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New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The following are the expected/top sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Asian Boxing Championship in Dubai.

* Report of European Shooting Championship in Croatia.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-GILL Gill focussed on playing sessions on his first UK tour New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) India opener Shubman Gill feels the team can't be better prepared for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand but underlined the importance of playing session by session in English conditions.

SPO-CRI-BCCI-COVID-OXYGEN BCCI to donate 2000 10-litre oxygen concentrators to medical organisations battling COVID-19 New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The Indian cricket board on Monday said it will distribute 2000 oxygen concentrators of 10 litres each to various medical organisations, ramping up the country's overwhelmed healthcare infrastructure in its fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-FOOT-IND-WOMEN-WC AIFF's detailed plan to send Indian women's team to 2027 World Cup gets Ministry, SAI endorsement By Abhishek Hore New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Endeavouring to send the women's national team to the 2027 FIFA World Cup, the All India Football Federation has charted a detailed plan in this regard, which has been 'endorsed and supported' by both the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India.

SPO-BOX-AIBA-REFEREES Should I hear about violation, we will exclude R&J for life, warns AIBA President Kremlev Dubai, May 24 (PTI) International Boxing Association President Umar Kremlev said that referees and judges, who 'violate' AIBA rules, will be excluded for life as the world body pledged 'zero tolerance' towards those not judging 'fairly' ahead of the Asian Championships here.

SPO-FOOT-COVID-RENEDY Renedy's crucial assist helps COVID-struck Manipur breathe New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Former India mid-field maestro Renedy Singh is working relentlessly to arrange oxygen cylinders and help his home state of Manipur win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-CRI-COVID-PANDYA-RELIEF Pandya brothers engaged in COVID-19 relief work Vadodara, May 24 (PTI) Indian cricket's Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- are once again doing their bit to help those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, dispatching oxygen concentrators to the centres dealing with the crisis.

SPO-CRI-AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan looking to host Pakistan in UAE Karachi, May 24 (PTI) The Afghanistan Cricket Board is keen to host Pakistan for a white ball series in the United Arab Emirates in August-September.

SPO-HOCK-HI-UMPIRES HI inducts 126 new umpires and technical officials New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Hockey India has inducted 126 new umpires and technical officials into its panel, making them eligible to officiate in domestic tournaments in the sub-junior and junior categories. PTI SSC SSC SSC

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