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Sunday, November 28, 1999
|Queensland flay Indian attack
BRISBANE, Nov 27 Queensland batsmen Andrew Symonds and Martin Love put the Indian attack to the sword in a 204-run stand for the fourth wicket to give the hosts an 86-run lead on the second day of their four-day cricket match here today.
Aussies tighten grip
PERTH, Nov 27 A career-best 197 by Ricky Ponting and a fighting 144 by Justin Langer set Australia up for a clean sweep of Pakistan on day two of the third cricket Test today.
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting celebrates scoring 100 runs during the second day of the third cricket Test against Pakistan in Perth on Saturday. AP/PTI
|Arjun Singh on top
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 Arjun Singh forced his entry to the top with two under 70 (aggregate 212) on the penultimate day of the sixth Honda-Siel-PGA-Daikia Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course here today.
Africa in command
Bagan lift IFA Shield
enters last four
Asia Cup hockey from Dec 1
by Lankan bowler
sportfest in Dec
Queensland flay Indian attack
BRISBANE, Nov 27 (PTI) Queensland batsmen Andrew Symonds and Martin Love put the Indian attack to the sword in a 204-run stand for the fourth wicket to give the hosts an 86-run lead on the second day of their four-day cricket match here today.
International Symonds, who is yet to make his Test debut, smashed 161 off 173 balls and Martin Love made 120 to take Queensland to 363 for seven at close after the Indians were all out for 277 in their first innings after being put in on a lively Gabba pitch.
Symonds showed exactly why Australian skipper Steve Waugh rates him as one of the hardest and cleanest hitters in the world as he butchered the Indian bowlers to reach his 19th first class century off a mere 110 balls in 133 minutes with 17 fours and a six.
Love faced 149 balls in 202 minutes for his 13th first class hundred with 10 hits to the fence.
The duo, playing contrasting knocks, were particularly severe in the afternoon session, which yielded 164 runs. Leg spinner Anil Kumble was the worst sufferer, conceding 121 runs from 26 overs.
The two put on 204 runs in 161 minutes facing just 240 balls together.
The only heartening thing for the Indians in the day was skipper Sachin Tendulkars return to the slips for fielding after nearly a year. The star batsman had stopped fielding at the position because of a back injury during Indias tour of New Zealand in December last year and has apparently recovered enough to take the strain.
Symonds, who hit 26 fours and a six in his four-hour long knock, pulled, drove, lofted and swept Kumble and pretty much every other bowler. Kumbles pace didnt stop him from employing the reverse sweep at will.
India broke through in the final session through young medium-pacer T. Kumaran, who picked up three wickets.
Kumaran first broke the
stand at 295 when Love edged a catch behind the stumps.
He then bounced the ball and hustled out first Jeff Foley
hooking straight to fine leg where Debashis Mohanty
caught it in his second attempt and then wicketkeeper
Wade Secombe, who missed his hook and the ball hit the
helmet on the way to Rahul Dravid at first slip.
Aussies tighten grip
PERTH, Nov 27 (AP) A career-best 197 by Ricky Ponting and a fighting 144 by Justin Langer set Australia up for a clean sweep of Pakistan on day two of the third cricket Test today.
Relishing the best of the batting conditions on the second day Langer and Ponting ground out the Pakistan bowling in a record fifth-wicket partnership of 327 in Australias 451.
Pakistan, rolled for 155 in the first innings, had slumped to 40 for two in their second at stumps, needing 257 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
The visitors, still not fully recovered from the unexpected loss in the second Test in Hobart, were made to look ordinary by Langer and Ponting, who joined forces with Australia at 54 for four.
Ponting, who had ducks in his past three innings, attacked boldly and he outscored and overshowed another invaluable innings by No. 3 left-hander Langer, who followed up his match-winning 127 in Hobart with an innings that lasted 17 minutes over seven hours.
The pair resurrected the Australian innings with a national record stand for any wicket against Pakistan.
The stand surpassed the 279 shared between Mark Taylor and Langer in Peshawar in 1998-99.
Kanitkar leaves for Australia
MUMBAI, Nov 27 (PTI) Hrishikesh Kanitkar left here this morning for Australia to join the Indian team on its cricket tour of the Kangaroo country as replacement for the injured Ajay Jadeja.
The Maharashtra all-rounder, who celebrated his 25th birthday earlier this month as captain of the India A squad now in the West Indies, was drafted into the Sachin Tendulkar-led team after Jadeja pulled out of the three-Test series with a rotator cuff tear on his right shoulder.
Kanitkar reached here
last night from the West Indies, where he has been
replaced by Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak, and is
expected to join the Indian team in Brisbane tomorrow,
cricket board sources said today.
Arjun Singh on top
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 Arjun Singh forced his entry to the top with two under 70 (aggregate 212) on the penultimate day of the sixth Honda-Siel-PGA-Daikia Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course here today.
Shiv Prakash also shot two under but he had to stay on the second spot with an aggregate of 213, only a stroke behind the leader.
Vijay Kumar, in an extravagant mood, could fire four over 76 and slipped from the leaders board to third spot on 214. He was joined on this position by Basad Ali who played the days best round of four under 68.
Uttam Singh Mundy shot 73 and Feroz Ali 72 as they were clubbed on 215. A stroke behind them were two Vishal Singh and Indrajit Bhalotia.
Millionaire on first day with six under, Rafiq Ali became a pauper on the third day as fired nine over 81 (aggregate 222) to slip to 17th position.
Rafiq Ali is now 10 strokes behind the leader and there is hardly any chance for him to return to top position to fulfil his ambition of winning the prestigious competition. Similar was the performance of Ali Sher who did nothing worthy of his reputation and experience. In one of the worst displays of his career, he fired 15 over 87. He was amidst bogeys and more double bogeys.
Most of the golfers were bothered by breeze which was not intense in volume but blew across the course and led to ball swerving away to difficult corners. Some players were affected more than the others. This was one of the major reasons why there were not many outstanding performances. Each player narrated his own tale of woes but pros should be able to adjust their play according to the conditions and situation.
Ajun Singh, ninth yesterday, did have problem in controlling his drives but he managed to stay on the target. His concentration was unwavering. He had a birdie on third but earned two bogeys on the fifth and the sixth. He got a birdie on the 9th to be out on par 36. On the back nine he was more focussed and steadier in his strokes and putting. He managed two birdies on the 14th and 18th to get home in two under 34 (aggregate of day two under 70).
Shiv Prakashs play was a mixture of brilliant shots on some holes and muffing up of chances on other holes. He was out in 34 with three birdies and one bogey and was in home in 36 on back nine. This score of 70 saw him stay a stroke behind the leader on 213.
Basad Ali gave a sterling display of four under 68. He started with a whirlwind stlye birdieing first four holes. But he earned two bogeys on the seventh and ninth and was out in 34. On back nine, he played a faultless game with no bogey and two birdies. His four under 68 saw him jump from lowly placed position to the joint third position.
There are several players in hunt for the title. Vijay Kumar, an experienced pro from Lucknow, is capable of bringing a fine card on the fine day tomorrow to cause ripples. No inferior are Arjun Singh and Shiv Prakash. But bearded and tall Mundy could prove a dark horse to defend his title. He won this title first in 1996.
Leading Scores: Arjun
Singh 212 (69,73,70), Shiv Prakash 213 (71,72,70), Vijay
Kumar 214 (66,72,76), Basad Ali 214 (74,72,68), Uttam
Singh Mundy 215 (70,72,73), Feroz Ali 215 (72,71,72),
Vishal Singh 216 (70,72,74) and Indrajit Bhalotia 216
India claim bronze as Paes triumphs
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (PTI) Two-time champions India struggled against tournament dark horses Thailand before Leander Paes rescued them to a 2-1 win and a bronze finish in the ATF Asia Cup Team Tennis Championship here today.
Second-seeded India, whose dreams were shattered yesterday when debutantes Japan drubbed them 2-0 in semifinals, made heavy weather of their third-place playoff against Thailand and the worlds top doubles player, Paes, had to step on to the court to give the hosts a somewhat respectable finish.
Top-seeded Uzbekistan, who were beaten in 1998 by a Mahesh Bhupathi-led India, were to take on Japan in the summit clash later in the day.
India fielded Sandeep Kirtane and Prahlad Srinath for the two singles matches after the experiment with Syed Fazaluddin backfired against Japan.
Kirtane gave India a good start though he was stretched to three sets by Ekkarin Pisuth-Arnonth before winning 6-4 4-6 6-3 in 108 minutes.
But Indias woes continued as Davis cupper Srinath lost to strong baseliner Narathorn Srichaphan 3-6 6-4 to put the hosts bronze trophy hopes in jeopardy.
Leander Paes then paired with Fazaluddin in the deciding doubles tie against the Thai pair of Samrej Vittaya and Ekkarin and won 6-4 3-6 6-1 to save India the blushes.
In a placement tie, South Korea downed China 2-0 to claim fifth position. India A, who defeated China in a placement rubber yesterday, settled for sixth placing, while China ended at the bottom of the table.
Koreas Lee Seung-Hun beat Jiang Shan 6-1 6-0 in the first singles tie while Kim Dong-Hyun edged past Xu Ran 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 in the second.
Sandeep Kirtane, coming into the team after the pull out of Mahesh Bhupathi, was given his first chance in the Asia Cup to prove himself. He broke Ekkarin in the 3rd and 9th games using his powerful forehand returns to take the 1st set 6-4.
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (PTI) National league champions Salgaocar Football Club, Goa, edged past a depleted FC Kochin 1-0 in a hard-fought quarterfinal match to reach semifinals in the Durand Cup Football Tournament here today.
But defending champions Mahindra and Mahindra of Mumbai were virtually dumped on the wayside by a spirited JCT, Phagwara, who emerged 2-1 victors in a thrilling group A clash at the Ambedkar Stadium here.
The Mumbai league winners completed their engagements in the three-team group with one victory and one loss and their survival now depends on Tuesdays match between Bhutan XI and JCT and a win for Bhutan, beaten 3-1 by Mahindra in their first tie, will give Mahindras a place in the last four.
A brilliant diving header by substitute Sabir Ali Mondal off a Denis Cabral free-kick in the 88th minute, gave Salgaocar a well-deserved victory against a Kochin side clearly missing mercurial striker I.M. Vijayan and Jo Paul Ancheri, currently playing for India in the Asian Cup qualifiers at Abu Dhabi.
The victory gave Salgaocar, Rovers Cup winners, two wins in as many matches and a place in the last four.
Mahindras have themselves to blame as they missed chances galore to lose the match they dominated for most of the time.
Forwards Sukhjit Singh
(37th minute) and Hardeep Singh (58th) struck against the
run of play and though Mahindra reduced the margin via
Satish Minz with at least 31 minutes of play remaining,
they failed to convert more than half a dozen chances
mainly due to wayward shooting by their forwards and some
superb saves by JCT goalkeeper Arvind Kumar.
South Africa in command
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 (AFP) A century by Daryll Cullinan took South Africa to a powerful position on the second day of the first Test against England at the Wanderers yesterday.
South Africa finished on 386 for six, 264 ahead of Englands first innings of 122 all out.
Cullinan made 108, playing some glorious attacking strokes after struggling early on against lively English pace bowling on a seam-friendly pitch.
He shared partnerships of 96 with Herschelle Gibbs for the third wicket and 109 with skipper Hansie Cronje for the fourth wicket.
As the English bowlers tired on a day when they had to bowl 111 overs in order to make up for time lost on the first day, Lance Klusener compounded the agony for the tourists with a 60-ball half-century.
Klusener and Jonty Rhodes put on 79 for the sixth wicket. The left-handed Klusener finished the day on 61 not out off 73 balls with nine fours.
Gibbs made a polished, patient 85 and Cronje a scratchy 46 as South Africa offered no respite to their opponents.
Africas dominance, the English bowlers and fielders
showed good discipline and the only South African batsman
to benefit from a fielding blemish was Klusener, who was
dropped at deep gully by Michael Vaughan off Alan
Mullally when he had 48.
Mohun Bagan lift IFA Shield
CALCUTTA, Nov 27 (PTI) Holders Mohun Bagan overcame a stiff resistance from giant-killers Tollygunge Aggragami before scripting a solitary goal victory to retain the IFA Shield here yesterday.
Substitute striker Abdul Khalique pumped in the match-winner just six minutes before the long whistle to help the glamour club lift the coveted shield for the 20th time at the Salt Lake Stadium.
After maintaining a stranglehold for most part of the contest, the speedy Khalique found the target with a crisp volley from inside the box following a neat pass by the Nigerian-recruit Stephen Abarowei, much to the delight of the vociferous Bagan supporters.
Khaliques brilliant goal also helped Bagan end the long title drought and salvage their awesome reputation to some extent ahead of the high-profile national league.
Tollygunge Aggragami, who have emerged as a major force with their giant-killing acts in recent times, threw a virtual defensive screen to keep the Bagan forwards at bay and the strategy seemed to succeed till Khalique stole the limelight.
The green and maroon
brigade turned on the heat from the word go with a
barrage of raids from both the flanks and could have shot
into the lead in the first session itself had their
forwards not muffed a few gilt-edged opportunities.
Sampras enters last four
HANOVER, Nov 27 (DPA) Four-time winner Pete Sampras reached the semifinals of the ATP Tour World Championships for the ninth straight year with a 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5) victory over Ecuadoran Nicolas Lapentti yesterday.
Sampras looked slightly rusty coming off a long injury layoff and had to fight for 1 hour 58 minutes before serving in his first career meeting with the heroically fighting Lapentti.
There was no break of serve in the entire match as Sampras wasted 11 break points and Lapentti two.
A little rust was there. But I got through the round robin, now the fun starts, Sampras said.
Sampras, a former world number 1 who is now ranked fifth, is the only player to have played at all 10 editions of the season-ender since it was renamed from the Masters to the World Championships and moved from New York to Germany in 1990.
The Floridian won the title in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1997, was a runner-up 1993 and in the semis 1992, 1995 and 1998. His only elimination in the round robin stage came at his 1990 debut.
The tournament novice and sixth seed Kiefer advanced with a classy 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 triumph over world number 2 Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Kafelnikov also made it to the semis despite the defeat and there runs into Andre Agassi, who has already clinched a first year-ending number 1 position prior to the finale he won back in 1990.
Agassi won the red group with a 3-0 record, Sampras had 2-1, Gustavo Kuerten 1-2 and Lapentti 0-3. In the white group Kiefer is placed first ahead of Kafelnikov because of yesterdays win. Both were on 2-1, Todd Martin and Thomas Enqvist were eliminated at 1-2 apiece after Martin won their 72-minute duel 6-4, 6-1.
Sampras came here having played only one match in three months due to a back injury. But now he is just one win away from a possible fifth 1999 and 28th overall showdown with Agassi.
Despite the lack of matches Sampras pure presence seemingly scared Kafelnikov enough to avoid a meeting with him.
I didnt want to play Pete Sampras, thats the bottom line. Id rather play Andre Agassi than Sampras, said Kafelnikov, who was already qualified for the semis prior to his match with Kiefer.
Kafelnikov is 2-10 against Sampras, but 4-4 against Agassi. Sampras has won his only meeting with Kiefer, but the sixth-ranked German is undeterred.
My dream was and still is to get to the final against Andre. And I think I am in a good way to do it, said Kiefer, who like Sampras was sidelined recently, with an ankle injury.
Kiefer played a classy match against Kafelnikov and won in 1 hour 54 minutes in front of a partisan 13,000 crowd.
Eves Asia Cup hockey from Dec 1
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (UNI) Winner of the first edition of the event and hosts India will take on 1990 Asian Games winners China in their opening tie of the fourth Hero Honda womens Asia Cup Hockey starting here from December 1.
The final of the round robin league tournament involving five countries, being held in India for the first time, is slated for December 8.
Talking to newspersons, Indian Womens Hockey Federation (IWHF) president Vidya Stokes said the winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2002 World Cup.
She said due to last minute withdrawal by Khazakhstan, there was change of schedule in the tournament.
Apart from India, defending champions and Asian Games gold medallists South Korea, Malaysia, Japan and China are taking part in the tournament.
She said the first Asia
Cup was held in Kayoto (Japan) in 1981 which India won.
The second Cup was organised in Seoul in 1985 and third
was held in Hiroshima (Japan) in 1989 and both the times
it was won by South Kore.
Hat-trick by Lankan bowler
HARARE, Nov 27 (AFP) Sri Lankas seam bowler, Nuwan Zoysa, scattered the Zimbabwe top-order batsmen here yesterday with a hat-trick from his very first three balls in the match.
Zimbabwe: (1st innings)
G. Flower b Muralitharan 19, Gripper lbw Zoysa 0, Goodwin c Kaluwitharana b Zoysa 0, Johnson lbw b Zoysa 0, A. Flower lbw b Vaas 74, Campbell lbw b Wickramasinghe 36, Whittall b Muralitharana 1, Brent c Kaluwitharana b Vaas 3, Strang c Dilshan b Vaas 4, Olonga not out 4, Matambanadzo not out 2.
Extras (b-2, lb-7, nb-11) 20.
Total (for 9 wkts) 163.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-53, 5-133, 6-134, 7-152, 8-153, 9-161
Shift carnival, save stadium
Chandigarh, Nov 27 In spite of all its pious promises in the past that sporting venues will be used only for sports, the Chandigarh Administration has given permission to the Chandigarh Carnival Society to organise a star nite at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on December 4 next.
It is not known what were the compulsions behind the decision of the Administration. But the move is bound to affect the cricketing activity at the stadium for quite a few days given the fact that a lot of preparations are involved in organising a star nite, including putting up a stage, making security bandobast as also dismantling the stage once the show is over.
The Administration should have remembered that sporting venues are meant for sporting activities and not for tamashas like star nite. It is quite obvious that for the show the ground would be dug up for putting up the stage and even if the Administration promises that no damage would be done to the pitch , the promise must be taken with a pinch of salt.
The Sector 16 Cricket Stadium has a very hallowed past. Stars like Kapil Dev, arguably one of the finest allrounders the game has ever produced and now coach of the Indian cricket team, Ashok Malhotra, now a national selector of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, as also Chetan Sharma and Yog Raj Singh (all of whom have played for India) have honed their skill at this stadium.
Besides these cricketers, a host of players who have represented Punjab or Haryana in the Ranji Trophy have learnt the basic skills of the game at this stadium. Even the new star of the Indian cricket team currently touring Australia, new ball bowler T. Kumaran, learnt the basic skills of his art at this venue when a Pace Bowlers Academy, a joint project of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Sports Authority of India, was functioning at the stadium.
Over the years the Sector 16 cricket stadium has developed as a Mecca for all cricketers and cricket lovers of the city given the fact that the Sports Department of the Chandigarh Administration is running a coaching centre at the stadium. Also, the stadium is extensively used for tournaments, specially now in the winter. All this activity will come to a halt if the star nite is held at the stadium.
A large number of sports lovers have condemned the Administrations move. But one association which should have cried itself hoarse at this move, the UT Cricket Association which over the years has been fighting for direct affiliation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, is ominously quiet. One reason could be the fact that a number of senior functionaries of the association are also senior officials of the Administration. And this is the only association (out of the three recognised associations functioning in the city, one affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association and the other affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association) which has an office at the Sector 16 stadium.
One hopes the Chandigarh
Administration will have a second look at the programme
and ask the society to shift the nite to some other place
to save the turf of the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium from
Mukesh tops rankings
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 From the tiny cantonment of Mhow (MP) comes Mukesh Kumar to the very top of the elite Mahindra Golf Rankings with 118 points after completion of eight events on the PGA India Tour 1999-2000.
The low-profile, hard-core professional grabs Rs 3.10 lakhs in prize money and the third spot on the money list.
Topping the money list with Rs 3.70 each are Firoz Ali, the 98 Indian Open winner and in-form Amrit Inder Singh who has won once this year and has been consistently close to the top.
The redoubtable Vijay Kumar of Lucknow, struggling this year with his form and his putter though fourth in the Mahindra Rankings, is way far behind the leader, a position alien to him.
The Mahindra Rookie Rankings continue unchanged, with the leader Harmeet Kahlon winning Rs 1.30 lakhs.
Mahindra Champion Golfer
of the year: from top: Mukesh Kumar 118.00 Rs 3.10 lakh,
Firoz Ali 94.00 Rs 3.70 lakh, Amritinder Singh 79.33 Rs
3.70 lakh, Vijay Kumar 66.00 Rs 2.30 lakh, Basad Ali
65.33 Rs 2 lakh, Shiv Prakash 57.50 Rs 1.60 lakh, Ali
Sher 47.00 Rs 1.40 lakh, Rohtas Singh 41.50 points Rs
1.80 lakh, Amit Dube 37.50 Rs 1.00 lakh and Gaurav Ghei
36.50 Rs 1.50 lakh, Harmeet Khalon Rs 1.30 lakh, Digvijay
Singh Rs 1 lakhs, Zai Kipgin Rs 0.80 lakh, Tarun Sardesai
Rs 0.40 lakh and Jaiveer Virk Rs 0.30 lakh.
Haryana sportfest in Dec
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27The Haryana Olympic Association will organise the 15th Haryana State Sports Festival at Bhim Stadium, Bhiwani from December 16 to 19. This was stated by Mr Abhey Singh Chautala, president of the association at a meeting of the District Olympic Association , officials of the sports associations and the Sports Department at Bhiwani today.
The festival being held after a gap of five years will have 21 sport disciplines. Some of the events will also be held at Hisar. Mr Chautala who recently took over as president of the HOA, said a maximum number of eight teams per discipline would be allowed to compete and the first three individual winners and teams would be awarded cash prizes besides medals and certificates. Those sportspersons would create new national records in athletics would be awarded cash prizes of Rs 11,000 each.
Mr M.S. Malik, secretary of the association said the Olympic torch would be taken from Mata Mansa Devi Shrine, Panchkula on December 13 to Bhiwani after passing through various districts of the state and reach there on December 16.
GND varsity lose
solapur, Nov 27 (PTI) Pune and Calicut universities clinched the titles in the mens and womens sections respectively in the All-India Inter-University Handball Tournament here on Tuesday.
The teams: Boys under-16: Akashdeep Singh, Guravdeep Singh, Karnail Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Onkar Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Kuljit Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Sarvan Singh, Gurnam Singh, Varinder Singh, Amarjit Singh, Sandeep Singh, Ranjot Singh, Akash, Sandeep, Gouravdeepo, Ranjot.
Boys under-18: Harinder Singh, Ranjit Singh, Ashok Kumar, Buta Singh, Arvinder Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Kuljit Singh, Mangat Ram, Sarabjit Singh, Baljit Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Surjit Singh, Partap Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Deepak Kumar, Gursevak Singh, Sarabjit Singh-I, Sarabjit Singh-II, Yadvinder Singh, Harmeet Singh.
Boys under-20: Kuljit Singh, Baljit Singh, Satinder Jeet Pal, Ram Niwas, Sukhjinder Singh, Love Rup Singh, Pawan Kumar, Sat Pal, Kuldeep Lal, Sukhchain Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Sukhbeer Singh, Vikas Prashar, Gurcharan Singh.
Girls under-16: Mandeep Kaur, Sukhwinder Kaur, Chandan Bhargava, Kamaldeep Kaur, Jyoti Hans, Poonam Saini, Jaspreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Neelam, Ginni Sharma, Kuljeet Kaur, Sonia, Rajwant Kaur, Sumeet.
Girls under-18: Manjeet Kaur, Gurkirat Pal Kaur, Tajinder Kaur (sr), Tajinder Kaur (jr), Balwinder Kaur, Baljinder Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur, Navjeet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Lakkhbir Kaur, Rupinder Kaur, Spinder Kaur, Jasjot Kaur, Kuljit Kaur, Sabnam, Daljeet Kaur.
Girls under-20: Sapinder Kaur, Harjeet Gill, Mandeep Kaur, Shalu, Gagandeep Kaur, Disha Pannu, Poonam Sood, Poonam Masih, Jaswinder Kaur, Rajdeep Kaur, Manjeet Kaur, Palwinder Kaur, Kamaljeet Kaur, Navinder Kaur, Kashmir Kaur, Manjeet Kaur-II, Surinder Kaur, Daljeet Kaur, Babita, Anu Saini and Rajwinder Kaur.
750 skaters for
selected as venue
The South Africa team is to play tests and five one-dayers during their tour of India. Mumbai and Bangalore are likely to hold the test matches.
The Nahar Singh Stadium, which was considered unfit to hold any big international tie by the then pitches committee of the BCCI headed by Kapil Dev, has now regained the confidence of the board and has been awarded a match.
According to board sources, it has been tentatively decided to hold five one-dayers at Kanpur, Jamshedpur, Baroda, Faridabad and Cochin.
As per information reaching here, the competition will be played on league-cum-knockout basis for boys and girls below 21.
bball at Dhanaula
Entries may be sent to the general secretary of the PBA or the organising secretary at Barnala by December 1. Performance during the championship will be taken into consideration while selecting the Punjab team for the national championship to be held at Delhi from December 25 to January 1.
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