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New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 2100 hours: STORIES ON THE WIRE SPO-CRI-ICC-BCCI-LD WT20 ICC gives India time till June 28 to decide on T20 WC, WTC to continue: ICC Board sources By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) The International Cricket Council has given BCCI time till June 28 to take a call on whether it would host the marquee T20 World Cup in India amid the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-CRI-WOM-IND-MITHALI Good to have men's team around, girls can gain from from their Test experience: Mithali Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) Travelling with the Indian men's team will be a good opportunity for the inexperienced women players to pick their brains on the rigours of Test cricket ahead of the one-off game against England starting June 16, skipper Mithali Raj said on Tuesday.

SPO-BOX-SANJEET Biggest moment of my career: India's newest Asian champion in boxing Sanjeet By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) He took to boxing to stay away from 'padhai likhai' and India's newest Asian champion Sanjeet's faith in his choice has paid off quite well as he revels in the glory of beating an Olympic medallist for the 'biggest moment' of his decade-long career.

SPO-CRI-IND-FAMILY-QUARANTINE Players' families allowed for UK trip; no BCCI office-bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) The families of players and support staff of both the Indian men's and women's cricket teams will be allowed to accompany them during their lengthy tour of England this month, a senior BCCI source revealed on Tuesday.

SPO-CRI-IND-WOM-POWAR We won't look back: Coach Powar echoes captain Mithali's sentiments Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) India women's team head coach Ramesh Powar on Tuesday said that he had buried the hatchet with skipper Mithali Raj in their bid to move on from a very public fall-out in 2018, with common goal of taking the team to greater heights.

SPO-BOX-OLY-IND Indian boxers to have three-week training camp abroad before Olympics By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) India's nine Olympic-bound boxers will travel abroad for a three-week training stint after getting a few days' break following a record-shattering medal haul by the country's pugilists at the just-concluded Asian Championships in Dubai.

SPO-CRI-WOM-IND-POWAR-TARGETS No milestones in my head, want players to get better: Powar Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) All set for his second stint as Indian women's cricket team's head coach, Ramesh Powar on Tuesday said he doesn't have any targets in mind and only wants his wards to improve with every game.

SPO-CRI-MUMBAI-COACH Domestic doyen Amol Muzumdar appointed Mumbai coach Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) Ranji Trophy legend and former Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar was on Tuesday appointed coach the senior team for the upcoming domestic season replacing Ramesh Powar, who has taken charge of Indian women's team.

SPO-TENNIS-OPEN-IND Bopanna-Skugor enters second round of French Open Paris, Jun 1 (PTI) India's Rohan Bopanna and Franko Skugor of Croatia sailed into the men's doubles second round at the French Open with a straight-set win over Gerogia's Nikoloz Basilashvili and Andre Begemann of Germany here on Tuesday.

SPO-CRI-WTC-BOULT NZ in great place to create history: Boult on WTC final Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Jun 1 (PTI) The qualification process for the World Test Championship final is still a bit of enigma for Trent Boult but the New Zealand pace spearhead is confident that his team is capable of creating history when it clashes with India for the inaugural title.

SPO-CRI-ICC-WOM-T20-RANKINGS ICC WT20 Rankings: Shafali maintains top spot as Scotland's Kathryn Bryce enters top-10 Dubai, Jun 1 (PTI) Indian teen sensation Shafali Verma maintained her pole position among T20 batters while Kathryn Bryce became the first woman from Scotland to make it into the top-10 in the latest ICC rankings published on Tuesday.

SPO-BAD-MARIN-OLY Marin pulls out of Tokyo Olympics due to knee injury New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) Defending champion Carolina Marin on Tuesday pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics after suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear in her left knee that will require a surgery to heal.

SPO-CRI-WOM-MITHALI-MEDIA Women's cricket needs media support: Mithali Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) India Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Monday said women's cricket needs media support to promote the game and personally she had never felt the necessity to forgo a press conference.

SPO-HOCK-LAKRA Lakra desperate to be in Indian team for Tokyo Games Bengaluru, Jun 1 (PTI) He is still unsure about his place in the Indian hockey team but defender Birendra Lakra is determined to make the cut for the Tokyo Games and make it count.

SPO-FOOT-IND-JHINGAN We didn't play to our potential in 2022 WC Qualifiers, admits Jhingan Doha, Jun 1 (PTI) Indian players should be brave enough to accept that the national football team did not play to its potential during the 2022 FIFIA World Cup qualifiers, experienced defender Sandesh Jhingan said on Tuesday.

SPO-FOOT-FC GOA-GAMA FC Goa extend contract with Saviour Gama until 2024 Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) Indian Super League side FC Goa has inked a new three-year contract with Saviour Gama to keep the promising left-back at the club until 2024. PTI ATK ATK

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