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New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1710 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *A copy on Indian Weightlifting Federation's webinar.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-ICC-BCCI-WT20 T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) The marquee T20 World Cup in October-November is set to be shifted to the UAE and Oman with the BCCI having internally intimated the ICC to go ahead with its preparation due to a tricky COVID-19 situation in India.

SPO-ATH-LD MILKHA COVID positive Milkha Singh is 'stable and better': Chandigarh hospital Chandigarh, Jun 5 (PTI) Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who is battling COVID-19 in the ICU of PGIMER here, is stable and his condition is 'better than yesterday', the hospital said on Saturday.

SPO-FOOT-IND-QUALIFIERS 'Qatar is past', India shift focus to Bangladesh match Doha, Jun 5 (PTI) The fighting loss to Qatar done and dusted with, Indian footballers are now looking forward to their next match against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers.

SPO-FOOT-IND-VIRUS India midfielder Anirudh Thapa tests positive for COVID-19 in Doha New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) India midfielder Anirudh Thapa has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine in a separate room in the team hotel in Doha.

SPO-CRI-PCB-AMIR Efforts on for rapprochement between Amir and coaches: PCB CEO Karachi, Jun 5 (PTI) Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan said on Saturday that experienced left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir could still play for the national team and efforts are on for a rapprochement between him and the coaches, including head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.

SPO-GOLF-IND-ATWAL Good start for Atwal on Korn Ferry Tour Raleigh, Jun 5 (PTI) Indian golfer Arjun Atwal opened with a fine five-under 66 in the REX Hospital Open on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second rung Tour in the US.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-US-MEGHA Amateur teen star of Indian origin Ganne T-3 at US Women's Open San Francisco, Jun 5 (PTI) Megha Ganne, an American teen amateur with Indian parentage, continued to hold the spotlight with an even par round on the second day to sail into the weekend rounds in tied-third place at the US Women's Open here.

SPO-FOOT-MUMBAI-BORGES Rowllin Borges extends contract with Mumbai City, to stay till 2024 Mumbai, Jun 5 (PTI) Midfielder Rowlin Borges has extended his contract with reigning Indian Super League champions Mumbai City FC by three years and will stay with the club until May 2024.

SPO-HOCK-AHF-WORKSHOP AHF to organise online education workshops for HI coaches, match officials New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) The Asian Hockey Federation will organise three virtual education workshops exclusively for Hockey India coaches, umpires and technical officials this month.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-TVESA Tvesa records best card of the day, rises 42 places to T-10th in France Evian-Les-Bains (France), Jun 5 (PTI) Indian golfer Tvesa Malik staged a brilliant comeback in the second round of the Jabra Ladies Open with the day's best card of 4-under 67 that catapulted her to tied-10th.

SPO-CRI-WI-SQUAD WI name young pacer Jayden Seales in provisional squad for SA series Gros Islet (St Lucia), Jun 5 (PTI) Young Trinidad and Tobago pacer Jayden Seales has been named in the West Indies' 17-member provisional squad for the two-match Test series against South Africa, starting here on Thursday. PTI APA APA APA