Monday, June 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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RBI annex A Division soccer title
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New Delhi, June 22
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) won the A Division title when they edged out Delhi Administration 5-2 via tie-breaker in the final of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday. Both the teams earned promotion to the Senior Division.

The tie-beaker rule was applied after the teams were locked one-all at the end of the regulation period.

RBI, dominating the match from the start, failed to cash in on their chances and muffed at least three goal-scoring opportunities. Shailender Rawat and Rajesh Kanojia were guilty of erratic shooting, thus letting go golden opportunities to put the bankmen ahead. Delhi Administration’s Rajeev Bhalla and Ram Singh too squandered away goal-bearing moves.

RBI forged ahead in the 50th minute when striker Rajesh Kanojia placed the ball in after mid-fielder Mohd. Shakir’s powerful shot rebounded off custodian Sanjay Sharma. Thereafter, Delhi Administration began dominating and pulled off the equaliser in the 57th minute through inside-left Rajeev Bhalla when his angular shot brooked no denial.

In the tie-breaker shoot-out, RBI triumphed when Birjender Singh, Mohan Nath and Rakesh converted the spot kicks. Ram Singh was the only scorer for Delhi Administration.



Meenakshi, Vaibhav enter quarter-finals
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New Delhi, June 22
Meenakshi and Vaibhav Gupta sailed into the quarter-finals in the under-16 girls and boys singles of the 14th Pt. Tirathram Badminton Tournament at the New Era Public School courts at Mayapuri.

Meenakshi disposed of Arti 11-0, 11-1 while Vaibhav made short work of Sanjay Gosain 15-10, 15-8.

Following are the other results: Girls: Akansha Mehra beat Anish 11-2, 11-1; Shubi Prakash b Rooma Kalra 11-2, 11-3; Vinita Mehta b Harsh Bhola 11-4, 11-3; Divya Sharma b Rama Sharma 11-0, 11-2; Radhika v Rashi 11-0, 11-0.

Boys: Guranshu Chopra b Ashmeet Arneja 15-13, 15-13; Lakshay Mahajan b Vishal Sharma 15-10, 15-12; Parit Bhargava b Amit Sharma 15-4, 15-4; Arun Kumar b Ankit Mittal 15-5, 15-7; Abhnav Prakash b Piyush Nagpal 15-5, 15-5; Gaurav Shama b Nitin Mohiwal 15-5, 15-6.

Merchants Cup Soccer

Grey Worldwide beat ABN Amro 3-2, American Express beat JWT 3-1, G E Capital beat Airport Authority of India 3-0, Hero Honda beat Fritolay 4-0, Ernst and Young beat GE Capital 3-0 and Nestle beat Jet United 2-1 in the Delhi Merchants Soccer Tournament.

In other matches, Pepsi beat Eventus 1-0, Coca-Cola beat Reebok 1-0, HCL Technologies beat HSS 3-1, Orient Craft beat Reckit 3-0, HECL beat Touchtel 2-1, Hudco beat Canon 3-1 and Mckinsey beat British Gas 4-0.


Tarun, Vipin shine in Shastri Club’s win
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New Delhi, June 22
All-round performances by Tarun Chowdhary (84 and 2 for 17) and Vipin Malhotra (53 and 3 for 48) enabled Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Sonnet Club by 24 runs in a league match of the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of

India ground. Tarun was adjudged the best batsman while Vipin got the best bowler award. Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 219 for 6 in 30 overs (Tarun Chowdhary 84, Vipin Malhotra 53, Rajat Jain 27, Yogesh Nagar 2 for 47).

Sonnet Club: 195 for 9 in 30 overs (Yogesh Naga r 55, Vishu Tomar 40, Mayank Aggarwal 32, Vipin Malhotra 3 for 48, Tarun Chowdhary 2 for 17).

Haryana Academy enter final

Haryana Cricket Academy defeated On-Dot Club by two wickets and entered the final of the first On-Dot Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground. Ansul Lamba, who claimed four wickets for 30 runs, was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: On-Dot Club: 136 all out in 34.4 overs (Sanjeev Rana 35, Tajesh Anand 33, Ansul Lamba 4 for 30, Jitender Solanki 2 for 22).

Haryana Academy: 137 for 8 in 32.2 overs (Sunil Rawat 57 n.o., Vikran Yadav 3 for 26, Jaswinder Singh 3 for 36, Sanjeev Rana 2 for 20).

Earlier, Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated Star Cricket Club by 50 runs to enter the final.

Scores: Rohtak Road Gymkhana: 218 for 4 in 35 overs (Pradeep Chawla 92, Chetan Sharma 52, Preet Pal Singh 47, Anuj Sharma 2 for 26, Rohit Singh 2 for 47).

Star Club: 168 all out in 33.2 overs (Anuj Sharma 34, Radhey Shyam Gupta 26, Sandeep Angurala 3 for 30, Gagan Malik).


Scindia Academy team for Chamba cricket

New Delhi, June 22
A 20-member Scindia Cricket Academy team, led by Dalbir Singh, left for Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) to participate in the All-India Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Cricket Tournament. Other members of the team are: Yoginder Singh (vice-captain), Cristy Joshi, Sonu Singh, Sobers Joban, Nitin Kumar, Bijender Singh, Sagar Kohli, Chirag Mehta, Amit Rohilla, Shyam Shiv, Harish Yadav, Rohit Yadav, Kartikeya Bhatia, Inderpal Singh, Sarthak Kohli, Jatin Kumar, Varun Kumar, Arjun Mani and Om Prakash OSR


Rahul, Ankur deadly

New Delhi, June 22
Devastating bowling performances by Rahul Kumar (4 for 14) and Ankur Chauhan (4 for 24) helped Najafgarh Club beat Hansraj Academy by six wickets in a league match of the second Kehar Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

Rahul and Ankur shared the man of the match award. Scores: Hansraj Academy: 105 all out in 30 overs (Deepak Kumar 34, Vinod Chugh 31, Ankur Chauhan 4 for 14, Rahul Kumar 4 for 24).

Najafgarh Club: 106 for 4 in 26.1 overs (Vishwas Sehrawat 43, Jeetender Pal 31, Deepak Kumar 3 for 39). In another match, Hansraj Academy defeated Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Academy by six wickets.

Scores: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Academy: 112 for 9 in 30 overs (Vinod Rawat 36, Puneet Dhingra 34, Amit Kumar 4 for 16).

Hansraj Academy: 113 for 4 in 20.3 overs (Sandeep Singh 49, Vinod Rawat 2 for 25, Puneet Dhingra 2 for 49). OSR


Delhi Eaglet sail into semi-final
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New Delhi, June 22
An all-round performance by Saurabh Negi (80 n.o and 3 for 25) and a solid knock by Yashpal (80) helped Delhi Eaglet beat Rajput XI by three wickets to enter the semi-final of the second I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex School ground. Saurabh Negi was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: Rajput XI: 233 all out in 30 overs (Amit Negi 53, Raj Gautam 44, Ashish Jain 33, Rohan Gulati 3 for 46, Vishal Jain 3 for 53, Saurabh Negi 3 for 25).

Delhi Eaglet: 234 for 7 in 23.4 overs (Yashpal Singh 80, Saurabh Negi 80 n.o., Raman Sachdev 33, Vikrant Yadav 4 for 34).

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