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New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) The following are the expected and top sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: Press conference joint copy of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and coach Gary Stead.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-WOM-PINK-LD TEST Indian women to play maiden pink ball Test during Australia tour this year New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) The Indian women's cricket team will compete in its maiden day-night Test from September 30 to October 3 when it tours Australia this year.

SPO-CRI-IND-DRAVID Dravid to be head coach for India's tour of Sri Lanka New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) National Cricket Academy chief and former India captain Rahul Dravid is set to be the head coach of the Indian white-ball squad that will tour Sri Lanka in July.

SPO-CRI-HUSSEY T20 WC should be held elsewhere, teams would be nervous about going to India: Hussey Sydney, May 20 (PTI) Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey, who tested positive for COVID-19 in IPL's bio-bubble, has advocated moving this year's T20 World Cup from India to the UAE as he feels teams will be 'nervous' to travel there because of the raging pandemic.

SPO-CRI-IND-WTC-FANS Around 4000 fans to be allowed for India-New Zealand WTC final: host county head Southampton, May 20 (PTI) The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton will be held in the presence of 4000 spectators, Hampshire County Club head Rod Bransgrove has said.

SPO-SAI-LD INSURANCE Govt to provide medical and accident insurance to more than 13,000 athletes and coaches New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) The government has decided to widen its medical insurance cover for sportspersons by increasing the number of beneficiary athletes and including contractual coaches and support staff from this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-CRI-WI-VACCINE West Indies men's Test squad receives COVID-19 vaccination St John's (Antigua), May 20 (PTI) Thirteen members of the West Indies red-ball squad, including players and support staff, have received COVID-19 vaccinations in St Lucia, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said.

SPO-ATH-VIRUS-LD MILKHA Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh tests positive for COVID-19 New Delhi/Chandigarh, May 20 (PTI) Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at his Chandigarh residence.

SPO-CRI-PCB-PSL PCB to stage remaining PSL matches in Abu Dhabi, secures pending approvals from UAE Karachi, May 20 (PTI) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to stage the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League in Abu Dhabi after receiving all outstanding approvals and exemptions from the UAE government.

SPO-FOOT-IND Indian football team awaiting COVID-19 test results after arrival in Doha Doha, May 20 (PTI) The Indian football team players underwent COVID-19 tests on arrival and are waiting for results before starting their preparatory camp ahead of the joint Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup.

SPO-CRI-LANKA-ELECTION Shammi Silva returns as SLC president Colombo, May 20 (PTI) Shammi Silva was elected uncontested for a second term as president of Sri Lanka Cricket in the polls held on Thursday.

SPO-CRI-WOM-PINK-TEST-SHANTHA Advisable to have domestic women's pink-ball event before D/N Test in Australia: Shantha Rangaswamy New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) BCCI Apex Council member and former captain Shantha Rangaswamy on Thursday welcomed the scheduled resumption of Test cricket for Indian women and hoped that the board will organise a domestic pink-ball tournament before the day-night Test in Australia.

SPO-HOCK-SAVITA Time to replicate Asia success in big events, says Savita Bengaluru, May 20 (PTI) Indian women's hockey team vice-captain Savita Punia believes it is time her team replicates the success at the Asian level in big ticket events including the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

SPO-CRI-VAUGHAN-CA If you do piecemeal investigation, it will keep biting you on backside: Vaughan to CA Melbourne, May 20 (PTI) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has described Cricket Australia's probe into the 2018 ball-tampering controversy as a 'piecemeal investigation', saying it has left many questions unanswered and will keep coming back to bite the governing body. PTI SSC SSC SSC