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New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1720 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of ISL match between Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-VIRUS-LD IND Team India, support staff negative in latest COVID-19 tests: BCCI (Eds: Adding details) Melbourne, Jan 4 (PTI) The Indian cricket team and its support staff have returned negative in the latest COVID-19 tests conducted here ahead of the third Test against Australia in Sydney, the BCCI said on Monday.

SPO-CRI-HOCKLEY-LD IND Cricket Australia rejects reports of India seeking change of venue for Brisbane Test (Eds: Adding more details) Sydney, Jan 4 (PTI) Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley on Monday dismissed reports that the Indian team is reluctant to play the fourth Test in Brisbane because of stricter quarantine rules there.

SPO-CRI-LYON-IND Australia will have plans set for world-class Rohit Sharma: Lyon Melbourne, Jan 4 (PTI) Australia will have plans chalked out for the returning Rohit Sharma, seasoned off-spinner Nathan Lyon said on Monday, describing the swashbuckling India opener as one of the best players in world cricket.

SPO-CRI-LYON-AUS We are 100 per cent going to Brisbane for fourth Test, says Lyon Melbourne, Jan 4 (PTI) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Monday said they are '100 per cent' sure of Brisbane hosting the fourth Test against India, playing down media reports that the tourists are reluctant to travel there in view of stricter quarantine rules.

SPO-CRI-IND-CROWD Crowd capacity limited to 25 per cent for third India-Australia Test in Sydney Sydney, Jan 4 (PTI) The crowd limit for the third Test between India and Australia, beginning here from Thursday, has been reduced to 25 per cent of the SCG's seating capacity on advice of the New South Wales government after fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in the city.

SPO-CRI-PATTINSON Australia pacer Pattinson ruled out of third Test against India with bruised ribs Sydney, Jan 4 (PTI) Australian pacer James Pattinson was on Monday ruled out of the third Test against India due to bruised ribs, the home team's cricket board said in a statement.

SPO-OLY-BINDRA Hopeful of India recording best-ever medal haul in Tokyo Olympics: Bindra New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra is hopeful of the country recording its best-ever medal haul in the upcoming edition of the mega-event in Tokyo, saying each of the athlete can be counted as a 'realistic' prospect.

SPO-HOCK-IND We should be mentally prepared for several challenges on way to Olympics: Manpreet New Delhi, Jan 4 (PTI) Keeping the fast-evolving COVID-19 situation in mind, Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh says his side will need to be 'mentally prepared' for the several obstacles it might face on its way to the Tokyo Olympics.

SPO-CRI-BANGLA-SQUAD Shakib included in Bangladesh's preliminary squad for WI series Dhaka, Jan 4 (PTI) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday named Shakib Al Hasan in the preliminary squad for the Test and T20I series against the West Indies, marking the star all-rounder's return to national reckoning after serving a ban for not reporting corrupt approaches. PTI AH AH