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New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The following are the top sports stories at 1700 hours: STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-ECB-IPL BCCI has not officially sought any change in Test series schedule: ECB By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The BCCI has not made any official request to alter the schedule for India's five-Test series against England for completing the postponed IPL, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

SPO-BOX-COACH-3RDLD DEATH Indian boxing's first Dronacharya awardee coach O P Bhardwaj dies New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) India's first Dronacharya awardee coach in boxing, O P Bhardwaj, died on Friday after battling prolonged illness and age-related issues here.

SPO-AFI-VIRUS-MENDIRATTA-DEATH Tokyo-bound AFI medical commission chairman AK Mendiratta dies of COVID-19 New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The Athletics Federation of India's medical commission chairman Arun Kumar Mendiratta, who was set to travel with the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, died on Friday due to COVID-19 related complications at a hospital here.

SPO-CRI-IND-WOM-COACH Players need to be more athletic, says India women fielding coach Abhay Sharma By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) India's women cricketers are not as athletic and strong as their foreign counterparts when it comes to running around the park and that is something fielding coach Abhay Sharma will work on extensively with them during the upcoming UK tour.

SPO-HOCK-SREEJESH Honoured to be able to present hockey players' views before FIH: Sreejesh New Delhi, May 21 May (PTI) Seasoned India hockey goalkeeper P R Sreejesh on Friday said being re-elected to the FIH Athletes Committee provides him with another opportunity to voice his fellow players' views about the game before the world body.

SPO-MINISTRY-KIYG-SANCTION Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 20.67 crores to Haryana to host KIYG New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The Sports Ministry on Friday sanctioned Rs 20.67 crores to Haryana to host the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), which is scheduled to be held in November this year.

SPO-WREST-ANSHU Anshu Malik is living her father's dream By Amanpreet Singh Jind (Haryana), May 21 (PTI) When 12-year-old Anshu Mailk told her grandmother that she wants to be a wrestler, little inkling did her father Dharamvir had that in seven years, his daughter would realise his unfulfilled dream.

SPO-FOOT-MDSP-COACH Mohammedan Sporting rope in Russian coach Kolkata, May 21 (PTI) I-League club Mohammedan Sporting Club on Friday announced the signing of Russia's Andrey Alekseyevich Chernyshov as its head coach for the upcoming season.

SPO-SAI-KABADDI-ASSISTANCE Govt sanctions financial help for grief-stricken Asiad champion kabaddi player New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has approved financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for double Asian Games gold-medallist woman kabaddi player V Tejaswini Bai, who recently battled COVID-19 and lost her husband to the dreaded infection.

SPO-FOOT-AIFF-BUBBLE AIFF's bubble is a case study for international federations, institutions: General Secretary Das By Abhishek Hore New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) Genuine apprehensions preceded the kick-off, but many months, matches and competitions later, the All India Football Federation's COVID-19 bio-bubble remains as impregnable as ever.

SPO-FOOT-WOM-BALA India's Bala Devi hopes for contract extension with Rangers New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) Star India women's football team striker Bala Devi on Friday said she is eyeing an extended stay at the Rangers FC after her 18-month contract with the Scottish women's league side expires on June 6. PTI SSC SSC SSC

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