New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Mithali Raj interview.
*Report of Asian Boxing Championship in Dubai.
*Report of European Shooting Championships in Croatia.
STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CWG-SHOOTING-IOA 2022 CWG Shooting, Archery C'ships not yet ratified by IOA; COVID situation adds to uncertainty By Philem Dipak Singh New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association is yet to ratify the hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships for the lack of an in-person meeting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which might also make it 'really difficult' to conduct these events.
SPO-CRI-BCCI-CWI-IPL-DATES BCCI in talks with CWI to advance start of CPL and avoid clash with IPL New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) The BCCI is trying to convince Cricket West Indies to advance the start of the Caribbean Premier League by a week or 10 days to ensure a seamless bubble-to-bubble transfer of players for the IPL's resumption in the UAE come September.
SPO-CRI-ANDERSON Series against India might see people get rotated more: Anderson London, May 30 (PTI) Closing in on becoming England's most-capped Test cricketer, veteran seamer James Anderson says players might be rotated more in the marquee five-match series against India later this summer since the games will be taking place in quick succession.
SPO-CRI-WI-CAMP WI return to full training after players test negative for COVID-19 Gros Islet (St. Lucia), May 30 (PTI) The West Indies Test squad has returned to full training at its preparatory camp ahead of the home series against South Africa after all players turned out negative for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing.
SPO-CRI-WTC-WAGNER WTC final against India will be like World Cup final for me: Neil Wagner London, May 30 (PTI) New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner feels the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against India is like a World Cup title clash for him as he has never played a white-ball game for his country.
SPO-CRI-SA-ELGAR We need to return to South African way of cricket, says Test skipper Dean Elgar Cape Town, May 30 (PTI) New Test skipper Dean Elgar has called for a return to the 'South African' way of playing cricket, which is punctuated by consistent performances, big centuries and five-wicket hauls, as the Proteas look to open a 'new chapter' after a prolonged lean phase.
SPO-CRI-IPL-CUMMINS Cummins set to skip IPL in UAE, CA to decide on other Australian players: Report Sydney, May 30 (PTI) Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins is set to miss the UAE-leg of the IPL and Cricket Australia needs to make a call if it is prudent to let other Australian players compete in the League and spend more time in mentally tough bio-bubble.
SPO-CRI-CPL-SMIT Smit Patel to play in Caribbean Premier League Mumbai, May 30 (PTI) Young wicket-keeper batsman Smit Patel, who was part of India's Under-19 World Cup winning team in 2012, will be playing in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League.
SPO-FOOT-IND-BORGES India mid-fielders banking on Qatar's cooling technology for respite from heat New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) Indian football team's star mid-fielders Rowllin Borges and Brandon Fernandes are banking on Qatar's cooling technology for the much-needed respite from heat during their upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers in Doha.
SPO-FOOT-IND-SURESH I am a coach's player, ready for any role: Suresh Singh Doha, May 30 (PTI) From playing against Borussia Dortmund's star forward Erling Haaland in an age-group match, young mid-fielder Suresh Singh is now ready to fit into any role in the senior India team as per its requirement.
SPO-TT-IND-JUNIOR India paddlers Diya, Swastika confirm doubles medal at WTT Youth Star Contender New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) Young Indian paddlers Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh put up solid performances at the 2021 WTT Youth Star Contender in Tunisia as they confirmed a medal in the U-19 girls doubles besides advancing to the knockout stage of the singles category. PTI APA APA