|Sunday, January 30, 2000,
Davenport ends Hingis reign
Indians hope to salvage pride
Anand draws again, remains joint
England succumb to Olongas
Mohun Bagan beat Tollygunge
Mumbai XI defeat Haryana lads
Golf range to have
biggest putting green
Ambrose calls for better pitches
Chandigarh lad does India proud
MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (DPA) Lindsay Davenport emphatically ended the reign of Martina Hingis at the $ 7.65 million Australian Open, defeating the Swiss holder 6-1, 7-5 to take the womens title today.
Second seed Davenport dominated in the early stages as Hingis, winner of the last three editions, was unable to do anything right until her back was to the wall, trailing 6-1, 5-1, 30-30.
Though a brave fight-back brought the second-set score level to 5-5, Davenport then held for 6-5 and secured the trophy a game later as Hingis was broken, going out with a backhand long after 65 minutes.
Davenport upped her record to 3-0 in Grand Slam finals and beat Hingis for the second time in a final after winning the US Open against the Swiss teenager in 1998.
I kept looking at the time, said Hingis, who owned a 27-game winning streak here dating to 1996 coming in. I tried to get it to over an hour, at least I made that.
I got beaten by a great player and a great person. My win streak has ended here in Australia, but dont worry, Ill be back next year.
Davenport now stands 10-7 against Hingis and is the only active player to own a winning record against the 19-year-old Swiss.
Ive had a great time these two weeks, said the winner. Martina and I have gotten along so well, I admire her for what she has accomplished at such an young age.
She showed what a fighter she was. Im sure shell be back here to win here again and every other Grand Slam.
Hingis also was generous in her praise. Lindsay had a successful tournament, she played some great tennis, said the longtime world No. 1. Shes hard to play mentally, all I could do was hang in there. It just wasnt my day.
Davenport, winner of seven out of eight finals played in 1999 who came in with her left groin strapped, drew first blood on a partly cloudy day with the roof open at the Rod Laver arena.
The second seed was thwarted on her first attempt in the third game as Hingis saved a break-point with a clever drop shot. But the American took the 2-1 lead when Hingis returned short on a backhand.
The pressure stayed on Hingis. The Swiss got into trouble, facing two more break points and Davenport rolled out to 4-1 when the top seed again found her returns lacking.
After 17 minutes, the American had a stranglehold on the set, 5-1. Two minutes later the set was over, with the frustrated Hingis saving a set point with a rare first-serve, but missing on a stretch backhand from the corner.
Hingis couldnt shake the rot out of her normally versatile game, starting the second set by losing the first point as Davenport held to love.
The Swiss finally ended a run of seven straight games lost with a hold for 1-1. Davenport continued her run of near-uncontested winners, striking her 16th in the next game and keeping the pace of the game rolling along smartly.
MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (AP) Todd Woodbridge and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario breezed into the Australian Open tennis championships mixed doubles final with a 6-3, 6-3 semifinal win today over David Adams of South Africa and Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands.
Woodbridge, Australias top-ranked doubles player, returned a forehand winner to clinch the match in 65 minutes.
Woodbridge and Sanchez-Vicario of Spain, who was a semifinalist in the womens singles, now meet Jared Palmer of the USA and Rannae Stubbs of Australia in Sundays decider.
Palmer and Stubbs edged
Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Anna Kournikova of Russia in
their semifinal today. Yesterday, Stubbs had combined
with American Lisa Raymond to win the womens
doubles final, edging three-time champion Martina Hingis
and her partner Mary Pierce 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
PERTH, Jan 29 (PTI) Their reputation in tatters and morale at its lowest after another humiliating defeat to arch rivals Pakistan, India hope to salvage some pride when they take on Australia in the last, inconsequential one-day cricket series match here tomorrow.
The Indians, who had slim hopes of making it to the finals of the triangular tournament after beating Pakistan by 48 runs on Tuesday, were knocked out of reckoning after slumping to big defeats in the subsequent two matches by 152 runs to hosts Australia and 104 to the Pakistanis.
And with Australia and Pakistan already through to the final, tomorrows match would be of only academic interest as far as the final outcome of the tournament is concerned, but it holds much importance for the Indians.
Coach Kapil Dev and skipper Sachin Tendulkar would like to end the tour on a winning note ahead of a tough battle at home against the touring South Africans.
The Indians were soundly thrashed by Australia in the Test series and the agony continued in the one-day version in which they managed to win only one match out of seven.
The Indian batting and bowling looked far inferior to their opponents during the tournament and with the exception of vice-captain Saurav Ganguly none of the batsmen could manage decent scores.
Ganguly, who struck two superb centuries (100 and 141) besides scores of 61, 5, 43, 5 and 1 in seven matches, has been the batting mainstay but the other two members of the batting triumvirate - Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had a dismal series.
While Dravid looked woefully short of form and struggled for runs except for a fluent 63 under pressure against Australia on Wednesday, Tendulkar, who struck a trademark 93 in Indias unsuccessful chase against Pakistan in their fourth league match on January 21, had to face dubious decisions besides frivolous ball-tampering charges.
But Kapil Dev has been more disappointed with the bowlers.
I thought Javagal Srinath would be able to thrive on these bouncy pitches. But even though he gave consistently gave us breakthroughs, he also bowled quite a few loose deliveries and was not consistent.
Kumbles record abroad is not brilliant and on these wickets, I thought, he could not adjust to the bounce properly, Kapil told PTI today.
The Indians also felt the absence of effective third and fourth mediumpacers as both Ajit Agarkar and Debashish Mohanty were ineffective. Kapil was, however, hopeful the Indians would be able to put all the disappointments behind tomorrow.
But the match would be difficult as the Australians, on a six match winning streak, will try their best to keep winning ahead of the finals.
They also got a morale booster today with the return of injured leg spinner Shane Warne and tearway brett lee, who both missed the last match.
Warne, who injured his back while bowling against Pakistan in the tournament lung-opener at Sydney on January 9, was today recalled to the side for tomorrows match, with all-rounders Ian Harvey and Andrew Symonds the unlucky omissions just before the finals.
WIJK ANN ZEE (Holland), Jan 29 (PTI) World No 2 Viswanathan Anand drew his game against Nigel Short of England to maintain his joint fourth position with 6.5 points even as top seed Gary Kasparov tightened his grip on the tournament at the end of the 11th round in the Corus Super Grandmaster Chess Championship here.
With just two rounds remaining, Kasparov cemented his chances of claiming the title as he maintained his full point lead over his nearest rivals Hungarian Peter Leko and Russian Vladimir Kramnik at seven points each.
The former world champion was held to a draw by Leko while Kramnik had to share the point with Swiss veteran Viktor Korchnoi here yesterday.
In only three positive results of the round, Alexander Morozevich (6.5, Russia) beat Sambat Lputian (4, Armenia), Briton Michael Adams (6.5) defeated Dutchman Jan Timman (5) while Hungarys Judit Polgar (4.5) downed Jeroen Piket (6) of the Netherlands.
Anand was sharing the fourth position with Morozevich and Adams.
Playing with black pieces, Anand employed Petroff defence to counter the king pawn opening by Short but was surprised to see his opponent going on a defensive.
CAPE TOWN, Jan 29 (AFP) A sensational opening spell by Zimbabwe fast bowler Henry Olonga has sent England crashing to a 104-run defeat in the triangular limited overs tournament at Newlands.
Olonga took the first five wickets for 18 runs in a devastating eight-over burst to enable Zimbabwe to gain their first win in the tournament yesterday.
He finished with six for 19, the best figures in one-day internationals by a Zimbabwean, as England crashed to 107 all out. It was Zimbabwes sixth win in eight matches against England.
Zimbabwes total of 211 for seven was built around an innings of 97 by opening batsman Neil Johnson, the highest individual score in matches between the two countries.
The total was seven runs more than that successfully defended by South Africa against England at the same ground two days earlier.
Johnson c Hick b Ealham 97
G. Flower c Hick b Alleyne 23
Campbell run out (Alleyne) 0
Goodwin c Read b Hick 21
A. Flower c Solanki b Caddick 20
Carlisle c Alleyne b Gough 2
G. Whittall not out 21
Streak b White 18
Rennie not out 1
Extras (lb4, nb1, w3) 8
Total (7 wkts, 50 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-56, 2-56, 3-111, 4-151, 5-163, 6-181, 7-210.
Bowling: Gough 10-1-42-1, Caddick 10-1-30-1, Ealham 9-1-35-1, Alleyne 7-0-30-1, Hick 4-0-25-1, White 10-0-45-1
Hussain b Olonga 15
Knight lbw b Olonga 5
Hick c A. Flower b Olonga 0
Solanki c Goodwin b Olonga 14
Adams c Johnson b Olonga 1
Alleyne c A. Flower b Rennie 4
White c Campbell b Johnson 18
Ealham run out (Streak) 2
Read c G. Whittall b Olonga 23
Gough c Carlisle b A Whittall 3
Caddick not out 4
Extras (b4, lb1, w13) 18
Total (all out, 34.2 overs) 107
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-11, 3-37, 4-42, 5-47, 6-47, 7-63, 8-73, 9-91
CALCUTTA, Jan 29 (PTI) Title aspirants Mohun Bagan played a cohesive game to fashion a 3-1 victory over Tollygunge Agragami in the National Football League here today.
Hard-working striker Stephen Abarowei struck twice for the glamour club while their Uzbek recruit Igor Shkvirin found the target once in a fast-paced encounter at the Rabindra Sarovar stadium.
Striker Shashti Duley scored the consolation goal for Tollygunge Agragami early in the second session.
Mohun Bagan turned on the heat from the word go with a series of attacks and took control of the game by forging ahead as early as the 11th minute through Igor Shkvirin, who looked dangerous whenever he penetrated the box.
The green and maroon brigade consolidated the position five minutes later with Stephen producing a brilliant goal much to the delight of the Bagan supporters who vociferously cheered the team.
Leading 2-0 at the interval, Bagan kept up the tempo in the second session as well with Stephen adding one more goal to his tally before Shashti Duley reduced the margin for Tollygunge Agragami in the 12th minute of the second half capitalising on a defensive lapse.
Mohun Bagan join Churchill Brothers at the top of the points table with 22 points from eleven matches. Tollygunge Agragami have secured 13 points from eleven outings.
Bagans new recruit Igor Shkvirin showed his class by putting his team ahead with a brilliant goal from inside the box following a measured centre from the left flank by Dulal Biswas.
The early goal served as a tonic as Bagan unleashed a flurry of raids with their two strikers Igor and Jose Barreto Ramires working in tandem to break through the defence on a number of occasions.
The lanky Stephen, who took much of the work load upfront, helped Bagan to tighten the grip on the contest by pumping in the second goal. Stephen slotted the ball in after his first attempt was deflected off a defender.
Stephen again send the capacity crowd in a daze by scoring another goal within six minutes after the interval after receiving a through pass near the box by Jose Barreto, catching the Tollygunge defenders off guard.
Trailing by 0-3
Tollygunge Aggragami coach Amal Dutta adopted a far more
attacking strategy by strengthening the forward line and
the move seemed to pay dividends as the team managed to
reduce the margin through striker Shashti Duley.
JCT clash today
CHANDIGARH, Jan 29 Punjabs premier outfit JCT Phagwara will seek to narrow down the gap with front-runners Churchill Brothers in the 66th and concluding tie of the first phase of the National Football League at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, tomorrow.
Having secured 22 points from seven victories and one draw, Goas Churchill Brothers are sitting pretty on top with the best goal average. The Goa league champions have scored 19 goals in 10 matches, the highest number in the NFL so far, while conceding only six.
Churchill Brothers have beaten Dempo (5-0), Mahindras (2-0), FC Kochin (2-0), ITI (2-1), BSF (2-0), East Bengal (3-0) and Tollygunge (1-0). The home match against Mohun Bagan at Margao on January 20 was drawn 1-1 while the ties against Salgaocar and State Bank of Travancore ended in defeats.
The Goan outfit with Scotsman Danny McLennan as coach finished third last year. The team is well balanced in every department and in fact is in devastating form. A couple of foreigners, including defender Osmanu Hussain and medio Andrei Malchevsky have given a good account of themselves.
In the defence, Churchill have, besides Hussain, Denzil Ferrao, Anthony Pereira and Anthony Mathews. In Edward Ansah, Churchill have a dependable custodian, who after Salgaocars Juje Siddi, has proved to be the most successful goalie in the current league.
The roving Shomatai Saiza, who scored the all-important goal against Tollygunge on January 25, Rocky Baretto, Oscar Huda and Mario Soares, constitute the midfield. The attack is spearheaded by promising striker Francis Silveira and Marcus Carvalho who have done the bulk of the scoring. Francis Silveira, in fact recorded, the first hat-trick in the league when he scored four goals against Dempo.
JCT, on the other hand are also back to their winning ways with a convincing 3-1 win over ITI at Bangalore four days back. The Phagwara outfit coached by Sukhwinder Singh and Parminder Singh, have gleaned 16 points from four victories and four draws. JCT achieved success against Mohun Bagan (2-1), Tollygunge (2-0), BSF (1-0) and ITI (3-1). The mill men drew with Dempo(0-0),East Bengal (0-0), FC Kochin(2-2), and SBT (0-0). The two defeats were against Salgaocar (0-1) and Mahindras (1-2).
JCT s fortunes rest with the Hardip trio of Sangha, Saini and Gill. Hardip Sangha and Hardip Gill, who scored one goal each against ITI have proved to be serious threats for their rivals along with the upcoming Jaswinder. In the midfield, Hardip Saini has proved to be the pivot. Medio Ram Pal has also rediscovered his magical touch as he was among the scorers against ITI. In the defence, stopper back Deepak Mondal has been outstanding. His headers and back volleys are a treat to watch. He will be assisted by wing backs Prabhjot and Daljit.
The match is likely to be fiercely contested as every point gained is of immense value to the participating teams. Moreover, a victory for JCT tomorrow will help them get closer to the front-runners.
The kick-off is at 2.30 p.m.
The following are the latest standings of the teams in the National Football League after taking into account the result of todays match at Calcutta (read under teams, matches, played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, and points):
defeat Haryana lads
LUDHIANA, Jan 29 Mumbai Hockey Association XI blanked Haryana XI 3-0 while the match between Sports School, Jalandhar, and Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh, ended in a 1-1 draw on the fifth day of the first All-India Jagtar Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament for junior boys being organised by Aryan Hockey Club at the astroturf stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University here today.
In a pool B match, Mumbai Hockey Association XI took an early lead when Stanley converted a penalty corner. They continued to exert pressure and in the 13th minute Stanley struck again to make it 2-0.
Haryana XI tried valiantly to score but failed on two occasions.
In the first minute of
the second half, Haryana lads forced a penalty corner but
they could not capitalise on this chance. Mumbais
Stanley scored a fine field goal in the 48th minute to
complete his hat-trick and helped his team to clinch the
issue 3-0. In an absorbing pool A encounter,
Sports School, Jalandhar and Shivalik Public School,
Chandigarh, exhibited fast hockey.
to have biggest putting green
CHANDIGARH, Jan 29 A golf range spread over six acres and boasting of the biggest putting green in the country is in the making just behind the Sukhna Lake adjacent to the Chandigarh Golf Club.
The brainchild of the Chandigarh Golf Association, the foundation stone of the range was laid barely 45 days back. When The Tribune team visited the site, work was in full swing. A deep water storage tank was nearing completion. It will store 1.5 lakh gallons of water.
The President of the CGA, Mr D.P. Azad, was at the site. The General Secretary, Mr C.S.R. Reddy, joined us a little later.
Virtually mounted on a seven-foot pedestal the 1100-square-yard putting green frame is nearing completion. It will require another 4-inch layer of gravel and a 14-inch layer of sand, rice husk and neem cake powder before wearing a green bermuda selection grass cover. With 20 holes dotting the putting green, about 40 golfers will be able to practice at one time. Special channels for perforated pipes will drain out water within half an hour in the event of a downpour.
For those trying to hone up their skills on bunker shots, a bunker green is coming up. Here again 10 golfers will be able to practice at one time.
What makes the golf range exquisite is the special provision for different shots of the game. Special chipping and pitching green, will enable the golfer to practice up to a distance of 120 ft.
But the design of the two-tier driving station is unique. The entry will be through two tunnels so that there is no disturbance.
A target green of 120 yards will be just right for those practicing their drives. The three-hole practice course will not only be good for the beginners, but also help the professionals to hone their skills.
A small bunker on the second hole of the driving course has specially been designed.
The range is being designed by the Golf Management Group, a professional golf course designing company which is associated with a US-based company, Golfplan.
ST JOHNS (Antigua), Jan 29 (Reuters) Veteran Test pace bowler Curtly Ambrose has warned that unless Caribbean pitches are prepared better, the standard of the game and the West Indies teams performance on overseas tours will not improve.
The 36-year-old Antiguan, who has taken 369 Test wickets in 88 Tests, told Caribbean news agency Cana: Some of the pitches are too friendly.
lad does India proud
Chandigarh, Jan 29 The Indian team about to conclude its disastrous tour Down Under must have realised the hard way after undergoing a harrowing experience at the hands of Abdur Razzak, Azhar Mahmood, Shane Lee and Andrew Symonds that presence of quality allrounders was the need of the hour if team had to do well at the international level. Ironically, the Indian under-19 team which emerged the world champions yesterday beating Sri Lanka at Colombo seems to convey that it had them and that too in plenty.
Team skipper Mohammed Kaif, Reetinder Sodhi,Venugopala Rao and Yuvraj Singh all fared well as allrounders during the World Cup but it was Yuvraj who stole the show with some truely gritty performances. He played some scintillating knocks besides being among the wickets to emerge the Man of the tournament.
He is ready to play for the senior team, said Yograj Singh, Yuvrajs father, himself a former India player and coach at the Sector 16 cricket stadium. In fact, Yograj has always been in favour of promising youngster being blooded into the team, particularly when they are in form. Maybe, its a little premature to say so but there is no denying the fact that Yuvraj has it in him to succeed at the highest level. And Yuvrajs performance, particularly during this season, testifies it.
The six-feet-three-inch left-handed batsman and a useful left-arm bowler was, in fact, introduced into the game a bit late, tennis and skating being the games in which he initially showed his inclination.
I told him to play cricket only as I had the fond dream to realise that Yuvraj should play for the country. I took him to the YPS, Patiala. After being there for some time Navjot Sidhu told me that it was difficult for him to be a cricketer, recalled Yograj.
Stoutly-built former fast medium bowler started devoting all his attention to Yuvraj as a cricketer working on various aspects of his game and the strenuous efforts being made started showing results. Yuvraj got a century in the first match he played for the district and there was no looking back after that.
After he became a complete batsman I started working on his bowling because if a batsman is able to bowl and chip in with a couple of wickets it helps the team a great deal, said Yograj.
Asked to elaborate as to why Yuvraj besides being a batsman did not take to fast bowling, Yograj explained that he was diagnosed as having a stress fracture after practising medium pace bowling for some time.
After that as he persisted with the pace bowling he developed severe back pain. After consultations with a physiotherapist it was found out that Yuvrajs back was a bit weak for a fast bowler as he did not start bowling fast at an early age. Therefore, on medical advice, Yuvraj gave up practising pace bowling.
Phaaji (Bishan Bedi) took him to Chail for a short-duration camp and there he really worked hard on him as a left-arm spin bowler, Yograj said expressing his gratitude to the spin wizard.
Yograj said Bedi was of the opinion that after some corrections in his bowling action, Yuvraj could be a menacing left-arm bowler as he had the advantage of height. The player will soon go to New Delhi to be with Bedi for nearly two months and work on improving his bowling.
Yuvraj has indeed been in tremendous form this year. In an intrepid display of power hitting in the World Cup match he put the Australian bowling attack to sword notching up 58 runs off just 24 balls which included five towering sixes. Against New Zealand he bolstered a floundering innings hammering 68 runs off 62 deliveries besides scalping four wickets to enable the team qualify for the super league.
Earlier, in the Cooch Behar Trophy, Yuvraj rewrote history books, scoring superb 358 runs, the highest score by any batsman in the tournament. In the Ranji Trophy match against Haryana this year Yuvraj scored an impressive century.
Playing in one-dayers Yuvraj did not lag behind and contributed with bat as well as ball. Batting at one down, he made 42 before being run out and then returned to claim three wickets conceding meagre 25 runs in his eight overs to help Punjab post an easy victory against Haryana.
It must have been very
gratifying for Yuvraj when the under-19 team coach and
former India allrounder Roger Binny commented that Yuvraj
was the find of the series and he, Reetinder Sodhi and
Mohammed Kaif were ready to graduate to the higher level.
welcome awaits Sodhi
PATIALA, Jan 29 A heros welcome awaits Reetinder Sodhi, who was the vice-captain of the Indian under 19 cricket team which won the junior World Cup beating hosts Sri-Lanka in the final of the tournament, which concluded at Colombo yesterday. Reetinder is expected to reach Patiala tomorrow evening.
Reetinder was also the captain of the Indian cricket team which annexed the under-15 World Cup held in England in 1997. Then the young allrounder had made his presence felt in a big way with his superb performance which was appreciated even by former England captains Mike Gatting and the legendary Ian Botham.
When contacted Maheshinder Singh, Reetinders father said mental strength was Reetinders asset. Besides, he practised hard everyday. Maheshinder, obviously an elated man, works as a cricket coach with SAI and is on deputation with the state sports department. Reetinder is coached by none other than his father. Apart from being a very dedicated cricketer, Reetinder has always been a topper academically.
Reetinder had his schooling at YPS here. Now he is doing his graduation from the Government Mohindra College. The young all- rounder does his weight training in a private gym, located near his house and practises at the National Institute of Cricket and other Sports (NICS), a private cricket academy. In between he also practises at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium.
Maheshinder said Reetinder always strives for perfection be it catching, batting, bowling. Shadow batting at his residence goes till late night.
Sodhi has already made a name for himself on the domestic circuit and has already toured Pakistan and India as a member of the India A squad. Sodhi also had a string of good performances in the last edition of the junior World Cup held in South Africa. He scored an unbeaten double century against Delhi in a Ranji Trophy league match played at Patiala in 1997. It was this innings that saw his career graph soaring.
Sodhi plays in the Madras league and in Buchi-Babu and Moin-ud-Dowla Cup tournament for Indian Cement. Reetinder remains in touch with former England fast bowler Frank Tyson. In fact, it was Tyson who wrote to Sodhi a couple of months ago to send a video cassette containing his latest footage so that he could iron out Sodhis deficiencies.
makes impact in U-19 World Cup
AMRITSAR, Jan 29 Ravneet Singh Ricky, who was declared the best batsman in the under-19 World Cup at Colombo, made a great impact by notching up century and two half centuries in the tournament. He had also played in the under-15 World Cup held in England four years ago. The cool- headed opening batsman has great potential as he can play long innings and stokes all around the wicket.
Ricky made his debut in 1993 for Punjab in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and scored his first hundred. A product of the local DAV Senior Secondary School, he used to practice at the famous Gandhi Ground under the watchful eyes of his father, Dr Pritam Singh, and coach Raj Kumar. Last year, playing for the district Katoch Shield, Ricky cracked seven centuries besides dominating in the inter-university tournament, where he scored 760 runs in 10 matches, with a double century and a century.
He made his debut for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy last year. In the all-India universities cricket and Vizzy Trophy matches he hit five centuries to be one of the top scorers.
Ricky, in the under-15
World Cup, had made a sensational start by scoring 45
against the West Indies and 25 against England. He was
also involved in a 120-run partnership with his
vice-captain Mohammed Kaif in that tournament.
Rohtak boys win TT title
CHANDIGARH, Jan 29 Rohtak district won the cadet boys team championship titile on the third day of the 31st Haryana State Inter-District Table Tennis Championship at DAV Public School, Gurgaon, today.
In the final Rohtak beat Sirsa 3-2 the third went to Karnal who beat Panchkula 3-0.
In the mens tem championship Faridabad, Panchkula, Kurukshetra and Rohtak qualified for the quarter finals and Rohtak and Haryana Power Sports Group were given byes.
In the quarterfinals Panchkula b Kurukshertra 3-1 while H.P.S.G. b last years champions Faridabad 3-2.
In the subjunior boys team championship, Rohtak, Rewari, Karnal and Sirsa entered the last four.
In the subjunior girls team championship Sirsa, Rewari, Rohtak and Bhiwani entered the semifinals.
ROPAR, Jan 29 The Ropar District Wrestling Championship for men and women in junior and senior sections will be held on February 5 and 6 at Nehru Stadium here.
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