Friday, October 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India






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India take on minnows Kenya today
Bloemfontein, October 11

Minnows Kenya face an uphill task when they take on confident India in triangular one-day tri-series match here tomorrow. 

Ganguly praises bowlers
Pretoria, October 11
Cheered by a sizeable Indian crowd, Indian captain Saurav Ganguly praised his bowlers for their match winning performance after India defeated South Africa by 41 runs in the triangular series one day international here.

Dalmiya meets selectors
New Delhi, October 11
The Board of Control for Cricket India President Jagmohan Dalmiya had a “brain storming” session with the junior and senior selection committees here today, and at the end of the meeting, averred that the “selection committee is king pin”. 

Consider Jadeja plea, HC tells BCCI
New Delhi, October 11

The Delhi High Court today said it was for the cricket board to consider any representation by Ajay Jadeja to reconsider its decision to ban him from playing cricket for five years. 

Indian colts crush Scotland, Spain beat Canada
Hobart, October 11

India maintained their winning streak chalking out its second big win in the Junior World Cup crushing Scotland 7-1 today. Deepak Thakur was the main scorer with four goals to his name, which included a hat-trick.

Arjun Singh maintains lead in Hero Golf
Chandigarh, October 11
It was Arjun Singh again. This Delhi golfer followed up his record-breaking feat on the opening day with a second-round three-under in the Rs 10 lakh Hero Golf 2001 Chandigarh Open at the Chandigarh Golf Club course here today. 
Arjun Singh hits the ball
Arjun Singh hits the ball at the 18th hole during the Hero Golf tournament in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari



Ai Sugiyama of Japan returns the ball
Ai Sugiyama of Japan returns the ball to Emmanuelle Gagliardi of Switzerland during their quarterfinal match at Shanghai's Kiwi Open on Thursday. Sugiyama won 6-3, 6-3. — Reuters

EARLIER STORIES

 

Bagan win IFA super league
Kolkata, October 11

Soccer giant Mohun Bagan won a gruelling IFA Super Soccer League Championship for 2001 when they came from behind to draw with traditional rivals East Bengal 1-1 in their last league match at Salt Lake Stadium here today.

National sub-junior chess begins
Chandigarh, October 11
The Sixth National Rapid Sub-Junior Chess Championship for boys and girls in under-12 and 14 section began here today at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Sector 25. The four-day meet is being organised for the first time by the Chandigarh Chess Association.

HMV college, DAV in super league
Chandigarh, October 11
Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyala, Jalandhar, and B.B.K. D.A.V. College, Amritsar, entered the super league in the womens section of the Punjab Champions College Hockey League at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar. H.M.V College, Jalandhar topped the pool while D.A.V College is second.

Indian skaters finish second
Chandigarh, October 11
Indian roller skating team which took part in artistic, speed and roller hockey at the just-concluded ninth Asian Roller Skating Championships in Taiwan bagged second overall position in the meet in which 12 countries participated. 


The Hungarian riot police arrests an injured fan of Budapest's soccer club Ujpest before a National Cup match against local rivals Ferencvaros in Budapest on Wednesday. Most matches between the city neighbours are accompanied by fighting despite heavy security. —Reuters


Barcelona's Dutch Kluivert (top) heads the ball before scoring the first goal against Olympique Lyonnais' Brazilian Edmilson during their Champions League group F soccer match at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium on Wednesday. Barcelona won 2-0 . — Reuters 

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India take on minnows Kenya today

Bloemfontein, October 11
Minnows Kenya face an uphill task when they take on confident India in triangular one-day tri-series match here tomorrow.

Kenya, who have lost their opening match against the hosts South Africa will need to lift their performance dramatically, particularly after the type of display India gave against South Africa last night registering a creditable 41-run victory.

India were unlikely to drop either Anil Kumble or Harbhajan Singh from the line-up as both need to settle down as a spin pair, not to speak of the first hand experience they would have of bowling at this venue where the first Test against South Africa is scheduled from November 3.

Almost all the Indian batsmen have looked in good form and have scored runs in this tournament. Though batting seems to be the least of India’s worries, the fact that they have been bogged down in the slog overs has been haunting them. That would be one area the Indians would be looking to set right in this match.

India are likely to face more problems in the bowling department though, if Srinath indeed is rested. That would mean going into the match with just one medium-pacer, Ajit Agarkar, with Sodhi required to act his new ball partner. It would be interesting to see how Sodhi matches up to this challenge.

Kenya, on the other hand, would be relying heavily on their two most experienced campaigners, captain Maurice Odumbe and Steve Tikolo. These two form the backbone of the Kenyan side and would be required to put on a decent score for the team.

Kenya are also likely to opt for all the four Otieno brothers — Kennedy, Francis, David and Collins — the last two of whom prefer to identify themselves with the surname of Obuya.

Kenya also have experienced cricketers in Thomas Odoyo and Martin Suji in the medium-pace bowling department. Collins Otieno too mixed his leg breaks well against South Africa at Benoni on Sunday and has the capability to trouble the Indian batsmen.

Teams (from):

India: Sourav Ganguly (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Jacob Martin, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Deep Dasgupta, Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath.

Kenya: Maurice Odumbe (capt), Steve Tikolo, Ravindu Shah, Kennedy Otieno, Thomas Odoyo, Hitesh Modi, Martin Suji, Tony Suji, Francis Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Otieno and Collins Otieno.

Umpires: Dave Orchard and Wilf Diedricks

Third umpire: Danny Becker.

Match referee: Ahmed Ebrahim (Zimbabwe). PTI
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Ganguly praises bowlers

Pretoria, October 11
Cheered by a sizeable Indian crowd, Indian captain Saurav Ganguly praised his bowlers for their match winning performance after India defeated South Africa by 41 runs in the triangular series one day international here.

“It was a good win. There is lot of cricket more to come and I hope we can keep going from here,” said Ganguly last night. “The bowlers bowled well, though we could have batted a little better. A couple of decisions went against us,” he said referring to his own dismissal and that of Rahul Dravid.

“However, such things happen in cricket. It is all part of the game,” he added.

He was particularly happy with the way the bowlers came good. He was at the same time hopeful that his two strike pace bowlers Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra would be fit in time for the Tests.

The bowlers bowled to the spot and got the win,” he said.

On whether he was worried when Lance Klusener and Mark Boucher were on the wicket, Ganguly said” “They batted very well. But I knew if we kept the pressure, we would get them. In the end we did.”

Though he praised the team overall, he had a special word for Harbhajan. Ganguly also had a fine word for Virender Sehwag, who got the breakthrough after Klusener and Boucher had threatened to bring in an improbable win.

Harbhajan gave his captain and coach John Wright a lot of credit for keeping faith in him. “I am thankful to them and I hope we can keep going from here and win the next few matches, too,” said the spinner.

The South African skipper Shaun Pollock reached a personal landmark of 200 wickets in one-day cricket, but was still on the losing side.

“It was nice to get that (200 wickets) but it didn’t mean much as he we lost. But there is still lots more to come,” he said. He admitted that the batting had disappointed. “It was a target we could have got,” he regretted.

On Harbhajan Singh, he added, “It shows there is still a place for wicket takers in one-dayers.”

The Indians meet Kenya on Friday while South Africans take on Kenya on Sunday. UNITop

 

Dalmiya meets selectors
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 11
The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) President Jagmohan Dalmiya had a “brain storming” session with the junior and senior selection committees here today, and at the end of the meeting, averred that the “selection committee is king pin”. “No way the BCCI will interfere in the selection of the junior and senior teams”, asserted Mr Dalmiya.

But the BCCI chief made it clear that the selection would be accountable for its actions, and the coach, physio and the captain would also be answerable for the team’s performance.

This was Mr Dalmiya’s first major interaction with the national cricket selectors after besting Dr A.C. Muthiah in the BCCI presidential election in Chennai on September 28.

Mr Dalmiya said the meeting was to understand the problems of the selectors and what the administration could do to make their jobs easier. He said he was interacting with Indian coach John Wright, physiotherapist Andrew Leipes and captain Saurav Ganguly, and have asked for their “views and observations”, though there is no hurry as “I do not want to disturb them from their playing commitments in South Africa”.

Though Mr Dalmiya did not explicitly say that he was going for the head of coach John Wright, he made it clear that the coach would be held accountable for the performance of the team. The idea seems to be to build up pressure on Wright, to deliver, to justify the hefty pay packet he is receiving from the Indian board.

Mr Dalmiya said the junior selection committee was asked to make their comments and observations about the selection of the team for the Junior World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 10, 2002. Sixteen teams will participate in the World Cup, including 10 Test playing countries, ODI (one-day international) playing country Kenya , and five zonal teams. Mr Dalmiya said in view of the World Cup next year, the schedule of the Cooch-Behar and C K Nayudu Trophy under-19 tournaments would be changed as “we want to complete the tournaments by December 4”. A coaching camp for 25 players, who would be short listed on December 4, would be held from December 8 to 22. He said the probables would be picked after the Cooch-Behar and Nayudu Trophy tournaments as many among the 120 players picked from the zonal academies, have crossed the age of 19, and hence have become ineligible for selection for the World Cup.

He also welcomed the decision to former Indian captain Kapil Dev’s voluntary decision to help medium pacer Ashish Nehra correct his bowling action. 
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Consider Jadeja plea, HC tells BCCI

New Delhi, October 11
The Delhi High Court today said it was for the cricket board to consider any representation by Ajay Jadeja to reconsider its decision to ban him from playing cricket for five years.

“Jadeja wants to make representation to the BCCI that he was not heard by the board and the CBI (before taking a decision against him). In case he makes the representation, it is open to the board to consider it,” a division Bench comprising Justice Anil Dev Singh and Justice Madan B. Lokur said.

The direction was issued by the court while admitting for hearing an appeal by the BCCI against a single Bench order rejecting its plea questioning the maintainability of Jadeja’s writ petition challenging the ban order. Jadeja’s counsel P.P. Malhotra said the BCCI had imposed the ban on his client “arbitrarily” without giving him a chance to explain his position on the CBI report on match-fixing scandal. “Even the CBI had not heard Jadeja before submitting its report to the government,” Malhotra claimed.

A single judge Bench of Justice Mukul Mudgal, in an interim order on September 17, had rejected BCCI and its former President A.C. Muthiah’s objection on maintainability of Jadeja’s plea, challenging the ban order. However, the division Bench today declined to stay the order of single judge Bench, which has fixed further hearing on Jadeja’s petition for November 19.

BCCI counsel K.K. Venugopal challenged the single judges’s order on the grounds that the board is not an instrumentality of the state and, therefore, no writ under Article 226 of the Constitution lies against it.”

The division Bench said since the appeal has raised the issue whether the BCCI is an instrumentality of the state or not, it needs to be examined. “We will examine it,” the Bench said.

Venugopal focussed his arguments on the High Court’s earlier decision in Mohinder Amarnath’s case, in which a division Bench had held that the board is not an instrument of the state.

He said the relations between the BCCI and players were purely based on contractual liability against each other. If the board intended to terminate the contract, it could be challenged through a civil writ because the remedy for that lies through a civil suit, he argued. PTI
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Indian colts crush Scotland, Spain beat Canada

Hobart, October 11
India maintained their winning streak chalking out its second big win in the Junior World Cup crushing Scotland 7-1 today.

Deepak Thakur was the main scorer with four goals to his name, which included a hat-trick. Prabhjot Singh, Tejbir Singh and Kanwan Singh scored one each.

With the second straight win India have assured themselves a place in group ‘E’ which will feature top two teams from all four pools in the final league stage. Tomorrow India will meet Spain to decide the pool three topper.

Spain defeated Canada 6-1 today.

In another match today, Germany edged out the Kiwis 2 -1 to maintain their top position in Pool D in the third match of the first session in Hobart here.

Even though the performance of the Indian team satisfied most, coach Rajinder Singh was not happy. “We should have got more goals on the scoreboard. I am disappointed with the penalty corner conversions, we could get only one goal from the six PCs we got today.’’

The Indian team went into the offensive right from the start. They earned a penalty corner as early as the 5th minute but failed to stop the ball cleanly.

Prabhjot Singh opened the scoring for India in the 10th minute with a shot from mid-circle after a pleasing bout of passing among the Indian forwards.

Although India continued to dominate the proceedings with the mid-field supplying the forwards with a lot of through balls; the Indians had to wait till the 23rd minute for their second goal.

Deepak Thakur got into his class act for the day when he received a reverse shot from high left of the circle close to the right port and tipped it in. India then immediately forced two penalty corners and got a goal off their second one with Tejbir Singh flicking in an indirect pass from the mid-circle to put India three up.

Scotland then made a rare move into the Indian circle and received a penalty stroke for the body check by a defender in the circle. Niall Stoll made no mistake with a stroke sending the goalkeeper the wrong way and the Scottish had got their first goal of the tournament and the first half ended with Indian 3 -1 up.

India started the second half eager to pump in more goals and quickly earned themselves a penalty stroke in the 40th minute. Kanwan Singh made no mistake from the spot to increase India’s lead to 4 - 1.

The Indian attack continued to camping the Scottish circle, but failed to avail of their two penalty corners in the 41st and 50th minute. Deepak Thakur’s purple patch in the match began in the 51st minute when he deflected a free hit from the left of the field into the goal.

Seven minutes later Deepak was again supplying the finishing touch to a great ball from Lakra. Deepak earned himself a hat-trick with a fine individual run from the 25 yard line to beat the entire defence and slip the ball under the keeper.

The Indian thinktank had earlier watched Spain score their second successive big win over Canada with a 6 - 1 scoreline in the first match of the session today. Spain went up the attack straightaway and earned two early penalty corners in the first five minutes but failed to score.

Germany won a battle of penalty corners, scoring two of the 15 penalty corners they received to the Kiwi’s one conversion from six.

The Netherlands scored a facile victory over South Africa but the Asian teams Korea and Malaysia did not live up to their reputation in their second group matches.

The Netherlands scored and easy 3-0 victory over South Africa while Korea struggled to a 1-1 draw with unfancied France and Malaysia capitulated to a 0-5 loss to South American champions Argentina in the second session.

Argentina scored their first win in two matches when they outplayed the Malaysian side 5-0. UNI
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Arjun Singh maintains lead in Hero Golf
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
It was Arjun Singh again. This Delhi golfer followed up his record-breaking feat on the opening day with a second-round three-under in the Rs 10 lakh Hero Golf 2001 Chandigarh Open at the Chandigarh Golf Club course here today. These superb performances saw Arjun Singh build up a four-stroke lead over his nearest rival at the midway stage. He tallies an impressive 10-under 134 after the second round.

In hot pursuit of the leader was local lad Rajiv Kumar who brought in a career-best five-under 67 to settle at six under 138. Overnight second-placed K.S. Sibia, another local golfer was placed third, one stroke behind Rajiv at five-under 139. Sibia played to level-par 72.

Delhi’s Pappan was placed fourth at four-under 140, Basad Ali of Kolkata, the other golfer to bring in a five-under 67 card, was placed fifth at three-under 141. The trio of Amandeep Johl and Harmeet Kahlon (both Chandigarh) and Rahil Gangjee (Kolkata) was tied sixth at 142. Defending champion Amritinder Singh’s quest for a third straight title defence seemed like an uphill task today as the local golfer was placed tied-20th at two-over 146. Amritinder’s two rounds have produced scores of 74 and 72.

The cut was applied at 10-over 154 with 51 pros and six amateurs making it to the deciding rounds. Among the leading golfers who missed the bus were Kolkata’s Rafiq ali and Delhi’s Shamim Khan.

The Delhi Golf Club pro was at the forefront of the action for the second day in succession. But for an unfortunate double bogey on the 17th, the 31-year-old would have further widened the gap between him and the rest of the field. Supremely confident and typically composed right from the beginning, Arjun started with a par-birdie combination, with the birdie culminating in a well-judged 12-feet putt. “My feel was there right through,” said the in-form golfer. He went on to essay two more birdies on the 4th and 9th on his front-nine. After making the turn, Arjun birdied the 14th and 16th, before an unfortunate out-of-bounds tee shot on the 17th resulted in the double-bogey thereby putting a damper on what was otherwise yet another brilliant round of golf.

If K.S. Sibia stole the show yesterday with a five-under 67, another local lad Rajiv Kumar returned an identical card today. The 22-year-old Rajiv was a bundle of excitement as was the third-odd strong group of locals following him. “I just can’t believe it,” said Rajiv, after returning his best ever finish in a three-year long professional career. His earlier best was a three-under at the Patna Golf Club, during the Patna Open 2000. “I am a local golfer and that helped, because I have grown up playing this course,” admitted a modest Rajiv. “This is however not my best finish here. I have played this course to eight-under in a practice round,” he said. Rajiv’s round included just one blemish in the form of a bogey on the 10th. His card was studded with birdies on the 4th, 6th, 8th and 9th on his front-nine and two more on his back-nine on the 13th and 14th . He returned 26 putts for the day and missed just three out of 18 regulations.

Scores (after 36 holes): 134 Arjun Singh (65,69); 138 Rajiv Kumar (71,67); 139 K.S. Sibia (67,72); 140 — Pappan (69,71); 141 — Basad Ali (74,67): 142 — Amandeep Johl (72,70); Rahil Gangjeet (72,70), Harneet Kahlor (70, 72); 143 — Uttam Mundy (73, 70); Yusuf Ali (73, 70); 144 — Bhoop Singh (73, 71), Digvijay Singh (72,72), Mukesh Kumar (72, 72), Roop Singh (72,72), Shiv Prakash (71,73)

Amateurs: 143 Girish Virk (70, 73); 145 — Gurbaaz Mann (73, 72); 146 — Vikramjit Singh (77, 69).
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Bagan win IFA super league

Kolkata, October 11
Soccer giant Mohun Bagan won a gruelling IFA Super Soccer League Championship for 2001 when they came from behind to draw with traditional rivals East Bengal 1-1 in their last league match at Salt Lake Stadium here today.

Having already garnered 33 points from 12 matches earlier, glamorous Mohun Bagan just needed one point from this match.

Medio Rennedy Singh scored the equaliser a couple of minutes from the breather, after Nigerian striker Omolaja had put East Bengal in the lead in the 12th minute.

East Bengal, who have so far collected 27 points from 12 outings, still have to play against Tollygunge Agragami to finish runners-up.

With today’s achievement Mohun Bagan earned this coveted title for the 25th time against 27 times by East Bengal. UNITop

 

National sub-junior chess begins
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 11
The Sixth National Rapid Sub-Junior Chess Championship for boys and girls in under-12 and 14 section began here today at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Sector 25. The four-day meet is being organised for the first time by the Chandigarh Chess Association.

As many as 114 players, including 39 girls are taking part in the meet. Earlier Mr AP Saksena, President of the CCA, welcomed the chief guest. Mr Anthony and Mr Ishaq are the chief arbiter and arbiter, respectively , from the AICF. In the rapid chess events, each round is of one hour and 30 minutes. The players do not record their moves and all play under a watch kept on their table.

The results:

U-14: Deepan Chakarvarthi, Sidharth, Rohit G, Praveen Prasad, Sunil Rangarajan, Akshay, Kunal Gupta, Sriram Sarja, Debayan, (all won) Varun drew with Shravan, Nisam, Kunche, Kush Naimesh, Rahul Manohar and Aman Chahal (all won).

Girls: Ishwarya Shobhana, Vennela, B. Latha, Raja Surya (won) Sneha drew with Mrunalini, Madana Sree. U-12 (boys): Winners: Dasari Sai Srinivas, Sankalp Modwal, K Narayanan, B Adithya, G Revanth, GN Gopal, Vineeth Kaimal, Phandra, Shubham and Jain Shreyansh.

Girls: M Rajadarshini, Meenu Rajenran, (won), Irdl Melisa drew with Sivasankari, Nihi, Kiran Monisha, Shradha Mohanan, Anjana N, Sudharshana, Dhara Gupta, K Narayanan and Pallavi Maiya (all won).Top

 

HMV college, DAV in super league
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11
Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyala, Jalandhar, and B.B.K. D.A.V. College, Amritsar, entered the super league in the womens section of the Punjab Champions College Hockey League at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar. H.M.V College, Jalandhar topped the pool while D.A.V College is second.

HMV College demolished SN College, Amritsar 10-0 while Lyallpur Khalsa College for women, Jalandhar, scraped past DAV College, Amritsar 1-0.

H.M.V College started the goal glut in the 13th minute through Harpinder Kaur. She struck again in the 17th minute. In the 27th minute centre forward Arun Bala, sounded the board (3-0), in the 32nd minute centre half Meena scored through a penalty corner. At the lemon break H.M.V were leading 4-0. After changing ends in the 39th minute Baljit scored a classic goal from the left side. H.M.V captain Manjit Kaur then pumped in two goals in the 42nd and 43rd minutes through penalty corners. Arun Bala struck again in the 44th minute. Meena scored in the 48th minute and in the 52nd minute Arun Bala scored the last goal (10-0).

The second match played between Lyallapur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar and DAV College, Amritsar started on a fast pace as both the teams were well balanced. Khalsa girls failed to convert penalty corners in the 12th and 18th minute. In the 33rd minute Manpreet Kaur scored for the winners.
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Indian skaters finish second
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 11
Indian roller skating team which took part in artistic, speed and roller hockey at the just-concluded ninth Asian Roller Skating Championships in Taiwan bagged second overall position in the meet in which 12 countries participated. This was stated by Mr T.C. Gupta, Vice-President of the Roller Skating Federation of India here today. Gupta said as per communication received from President RSFI Pradeep Ganeriwal, at individual overall level, roller hockey team secured second place, artistic and skating got third place each.

The medal winners are artistic: Nikhil Parikh ( one bronze and one silver), Anupa Yama (one bronze). Pair skating (Rishendra Babu and N. Alekhya (one bronze each). Speed: Monish Lokhandwala (silver and one bronze), Zubin Ginwala and Jagruk Thaker (silver each). Khushoo Saini, Heer Patel and Varsha Puranik (one bronze each).

The girls roller hockey team clinched bronze, Japan won gold and China took silver. The Indian women team: Priyanka Sharma (captain), Amrita Singh, Ritika Sharma, Rayesha Rajput, Anuja Chauhan, Heena Bharti, Kriti Puri, Aditi Mahajan,Upma Jamwal and Suruchi Chandel. 
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 SPORTS BRIEFS

STEVE WAUGH FIT
MELBOURNE:
Australian captain Steve Waugh has been declared fit three weeks ahead of the first Test against New Zealand. Steve, who was diagnosed of deep vein thrombosis, would begin net practice next week, an Australian Cricket Board statement said. ACB physiotherapist, Errol Alcott said Waugh had responded well to treatment and should be available for first orange Test against New Zealand beginning on November 8 in Brisbane. UNI

PUNJAB B’MINTON
LUDHIANA:
The stage is set for the Punjab State Sub-Junior and Veteran’s Badminton Champion-ship which begins at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow. Around 150 shuttlers, sponsored by the all district associations are expected to participate in this four-day meet to be organised by the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA). Stay arrangements for the participants have been made at Kairon Kisan Ghar of Punjab Agricultural University. The benefits of this championship will go to Rajesh Dhir, a distinguished local badminton player, according to Mr R.S. Behal, honorary general secretary, LDBA. Rajesh represented the state a number of times during the period from 1980 to 1990. OSR

ASIAN SCHOOLS MEET
PATIALA:
The prestigious Asian schools cricket championships will be held at three different venues of Punjab from December 8 to 17. This was disclosed by Mr P.S. Chabbra, Secretary General of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI). Mr Chabbra said that the championships will be organised by the Punjab Education Department under the aegis of the SGFI and will be hosted at Ludhiana, Patiala and Moga. He added that the education department was all set to open a hockey academy for under-14 boys at Takhanwad village in Moga district. OSR

B’BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
NABHA:
Punjab Public School, Nabha, will host All-India Inter Public School Basketball Championship from October 12 to 15 Twentyone public schools from all over India are participating in the championship. A new multi-purpose sports complex has been constructed in the school. Lt Col B.S. Ahluwalia, Executive Director, NS, NIS, Patiala, will inaugurate the championship. OC
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