Odisha FC and Jamshedpur FC in Bambolim.

*Preview of ISL match between SC East Bengal and Bengaluru FC in Vasco.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-BOX-AIBA-KREMLEV-INTERVIEW We will send observer for Boxing Federation of India elections: AIBA President By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Umar Kremlev on Monday told PTI that the world body will send an observer for the Boxing Federation of India's presidential elections on February 3, a request that came from the BFI itself to ensure 'free and fair polls'.

SPO-CRI-IND-LD SPECTATORS 50 per cent crowd for 2nd India-England Test; media also allowed to cover from press box Chennai, Feb 1 (PTI) The BCCI and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association have decided to allow 50 per cent spectators at the second India-England Test to be held at the M A Chidambaram stadium here, a top TNCA official told PTI on Monday.

SPO-CRI-VIRUS-LD ENG India, England players clear COVID-19 tests, to have nets from Tuesday Chennai, Feb 1 (PTI) Members of the Indian and England cricket teams have returned three negative tests for COVID-19 during their six-day quarantine, clearing the way for their first full strength net sessions three days before the opening Test here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-GAMBHIR I don't see England winning any Test against India: Gambhir Mumbai, Feb 1 (PTI) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir does not see the visiting England team winning any Test in the upcoming four-match series with the kind of spin attack it has.

SPO-CRI-FM India's spectacular Australia triumph represents country's unsuppressed thirst to succeed: FM New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The Indian cricket team's historic Test series triumph in Australia last month was recounted in the budget speech of Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who said it epitomises the country's 'unsuppressed thirst to succeed'.

SPO-TENNIS-IND Nagal begins 2021 season with defeat Melbourne, Feb 1 (PTI) India's Sumit Nagal began his 2021 season with an opening round defeat at the Murray River Open, losing in straight sets to Ricardas Berankis, here on Monday in the run up to the Australian Open. SPO-CRI-IND-RIGHTS Channel 4 likely to grab telecast rights for India-England series London, Feb 1 (PTI) Channel 4 has emerged as the front-runner to grab the TV rights for the upcoming high-profile Test series between India and England unless a last-minute bid by a rival beats them.

SPO-CRI-T10 Pooran stars as Northern Warriors down Bangla Tigers in Abu Dhabi T10 Abu Dhabi, Feb 1 (PTI) Nicholas Pooran's power-packed 26-ball 89 helped Northern Warriors outplay Bangla Tigers by 30 runs in the Abu Dhabi T10 event here.

SPO-HOCK-WOMEN Indian women's hockey team holds world No.2 Argentina to 1-1 draw Buenos Aires, Feb 1 (PTI) The Indian women's hockey team put up a spirited performance to hold world No.2 Argentina to a 1-1 draw and end its tour of the country on a high. PTI APA APA