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New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *A copy on Shivam Dube.

*Report of HCL SRFI Indian Tour - Chennai leg 1.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-WC-ANNIVERSARY-GAMBHIR-INTERVIEW 10th Anniversary of World Cup: Didn't do anyone favours, time to move beyond 2011, says Gambhir By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Detachment comes easy to Gautam Gambhir just like the inside out lofted shots over extra cover that he was famous for.

SPO-CRI-IPL-SWOT-CSK IPL: After last year's low, there is lot to gain for CSK By Shyam Sundar Chennai, Apr 1 (PTI) The return of Suresh Raina could boost the batting department but spin-reliant Chennai Super Kings will have to adapt to conditions which may assist pacers as they seek to improve upon their nightmarish show of last season.

SPO-BAD-VIMAL-SINDHU Sindhu needs to give more attention to recovery between matches to win Tokyo medal: Vimal New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) World champion P V Sindhu remains India's best Olympic medal prospect but she has to give more attention to her recovery process between matches to achieve the feat at the Tokyo Games, believes former India badminton coach Vimal Kumar.

SPO-CRI-IPL-HAZLEWOOD-PULLOUT Hazlewood pulls out of IPL to refresh himself ahead of hectic international season Melbourne, Apr 1 (PTI) Australia and Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League to take a small break from cricket and keep himself fresh for the Ashes and the T20 World Cup later this year.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-ABD ABD joins RCB bio-bubble in Chennai Chennai, Apr 1 (PTI) Star South African batsman A B de Villiers on Thursday joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore bio-bubble here for the Indian Premier League beginning on April 9.

SPO-CRI-IND-AZHARUDDIN-PANT Azharuddin backs Pant as future India captain New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be a frontrunner to lead the 'Men in Blue' in future, having established himself across formats in the past few months.

SPO-CRI-IPL-STOKES Being constantly exposed to Indian conditions in IPL will benefit England: Stokes Mumbai, Apr 1 (PTI) The increased participation of English players in the IPL, where there is constant pressure to perform, will benefit them during the T20 World Cup to be held in India later this year, reckons star all-rounder Ben Stokes.

SPO-LIFT-DOPE Woman weightlifter fails dope test, asked to return home from national camp New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) A woman weightlifter, who was part of the ongoing national camp at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for banned substance.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-KOHLI Kohli reaches Chennai to join RCB squad, to be in quarantine for seven days Chennai, Apr 1 (PTI) India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli reached here on Thursday to join his IPL squad before which he will undergo a seven-day quarantine.

SPO-TENNIS-TOURNAMENTS Haryana Tennis to host two USD 25,000 ITF women's events in Jhajjar New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) After successfully hosting the pending 2020 Nationals, the state of Haryana is now gearing up to host two back-to-back USD 25000 ITF women's events in a few weeks from now.

SPO-CRI-IPL-DC-UMESH Back at his old franchise, Delhi Capitals pacer Umesh Yadav ready for IPL Mumbai, Apr 1 (PTI) Out of mandatory seven-day quarantine, India and Delhi Capitals fast bowler Umesh Yadav is ready to hit the deck as he returns to be with the familiar faces at his old franchise in the Indian Premier League, beginning on April 9. PTI APA APA