January 12, 2000
India keen on improved show
|Bengal enter semis
CHENNAI, Jan 11 Veteran Srikant Kalyani struck a fine unbeaten 81 to steer last years runners-up Bengal to a five-wicket win against Punjab and a place in the Wills Trophy Cricket Tournament semifinals here today.
Churchill down BS, jump to top spot
MARGAO, Jan 11 Scoring once in each half, Churchill Brothers defeated Border Security Force (BSF) to regain the lead in the fourth edition of the National Football League here today. The win will be a relief for Churchill Brothers, who suffered an upset defeat in the last match against SBT 3-1.
Sourav sends Arjun Dutta packing
LUCKNOW, Jan 11 Sourav Chakraborty of Bengal caused a major upset in his second round match of the mens singles event of the Sahara 61st Senior National and Inter State Table Tennis Championship defeating second seed Arjun Dutta of the Petroleum Sports Control Board (PSCB) 21-14, 16-21, 21-18, 21-18 at the Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium here this morning.
ACB flays ICC on Akhtar backflip
clinch handball title
Downcast India keen on improved show
MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (PTI) After a morale-shattering last ball defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan last night, India will look to lift themselves from the dumps when they meet World Cup champions Australia in their second tie of the limited overs tri-series cricket tournament here tomorrow.
The entire Indian team was left numbed after letting Pakistan off the hook to enable the latter post their second straight win and go atop the points table and nothing short of total transformation will help them upstage their formidable rivals as both teams seek their first points.
Australia, riding high after their brilliant back to back 3-0 Test series triumphs over Pakistan and India, were brought down to earth by Pakistan in the low-scoring first match in Brisbane and the World Cup champions will have a point to prove when they square up with India at the MCG.
India are still grappling with their batting woes. With Rahul Dravids lean trot a huge worry, the main batsmen have failed to inspire confidence on the tour and it could once again be an uphill task against the host pace attack.
India will look to avenge the defeat in the World Cup super league and in the Colombo tri-series in August last year, but their main batsmen will have to click to stem the rot.
Australias star leg spinner Shane Warne, who tore a side muscle bowling against Pakistan, looks unlikely to take further part in the tri-series. If pace spearhead Glenn McGrath is rested, Damien Fleming and Shane Lee, elder brother of young sensation Brett, are likely to come in.
India looked quite impressive in their bowling, despite the final hiccups, and their fielding was also quite sharp as all players responded well to skipper Tendulkars attacking placements.
But barring Saurav Ganguly, to top-scored with 61, and veteran all-rounder Robin Singh, who made exactly 50, none managed to stay long enough as the batting struggled once Tendulkar went for just 13.
The master batsman is expected to come at number four once again to strengthen the middle order.
The Indian management might look to replace left-hander Hrishikesh Kanitkar who failed to score and did not bowl yesterday by including off-spinner Nikhil Chopra, who is also a handy lower order batsman.
Both Tendulkar and team coach Kapil Dev said the defeat was demoralising but were determined to arrest the continuing slide Down Under.
The Indian skipper refused to be alarmed by Dravids continuing poor run and said: Its just a matter of time before he starts blazing again.
Australia also failed to chase a low total at the Gabba and will be wary of their rivals potential in the limited overs version of the game.
The host batting suffering a stunning collapse as they were routed for 139 in 39 overs as Pakistan defended their modest 184 with controversial paceman Shoaib Akhtar leading from the front with three wickets.
India will also be looking for a win to go into the next tie at Sydney on January 14 against the same opponents with their morale high.
The Indian team trooped in at this glamour capital of Australia more weary than ever for the day-night encounter.
Tendulkar, who had said it will be a test of character after the defeat last night, and his teammates landed here and immediately had a work out at the MCG practice wickets.
Tendulkar would be hoping the bowlers would not be devastated by the defeat against Pakistan and give off their best tomorrow, in particular the seasoned duo of Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble.
India, however, have their task cut out given their 22-32 win-loss record in 58 matches against Australia.
The MCG wicket is unlikely to be as bouncy as it was during the Boxing Day second Test which India lost by 180 runs and the hot and humid conditions should also encourage India.
Though Australia announced there would be no immediate replacement for Warne in the 13-member squad they originally named, the hosts could call up New South Wales leg spinner, Stuart MacGill, for tomorrows match.
India: (from): Sachin Tendulkar (capt), Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Robin Singh, Nikhil Chopra, Hrishikesh Kantikar, Samir Dighe, Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad.
Kiwis make clean sweep
CHRISTCHURCH, Jan 11 (Reuters) The West Indies ended a disastrous tour of New Zealand today with a 5-0 blank sheet, losing the last of the one-day internationals by 20 runs after a 2-0 Test series defeat.
Worn down by the all-round skills of the New Zealanders and unable to deliver strong individual performances in defence or attack, a chase to 303 proved too much.
They fell short of New Zealands total of 302, bowled out on the penultimate ball of the 50th over.
Veteran bowler Courtney Walsh performed the tourists final flourish in the crease.
Having clubbed 18 runs off his first five balls, his stumps were skittled as he went for one last blast.
With opener Ridley Jacobs lost to the second ball of the innings the Caribbean chase had always looked rocky.
Promising early work by Shivnarine Chanderpaul foundered after 30 rapid runs when he was caught behind off the first ball of left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori.
The West Indians were then thwarted by an unusual batting order selected by captain Brian Lara, intended to give Adrian Griffith an opportunity high up the order on his one-day debut.
Griffith and Lara together could not build a buffer of runs, however, and the load fell heavily on Sherwin Campbell usually an opener once that pair were out for 35 and 37, respectively.
The ensuing burden was too much for Campbell, who had to carry a weak middle and lower order. He made a worthy but insufficient 71, while a succession of partners came and went.
A combination of a fine batting pitch, mediocre bowling and an error-laden outfield had helped New Zealand run up a target of 302 for six wickets after they won the toss.
The feature was an excellent 170-run third wicket stand New Zealands best ever in one-day matches against the West Indies between Roger Twose (97) and Nathan Astle (85).
Score BoardNew Zealand:Spearman run out 5Astle c Lara b Campbell 85Fleming c Adams b Perry 8Twose b King 97Harris not out 37Cairns b Campbell 24McMillan c Lara b Walsh 23Parore not out 2Extras: (b-1, lb-5, w-10, nb-5) 21Total: (for six wickets, 50 overs) 302Fall of wickets: 1-8 2-35 3-205 4-217 5-255 6-297Bowling: Dillon 10-1-42-0 (w-3), Walsh 10-0-70-1 (nb-4, w-1), Perry 10-0-63-1 (nb-1, w-1), Adams 3-0-21-0 (w-2), King 10-0-54-1 (w-1), Campbell 7-0-46-2 (w-2)
Jacobs c Twose b Cairns 4
Chanderpaul c Parore b Vettori 30
Griffith c Spearman b Styris 35
Lara c Twose b Harris 37
Adams c Styris b Harris 2
Campbell c Astle b Styris 71
Powell run out 2
Perry c Harris b Vettori 28
Dillon c Penn b Styris 8
King not out 8
Walsh b Styris 18
Extras: (b-1, lb-5, w-7, nb-2) 15
Total: (all out, 49.5 overs) 282
Fall of wickets: 1-4 2-58 3-102 4-111 5-164 6-167 7-221 8-242 9-261 10-282
Bengal enter semis
CHENNAI, Jan 11 (PTI) Veteran Srikant Kalyani struck a fine unbeaten 81 to steer last years runners-up Bengal to a five-wicket win against Punjab and a place in the Wills Trophy Cricket Tournament semifinals here today.
Kalyanis superb effort helped Bengal score 197 for five in 45.2 overs after bundling out their rivals for a paltry 196 with two balls to spare at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
Chasing a rather easy target of 3.93 runs an over, Bengal romped home to a comfortable victory with 4.4 overs to spare.
On an easy wicket that was not showing any sign of lift, Punjabs opening batsmen failed to provide the required momentum on electing to bat as they were back in the pavilion for just 29 runs off seven overs.
But debutant Ankur Kakkar and Pankaj Dharmani paced up the run rate to plus-four runs an over adding 58 runs off 13.4 overs. Once these two were separated, Bengal came on top with their attack and Punjabs run rate also slumped.
In reply, Bengal too started off on a poor note, losing their openers rather cheaply (2 for 33) but then Kalyani stood rooted to his wicket and along with Syed Saba Karim took Bengal to safety. Though, Karim made only 32, his aggressive stroke play put paid to the aspirations of Punjab.
Another veteran Utpal Chatterji, a big hitter, helped Bengal make it to the semifinals, where they await Board Presidents Eleven.
Punjab would have been in trouble but for debutant and left handed Ankur Kakkar, who showed his solid stroke play.
BANGALORE: A sparkling unbeaten 133 by opener Shiv Sunder Das and medium pacer T.Kumarans haul of 5 for 36 ensured a 28-run win for Board President XI over Mumbai in the Wills Trophy Cricket Tournament quarterfinal here today.
Put into bat, Board President XI made 272 for six in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, the Mumbai batsmen failed to make much headway against a determined bowling attack led by Kumaran and were bundled out for 244 in 48.1 overs.
Das, who is from Orissa, carried his bat through and displayed superb temperament. Along with the other opener Jyothi Yadav (45), he raised 111 runs for the first wicket. But the fall of three quick wickets for 57 runs (168 for 4), including that of former India skipper Azharuddin, made Das more watchful.
Azharuddin, who made 24, stepped out to loft spinner Sairaj Bahutule, missed the ball and wicket-keeper Amol Rane had all the time to stump him. Sanjay Bangur and Das then added a run-a-ball 81 for the fifth wicket before Bangur (38), after having struck Nilesh Kulkarni for a huge six, was caught at deep square leg off medium pacer Mahambrey.
Dass unbeaten 133 came off 140 balls and had two sixes and 12 boundaries.
T. Kumaran hogged the limelight capturing five wickets in his 9.1 overs giving away 36 runs.
Churchill down BS, jump to top spot
MARGAO, Jan 11 (PTI) Scoring once in each half, Churchill Brothers defeated Border Security Force (BSF) to regain the lead in the fourth edition of the National Football League here today.
The win will be a relief for Churchill Brothers, who suffered an upset defeat in the last match against SBT 3-1.
Churchill made forays with long passes and after missing three chances, surged ahead in the 31st minute.
Somatai Shaiza initiated a move from the centre line and relayed the ball to Andriy Malchensky on the left. He lobbed the ball into the box for unmarked Francis Silveira, whose header banged the target. With this goal, he became the leading scorer with seven goals.
Churchill could have led by a bigger margin, but BSF goal-keeper Bibhas Saha made some good saves, denying goals to Malchensky, Mykola Shevchenko and Silveira. Even the woodwork came to BSFs rescue when tries of defender Anthony Pereira, Shevchenko and Malchensky hit the cross bar.
After change of ends, Churchill consolidated the lead in the 49th minute. Shevchinko, after accepting a pass from medio Marcus Carvalho, shot a powerful angular left-footer that beat the diving Saha who got his hands to it.
BSF had two chances but Gurjit Atwal and Ouseph failed to beat Churchill keeper Edward Ansah from close range.
Churchill, with 15
points from seven games, moved to the top of the table,
displacing Salgaocar, who have 14 points from six
matches. BSF suffered their fifth defeat from seven ties
and remain on four points, one point above bottom-placed
Sourav sends Arjun Dutta packing
LUCKNOW, Jan 11 (UNI) Sourav Chakraborty of Bengal caused a major upset in his second round match of the mens singles event of the Sahara 61st Senior National and Inter State Table Tennis Championship defeating second seed Arjun Dutta of the Petroleum Sports Control Board (PSCB) 21-14, 16-21, 21-18, 21-18 at the Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium here this morning.
Uttar Pradeshs challenge in the mens and womens singles event was over. UPs Zabarjeet Singh lost to S. Raman of PSCB 16-21, 4-21, 6-21 while Kaushik Dey Sarkar lost to Punjabs Deepak Thukral 18-21, 13-21, 23-25.
Top seeds Chetan P Baboor moved into the quarterfinals defeating Prithiraj Bose of Bengal 21-10, 17-21, 24-22, 21-14 and Rohit Chowdhury of Maharashtra 21-13, 21-13, 21-14.
In the womens singles event Montu Ghosh of PSCB earned a hard-fought victory over Assams Jupi Borthakur in a marathon battle 18-21, 21-18, 17-21, 21-12 and 21-7. Rani Chandrima of Rajasthan caused an upset defeating eighth seed T. Pradeepa of Tamil Nadu in straight sets 21-10, 21-19, 21-17.
Uttar Pradeshs last hope Parvathi Bankhwal lost to PSCB Poulomi Ghatak 18-21, 4-21, 10-21.
The following are todays results:
Mouma Das (PSCB) b Shalmali Inamdar (Mhr) 21-14, 21-17, 21-19. Ekta Bhambari (Dli) b Debasmita Das (Rly) 21-12, 21-9, 14-21, 21-15. A. Radhika (Krl) b Susmita Roy (Bng) 25-23, 16-21, 14-21, 21-16, 21-16. Rani Chandrima (Raj) b T. Pradeepa (TN) 21-10, 21-19, 21-17. Montu Ghosh (PSCB) b Jupi Borthakur (Asm) 18-21, 21-18, 17-21, 21-12 and 21-7. Nandini Kulkarni (Dli) b Minu Dhawan (Pun) 21-18, 17-21, 9-21, 21-16 and 21-12. Archana Vishwanath (Knt) b Mamtha Prabhu (Mhr) 16-21, 22-20, 13-21, 21-19, 24-22. Anindita Chakraborty (Rlys) b Varsha Tare (MP) 21-14, 21-14, 21-14. N.R. Indu (PSCB) b Janhavi Deshpande (Mhr) 21-17, 21-16, 21-9. Avanti Sinha (Bng) b Lavanya Rathnam (TN) 21-11, 21-8, 21-10. Ritu Ghorpade (Dli) b Mrigakhi Borodloi (Asm) 21-13, 21-18, 22-24, and 21-14. M.S. Mythili (PSCB) b Sumana Bose (Bng) 21-14, 21-15, 21-8. Kasturi Chakraborty (Rly) b Leena Medhekar (Mhr) 21-15, 20-22, 21-12, 22-20. Vishakha Vijay (Raj) b Sruti Prasad (Knt) 21-11, 21-12, 21-16. B. Bhuvaneshwari (TN) b Nandita Saha (Bng) 22-20, 21-10, 21-8. Poulomi Ghatak (PSCB) b Parvathi Bhankwal (UP) 21-18, 21-4, 21-10.
Chetan Baboor b Prithiraj Bose (Bng) 21-10, 17-21, 24-22, 21-14 and Rohit Chowdhury (Mhr) 21-13, 21-13, 21-14. Rohit Chowdhury (Mhr) b Vineet Chopra (Pun) 21-18, 21-17, 21-12. Nachiket Chowate (Rly) b Subhajit Saha Jr (PSCB) 21-17, 21-10, 21-9. Subhajit Saha (Bng) b Harsha Chopra (Dli) 21-11, 21-15, 21-11. Arup Basak (PSCB) b Aniban Nandi (Bng) 21-18, 21-14, 21-10. Deepak Thukral (Pun) b Kaushik De Sarkar (UP) 21-18, 21-13, 25-23. S. Sriram (PSCB) b KS Chakraborty (TN) 21-19, 21-15, 18-21, 21-15. Shivaji Dutta (Rlys) b Souvik De Sarkar (Bng) 21-14, 21-19, 21-13. S. Raman (PSCB) b Zabarjeet Singh (UP) 21-16, 21-14, 21-6. Ranbir Das (Bng) b A. Sarath Kamal (TN) 15-21, 22-20, 21-14, 19-21, 21-18. Sunil Babras b Subham Chowdhury (Bng) 22-20, 19-21, 21-18, 13-21, 21-16.
Bhushan Thakur (Rly) b Kishalay Basak (PSCB) 21-8, 21-19, 15-21, 21-11. Somyadeep Roy (PSCB) b Anupam Kanwar (Asm) 21-12, 21-14, 21-17, Neelesh Vaid (MP) b Souvik Dey (Bng) 21-14, 15-21, 21-18, 21-16. Ganesh Kundu (Rly) b Ranjan Chakraborty (LIC) 16-21, 21-19, 21-14, 21-18.
Akhtar saves 9-year-old boy
BRISBANE, Jan 11 (Reuters) Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Akhtar dragged a young boy from the path of a speeding taxi, possibly saving his life, Australian Police said today.
The controversial fast bowler was signing autographs outside Gabba Stadium shortly here after Pakistans last-ball win over India last night when he noticed the nine-year-old fan walking onto the road towards the team bus.
Seeing a taxi heading towards the boy, Akhtar ran over and pulled him by the arm out of the way.
I dont know if he saved his life, but he saved him from some serious injury, thats for sure, Queensland state police Inspector Peter Harding told Reuters.
Inspector Harding said the taxi was less than a metre from the boy when Akhtar grabbed him.
Akhtar played a starring
role in Pakistans two-wicket win over India
yesterday, claiming three vital scalps less than 48 hours
after the International Cricket Council (ICC) overturned
a decision to ban him from playing.
ACB flays ICC on Akhtar backflip
MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (AP) The Australian Cricket Board Chairman, Mr Denis Rogers says the International Cricket Board has set a dangerous precedent by reversing the suspension of Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.
Mr Rogers said he had no problems with Akhtar returning to action in a triangular limited-overs series against Australia and India after being banned for an illegal bowling action.
But he said he was concerned at the way the ICC President, Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya after an appeal by the Pakistan management overturned the ruling made by his own organisations illegal bowling committee.
Former Australian coach Bobby Simpson, a member of the ICC illegal bowling committee which slapped the ban on Akhtar, has already said Mr Dalmiyas about-face had angered members of the committee.
Since being rushed back into the Pakistan line-up on Sunday, Akhtar has been instrumental in helping Pakistan in their back-to-back wins against Australia and India.
Meanwhile, the ACB has
decided to take no action against its five-man panel of
international umpires, who took the unprecedented action
last week of issuing a put up or shut up
statement to the teams involved in the limited-overs
series in a bid to end speculation of racial bias
Ban on Akhtar unjustifiable
Colombo, Jan 11 (PTI) International Cricket Council President Jagmohan Dalmiya has defended the world bodys move to overrule its throwing panel and reinstate controversial Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar saying the ban on the bowler for chucking was unfair and unjustifiable. Dalmiya said the ICC throwing panel had not viewed Akhtars action in its entirety and that an accused man deserved fair play.
The entire footage
should be reviewed and not just part of it, Dalmiya
told reporters last night giving reasons for his clearing
Akhtar alongwith ICC cricket committee chairman Sir Clyde
Walcott which has led to severe criticism by the ICC
throwing panel that had slapped a one-month ban.
Punjab clinch handball title
LUDHIANA, Jan 11 Hosts Punjab quelled a strong challenge from National Handball Academy, Bhilai, before clinching the title in the 22nd Junior National Handball Championship for boy which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
Punjab, who lost by one goal in the finals of the previous two editions, were made to fight for each goal by the spirited NHA boys whom they overpowered 35-30.
The battle of nerves began at a brisk pace with last years runners-up Punjab opening their account in the very first minute through Kulwinder Singh. The academy boy replied immediately through left back Jain Prasad.
Punjabs centre back Rajesh Thakur and right winger Pawan Kumar weaved good moves and long shooter, Mukhtiar Singh successfully penetrated through the academys defence to put his team ahead.
Punjab established a slender four-point lead (18-14) at half time. Right winger Ranjeet Singh, a tenth standard student from Indore who performed the role of playmaker for NHA, displayed superb coordination with Jain Prasad to score some valuable points. NHA earned six penalties and had they utilised these opportunities, the scoresheet could have been different.
Goalkeepers of both the teams, Faisal Ahmed Khan of NHA and Dharender Singh of Punjab brought off a number of spectacular saves. Rajesh Thakur topped the scorers list for Punjab. Other notable contributors were Mukhtiar Singh (6), Pawan Kumar (6) and Baljit Singh (4).
NHA, Bhilais Jain Prasad played his heart out scoring 14 goals. Rashid Khan and Ranjeet Singh chipped in with six and five goals respectively.
Earlier in the match to decide the third position, SAI (W) Gandhinagar pipped current champions Madhya Pradesh 34-29. For SAI the main scorers were Ashok (11), Ravinder (7) and Sanjeev (5) while Dhanraj (12) and Amit Kumar (6) fought well for the losers.
Kila Raipur Sports Fest from
CHANDIGARH, Jan 11 The 66th Coca Cola Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival, popular as Rural Olympics will be held at Grewal Sports Stadium, Kila Raipur, from February 2 to 6 on a modified and expanded format, Mr Sukhvir Singh Grewal, chief organiser of the association, announced here today.
According to Mr Grewal, this biggest rural sports festival anywhere has been included in the calendar of festivals by the Department of Tourism of the Government of India. This will be the sixth festival on the national calendar. Other five being Hola Mohalla, Maghi at Muktsar, Shaheedi Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib, Baisakhi at Talwandi Sabo and Rose Festival (Chandigarh).
Besides the traditional rural events like cart races, camel races, equestrian, horse races, tent pegging and special display by Nihang Sikhs, competitions will be organised in kabaddi, tug of war, weight lifting, sac lifting, dog races, besides the prestigious Bhagwant Memorial Gold Cup Hockey Tournament for men and junior tournament for boys. There will be a track and field competition also.
In addition to the sporting events, the Grewal Sports Association, the body which has been conducting this event, has decided to introduce a couple of new events. The foremost of these would be display of laser show Bole so Nihar during the festival.
The organisers have also decided to organise an exhibitions of some memorable photographs taken by leading cameramen of the country during the previous editions of the festival. The photo exhibition will remain open to the general public during all days of the festival.
To give a further fillip to sports and traditional sports photography, the organisers have decided to award three special prizes to best pictures of the festival published during the festival. A jury of eminent photographers will award the prizes.
The Grewal Sports Association is fully conscious of its role in development of rural sports, culture and other areas. To encourage better coverage of rural sector, which otherwise has played a stellar role not only in independence struggle but in the restructuring and boosting the economy, the association has decided to institute a special award for Best Rural Reporting. The first such award will be presented at the 67th Kila Raipur Sports Festival. Entries in English and language newspapers will be scrutinised by the committee before the announcement of the award.
Mr Sukhvir Singh Grewal further disclosed that top hockey teams of the country, including Air-India, Punjab Police, Punjab and Sind Bank, Border Security Force and others have been invited to participate in the Bhagwant tournament. Similarly, top teams from schools at Patiala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Shahbad Markanda and other places are being invited for the juniors tournament.
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and the Union Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, will be guests of honour during the festival.
In kabaddi, some teams from abroad, including Canada, the USA and England besides those from Mandi board, Punjab State Electricity Board and other are expected to participate.
In bullock cart races, the organisers have decided to award gold bracelets weighing 8,5,3 and two tolas each to first, second, third and fourth prize winners. Similarly, winners of other events will also be given cash and other attractive prizes.
In addition to the sports and laser programme, top folk singers will be invited for the cultural programmes to be held in the evenings.
Mr Grewal said the newly-constructed indoor sports complex and additional accommodation created on the far side of the Grewal Stadium would be used.
Some of the departments, boards and corporations of the Punjab Government are also expected to put up special exhibitions during the festival for the benefit of the spectators.
Meanwhile, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi, also a hockey player, has been nominated the new general secretary of the association at a meeting of the executive committee. Earlier, Mr Paramjit Singh Grewal offered to step down as general secretary. Mr B.S. Grewal and Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha have been nominated patrons of the association while Mr Harbhajan Singh Grewal will be the adviser.
Corinthians in final; Real Madrid win
SAO PAULO, Jan 11 (DPA) Corinthians of Sao Paulo beat Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia 2-0 to become the first team to qualify for the final in the FIFA World Club Championship.
Since the host club Corinthians won by two goals, they knocked Real Madrid from first place in group A despite the Spaniards win earlier yesterday over Raja Casablanca 3-2.
Real Madrid pulled off victory five minutes before the end with eight players left on the field against 10 Moroccans.
In driving rain, Ricardinho put Corinthians ahead in the 24th minute, and Rincon added the second goal in the 82nd minute with a low shot from 10 metres.
Jagtar memorial jr hockey from
CHANDIGARH, Jan 11 The first Jagtar Singh Memorial Junior Hockey Tournament will be organised by Aryan Hockey Club, Ludhiana at the newly laid Astro Turf of Punjab Agricultural University from January 25 to February 1 according to Olympian Sukhvir Singh Grewal, president of the club.
The following teams will participate: Mumbai Hockey Association XI, Haryana XI. Air-India Academy, Sports College Lucknow, SPBA Patiala, Shivalik School Chandigarh, Grewal Hockey Academy Kila Raipur; Sports School Jalandhar, Punjab Hockey Academy Jalandhar, and Namdhari Academy Sirsa.
The tournament will be played on league-cum-knock out basis. The teams will be divided into two pools. The semi final will be played on January 31 and the finals on February 1.
The late Jagtar Singh, advocate, was a renowned hockey player who was also secretary of the Ludhiana Hockey Association for 20 years. He was the elder brother of Col Raminder Singh, Director Sports, Punjab. Mr Jagtar Singh was also founder president of the Lions Hockey Club Ludhiana for which several national and international players played.
Punjab athletics squad
JALANDHAR, Jan 11 A 63-member squad comprising 36 boys and 27 girls has been selected to represent Punjab in the National Athletic Meet to be held at Salem (Tamil Nadu) from January 19 to 23, according to Mr Isher Singh Deol, honorary general secretary of the Punjab Amateur Athletic Association. The team (boys under-20): Zorawar Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Kashmir Singh, Parmukh Singh, Shinder Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Harsimrat Pal, Satnam Singh, Pritpal Singh, Sukhveer Singh, Jagjit Singh, Bikram Singh, Mahaveer Singh, Sukhchain Singh, Satpal Singh and Baljit Singh.
Girls: Sapinder Kaur, Sagandeep Kaur, Paramjit Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur, Amarjit Kaur, Kashmir Kaur, Monica, Dharamveer Kaur, Ritu Bala, Palwinder Kaur, Rupinder Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur and Mandeep Kaur.
Boys under 18: Gurbeer Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Ravinder Singh, Harbinder Singh, Atwant Singh, Prempal Singh, Harpal Singh, Surjit Singh, Jasbir Singh, Gurmail Singh and Avtar Singh.
Girls: Manjit Kaur, Tejinder Kaur, Prabhjot, Gurkirat Kaur, Satwant Kaur, Spinder Pal Kaur, Sapinder Kaur, Naginder Kaur and Rajdeep Kaur.
Boys under 16: Amarpreet Singh, Birinder Singh, Jaskiran Singh, Mukhtar Singh and Dawinder Singh.
Girls: Navjot Kaur, Chandan, Avtar Preet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur and Iqbal Kaur.
Reserves: Sanjeev Kumar, Manjinder Singh, Manpreet Singh and Ashok.
Prem Singh of Indian Railways will be the chief coach and R.S. Sidhu, Mr Pannu and Mr Sarabjit Singh will accompany the team as coaches.
The selected athletes
have been directed to report at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium,
Ludhiana, on January 14, 2000 at 10 a.m. with their
date-of-birth certificates. Fitness trials for these
athletes will be held on January 14 at the same venue.
Seeded players advance
JALANDHAR, Jan 11 Seeded players in the junior section sailed into the next round of the CR Arora Memorial Punjab State Snooker Championship currently under way at the local Lilly Resorts here.
Second seed Dharuv Verma of Ludhiana managed a comfortable victory over Jaspal whom he defeated in two straight frames. The first frame was matched as both players took time to get into their rhythm but Dharuv being more consistent won it with a slender margin. In the next frame Dharuv potted with clinical accuracy and displayed fine cue-ball control and never let his opponent get an easy opening. In another match fourth seed Nitin Gupta built an early lead against his rival, Sachin Sehgal. With his neat game he ultimately won the match 2-1.
Central Revenue meet results
PATIALA, Jan 11 Vikram Singh of Central Excise won the 100 m sprint in the All-India Central Revenue Athletic Meet which commenced at the Yadvindra Public School stadium here today. Vikram Singh was closely followed by R. Anand Natrajan of Customs who came third in the event while P. Venkateshwara Rao of Central Excise stood third. The results: 100 m (women): Symantham Kam (south zone) 1, Paramjeet (north) 2, Kanti Kapila Toppo (north) 3, Ranjana Khere (west) 4. 1500 m (women): Banani Viswas (Central Excise) 1, Lata (Central Excise) 2, Urmila Mora (I. Tax) 3, Devyani Yadav (Central Excise) 4.
1500 m (men): Sanjay
Dasila (Customs) 1, A. Mazumdar (Central Excise) 2, V.
Anboperumal (Central Excise) 3, Dattatry Sarde (I. Tax)
4. Discus throw (men): K.P.S. Brar (north zone) 1, P.
Tiwari (north zone) 2, Mukandan (south zone) 3, P. Selva
Kumar (south zone) 4. Long jump (women): Sneha Princy
(south zone) 1, Gigi Molantony (south zone) 2.
Inter-varsity hockey begins
LUDHIANA, Jan 11 Holders Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, will take on Ranchi University in the inaugural match for the All-India Inter-University (inter-zonal) hockey tournament for men which begins at the Astroturf ground of Punjab Agricultural University here tomorrow.
According to the fixtures released by Mr T.S. Toor, Joint Director, Sports and Cultural Activities, PAU, and organising secretary, tournament committee, eight matches are slated for the opening day.
Sixteen teams, four from each zone, have been divided into four pools. One team from each pool will make it to the knockout stage. The four poos are: Pool A GND University Amritsar (NZ), Ranchi University Ranchi (EZ), University of Mumbai (WZ), and Mahatama Gandhi University (SZ).
Pool B: Annamalai (SZ), Barkatullaha, Bhopal (WZ), PAU (NZ) PT Ravi Shankar (EZ).
Pool C: Sambalpur (EZ) Panjab University (NZ) University of Kerala (SZ) JU Jodhpur (WZ).
Neha, Paramjit best athletes
YAMUNANAGAR, Jan 11 (FOC) Neha Gupta and Paramjit were adjudged the best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the annual athletic meet of DAV Public School here. Smriti and Karan were adjudged the best in the junior section and Jayati and Jatinder in the subjunior section. Mr Chander Singh Commissioner, Ambala Division, gave away the prizes. Principal J.N. Kapur and Mr T.R. Vaid, Regional Director, welcomed the chief guest.
HP fencing body
CHANDIGARH, Jan 11 (BODT) The Himachal Pradesh Fencing Association has been reconstituted with Mr B.D. Joshi being elected the new president. Mr Shiv Kumar Parasher remains the secretary. The other office bearers are: chief patron Mr Parveen Sharma; patron Mr Charanjeet Singh; senior vice-president Dr Gian Inder Dev; vice-president Mr Bhupinder Singh and Mr Ajit S. Sahota, joint secretary Mr SS Judge and Mr ML Sharma.
PATIALA, Jan 11 (FOSR) Ranji Trophy allrounder Lakhbir Singh will captain the 16-member PSEB cricket squad which will take part in the All-India Inter Electricity Board Cricket Tournament to be held at Mumbai from January 18 to 22.
The other members of the team are: Amit Kakaria, Sanjeev Kapuria, Rajesh Deegia, Munish Joshi, Shavinder Batish, Ajay Joshi, Sandeep Kohli, Chander Shekar, Sukhwinder Tinku, Kulwinder Khanda, Rajinder Pandey, Vikas Tangri, Bhupindera Pinto, Rajesh Kumar and Manoj Khullar. The coach and manager of the squad are Sarabjit Rozy and Mr H.S. Sekhon, respectively.
PATIALA, Jan 11 (FOSR) Government College of Physical Education shocked Patiala Police 1-0 on the concluding day of the Patiala District Football Championships played at the polo grounds here today.
Patiala Police are almost out of reckoning even as Physical Education College boys are all set to win the tournament provided there are no shocks for them in their last game tomorrow.
Everything seemed to
move in favour of the cops today till the closing minutes
when linkman Satinder floated a corner kick to an
unmarked Shankar who headed the ball home to give
Physical Education College a well earned 1-0 win.
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