Monday, February 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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DAV College enter quarter-final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 16
DAV College, Jalandhar ran rough shod over Kirori Mal College to score a 9-0 victory and moved into the quarter-final of the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia defeated Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai 4-1 to qualify for the last eight.

In the quarter-final matches, to be held on February 17, St Joseph’s College, Bangalore will take on Faculty of Humanities, MGKV, Varanasi at 1 pm while Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar meet Brijindra College, Faridkot at 3 pm.

In a lop-sided Group D match, Jalandhar scored three goals in the first half and six in the second. Ravi Pal opened the account in the seventh minute while Yadwinder Singh increased the tally two minutes later when he converted a penalty corner. He also scored the sixth goal in the 48th minute while Harmanpreet Singh accounted for the third goal, converting a penalty corner, and also scored the fifth goal in the 47th minute.

Navepreet hit home off a penalty corner a minute after resumption to add the fourth goal while Amarjit Singh scored the seventh goal. Damandeep Singh and Naginderjit Singh scored the eighth and ninth goals respectively.

In a Group C match, Jamia Millia took a comfortable 3-0 lead by half time. Gurjinder Singh opened the account in the fifth minute when he converted a penalty corner.

Parbhakar Singh and Jitender Saroha scored the second and third goal, respectively. Seven minutes into the second half, the Chennai College pulled off a consolation goal through P Shivakumar while Parbhakar Singh got the fourth goal for Jamia in the 65th minute.



AAI to present Coach of the Year Award
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 16
The Archery Association of India (AAI) will present a “Coach of the Year Award” to the most successful Indian coach, based on the prize money Archers’ Ranking Tournaments.

In order to keep a record of age and the performance of each archer in the sub junior, junior and senior categories, a bio-data-cum-performance hand-book has been introduced by the AAI.

This is also to ensure that no cheating in age is done by the archers, and also to keep track of the personal details, employment status, details of equipment etc of the archers.

The AAI also proposes to conduct coaches’ ranking tests under the FITA guidelines so as to classify the coaches for assignments at sub-junior, junior and senior levels.

The association had organised a coaches’ seminar at Jamshedpur in the first week of January with a view to update their knowledge on the latest techniques of training. Sixty-five Indian coaches attended the seminar conducted by Korean coach Kyung Rae Park.

A coaching programme for coaches at the Sports Authority of India Eastern Centre was conducted from January 14 to 18 by the Korean coach. Such coaching programmes would be conducted in other regions too to update the knowledge of the Indian coaches.

The federation is also trying to get “respectable” jobs to archers in various organisations like the Army, BSF, ITBP, Ordnance Factory, etc.

The AAI also have plan to conduct coaches’ ranking tests under the FITA guidelines. These programmes would be conducted to update the knowledge of the Indian coaches.



NRAI selects 26 shooters for World Cup
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 16
The selection committee of the National Rifle Association of India has picked 26 shooters to represent India in the ISSF World Cup and the Asian Clay Shooting Championship, to be held at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in the Capital from March 15 to 27.

About 250 shooters from 40 countries are expected to participate in these competitions.

Three Olympic Quota places will be decided during the World Cup. According to NRAI secretary-general Baljit Singh Sethi, all the shooters selected for the competitions are being provided free ammunition and clay birds for their training.

Following is the list of the selected Indian shooters:

Trap: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh, Anwer Sultan, Zoravar Singh (reserve), S M Faizal (MQS), Ranajit Nobis (MQS), Birendeep Sodhi (junior) and Ankur Singh (junior).

Double trap: RVS Rathore, Moraad Ali Khan, Gaurav Sondhi, Vikram Bhatnagar (reserve), Ronjan Sodhi (MQS), Dil Bahadur (MQS), Asab Ali (junior) and Shagun Chaudhary (women).

Skeet: Naveen Jindal, Rao Inderjit Singh, Amardeep Singh Rai, Rahoul Rai (reserve), Baba P S Bedi (MQS),

Rajpal Singh Kochhar (MQS), Alok Singh (junior), Devesh Rai (junior), Karan Badhwar (junior reserve) and Arti Singh Rao (woman).



National junior fencing at Ferozepur 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 16
The tenth National Junior Fencing Championship will be held at Ferozepur (Punjab) from February 21 to 23.
All the State fencing associations, affiliated to the Fencing Association of India, are expected to participate in the national meet. Punjab had held the junior event twice earlier—1996 and 2002.

President of the Fencing Association of India Arvind Khanna said the competitions will be held in all the three arms—epee, foil and sabre—in the boys and girls section.

Last year, the team championship honours were shared by Manipur and Punjab.

Manipur won the titles in epee and foil for boys and foil for girls while Punjab wrested the titles in sabre for boys and epee and sabre for girls.



Balmer Laurie lift Cricket Max Cup
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New Delhi, February 16
Balmer Laurie and Company defeated Friends Globe Travels to lift the Galileo Cricket Max 2003 at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium on Sunday. Friends Globe, batting first, made 89 off eight overs, which was overhauled by Balmer Laurie in seven overs.

Balmer Laurie captain Ashish Handa won the man of the match as well as the most valuable player of the tournament awards. Captain of Friends Globe Manish Mathur annexed the man of the series as well as the man of most sixes awards. Arun Upadhayaya of Dex Travels won the best batsman award while the best bowler award went to Sandeep Sharma.

The best fielder award was collected by Tarun Mayal of New Airways. The best wicket-keeper award went to Ratinder Jung of Air Canada. Kumud Mehta of Star Alliance Group got the award for best sportsman spirit while the “only lady player” award went to Roma Mishra of Mod Uniglobe.

The prizes included return tickets to London, Vienna, Taipei and Cairo, and room night in a five star hotel in Delhi.



Inborn crush T N Colts in DDCA League
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New Delhi, February 16
Inborn Club defeated T N Colts by 60 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Shanti Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Inborn Club: 277 all out in 39.2 overs (Rohit Jagota 50, Sonu Vaid 37, Suresh Tanwar 37, Bharat Khurana 37, Ramit Gill 40, T P Singh 4 for 56).

T N Colts: 217 all out in 36.3 overs (Sachin Amrish 70, T P Singh Madhok 37, Hemant Kumar 34, Sonu Vaid 3 for 42, Ramit Gill 2 for 28).

Indian Airlines defeated Sonnet Club by 97 runs in a Super A Division match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Indian Airlines: 271 for 5 in 40 overs (Ravneet Ricky 123, Ritender Singh Sodhi 100, Oneil Wilson 2 for 65).

Sonnet Club: 174 all out in 32.1 overs (Oneil Wilson 58, Pankaj Sharma 60, Subhash Chaudhary 3 for 24, Arun Pandey 3 for 33, Ritender Singh Sodhi 2 for 22).

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) defeated Bank of India by 163 runs in a B Division match at the Kotla No I ground.

Scores: LIC: 240 for 7 in 40 overs (Rajesh Kumar 97, P K Soni 46, Sanjeev Tandon 4 for 48).

Bank of India: 77 all out in 24.1 overs (Dinesh Nagar 21, Dev Kumar 2 for 10, Yogesh Joshi 2 for 12, Gajender Kumar 2 for 19).

Yorks Club beat Malik Sports by seven wickets in a B Division match at Kotla II ground.

Scores: Malik Sports: 141 all out in 36.5 overs (Sadab Malik 45, Narender Bhardwaj 3 for 40). Yorks Club: 145 for 3 in 23.2 overs (Rajesh Deswal 60, Naresh Dhamija 57 n o).


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