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New Delhi, Jun 26 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1705 hours EXPECTED STORIES: *Match report of first women's ODI between India and England.

*Report of National Inter-State Athletics Championships.

*Copies on Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan from pre-departure press-conference.

*Report of shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.

*An updated report of archery World Cup Stage 3.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-SARANDEEP Not taking Bhuvi to UK huge mistake, Shardul should have been part of WTC squad: Sarandeep By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Not taking 'your best swing bowler' Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the tour of England is a huge mistake and Shardul Thakur should have been a part of the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final that India lost, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh.

SPO-CRI-IND-WOM-SHAFALI Shafali Verma becomes youngest Indian to make debut in all formats Bristol, Jun 27 (PTI) Opener Shafali Verma on Sunday became the youngest Indian cricketer to make debut across formats after being picked for the first ODI against England Women here.

SPO-BAD-VIMAL-SINDHU Sindhu needs to examine past performances of her potential opponents: Vimal By Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Absence of defending champion Carolina Marin will be an advantage but there are at least six more title contenders at the Tokyo Games and PV Sindhu must examine their past performances to devise a proper strategy, says former India chief coach Vimal Kumar.

SPO-ARCHERY-WC-3RDLD IND Archery: It's raining gold for India at World Cup Stage 3 Paris, Jun 27 (PTI) It was gold rush for Indian archers at the World Cup Stage 3 here on Sunday with star couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari clinching the mixed team top honours after the women's recurve trio's victory in a near perfect Olympic build-up.

SPO-CRI-YUVRAJ-CLUB Yuvraj, Gayle could play for Melbourne club in Australian summer Melbourne, Jun 27 (PTI) A Melbourne-based cricket club has claimed that it is very close to striking a deal with Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle for its T20 games this summer.

SPO-OLY-IND-PM PM hails struggles of India's Olympic-bound athletes; urges country to support them New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded India's Olympic-bound athletes, saying that they have all endured 'years of toil' and the country should back them without putting them under pressure during the Tokyo Games next month.

SPO-CRI-PCB-MANI PCB chief Ehsan Mani set to get another three-year term Karachi, Jun 27 (PTI) Veteran administrator Ehsan Mani is set to get another three-year term as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman.

SPO-CRI-PCB-YOUNIS Alleged misbehaviour by PCB official led to Younis Khan quitting as batting coach Karachi, Jun 27 (PTI) Alleged misbehaviour of a Pakistan Cricket Board official with Younis Khan led to the former captain quitting his batting coach position with the national team ahead of the England tour. PTI ATK ATK

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