|Monday, May 8, 2000,
Test evenly poised
threatens to make report public
done no wrong: Akram
|Qasim reinstated as Pak selector
KARACHI, May 7 Former Pakistan Test spinner Iqbal Qasim was reinstated as national selector on Saturday. Earlier this week he was removed by the PCB following reports that he had taken exception to certain board policies.
used phone of Dubai businessman
involved in ticketing blunder
denies ouster reports
beats Arantxa to win Hamburg Open
claim two weightlifting berths
Munich lift German Cup
move a big mistake: Bayern chief
school TT from July 11
hockey title for St Francis
Windies-Pak Test evenly poised
GEORGETOWN, May 7 (AFP) Pakistan captured three West Indies wickets before the close to leave their opening Test at Bourda Oval here hanging in the balance after the second day.
Replying to Pakistans first innings total of 288, West Indies reached 101 for three with captain Jimmy Adams unbeaten on 16 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul not out on nine when bad light stopped play yesterday, with seven overs left to be bowled.
West Indies suffered an early setback when opening batsman Sherwin Campbell was caught low down at third slip left-handed by Younis Khan off Wasim Akram just prior to tea for one.
After rolling to 28 for one at the break, left-handers Adrian Griffith and Wavel Hinds continued to bat positively and completed a 67-run second-wicket stand.
Both batsmen played freely with Griffith striking four boundaries and Hinds hitting five in their knocks. Fast-medium bowler Abdur Razzaq and leg-spin bowler Mushtaq Ahmed captured their wickets respectively. Opening batsman Griffith batted for about two hours and faced 61 balls for 34 before he played across a well-pitched, full-length delivery from Razzak to be adjudged lbw.
Mushtaq, whose bowling has been a puzzle to Hinds, deceived the batsman with a well-flighted ball and had him stumped by wicketkeeper Moin Khan, the Pakistan captain, after he failed to hold his balance when essaying a lofted off-drive. His 34 off 99 balls lasted a shade under two hours.
Adams and Chanderpaul, two of the three West Indies specialist batsmen with more than 20 Tests, batted 45 minutes through to the close to offer the West Indies a ray of hope for a substantial total.
For the last half-hour, they had to contend with spin twins, Mushtaq and off-spin bowler Saqlain Mushtaq, along with the Pakistanis excessively annoying appeals for various forms of dismissals.
Earlier, Pakistan, overnight 221 for five, were tied down by purposeful bowling from West Indies and saw their last five wickets surrender for 43 runs.
West Indies broke the sixth-wicket partnership between Inzamam-ul-Haq and Razzak after 80 minutes in the morning period, but had they accepted the chances and half-chances offered by the Pakistani batsmen, the complexion of the match might be different.
Fast bowler Reon King captured the prized wicket of century-maker Inzamam-ul-Haq with the first ball of his first spell of the day, but West Indies allowed Pakistan to reach 262 for six at lunch. Inzamam and Razzak had batted through from 50 minutes prior to lunch on the opening day until the close to lift Pakistans innings from the tatters of 39 for five to 221 for five.
They got firmly rooted into their work when play commenced yesterday and were encroaching on Pakistans sixth-wicket partnership record of 216 set by Hanif Mohammed and Majid Khan against New Zealand at Lahore in the 1964-65 series.
West Indies however, had to wait about eight overs to dislodge him after he had batted for close to seven hours to add 206 with Razzak. Failing to properly negotiate his full-length 254th ball, he was struck coming forward by King.
Inzamam struck 20 boundaries in his third century against West Indies to take his tally of runs in seven Tests against them to 580 at a healthy average of 72.50.
When he departed, Pakistan had only added 24 runs in just over an hour to their bedtime score, and Razzak only seven to his first day 80. Such was the restraint the West Indies had placed upon the opposition batting.
After the lunch interval, Pakistan lost their last four wickets for 26 runs to be dismissed about 45 minutes prior to the tea break at the total of 288.
Ambrose was West Indies most successful bowler with four wickets for 43 runs from 25.3 overs, while there were two wickets apiece for the other three fast bowlers Courtney Walsh, Reon King and McLean.
Pakistan (1st innings):
Mohammed Wasim b Ambrose 4
Wasti b Walsh 8
Younis Khan lbw b Ambrose 2
Inzamam lbw b King 135
Youhana c Jacobs b Ambrose 0
Moin Khan c Adams b King 6
Razzaq c Gayle b McLean 87
Akram c Jacobs b Walsh 16
Waqar b McLean 13
Saqlain not out 8
Mushtaq c Gayle b Ambrose 4
Extras (lb2, nb3) 5
Total (all out, 547 mins, 123.3 overs) 288
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-12, 3-21, 4-21, 5-39, 6-245, 7-262, 8-266, 9-277.
Bowling: Ambrose 25.3-10-43-4; Walsh 28-10-46-2 (nb2); McLean 26-5-93-2; King 26-7-57-2; Gayle 9-4-16-0; Adams 9-0-31-0 (nb1).
West Indies (Ist innings):
Campbell c Younis Khan b
Griffith lbw b Razzaq 34
Hinds st Moin Khan b
Adams not out 16
Chanderpaul not out 9
Extras (lb1, nb6) 7
Total (3 wkts, 104 mins, 43 overs) 101
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-69, 3-79.
Qayyum threatens to make report public
LONDON, May 7 (PTI) Pakistan Cricket Board will be unable to cover up further the contents of a report into match-fixing as the judge who headed the inquiry says he would immediately blow the whistle, media reported today.Justice Malik Mohammed Qayyum has told the Sunday Telegraph that he is prepared to denounce the PCB if necessary.
His report is widely believed to contain damning information on seven Pakistan cricketers, some of whom are recommended to receive life bans from cricket. Justice Qayyum says he is not prepared to let such a scandal be overlooked.
The probe report, completed six months ago, has been gathering dust in an official locker, but last week the International Cricket Council announced that the PCB had just five weeks to make the contents of the report public.
According to the news report, it is feared that in the five-week period, certain parts of it may be deleted or watered down. He, however, said if this were to happen, he would step forward and say so.
It cant be watered down. The report is final. I have a sealed copy with me and if they change it then everybody would know, he said.
If they change the report, I will then make it public, Justice Qayyum, who has one of the three copies, said.
Meanwhile, in South Africa, the investigative process also finally due to start delivering its verdict.
Some time next week, Justice Edwin King, a 70-year-old retired judge from the Western Cape, will start picking through the facts of the Hansie Cronje affair.
King admitted that the full team to conduct the hearings still had to be assembled, and that he would not be able to start tomorrow as scheduled.
Ive done no wrong: Akram
GEORGETOWN, May 7 (AFP) Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has again denied any kind of involvement in the fixing of international cricket matches.
I think we have been through all of the processes and, as far as I am concerned, I know by the grace of God, I have not done anything wrong, so nobody can point their finger at me, Wasim told the Stabroek News newspaper here yesterday.
If people in authority are mentioning India and Pakistan, it means simply they want to divert attention from whatever has happened from their own scenario at home, he added.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is due to release a report from Justice Qayyum next week on match-fixing. It was expected to recommend life bans on some players and heavy fine on others.
The left-arm fast bowler asserted that at no time under his captaincy or any other captain was Pakistan involved in any kind of match-fixing.
He said: As long as I have been playing internationally as a cricketer, no one has ever come up to me, nor mentioned anything to me, nor offered me anything when it comes as regards these open flowing, but stupid allegations of fixing matches.
I am not worried about anything, since I have nothing to worry about. There have been allegations that Pakistan threw their match in last years World Cup in England against Bangladesh at Northampton.
Wasim was annoyed at people trying to take credit from Bangladesh and pointing accusing fingers at Pakistan.
We tried our best and we got beaten by the better side on the day, the former Pakistan captain said.
We wanted to chase in that match and to get some confidence back, but we did not cope well with the Bangladeshi bowling.
Bangladesh played the match well, fair and square, and they won the match well, fair and square.
Currently playing in the first Test against West Indies which began at Bourda Oval, Wasim was not willing to project a series win for Pakistan, but felt the ingredients were there to support such an outcome.
The confidence is there and the team spirit is there, so where the team and the sport is concerned, I expect us to do very well, he said.
It is a very important series for us and I think for the West Indies as well because they are in the process of rebuilding. We know this is our only chance, or at least one of the only chances where we can win a series in the West Indies.
Wasim, whose 383 wickets puts him in the top 10 on the list of leading bowlers in Test cricket and 423 wickets makes him the leading bowler in limited-overs internationals, expressed enjoyment at playing the game.
I know that I am one of the older boys on the team with much experience, but the younger boys have to look up to us and use us as the examples to help them out, he said.
Qasim reinstated as Pak selector
KARACHI, May 7 (ANI) Former Pakistan Test spinner Iqbal Qasim was reinstated as national selector on Saturday. Earlier this week he was removed by the PCB following reports that he had taken exception to certain board policies.
It was later clarified by the board that Qasim had not been removed but suspended as national selector and in fact had been sent a showcause notice by Chairman Lt Gen Tauqir Zia. He sent us a reply to the showcause notice which we found satisfactory so he has been restored as national selector.
Qasim in his reply is said to have made it clear that the comments he made in Hyderabad were misreported and quoted out of context and he had not criticised the board policies.
Meanwhile, chief selector Wasim Bari has retained around 33 boys during the under-15 trials. The boys will now go to Lahore where final trials will be held from May 10 for the selection of the Pakistan under-15 team which will take part in the World Cup of the same age group in England this summer.
The sons of PCB advisory council member Nasimul Ghani and the brother Lt Gen Tauqir Zia have also been retained in the final list of 33 probables. The selectors made it clear these two had been retained on merit and they were promising players for their age group.
are: Hammad Ahmed, Muhammad Fahim, Faraz, Adnan
Brohi, Syed Atif Ali, Fahad Iqbal, Sibtain Raza, Khalid
Latif, Adeel Hussain, Fawad Alam, Turab Abbas, Khurram
Ibrahim, Hasan Abbas, Mujaz Laghari, Mohsin Akhlas, S Ali
Asghar, Muhammad Shoaib Usmani, Uzair-ul-Haq, Tabish
Khan, Furqan Zia, Naeem Ahmed, M Irfan Ansari, Farhan
Saeed, Pir Zulfiqar Ali, Raheel Jabbar, Talha Khan, Ahmed
Iqbal, Mohsin Akhtar, Omair Mumtaz, Umair Salman, Ghulam
Qadir, M Ali Zafar and Sajjad Nawab.
Azhar used phone of Dubai businessman
DUBAI, May 7 (UNI) The mystery about the owner of the mobile phone which former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin used during the Sharjah cricket tournament has been solved, a local daily claimed here today.
Gulf News said it has finally traced the owner of the mobile after an extensive investigation.The number is registered with a Dubai-based businessman,who is also involved with cricket in a personal capacity, it said.
The phone is registered for over six years in the name of Bluebells Shipping Company, managed by one Mr Pradeep Menon.
Mr Menon also owns the first-ever indoor cricket stadium in the region, Insportz.
Yes, I did give Azharuddin my mobile phone during the Sharjah tournament, Mr Menon confirmed to Gulf News. He said: there is nothing to hide. Azharuddin is an old friend and when he needed a phone, I gave it to him.
He said he had known Azharuddin for a long time. I even send my teenage son to Hyderabad for cricket coaching. Two years ago, Azharuddin had also visited the Insportz complex at Menons request and signed autographs for cricket fans.
PATIALA, May 7 After Indias poor show in the recently concluded Milton Keynes pre-Olympic qualifying tournament the India Women Hockey Federation (IWHF), reacting strongly to the boycott of four leading players, has constituted a three member panel to look into the reasons of the boycott.
Patiala based senior Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach G.S. Bhangu was the chief coach of the Indian team which finished a dismal last in the tournament, which was a qualifying tournament for the Sydney Olympics.
The four players strikers Pritam Rani Siwach and Manjinder Kaur, midfielder Sita Gossain and defender Sandeep Kaur had stayed away from the two-month long camp held at the NIS here citing personal reasons.
The senior Vice-President of the IWHF, Mrs Mridual Sinha, will head the panel which also includes Mr Ramesh Nambiar of Air-India and Mr Vinod Sharma, secretary of the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). Interestingly, out of the 16 members of the squad, 14 were of the Indian Railways.
During the preparatory camp, prior to the departure of the team to Milton Keynes, the IWHF had tried to persuade at least two of the players Sita Gossain and Pritam Rani Thakran to return to the squad for national duty, but were unable to make the players change their mind. The federation had even changed the dates of the final trials had also kept two additional air-tickets ready, in case any of the four players joined the squad.
When Contacted G.S. Bhangu disclosed that before and after the tournament he and his wife had received numerous threatening calls at their residence in the NIS compound. Bhangu refused to comment on the federations decision of setting up a three-member committee to probe the reasons of the four top players boycotting the important tournament.
One of the players, defender Sandeep Kaur, was at the venue of the camp although she did not take part in the proceedings. All four players are from the Railways and one of them, Pritam Rani, is an Arjuna awarde. She was conferred the award after Indias brilliant showing in the Bangkok Asian Games where the team stood second losing to South Korea in the final. Had they stood first, India would have qualified for the Sydney Olympics directly. Barring midfielder Manjinder Kaur the other three have captained the squad at one time or the other.
When the players had boycotted the camp some of the federation officials had said erring players would have to face the repercussions, which included a three year ban.
The probe by the
three-member committee was on the cards as the defeat at
Milton Keynes had irked the IWHF officials and
Indias showing had been a topic of intense debate
over the past few weeks. Had the team finished in the top
five in Milton Keynes, they would have booked a berth for
SOCOG involved in ticketing blunder
SYDNEY, May 7 (AP) The organising committee of the Sydney 2000 Olympics was involved in another ticketing blunder today as the remaining 3.2 million tickets for the September 15 to October 1 games went on sale.
But the error wont upset ticket buyers after it emerged that almost 13,000 tickets to the evening athletics session of September 22 will be sold at half price due to a printing error in the ticket sales package.
The printing error could cost SOCOG up to $ 1 million (Australian) (about Rs 2.7 crore).
Almost 340,000 tickets for athletics went on sale today, with the bulk available via mail order forms printed in News Ltd newspapers and tickets for the most popular sessions on sale via telephone call centes.
Organisers said call centres had been inundated with requests for tickets from thousands of consumers.
The original public ticket offer listed the price for tickets for the September 22 evening athletics session at $ 165 (Australian) for Category A, $ 125 for Category B and $ 105 for Category C tickets.
But the prices listed in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper were: $ 85, $ 65 and $ 45, respectively - the same price as tickets for the day session. The SOCOG Deputy Chief Executive Michael Eyers said the error had occurred somewhere between the inventory phase and the newspaper printers, adding that organisers would sell the tickets at published prices.
Its clear, by our legal obligations, that we have to sell those tickets at the advertised price that comes in with the order form, he said.
A SOCOG ticketing spokesman said the printing error was a lucky break for consumers.
In the scheme of things, its a small number of tickets when youre dealing with an operation of this scale, he said. Wed rather it didnt occur, but if there is an upside to it, a few thousand customers are getting a lucky break.
Tickets for field hockey will go on sale on Monday, while telephone call centres will continue to take requests for athletics tickets until midnight Monday local time. Tickets for all sessions for all sports will be sold in stages over the next month.
Oversubscribed sessions, including the 400 metre finals which should feature Australias world champion Cathy Freeman, will go into a public ballot, SOCOG said.
Ticketing trouble is
nothing new for SOCOG, which was widely condemned last
year after details of its secret premium ticket scheme,
which proposed to offer the best tickets at inflated
prices to corporate entities, were released to the
Dalmiya denies ouster reports
CALCUTTA, May 7 (PTI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya, today categorically denied the sports governing body had ousted him from its key Finance Committee which was currently negotiating the sale of television rights for the next two World Cups.
Describing such reports as totally untrue and motivated, he said there was no such decision at the ICCs two-day emergency executive board meeting at Lords on May 2 and 3, according to a release issued by Mr Dalmiyas office here.
Londons Sunday Telegraph has reported that Mr Dalmiya had been unceremoniously ousted from the committee which was deliberating on the sale of television rights for the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and the 2007 event in the West Indies.
The decision was taken
during the ICC meeting held to discuss what action should
be taken over the raging match-fixing allegations which
have thrown the game into a crisis over the last month,
the paper said.
Hingis beats Arantxa to win Hamburg Open
HAMBURG, May 7 (DPA) Martina Hingis today won the $ 535,000 Hamburg Open and climbed back to the world No 1 ranking. She had an easy 6-3, 6-3 victory over 13-year tournament veteran Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.
The top-seeded Swiss Hingis cruised to victory on another sunny afternoon in front of 7,800 fans in 79 minutes. It was her second Hamburg crown after 1998, the third title of the year and 29th overall in her career.
By reaching the final, Hingis had already amassed enough points in the WTA rankings to reclaim the world No 1 position after five weeks from US player Lindsay Davenport.
Hingis received a $ 87,000 winners cheque for her 14th win in 15 meetings with the 28-year-old Sanchez-Vicario. The Spaniard, who won in 1993, 1994 and 1996,had to settle for $ 43,500.
Hingis was less erratic and fresher today than her opponent, as the No 4 seed Sanchez-Vicario spent almost three hours on court for her semifinal win against Amanda Coetzer on Saturday and another two hour later in the day for her doubles.
Hingis (19) raced off to A 4-1 lead then briefly allowing Sanchez-Vicario to make a comeback to 4-3, but clinched the first set two games later with a service winner.
In the second set Hingis wasted three match points serving at 5-2 before winning in the next game with a break at love with a blasting return winner.
Earlier fourth seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario took two hours 45 minutes to break eight seeded South African Amanda Coetzer 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7/4).
There was little to separate Sanchez-Vicario and Coetzer throughout their gritty baseline battle, in which some of the rallies went to more than 60 exchanges.
After Coetzer levelled the match at one set all the Spaniard faced a crisis when she found herself down 0-40 on her serve as the deciding set got underway. But she pulled herself out of the trouble, and then rallied to break Coetzer twice to establish a dominant 4-0 lead.
But like her opponent, Coetzer is known for her tenacity, and she twice prevented Sanchez-Vicario serving out for the match, at 5-1 and 5-3. Sanchez-Vicario held five match points before eventually closing the match out in the tiebreaker.
LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP): Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez advanced to an all-Chilean final of the US Mens Clay Court Championships on Saturday.
The sixth-seeded Massu defeated Paraguays Ramon Delgado 6-4 6-4 and Gonzalez outlasted Argentinas Martin Rodriguez 6-0 3-6 7-5 to set up the first all-Chilean major tour final since Jaim Fillol defeated Ricardo Acuna in Brazil in 1982.
Massu, the lone remaining seeded player in an event, won the match in which both players struggled to hold serve.
The match opened with five consecutive service breaks before Massu, 20, finally held at love for 4-2 and ran out the set 6-4. Massu then took advantage of a pair of unforced errors to break Delgado in the opener of the second set.
Massu earned another break for a 5-2 advantage, but reeled off four straight unforced errors while trying to serve out the match, and had to wait until the 10th game to serve his way into his first ATP tour final.
Gonzalez, the lowest-ranked player allowed into the pre-tournament qualifying event at No. 357, outdueled Rodriguez in an unevenly played match for his first ATP Tour final.
Gonzalez (19) raced through the first set at love against Rodriguez, who handed the young Chilean five double faults and numerous unforced errors. The Argentinian then lifted his game in the next set, earning the only service break he needed in the second game and holding his own serve for a 6-3 victory.
The decider appeared headed toward a tiebreaker until Rodriguez abruptly lost his grip. Serving to get into the tie-breaker, he double-faulted and three unforced errors, and the Chilean seized the chance with a sizzling cross-court return of serve and a forehand winner.
BOL (Croatia): Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France and Tina Pisnik of Slovenia advanced on Saturday to the final of the $ 170,000 Croatian Bol Ladies Open.
Mauresmo defeated Gala Leon-Garcia of Spain 6-4, 7-5, while Pisnik stopped Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-4.
This is a great comeback, said Mauresmo, who was playing her first tournament since being sidelined by a back injury six weeks ago. I only expected to play a few matches, but here I am in the final.
It was the second final this year and the sixth overall for the 20-year-old who is currently ranked 17th by the WTA Tour.
Mauresmo, who ousted defending champion Corina Morariu of the USA in three sets in the quarterfinals, took a 4-1 lead, but failed to convert three set points at 5-3.
She led 4-2 in the second set before Leon-Garcia levelled at 4-4 with strong baseline play. Mauresmo, however, rallied again, even though she failed to exploit a match point at 5-4.
India claim two weightlifting berths
NEW DELHI, May 7 (PTI) India clinched one berth each in mens and womens section for the Sydney Olympic Games but failed to add any more medals to its tally on the final day of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Osaka, Japan yesterday.
Ujwala Mane, Geeta Rani and Vijay Sharma finished out of the medals bracket as India ended with five gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
The names of the two competitors for the September Games will be decided later by the Indian officials after the 19-member teams return here.
India will hope to get some more berths via the 10 wild cards that will be awarded by the world body.
Uzbekistan secured two places while Turkmenistan and Thailand took one each in the mens section. In the womens section Kazakhstan got one berth.
Mane finished fifth in the womens 75 kg class, lifting 95.0 kg in snatch and 112.5 in clean and jerk for a total of 207.5 kg in the event in which Chinas Sun Tianni set a world record of 257.5 kg.
In the womens over 75 kg class, Geeta Rani finished seventh with a total of 207.5 kg (95.5 + 115.0kg) while Sharma ended fourth in the mens over 105 kg class with a snatch of 145.0 and clean and jerk of 175.0 for a total of 320.0 kg.
Bayern Munich lift German Cup
BERLIN, May 7 (AFP) Bayern Munich won the first German Cup of the new millennium on Saturday by defeating Werder Bremen 3-0.
In a repeat of last years final, which Bremen won in a penalty shoot out, Bayern exacted sweet revenge.
It was a game that Bayern played unwillingly because they wanted to save their energy for next Tuesdays Champions League semifinal return leg against Real Madrid.
The Bavarians have been under intense pressure since losing 2-0 to Madrid in midweek but they swept past Bremen on Saturday.
The first half was a niggly affair with Bayern coming fast out of the blocks and grabbing half a dozen fine scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes.
The game settled after
the break and dangerous Brazilian striker Giovane Elber
converted a Stefan Effenberg pass in the 57th minute to
give Bayern the lead. Fellow Brazilian Paulo Sergio put
the result beyond doubt in the 83rd minute when he netted
Lothars move a big mistake: Bayern chief
COLOGNE (Germany), May 7 (AFP) Lothar Matthaus, the worlds most capped player, made a tremendous blunder in choosing to end his career in the USA, according to his former boss Bayern Munich manager Uli Hoeness.
Hoeness told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an interview released ahead of publication it was the biggest mistake of Matthaus career.
I am not just saying that because the Metrostars arent playing well, I said that to him right from the start, Mr Hoeness said.
The 39-year-old Matthaus
has left a giant hole in Bayerns defence since he
left for the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in March.
Its a gap which the German champions continue to
struggle in plugging with Jens Jeremies clearly
struggling after two own goals in the last three weeks.
Barlows condition improves
DHAKA, May 7 (Reuters) Bangladeshs cricket coach Eddie Barlow, who suffered brain haemorrhage last month, has improved a little and is able to speak, his wife Cally said today.
She said he had been given physiotherapy for paralysis of the left side of his body.
Barlow will be flown to Singapore tomorrow for an examination at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He has been in the combined military hospital in Dhaka since collapsing on April 30.
Asian school TT from July 11
CHANDIGARH, May 7 The Asian School Table Tennis championship will be organised in Hong Kong from July 11 to 17, under the aegis of the Asian School Sports Federation, according to Mr PS Chhabra, secretary-general of the School Games Federation of India.
An intensive 15-day training camp to prepare the Indian school TT team will begin from June 1 at NIS, Patiala. The final camp will be conducted from June 26 to July 9, before the departure of the team.
Punjab will host the Asian School Hockey Championship at Jalandhar in the first week of October this year where school teams from around 10 countries are expected to participate. The preparatory camp for the Indian school hockey team will be held at Patiala from June onwards. The Indian school basketball team will visit Dubai to play several matches from May 16 to 19. The coaching camp for the 29 probables is already in progress at Patiala.
Manpreet Singh, Jasneet Singh, Harsimranjit Singh and
Lakhwinder Singh (all Punjab), Harjot Singh, Suresh
Kumar,Vikram, Amit and Navjot (all Chandigarh), Parveen
Kumar, Deepak (Haryana), Ravinder ( HP), Dalip Singh,
Gaurav (Delhi), Suresh (Rajasthan), Raizudin, Ashish,
Rajinder Gill and Rakesh (MP), Arvind, Raddy (TN),
Kishore, Pandov (AP), Chhoty Lal (Gujarat), Naveen
(Karnataka), Chhiju (Kerala), Ralph, K.Binayak
Roller hockey title for St
AMRITSAR, May 7 St Francis School won the roller hockey (U-14) trophy as the St Francis Open District Roller Skating Championship-2000 concluded here today.
Rink race I: U-6 (boys): Yuvraj Mahajan 1, Bharat Vohra 2; U-6 (girls): Shreya Tuli 1, Janki Bhrany 2; 6-8 yrs (boys): Ujjwal Mehra 1, Peeyush 2; 6-8 yrs (girls): Gursakhi Lugani 1, Sargun Handa 2; 8-10 yrs (boys): Gurmehar Singh 1, Jaap Karan Singh 2; 8-10 yrs (girls): Shipra Nayyar 1, Niyah Kapoor 2; 10-12 yrs (boys): Kanwar Yuvraj Singh 1, Navonkar 2; 10-12 yrs (girls): Nupar 1, Sahiba 2; 12-14 yrs (boys): Shub Karan Singh 1, Bikramjit Singh 2.
Road race: U-6 (boys): Bharat Vohra 1, Yuvraj Mahajan 2; U-6 (girls): Shreya Tuli 1, Janki Bhrany 2; 6-8 yrs (boys): Ujjwal Mehra 1, Peeyush Sareen 2; 6-8 yrs (girls): Abhra Arora 1, Darshleen 2; 8-10 yrs (boys): Govindeep Singh 1, Arshdeep Singh 2; 8-10 yrs (girls): Shipra Nayyar 1, Niyati Kapoor; 10-12 yrs (boys):Kanwar Yuvraj 1, Sushant Bansal; 10-12 yrs (girls): Sahiba 1, Nupar 2; 12-14 yrs (boys): Shub Karan 1, Ashutosh Rampal 2; 12-14 yrs (girls): Ira Dhawan 1, Kangan Mahajan 2; above-14 (boys): Gurminder Bath 1, Paras Mehra 2; above 14 (girls): Hina Sandhu 1, Rubina Arora.
Rink race II: U-6
(boys): Bharat Vohra 1, Yuvraj Mahajan 2; U-6 (girls):
Janki Bhrany 1, Shreya Tuli 2; 6-8 yrs (boys): Ujjwal
Mehra 1, Mrigesh Puri 2; 6-8 yrs (girls): Sargun Handa 1,
Gursakhi 2; 8-10 yrs (boys): Govindeep 1, Jaap Karan 2;
8-10 yrs (girls): Shipra Nayyar 1, Karmika 2; 10-12 yrs
(boys): Kanwar Yuvraj Singh 1, Sushant Bansal 2; 10-12
yrs (boys): Sahiba 1, Nupar 2; 12-14 yrs (boys): Shub
Karan 1, Raghav Beri 2; 12-14 yrs (girls): Kangan Mahajan
1, Ira Dhawan 2; above-14 (boys): Paras Mehra 1,
Gurminder bath 2; above-14 (girls): Hina Sandhu 1, Subina
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