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St Peterís, Ryan qualify for football quarter-finals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21
St Peterís School, St Johnís School (pool A), St Stephenís School, Mount Carmel (pool B), Shivalik Public, St Soldierís International (pool C) and hosts St Kabir School and Ryan International (pool D) qualified for the quarter-final knockout stage on the completion of the league phase of the St Kabir Under-12 Football Trophy being organised by the Chandigarh Football Association at St Kabir School grounds here today.

St Stephenís School, Sector 45, scored another big win in their pool B programme. They handed out a 6-0 drubbing to St Xavierís, Sector 44. The highlight of the match was a brilliant display by Waris Rashid, who scored three goals. He scored in the first, seventh and eighth minute.

St Stephenís School got their other goals through Karan, Sonu and Jaideep.

The quarter-final line-up is: St Peterís vs Mount Carmel; St Stephenís vs St Johnís; St Soldierís International vs St Kabir and Shivalik Public School vs Ryan International.

St Kabir School, Sector 26, and Ryan International, Sector 49, performed well in their last group D fixture. St Kabir just managed to eke out a solitary goal win. The all-important goal was scored by Manraj.

St Kabir with two wins topped their pool. Ryan, with one win and one defeat, finished runners-up. Both teams qualified for quarter-finals.

St Peterís finished their group A league programme with two wins. Today they defeated St Johnís School, Sector 26, by a solitary goal scored by Ayush Ganjoo in the 36th minute. St Johnís with three points from two outings finished the group as runners-up.

It was a do-or-die battle for St Soldierís International, Sector 28, and Little Flowers in the pool C. The match ended in a goalless draw which paved the way for St Soldierís to sneak into the quarter-final on the basis of better goal average.

Both teams had one point each at the end of their league programme. Shivalik School, with both wins in Pool C, topped with six points.

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Sale of ODI tickets advanced
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21
Keeping in view the public demand, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to open the sale of general block tickets for the one-day international match between India and Sri Lanka, to be played at the PCA Stadium at Mohali on October 28, from tomorrow onwards instead of October 23 as originally planned, according to Mr G.S.Walia, Chairman, Media Committee, PCA.

He further said the PCA had nominated HDFC Bank as its official bankers for the match. The bank will also be selling the tickets for the match in its branches at Sector 37 and Sector 46 in Chandigarh and Phase-7 in Mohali in addition to the PCA counter at the stadium itself. The tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

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Satluj Public School win by 41 runs

Panchkula, October 21
An all-round performance by Rohit Singh (64 runs and 6 for 16) helped Satluj Public School beat Guru Harkrishan Model School by 41 runs in Under-15 Inter-School Satluj Cricket League-cum Knockout match played at Satluj Public Grounds, Sector 4, here, today. TNS

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Arterial roads to be maintained by Admin
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21
All major arterial roads in the city, including V-1, V-2 and V-3 roads, will be maintained by the Chandigarh Administration, an official press note said here today.

These include all roads except National Highway Number 21 passing the city via Junction 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 49, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55 and 54. All roads, under the changed jurisdiction plan, include those which constitute the main system of road transportation and provide linkage with the national highway, important towns of other states and tourist centres.

These are bearers of medium and heavy traffic and are major carrier of road traffic within the city. The network also acts as linkage between rural areas and urban. These all have been declared as State Highways.

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