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New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) The following are the top stories at 1705 hours: STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-GANGULY I am obsessed with Rishabh Pant, he is an absolute match-winner: Ganguly New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says he is 'obsessed' with Rishabh Pant's game and calls the swashbuckling India wicketkeeper-batsman 'an absolute match-winner'.

SPO-CRI-VIRUS-IPL-AXAR Delhi Capitals player Axar Patel tests positive for COVID-19 New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Delhi Capitals' and India all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19 and kept in isolation, the IPL franchise said on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IND-UMESH Can pull my body for another two to three years: Umesh Yadav New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) India pacer Umesh Yadav says he can 'mostly pull his body for another two to three years' and wants to make a match-winning contribution in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June.

SPO-CRI-IPL-VIRUS-MUMBAI IPL: 10 Wankhede ground staff, 6 event managers test Covid positive, Hyderabad among stand-by venues By Kushan Sarkar/Nikhil Bapat Mumbai, Apr 3 (PTI) The BCCI remains hopeful of conducting the scheduled IPL matches in Mumbai from April 10-25 despite a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the city and 10 members of the Wankhede Stadium staff testing positive for the deadly virus SPO-CRI-IPL-SWOT-RCB Will the arrival of Maxwell and Jamieson help RCB end title drought? By Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Armed with exciting new recruits, including Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, perennial under-achievers Royal Challenger Bangalore will hope to battle hard in their bid for the elusive IPL trophy.

SPO-CRI-IPL-DC-SMITH Smith reaches Mumbai to join DC squad, to be in quarantine for seven days Mumbai, Apr 3 (PTI) Star Australian batsman Steve Smith on Saturday joined the Delhi Capitals squad and will undergo a mandatory seven-day hard quarantine.

SPO-ARCHERY-VACCINATION Tokyo-bound archers' second dose of vaccine next week Pune, Apr 3 (PTI) Olympic-bound Indian archers, who are based at the Army Sports Institute here, will get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine next week before leaving for the upcoming World Cup Stage I in Guatemala City.

SPO-GOLF-TEXAS-LAHIRI Lahiri moves into top-10 with a 69, Tringale leads at Texas Open San Antonio (Texas), Apr 3 (PTI) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri battled to a three-under 69 to move up to tied eighth after the second round of the Valero Texas Open, five shots behind leader Cameron Tringale.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-MAJOR-ADITI Late flourish enables Aditi Ashok to make cut at ANA Inspiration golf Rancho Mirage (US), Apr 3 (PTI) India's Aditi Ashok battled hard to pick up three birdies in a five-hole stretch in the second round and make the cut at the ANA Inspiration golf tournament here.

SPO-FOOT-WOM-IND Youngsters hoping to get valuable experience from friendlies New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) The Indian women's football team youngsters are hoping to gain invaluable experience from the upcoming friendly internationals against Uzbekistan and Belarus. PTI SSC SSC SSC