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New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in New Delhi.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IPL-SRH-LD WARNER Warner removed from SRH captaincy, Williamson in charge New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) Seeking revival of fortune, SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday removed under-performing David Warner from captaincy and handed over the reins of the team to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-SRH-LD PREVIEW Seeking revival, SRH change leadership as they prepare to take on Royals New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) In a desperate attempt to arrest their slide, SunRisers Hyderabad have thrust Kane Williamson into the leadership role by removing David Warner as they prepare to take on Rajasthan Royals, who are also struggling like them, here on Sunday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-DC-PUNJAB-PREVIEW Delhi Capitals aim for consolidation, Punjab Kings want spin trick to work again Ahmedabad, May 1 (PTI) Young Punjab Kings spinners Harpreet Brar and Ravi Bishnoi wouldn't mind another dream day in office against a menacing Delhi Capitals here on Sunday, aiming to take a giant leap forward in their bid for an Indian Premier League play-off berth.

SPO-HOCK-IND-SCHEDULE India to open 2021-22 FIH Pro League campaign against New Zealand on February 5 Bengaluru, May 1 (PTI) The Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the third edition of FIH Pro League against New Zealand on February 5 next year as the world governing body released the schedule of the prestigious tournament.

SPO-CRI-IPL-KATICH-CHAHAL Chahal's place not under scanner: RCB coach Katich defends out-of-form spinner Ahmedabad, May 1 (PTI) Demoted in the list of central contracts as he is no longer a permanent feature in national team's playing XI, beleaguered leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal got the backing of Royal Challengers Bangalore's coach Simon Katich, who said that his place in the side is 'not under scanner'.

SPO-CRI-IPL-PUNJAB-BRAR Wanted to bowl dot ball to De Villiers but ended up getting his wicket: Harpreet Ahmedabad, May 1 (PTI) Harpreet Brar's aim was to contain AB de Villiers but a perfect execution of strategy led to the South African's dismissal as the young left-arm spinner's dream spell sealed an easy 34-run win for Punjab Kings in an IPL game against Royal Challengers Bangalore here.

SPO-CRI-YOUSUF-KOHLI Kohli is in his prime, will start scoring hundreds soon: Yousuf Karachi, May 1 (PTI) Pakistan batting great Muhammad Yousuf believes that Indian captain Virat Kohli is in his prime and will soon start getting hundreds again in all formats.

SPO-CRI-SA-MINISTER Cricket must proceed without government intervention: SA Sports Minister Johannesburg, May 1 (PTI) Cricket must now proceed without government intervention, sports minister Nathi Mthetwa said as he announced the withdrawal of a proclamation that would have put the national teams and their tours in jeopardy.

SPO-CRI-IPL-DC-DHAWAN DC performing well as a team this season, not dependent on any one individual: Dhawan Ahmedabad, May 1 (PTI) Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan feels Delhi Capitals are enjoying a successful IPL campaign because the team is functioning as a well-oiled unit and is not dependent on any one individual.

SPO-GOLF-VALSPAR-CHOPRA Chopra misses cut, Burns and Bradley lead in Valspar Palm Harbor (US), May 1 (PTI) Daniel Chopra missed the cut at the Valspar Championship as Sam Burns turned in a superb 8-under 63 to share the lead at the halfway stage here.

SPO-GOLF-GANGJEE-CROWNS Gangjee T-9 in Japan, three behind leaders Nagoya (Japan), May 1 (PTI) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee hung in superbly with an even par 72 in the second round to stay in the top-10 of the truncated Crowns tournament here.

SPO-GYM-PRANATI Gymnast Pranati gets Asian quota, to compete at Tokyo Olympics New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) India gymnast Pranati Nayak, who had claimed a bronze in vault at the Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championships in 2019, is set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after qualifying through the continental quota.

SPO-CRI-PANDYA-DONATION COVID-19: Hardik, Krunal to donate 200 oxygen concentrators in rural areas New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Saturday announced that his entire family, including brother Krunal, will donate 200 oxygen concentrators to help the rural areas of the country fight the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-ARCHERY 'Wait and watch' for AAI as women's team Oly qualification hangs in balance Kolkata, May 1 (PTI) The national archery federation is hopeful that the travel ban on India will be lifted by the time stage 3 of the World Cup is held in Paris in June and the Indian women's recurve team will get to compete in the crucial tournament.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-BUTTLER Managing the middle overs will be key, says RR's Buttler ahead of SRH clash New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) Rajasthan Royals are left with little time to get their IPL campaign back on track and for that to happen, they require a better show in the middle overs with both bat and ball, says the flamboyant Jos Buttler. PTI APA APA