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Saturday, October 10, 1998
|India miss chance to grab initiative
HARARE, Oct 9 India were all out for 280, thereby missing the chance to take a big first innings lead as Zimbabwe, 59 runs in arrears, reached 17 without loss at lunch on the third day of the one-off Test here today.
Cricket-crazy Bdesh set to realise dream
DHAKA, Oct 9 Bangladesh, best known for frequent natural calamities and political turmoil, is ready to realise its cherished cricket ambition by hosting a mini World Cup.
PCB chief conspiring against me: Akram
LAHORE, Oct 9 Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has denied charges of betting and match-fixing and accused Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Majid Khan of trying to sabotage his reputation.
babes battle it out in Nepal
fires three under 69
win for SR women
India miss chance to grab initiative
HARARE, Oct 9 (PTI) India were all out for 280, thereby missing the chance to take a big first innings lead as Zimbabwe, 59 runs in arrears, reached 17 without loss at lunch on the third day of the one-off Test here today.
The visitors had nothing going in their favour this morning when they resumed at a strong 248 for six and lost the last four wickets in just 64 minutes. They then added to their own misery by putting down two catches, one certain, to let the hosts off the hook.
Skipper Azharuddin, the best catcher in the Indian team, first saw a chance off opener Gavin Rennie drop wide of him in the slips and then dropped a straight chance offered by Craig Wishart off Ajit Agarkar in the sixth over of the innings.
Earlier, Zimbabwean speedsters Henry Olonga and Heath Streak dashed Indian hopes of a big first innings lead by getting rid of the last four batsmen for the addition of just 32 runs. Olonga claimed 5-70, his best in eight Tests so far, while Streak took 3 for 62.
The overnight pair of Rahul Dravid and Robin Singh was separated in the fifth over itself when Robin Singh was beaten by a fast, incoming delivery from Olonga that found him plumb in front of the wicket. Robin Singh made 15 with four fours off 41 balls in 64 minutes.
Robin Singh was replaced by another debutant Agarkar, who started with a steered four but then failed to take his bat away from the path of a Streak delivery that took the edge of his bat and was caught by wicketkeeper Andy Flower on legside.
The Indian innings soon fell apart.
Javagal Srinath (6) steered Streak to substitute Andy Whittall at gully and Dravid, overnight 104, fell when he, watching the other end drying up, gave a charge to Mbangwa but the spliced stroke went to cover-point. He made 118.
Dravid hit three fours today to make the highest score by an Indian in Zimbabwe. He once flicked Olonga for four then furiously square cut the same bowler to the boundary and then, slashed his bat at a rising Streak delivery that flew over slip fielders head.
Gavin Rennie (12) and Craig Wishart (4) were at the crease.
Cricket-crazy Bdesh set to realise dream
DHAKA, Oct 9 (Reuters) Bangladesh, best known for frequent natural calamities and political turmoil, is ready to realise its cherished cricket ambition by hosting a mini World Cup.
All nine Test-playing teams are competing in the biggest cricket event in the country starting on October 24, and it is hoped the Wills international one-day tournament will be the forerunner of equally prestigious events.
"I see cricket as an effective and important medium for promoting a positive image for Bangladesh internationally," Saber Hossain Chowdhury, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), told Reuters.
Although the hosts are not competing, the tournament will give Bangladeshs players the chance to look and learn as they prepare to play in next years World Cup in Britain.
While the country reeled from the effects of its worst ever floods, BCB officials were relieved Dhakas Bangabandhu stadium, the tournament venue, had not been inundated. Half the capital was submerged for two-and-a-half months from early July.
"The aim of this (10-day) tournament, normally played in developing nations, is to raise funds for globalisation and development of cricket," Chowdhury said.
Bangladeshis are known for their love for cricket and soccer, although they do not yet excel at either.
During the World Cup soccer finals in France last June and July, angry Bangladeshis burned power stations and barricaded transport in protest at frequent power failures which stopped television broadcasts of the matches.
The whole nation of 125 million people, nearly half of them living in poverty, seemed to unite during the Independence Cup cricket tournament last year when Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka played in Dhaka.
The day-night Wills Cup will be held in the refurbished Bangabandhu stadium, which normally accommodates 60,000 soccer fans, but for cricket there will be only 36,000 seats.
Chowdhury said floodlights had been installed and their intensity was well above the international standard.
"There will be an electronic scoreboard, computer graphics and speed ball (to show speed of the ball)," he said.
Chowdhury, who has headed the BCB for the past two years, said he wanted to transform Dhaka into a "top notch international facility" for cricket.
"We are hosting the Asia Cup cricket competition next March. We want Dhaka as an international venue," he said.
Cricket babes battle it out in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Oct 9 (AP) Japans scoring rate was fantastic, but the rest of the score card didnt look so impressive: the whole team was bowled out in 15 balls for 19 runs by Hong Kong, which had to bat for just 2.3 overs to win.
Away from the sound and fury of international cricket, Asias cricket babies are at play, and they are loving every moment of it.
Ten national teams from across the continent Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Japan and Nepal are playing out a keen tournament in preparation for their entry into international cricket.
Play began last Saturday and the winner of next Tuesdays final will get a chance to play at the Asian Cup against other cricket giants in Bangladesh later this year.
The Asian Cricket Council, organisers of the ACC Trophy matches, believe the effort will provide international experience to less experienced and younger cricket teams, and develop Asia as the best cricket playing region in the world by the year 2002.
The ACC was formed in 1983 by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh, Malaysia and Singapore joined soon after, and the association now has 16 member nations.
"This is a great tournament and has certainly helped promote the game in Asia, said Numa Alu, Papua New Guineas team manager who is also sports editor of the island nations most popular daily Post Courier.
Papua New Guinea first made its debut in international cricket in 1979 though the game was introduced to the country over a century ago by the British. During the ACC tournament in Malaysia in 1996, they surprised all by qualifying for the semis.
"This tournament has given countries like Nepal the opportunity to show the talents that we have in store, said Vijoy Dugar, executive member of Nepal Cricket Association which organised this years ACC tournament here.
In the Maldives, a tiny Indian Ocean island nation, cricket is second only to soccer in popularity. Interest in cricket is fast catching up.
"Apart from eight months training, we played friendly games in Sri Lanka, Singapore, India and Pakistan, said Maldivian manager Abdul Sattar.
A cricket control board was established to govern and promote the game in the country in 1978 and the team is now coached by former Indian Test player Abid Ali.
Malaysia hosted the first ACC tournament in 1996 and the Commonwealth Games last month gave the game a much needed push in the country. The countrys sports council has allocated 22.4 million ringgit ($ 5.8 million) to develop cricket, coach and manager V. Vijayalingam said.
PCB chief conspiring against me: Akram
LAHORE, Oct 9 (Reuters) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has denied charges of betting and match-fixing and accused Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Majid Khan of trying to sabotage his reputation.
"I have taken well over 300 wickets in Tests and one-day internationals which wouldn't have been possible if I had been involved in setting up defeats for Pakistan, "Akram, 32, yesterday told justice Malik Mohammad Qayyum who is investigating the charges of corruption in Pakistani cricket.
"Majid Khan has always been against me. He has never appreciated my performance (and) has always opposed my inclusion in the team. I don't know the background but I feel that it is a conspiracy hatched by the chief executive", the fast bowler said in his 30-minute hearing.
An interim report released by the PCB four weeks ago had recommended that Akram Salim Malik and Ijaz Ahmad should not be selected in the team until the investigations were completed.
Akram and Malik played in Pakistan's innings and 99-run defeat against Australia earlier this week.
Akram was questioned by the Lahore High Court judge about specific allegations.
About the 1996 World Cup quarter-final against India at Bangalore where he pulled out 15 minutes before the match, Akram said: "If I had announced my inability to play the game in advance, the Indians would have won the game before taking the field. It's exactly the same way if Sachin Tendulkar pulls out ... it gives the opposition a morale-boost.
"I was the captain then and I know how it feels to be part of a World Cup winning side," Akram, who was instrumental in Pakistan's World Cup glory in 1992, said.
Akram's stand was endorsed by Pakistan team physiotherapist, Dr Dan Keisal.
"He (Akram) was suffering from an injury he had sustained at Lahore against New Zealand. There was no way he could play the match," Keisal told the judicial commission.
Akram, in his testimony, said he has also heard rumours about betting and match-fixing "But I have never come across any bookie making an offer to me.
"Socially, I meet many people but I don't have any relations with any punter though one Zafar Ali (Jojo) lives next to my residence."
Defending the allegations of deliberately changing the batting order in the Sharjah Cup last year which triggered speculations in the press that the match was fixed, Akram said: "I changed the batting orders because I was more confident on myself. I thought I could win the games for Pakistan. But it doesn't always happen as you think and plan."
Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail, who in the past has made vehement allegations against Wasim Akram and Salim Malik, took a U-turn when he told Justice Qayyam that he did not know if any of the Pakistan players had taken bribes to play badly.
'The management is chiefly to blame for present scenario as I had been informing them in one capacity or another about the rumours but no action was taken.
"At Christchurch in 1994, I told Majid Khan of the speculations. But the only thing he did was to direct the hotel (telephone) operator to put the players' calls through him."
Discarded Test player Ata ur Rahman recorded his statement in camera.
Rahman, in a sworn affidavit, has accused Salim Malik and Wasim Akram of fixing matches. He has also alleged that Akram paid him 100,000 rupees (U.S.) for bowling against the field in a match during the 1994 tour of New Zealand.
Indians' display encouraging: Mehta
MUMBAI, Oct 9 (PTI) Indian table tennis coach Kamlesh Mehta has expressed his satisfaction at the performance of the national mens and womens teams at the Asian championship in Osaka, but added the men could have finished in the top four but for a bungle in the team draw.
Mehta said the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) had seeded India in the 5-8 slot and not ranked them fourth as per norms which was a big setback for the men who, otherwise, could have finished at least fourth and emulated their 1996 feat at Singapore instead of ending up fifth.
"The draw was made a week in advance instead of a day before the commencement of the event and was not circulated to the participating teams. We lodged a protest against our seeding without success," he yesterday told PTI.
"Our contention was that the seedings should have been determined by performances in the last Asians as is the norm for these championships. But the ATTU seeded the teams as per the rankings of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)", the eight-time former national champion said.
"Here too they had bungled by placing South Korea over world champions China and only after the protests lodged by us and Iran, the top two seedings were interchanged", Mehta said.
"The seeding ensured that we ran into one of the top four teams China, Japan, South Korea and Chinese Taipei before the semis", he said.
Setting aside the controversy, Mehta described the performance of both the men and women (who ended up 10th) as encouraging with the Bangkok Asian Games round the corner.
"Our men finished better than teams like Malaysia and Hong Kong who have players of Chinese origin in their ranks. (National champion) Chetan Baboor played very well in the team events and his two victories against Indonesia and Australia enabled us to end up fifth", the former ace said.
Mehta was all praise for the performance of former national champion S. Raman in both team and individual events.
"Raman, who is ranked 231 in the world, managed to stretch Japans world number 33 Shibutani Hiroshi to five games in the team event and lost the decider after leading 18-16. Later he fought hard against Chinas world number 13 Yan Hen in the individual events", Mehta pointed out.
"Both Chetan, who is ranked 125 in the world, and Raman have benefitted immensely from their stints in Sweden. We were worried about our third player Arup Basak (world rank 272) but he also did well. It augurs well for the Asian Games", Mehta said.
"The women performed to expectations and improved their rankings by two places. But they have to work harder as most other teams have a fair sprinkling of players of Chinese origin in their ranks", Mehta said.
"(M.S.) Mythili was the pick of the lot in team events and young Poulami Ghatak exceeded all expectations in the individual events. She could have won her third round tie but for losing her cool when leading by two games to one and ahead 18-15 in the fourth game against North Koreas Kim Hyon Hui", Mehta added.
"Till that stage Poulami was controlling the pace of the game. The Korean was finding it difficult to read her serves, but unfortunately Poulami lost her cool, got excited and increased the pace which cost her the match", Mehta explained.
"The game has become more power-oriented with the speed glue being used by everyone", was Mehtas evaluation about the standard of the game at present.
75 athletes to represent India
NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (UNI) India will be represented by 75 athletes, including top stars like P.T. Usha, Bahadur Prasad, Rosa Kutty, Amit Khanna, Jyotirmoy Sikdhar and Shakti Singh, in the second Raja Bhalendra Singh International Athletic Championship meet here on October 12.
Athletes from eight countries are expected to participate in the meet. Most of the Indian participants have already arrived at the Nehru Stadium.
Apart from the probables for the Asian Games, some junior athletes are also being allowed to take part in the meet, Amateur Athletic Federation of India secretary Lalit Bhanot said yesterday.
The team members are:
Men-Amit Khanna, Vikram Singh, Anand Menzes, Anil Kumar, Vikas Prasher, Bennet K. Raja, Ajay Raj Singh, Sandeep Sarkaria and A. Dorai (100 and 200 m). Paramjit Singh, Lijo David, Jata Shankar, P. Ramachandran, Prabhjot Singh, Siri Kumar, Jai Raj Pal, Manoj Lal K.G. and Dinesh Rawat (400m) Bahadur Prasad, Gulab Chand, Arun DSouza, Harish Tiwari, Amandeep Singh, Shiva Nand, Oman N.J. Sham Bihari, Rahul (1500m). Shakti Singh, Bahadur Singh, Manjit Singh, Navpreet Singh and Kuldip Mann (shot put). Anil Kumar, Ajit Bhaduria, Hriday Nand, Dharmindar Kumar, H.K. Sharma, Harbhajan Singh (discus). Satbir Singh, Jagdish Singh, Daljit Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Om Prakash, Hari Om Singh, Vikramjit Singh and Sunil Kumar (Javlin).
Women: P.T. Usha, Rachita Mistry, E.B. Shyla, Vinita Tripathi, V. Pandeshwari, Jaicy Thomas, V. Jaya Lakshmi, Vasanthi and Saraswati Dey (100m and 200m). Jyotirmoy Sikdhar, Rosa Kutty, M.K. Asha, K.M. Beenamol, Jincy Philip, S. Geetha, Supta Das, S. Vanaja (400m). Jyotirmoy Sikdhar, Rosa Kutty, K.M. Beenamol, S. Vanaja, Vasuda More, Sumitra Panda (800m). Neelam J. Singh, Sugan Yadav, Harjeet Singh, Swaranjit Kaur, Saroj, Harwant Kaur (discus). Hanbans Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Surinder Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Harwant Kaur Saroj (shot put).
Serena advances, Venus out
FILDERSTADT, Oct 9 (AFP) The big-hitting Williams sisters had mixed fortunes at the WTA tournament here yesterday.
Serena Williams, 17, dented Wimbledon champion Jana Novotnas chances of becoming world number one by scoring a second-round victory when the Czech player was forced to retire with a back injury in the third set. The American was leading 2-6, 6-3, 2-0.
But 18-year-old fifth seed Venus Williams went down to Belgiums Dominique van Roost 6-1, 6-2, who now plays to pseed Hingis.
Novotna, who looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory when she led by one set and service break, remains in contention to take over Martina Hingis world number one ranking.
But her latest injury makes American Lindsay Davenport a more dangerous threat to the Swiss players status.
Williams now plays Sandrine Testud of France.
Testud was one of two French players to reach the quarterfinals when she beat Germanys Anke Huber 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
The other was seventh-seeded Nathalie Tauziat who repeated her Wimbledon semifinal victory over Natasha Zvereva of Belarus when she scored a 6-3, 6-2 win. Tauziat now faces second-seeded Davenport.
Vikramjit fires three under 69
NEW DELHI, Oct 9 Bringing into play his vast experience, 51-year-old Vikramjit Singh, amateur-turned-pro, fired three under 69 to advance to third place on the penultimate day of the four-day Meridien-Gokarna Pro-Am Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course here today.
Ali Sher, another seasoned campaigner, and Shiv Prakash occupied the leaders position with an aggregate of 214 after 54 holes. Ali Sher fired one under 71 while Shiv Prakash had a level par 72.
Vijay Kumar suffered a setback as he could fire two over 74 and dropped from drivers seat to the fifth position at 217.
The best card of the day came from Ajay Gupta, nick-named Fatty, who shot four under 68. He was delighted at his performance and was quick to say: "It was not bad for a teaching pro". An exceedingly popular pro with youngsters, he had one eagle and four birdies and two three-putt bogeys on the 9th and the 16th.
Guptas eagle came on the 504-yard par-5 14th. He reached the edge of the green with his driver and 5-iron and then chipped-in. He also lost an opportunity of an eagle on the 8th when he erred in putting from a 5-feet.
Ali Shers round was a mixture of light and shade, as always. He hit four birdies but he also encountered three bogeys. He, however, expressed disappointment at his erratic putting.
When he reached 16th, Shiv Prakash was in jitters. True to his predicament, he again faltered and bogeyed.
The talk of the course was veteran Vikramjit Singh. He began with a bogey on the first. He was level on first nine. But he made a huge 20-footer birdie putt on the 11th. Now he got into his form. He made two more birdies on the 14th.
Thirty-three-year-old Jamman overcame his putting woes to fire three under 69. He had four birdies and a bogey on the 11th.
More than 100 amateurs
tee-off with the pros today as a part of the special
format. Scores (after 43 holes): Ali Sher (72, 71, 71)
and Shiv Prakash (72, 70, 72) 214; Vikramjit Singh (76,
70, 69) 215; Basad Ali (73, 72, 71) 216; Vijay Kumar (75,
68, 74) 217; Vivek Bhandari (71, 74, 73) and Amritinder
Singh (71, 75, 72) 218; Jyoti Randhawa (78, 70, 70) 218.
West, East Zone players excel
CHANDIGARH, Oct 9 West Zone and East Zone secured five and four gold medals respectively on the penultimate day of the KVS sports meet here today. South Zone got three gold while North could secure only two.
Detailed results: Football: 1 West, 2 Central, 3 North; Kabaddi: (girls): 1 East. 2 North, 3 South, Kabaddi (boys): 1 East, 2 North, 3 Central; Kho-Kho (girls): 1 West, 2 South, 3 North. Kho-Kho (boys): 1 North, 2 South, 3 East. Lawn tennis (girls): 1 West, 2 North, 3 Central. Boys: 1 West, 2 East, 3 South. Volleyball (girls): 1 South, 2 West, 3 North. Volleyball (boys): 1 Hostel, 2 South, 3 North.
Basketball (girls): 1 East, 2 Central, 3 South. Boys: 1 South, 2 West, 3 North. Hockey (girls): 1 North, 2 South, 3 West.
Badminton (girls): 1 South, 2 West, 3 Central. (Boys): 1 East, 2 South, 3 West. Table Tennis (girls): 1 West, 2 East, 3 South.
In a cricket under-19 for boys: Pool B match, West Zone (w) beat North R by seven wickets whereas in a pool C match North (R) defeated West (W) by one wicket.
The detailed results of athletics events are:
Under-17 800 metres: Seema North, Time 2:38:95, 2 Kavita Central 3. Rabitha South. Javelin throw Sudesh North 20.96 cm. 2. Binko East, 3 Poonam Central.
High Jump Beaukla South 1.29 mtr. 2. Sukhjinder North, Nithya South.
Boys: triple jump: Satendar South 11.95 metres. 2 Gopi Krishna South, 3 Surjeet Central.
Long jump: Surjeet Central, 6.20 metre, 2 MD Rasud East, 3 Manikant (East), 800 metres: Ajay West 2:07:75. Ramesh (Central), 3 Pravind North. 100 metres. Hurdles: 1 Sunjay South 11.34 metres, 2 Bhupinder North, 3 Jintender East. Javeline throw: 1 Alok North 45 metre, 2 Wazir North 3, Jatinder East.
Under-14: Girls, shotput 1, Milina 7.35, 2 Anjana West, 3 Sabitha 600 metres Girls: Noopar Central 1:56/35. 2 Geeta North, 3 Chamanpreet South. Long jump: 1 Bebe Shame South, 4.01. 2 Marshila Central, 3 Richa North. High Jump: 1 Sheetal North 1.25 metres, 2 Kusum East, 3 Dapinder North.
Boys: 600 metres: 1 Gaurav Sports Hostel, 1:34.53; 2 Nagender Kumar South, 3 Yashwant North. Shotput 1. D. Lachyya East 12.64 metres. Discus throw: Boys: 1 Prahiadkewat East, 34.64 metres, 2 Radheshyam East, 3 Daljeet North. Long jump: 1 Yogesh North, 5.10, 2 Shyamlal East, 3 Shishir South.
Under 19 girls: 800 metres: 1 Pooja North, 2:38.69, 2 Manju North, 3 Nandita Sports Hostel. 400 metres Hurdles: 1 Malarvizhi South 1:25, 2 Shona North, 3 Bhupinder South. 3000 metres: 1 Pooja North 12:36.94, 2 Ma Larvizhi South, 3 Mathavi. Shotput: 1 Niranjana Central, 8.51 metres, 2 Sita South, 3 Manju Sports Hostel. Boys Under-19 (shotput): Maxwell South, 11.18 metres, 2 Harpreet North, 3 Kumar Pankaj. High jump: 1 Dharamveer East 1.63 metres, 2 Sukhwinder North, 3 Saurabh Central.
400 metres hurdles: 1 Karambir North 1:02.63, 2 Harsh South, 3 Dinesh North. 500 metres: 1 Murugan South 17:34.06, 2 Arun North, 3 Hemant West. 800 metres 1 Sivesh North, 2:04.20, 2 Karthik South, 3 Bhushan East.
1500 metres: 1 Bhushan East, 4:25.06, 2 Manjin North, 3 Vikram North.
400 metres hurdles: 1 Karthik South, 53:72, 2 D. Niwas South, 3 Sudip East. 110 metres hurdles: 1 Harsh South, 17.28, 2 Anil Central, 3 Manmohan Central.
NEW DELHI, Oct 9 Arjun Atwal shot seven under 65 to become the sole second after the third round in the first stage of the Qualifying School Tournament at the Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort in Haines City, Florida, today.
The display raises hopes
of his qualifying for the US PGA Tour. If he achieves it,
it will be a great triumph for him.
Facile win for SR women
GIDDERBAHA, Oct 9 The Southern Railway women's team registered an emphatic win in the opening match defeating FACT, Kerala, 69-34, in the first prize money Raja Porus All-India Basketball Tournament here today.
The meet was inaugurated by Mr Gurdev Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepore in the absence of the chief guest, Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, IG (Punjab Police), who arrived late.
The Southern Railway women started dominating the proceedings with the word go at the Baba Ganga Ram Sports Stadium and had collected 34 points by half time while the FACT women could gather only 15 points. At one time the score on the board read 16-3.
In the second half, the Southern Railway women kept their pace and collected 37 more points while the FACT team could collect only 19 points. The match as expected went to the kitty of Southern Railway.
For Southern Railway, captain Shyla, B.S. scored 10 points while Bindu Koroth scored 13 points. Durga Devi another player of the team earned 10 points.
For FACT Sini Thaliath collected eight points and an equal number of points were earned by Dolly Verma.
In this prize money championship, nine men teams, including TISCO, BSF, Indian Youths, Punjab Police, PSEB, RCF, Rest of Punjab, Delhi, and Western Railway and seven women team, including Central Railway, Mumbai. Punjab (Red), South Central Railway, Hyderabad, Eastern Railway Calcutta, Southern Railway, Madras, FACT, Kerala and Punjab blue are participating.
International Ram Kumar of Western Railway stole the show with his shooting skills in the second match against Punjab State Electricity Board collecting 33 points for his team.
Ram Kumar who kept the ball with him remained invincible and enabled his team to score a 82-72 victory.
In a neck-and-neck fight, shooters of PSEB also made good attempts to take the match to their side but all went in vain. The speed of Western Railway players and their shooting skill gave advantage to them while on the other hand, PSEB lacked coordination and missed a number of chances.
In the initial phase, Western Railway were lagging behind. However, Ram Kumar of Western Railway turned the tables and gave his team a lead of 30-29. Both the teams were level 35-35 when only one and half minutes were remaining.
After changing sides, the Western Railway dominated the proceedings. They kept on collecting while PSEB missed chances despite support from the spectators, PSEB could not improve their showing.
Mahendra Singh of Western Railway scored 12 points. For PSEB, international Ajaypal collected 16 points while Gurpreet Singh collected 19 points.
They also reached the semifinals of boys and girls under-19 category.
Following are the results:
Boys under-14 (semifinal): Amritsar b Ropar 2-0. (Saurav b Davinder 15-2, 15-11). Saurav and Dilshad b Davinder and Suresh (15-10, 15-3). Sangrur got w/o from Gurdaspur.
Girls under-14 (semifinal): Patiala b Kapurthala2-0. (Gagandeep b Mandeep 11-0, 11-5. Gagandeep and Puneet b Mandeep and Rajwinder 15-2, 15-1). Sangrur b Amritsar 2-0. (Kamaljit b Meenu 11-5, 11-0. Kamaljit and Surjit lost to Meenu and Seeta 15-7, 9-15, 11-15. Karamjit b Sunali 11-8, 11-3).
Boys under-17 (semifinal) Sangrur b Jalandhar 2-1. Asim lost to Raj Kumar 15-17, 9-15. Asim and Samir b Raj Kumar and Bikramjit 15-7, 15-5. Akhtar b Amandeep 15-3, 15-2. Amritsar b Hoshiarpur 2-0. (Varun b Jorawar Singh 15-4, 15-9. Tarun and Varun b Jorawar and Lakhbir 15-4, 15-7).
Girls under-17 (semifinal) Patiala b Moga 2-0. Jaspreet b Raman Deep 11-3, 11-3. Jaspreet and Amarjit b Manjit and Surjit 15-4, 15-10. Nawanshahr b Jalandhar 2-0. Rajvir b Hena 7-11, 11-9, 11-5. Rajveer and Rajni b Reena and Ashi 15-12, 15-7.
Boys under-19 (quarterfinal) Ludhiana b Hoshiarpur 2-0. Amritsar b Kapurthala 2-0. Sangrur got W/o. Patiala b Jalandhar 2-1.
(quarterfinal) Hoshiarpur b Jalandhar 2-0. Ludhiana
b Ferozepore 2-0. Sangrur b Faridkot 2-0.
Zahoor, Amit put
Chamba on top
Chamba won the toss and elected to bat. However, they were in trouble soon as they lost wickets for 66 runs. Amit, Zahoor and Kanav rescued Chamba as they scored at will. Chamba were all out for 249.
In reply Mandi too started
badly and at close 51 for 6.
SD school win
In another match, GMSS -
Sector 33 beat DAV Public School, Sector 8 by eight
DAV School: 87 for 8 in 20 overs (Kunjam 21 n.o. Santosh 3 for 14, Amit 2 for 15). GMSS-33: 88 for 2 in 11.2 overs (Ajit 31, Gurpreet 13 n.o.)
Dev Samaj eves win
Competitions in under-16, under-13, under-16, under-18 and open categories will be held for both boys and girls. Entries close on October 12 with Mr Balwinder Singh at Ranbir Club.
Nahan pile up 166
In reply Hamirpur were skittled out for 152 runs. Naval scored 41 runs. For Nahan Sangram Singh took 4 for 45, Anudeep 3 for 13 and Rajeev 3 for 45. They were all supported by same brilliant fielding and superb wicket-keeping by Ravinder who took four catches.
In the second innings Nahan hammered 153 runs in 30 overs, Richie scored an unbeaten 54, Sangram 44 and Samender 20.
Earlier in the quarter finals Sirmour humiliated Una.
Players born on or after January 1, 1983, will be eligible. The selected boys and girls will attend the coaching camp at Ludhiana prior to their participation in the 21st National Sub-Junior Volleyball Championship scheduled to be held at Cuttack from Novermber 1 to 5.
Krishma Ahuja of Hansraj
Public School won the under nine 300 metres rink race
clocking 57.50 seconds while Amber and Navita of MMC got
the second and third positions. Mr RR Jowel, Director
Sports, Haryana, inaugurated the meet.
B'ball trophy for
Results: DAV-8 b SD
The qualifying rounds
Selected players would
have to attend a 10-day coaching camp here from October
15 and the teams would participate in national sub-junior
kabaddi championship being held at Vadodara in Gujarat
from October 28 to 31.
Manav Dhupar to
The other members of the team areGagandeep Singh, Devender Singh, Rajan Singh, Pardeep, Charanjeet Singh, Gaurav Marwaha, Mohit Khanna, Tarun Kanish, Sikhpal Singh, Deepak Dhir, Jitender Singh, Munish Dogra, Shiv Kumar, Sunny Jairath and Arvind Dhanda.
UT jr boxing
During this championship, the Chandigarh team for the Junior National Boxing Championship to be held at Kohima in November, will be selected.
Interested boxers should report for weigh-in on October 24 at 8 a.m. according to Mr C. K. Jerath, secretary, Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association.
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