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Amit Kumar Das

New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur and Hyderabad.

*Report of Saarlorlux Open super tour 100 badminton tournament.

*A copy on Bangladesh's arrival for the upcoming series.

*Other stories related to Bangladesh tour of India.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-BCCI-PINKBALL-SGDay-Night Test: BCCI orders 72 pink balls from SG By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) The BCCI has asked manufacturer SG to deliver 72 pink balls by next week for India's first-ever day night Test, to be held at the Eden Gardens from November 22. SPO-SHAKIB-MORTAZAShakib will lead Bangladesh to 2023 World Cup: Mortaza Dhaka, Oct 30 (PTI) ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Wednesday said he will spend many sleepless nights after the recent ICC ban on his colleague Shakib Al Hasan but exuded confidence that the star all-rounder will make a successful comeback and lead Bangladesh to the 2023 World Cup.

SPO-PINKBALL-TEST-CURATORSPink Ball Test: Seasoned curator Daljit advises more grass on pitch, less on outfield By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh on Wednesday proposed more grass on the 22 yard-strip and lesser than usual on the outfield to counter the 'unavoidable' dew factor for the first ever day-night Test to be played in India next month.

SPO-SHAKIB-BASHARShocked that Shakib didn't report, comeback won't be easy: Bangladesh selector Bashar By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Former Bangladesh captain and national selector Habibul Bashar is shocked that a 'mature' man like Shakib Al Hasan didn't report corrupt approaches to the ICC and believes it would be tough, if not impossible, for the banned all-rounder to regain his peak position.

SPO-BWF-RANKINGSFrench Open finalists Satwik-Chirag reclaim top-10 spot in BWF rankings New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Indian men's doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has reclaimed its position in the top 10 of the latest BWF rankings.

SPO-WREST-U23Ravinder in finals of U-23 world wrestling championship Budapest, Oct 30 (PTI) Ravinder secured India's first medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship after advancing to the 61kg category final here.

SPO-BOX-OLY-TESTShiva Thapa, Pooja Rani enter finals of Olympic Test event Tokyo, Oct 30 (PTI) Former world bronze-winner Shiva Thapa (63kg) advanced to the final with a hard-fought triumph along with Pooja Rani (75kg) but two other Indians ended with bronze medals after losing their opening bouts at the Olympic Test event for boxing here on Wednesday.

SPO-SHAKIB-REAXShakib should have got a harsher ban: Vaughan New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Former England captain Michael Vaughan demanded a harsher ban while Australia's Dean Jones wondered why Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan did not report the corrupt approaches made to him at a time when 'players are well aware of the rules'.

SPO-SHAKIB-MCCShakib quits MCC world cricket committee following anti-corruption suspension London, Oct 30 (PTI) Suspended for failing to report multiple corrupt approaches, Bangladesh captain and top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from the World Cricket Committee of the MCC -- the custodians of the game's laws.

SPO-FOOT-CHHETRIWe will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan: Sunil Chhetri New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) 'We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan,' promised India captain Sunil Chhetri, days after his defenceless team left its scoring boots at home in a 1-1 stalemate with Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

SPO-BCB-SHAKIBWe had no prior knowledge of ICC investigation on Shakib: BCB chief Dhaka, Oct 30 (PTI) Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hassan has claimed that the BCB had no inkling about the ICC's anti-corruption investigation of its Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan, who was handed a two-year ban for failing to report three approaches by a suspected Indian bookie.

SPO-SHAKIB-CHATSTimeline of Shakib's chats with suspected bookie Dubai, Oct 30 (PTI) Following is the timeline of the conversations between Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal that was released by the International Cricket Council. Shakib has been banned for two years, one year suspended, for failing to report these approaches. PTI ATKATK