Thursday, October 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India






S P O R T S

Tendulkar, Ganguly hammer centuries, records
Paarl, October 24
Making ample amends to the 70-run loss to Kenya in their previous match, India defeated Kenya by 186 runs in the last league match of the triangular one-day series here today. After winning the toss and electing to bat, India scored a mammoth 351 while Kenya crawled to 165 for five in 50 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar hits a four past Kenyan wicketkeeper Kennedy Otieno (R) during their Summer Spice Series match in Paarl on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

Match-fixing charges haunt Pakistan cricketers
Dubai, October 24

The Pakistan cricket team has arrived here for the triangular cricket tournament haunted by the match-fixing charges and a probe the results of which have not yet come.





Lennox Lewis works with strength coach Courtney Shand (R) at training camp in Scotrun, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. Lewis will attempt to regain the heavyweight championship from Hasim Rahman in a November 17 rematch. 
— Reuters

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THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

 

Allan Donald to miss India series
Bloemfontein, October 24

South African fast bowler Allan Donald has been ruled out of November’s three-Test home series against India because of a stomach muscle injury, he said today.

Jalandhar, Amritsar welcome their hockey heroes
Jalandhar, October 24
Families and sports fans thronged the railway station here this morning to greet Jugraj Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Tejbir Singh, who were part of the junior hockey team which lifted the World Cup at Hobart Australia.

Four Jalandhar-based members of the victorious Indian junior hockey team go through Jalandhar in an open jeep on Wednesday. 
— Photo Pandit
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FIH shifts hockey meet from Delhi
New Delhi, October 24
Delhi will no longer host the inaugural edition of Champions Challenge hockey tournament scheduled to be held here in December due to the uncertain security situation in the subcontinent, Indian Hockey Federation said today.

Rejoicing in Graf’s hometown
Bruehl, October 24
People in former tennis star Steffi Graf’s home town Bruehl in southwestern Germany were bursting with joy yesterday after her marriage in the USA to men’s star Andre Agassi.

Bhim Award for Jitender, Inder Pal, Gurpreet
Kurukshetra, October 24
Ten outstanding international players of Haryana were conferred with the ‘Bhim Award’, the highest state sports award, by the Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand at the conclusion the four-day 17th Haryana State Games.

PSEB, SBOP in super league
Ludhiana, October 24
Punjab State Electricity Board, State Bank of Patiala and Amritsar along with hosts Ludhiana in the men’s section and Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ropar along with Ferozepore and Fatehgarh Sahib in the women’s section registered victories to enter the super league of the 42nd Punjab State Inter District and Open Table Tennis Championship being held at Shastri Indoor Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Emphatic win for Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 24
Ludhiana scored an emphatic victory by 89 runs over Patiala in the inaugural league match of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the M L Markan Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala on Tuesday.

Amritsar beat Moga
Nawanshahr, October 24
Amritsar defeated Moga and Ropar defeated Patiala to reach the finals of the 47th state-level under-19 badminton tournament currently under way here at Municipal Indoor Stadium. In the girls section (under 19) Patiala and Jalandhar will clash in the finals tomorrow. They defeated Ludhiana and Moga, respectively.

Punjab judo meet from  Nov 10
Chandigarh, October 24
The Punjab Senior Judo Championship will be held at Anandpur Sahib on November 10 and 11 and the state team for the National Games will be selected on the basis of this championship, according to Mr T.C. Gupta, senior vice-president, Judo Federation of India and president, Punjab Judo Association.

GND varsity eves hockey champs
Amritsar, October 24
Hosts and last years’ champions Guru Nanak Dev University won the all-India Inter-University Women’s Hockey Championship with seven points. Delhi University, Delhi finished runners-up with five points and Punjabi University, Patiala, remained third with two points.

Games panel to meet on Oct 27
Chandigarh, October 24
An urgent meeting of the steering committee of the National Games is being held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on October 27, which will be presided over by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and president, Punjab Olympic Association, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.Top







 

Tendulkar, Ganguly hammer centuries, records

Paarl, October 24
Making ample amends to the 70-run loss to Kenya in their previous match, India defeated Kenya by 186 runs in the last league match of the triangular one-day series here today. After winning the toss and electing to bat, India scored a mammoth 351 while Kenya crawled to 165 for five in 50 overs.

India will meet South Africa in the final in Durban in a day/night fixture.

Kenyan plodded along at 106 for four after 30 overs. With such a huge target, it became clear after some early overs that the Kenyans were more focused in playing out the 50 overs rather than make a hopeless charge at 352.

Their opening batsmen Ravindu Shah and Kennedy Otieno put on 42 runs, before being separated. Shah was the first to go run out for 24.

The Indian batting exploded in sheer brilliance today, raising a commanding 351 for three in the alotted 50 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar and captain Sourav Ganguly cracked their second hundred of the tournament in a world record opening wicket stand while Virendra Sehwag smashed 55 runs off just 23 balls to give finishing touches in style.

It was a thoroughly dominating performance by the Indian batsmen, especially Tendulkar and Ganguly, whose 258-run stand was the best for any opening pair and bettered their own previous record of 252.

And Sehwag made a mockery of India’s perceived inability to score quickly in the slog overs blasting fours and sixes all around the ground as the Indians added 105 runs in the last 10 overs. The stocky middle-order batsman hit two fours and two sixes to take 26 runs from the final over bowled by Martin Suji.

Except Ganguly, who was out for 111, all Indian batsmen scored at more than run-a-ball, and Tendulkar led the pack with a brilliant 146 off 132 balls.

This was the second successive 350-plus total conceded by Kenya after South Africa smashed them for 354 in the previous game.

Quite unlike themselves, Ganguly and Tendulkar were extremely subdued in the initial overs and the first eight overs produced just 32 runs. But it proved to be just the lull before the storm. The duo cut loose in the ninth over and suddenly they were scoring at well over six runs an over.

Ganguly hit Martin Suji, who conceded 81 runs in his seven overs, to long-off boundary for a four and then went over the mid-on for a six in the ninth over. Another four, this time to fine leg, on the last ball of the over saw the Indian captain become the third Indian to cross 7000 runs in one-day internationals. PTI

SCOREBOARD

India:

Ganguly c Patel b Odoyo 111

Tendulkar c Odumbe b Odoyo 146

Sehwag not out 55

Laxman b Odoyo 15

Y. Singh not out 10

Extras: (b-1, lb-3, w-8, nb-2) 14

Total: (for 3 wkts, 50 overs) 351

Fall of wickets: 1-258, 2-270, 3-310.

Bowling: M. Suji 7-0-81-0, Odoyo 10-1-67-3, Ongondo 3-0-26-0, T. Suji 2-0-14-0, C. Obuya 10-0-52-0, Tikolo 10-0-54-0, Odumbe 7-0-44-0, Patel 1-0-9-0.

Kenya

K Otieno st Dravid b Yuvraj 40

Shah run out 24

Tikolo lbw b Kumble 1

M Odoyo c sub b Harbhajan 20

T Odoyo st Dravid b Yuvraj 12

Modi not out 31

M Suji not out 15

Extras 22

Total (for 5 wkts, 50 overs) 165

Fall of wickets: 1/42, 2/57, 3/102, 4/104, 5/125.

Bowling: Srinath 7-1-27-0, Kumble 8-0-24-1, Harbhajan 7-1-13-1, Agarkar 7-1-15-0, Sodhi 6-0-25-0, Yuvraj 10-1-35-2, Sehwag 5-1-11-0.

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Match-fixing charges haunt Pakistan cricketers


Pakistan captain Waqar Younis arrives with his wife and baby at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. The Pakistan team arrived for the Sharjah tri-national tournament to be held from October 26 to November 4, with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. 
— Reuters photo

Dubai, October 24
The Pakistan cricket team has arrived here for the triangular cricket tournament haunted by the match-fixing charges and a probe the results of which have not yet come.

“No doubt, the current match-fixing inquiry is adding to the mental strain of players” said Pakistan’s new coach Mudassar Nazar on arrival at Dubai international airport.

“I am not sure how long it will take for the (Bhandari) Commission to come to a conclusion but the sooner it (comes) the better for the players to play tension-free cricket”, Mudassar was today quoted by the Khaleej Times as saying.

Pakistan captain Waqar Younis who arrived with his wife and child regretted that match-fixing allegations and inquiry had brought a bad name to the country, people and players.

The Bhandari Commission, formed in May this year, is investigating whether Pakistan’s shock 62-run loss to Bangladesh and 47-run defeat against India during the 1999 World Cup were rigged.

Pakistan is facing the same opponents in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in the $250,000 prize tournament at Sharjah commencing on October 26.

Pakistan lost the title clash against Sri Lanka last time at Sharjah after an unbeaten run in the league phase of the championship.

Pakistan are without hard-hitting batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is facing a two-match ban, in the first two matches of the 10-day tournament, organised by the Cricketer’s Benefit Fund Series.

Inzamam was fined half his match fee and slapped a two-match ban for showing dissent against Peter Willey’s decision in the Nat West Series final in England.

“It is true that we have not played much international cricket for some time but it does not mean the boys are rusty. They all have been playing domestic cricket and are in fine nick,” Mudassar said.

“We are not taking Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe lightly. Sri Lanka in particular have enjoyed a great deal of success of late and they will be the ones to beat,” Mudassar said adding that Pakistani batsmen were capable of facing the Lankan bowling attack led by off-spinner Muthiah Muralitharan.

Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed said his players had excelled in the domestic circuit but “it is unfortunate that match-fixing allegations are still flying around.”

Refuting the notion that the Pakistan Cricket Board was not backing the players, he said “the idea is to clear the names of the players once for all. But the guilty, if any, won’t go unpunished”.

Waqar was quoted by the Dawn newspaper in Pakistan as saying it was unfortunate that an inquiry was set up even if one finger was pointed at any result.

“The saddest part is that it is the country, people and players who are getting the bad name. We are now the laughing stock. It hurts me deeply because instead of first determining the evidence the players are called and made to go through the inquiry process which I tell is very depressing”.

Team: Waqar Younis (capt), Inzamam-ul-Haq (vice-capt), Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Yousuf Youhana, Abdur Razzaq, Rashid Latif (wk), Wasim Akram, Azhar Mahmood, Shoaib Malik, Naved Latif, Shoaib Akhtar, Danish Kaneria and Taufeeq Umar. PTITop

 

Allan Donald to miss India series

Bloemfontein, October 24
South African fast bowler Allan Donald has been ruled out of November’s three-Test home series against India because of a stomach muscle injury, he said today.

Donald, who has played no international cricket this season, strained the muscle while playing for Free State in a first class match at the weekend, which has also put his chance of making the tour to Australia at the end of the year in doubt.

“It’s going to cost me another four to six weeks so that’s going to put me out of the picture for the entire Test series against the Indians,” Donald told Reuters.

“The start of the summer has nothing but setbacks for me but I remain positive — I’m going to get this right once and for all and hopefully be part of the squad which goes to Australia.”

The 35-year-old missed South Africa’s tour to Zimbabwe because of a serious flu strain and was hoping to play in the Tests against India ahead of the tour to Australia.

“Obviously there’s a reason for every injury, but when I came back from the flu my body was so knocked back that I was more injury-prone than I probably realised,” Donald said.

“From a fitness point of view, although I felt quite strong. I probably wasn’t ready to get back out there.”

“I should be OK to play against the Australians — that’s what they tell me, even though it’s a pretty severe strain.”

“But nobody’s got the right to play for South Africa and I don’t see my selection to go to Australia as in any way automatic, seeing that I have not played a lot of cricket.” ReutersTop

 

Jalandhar, Amritsar welcome their hockey heroes
Our Sports Reporters


A jubiliant Prabhjot Singh "Jyoti" with his father, after arriving in Amritsar on Wednesday. Prabhjot was a member of the junior hockey team, which won the World Cup in Hobart, Australia. 
— Photo Rajiv Sharma

Jalandhar, October 24
Families and sports fans thronged the railway station here this morning to greet Jugraj Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Tejbir Singh, who were part of the junior hockey team which lifted the World Cup at Hobart Australia.

The reception was mainly organised by their families, former Olympians and members of the Surjit Hockey Society. The four winners were welcomed, besides others, by Olympians Gurmehar Singh, Dawinder Singh Garcha, Pargat Singh, Surinder Singh Sodhi, Harpreet Singh, and Dhanraj Pillay.

Families and relatives of the players were also present, apparently elated over the performance of their loved ones. After their rousing welcome, they boarded an open jeep which went around in the city in the shape of a procession.

Talking to the mediapersons, the players said they were happy the way they were being treated by the residents after their victory, “We are happy to be back home and we don’t have the words to express our feelings,” they said.

Bikramjit Singh, full back who hails from Baba Bakala, started playing in 1993. He was first selected for the under-12 team in the Surjit Hockey Academy at Jalandhar. He gives credit to his coach Mohan Singh and his uncle Amarjit Singh.

Jugraj Singh, also full back, loved athletics but later switched to hockey. “Today I am elated over my decision to switch over from athletics to hockey,” said Jugraj Singh. He has been playing hockey for the past seven years. Jugraj had captained the under-18 team in the Asia Cup in Malaysia where he was the top scorer with 14 goals. He was selected to the Asia XI. Commenting on the win, he stated that the whole team was in high spirits and were also physically fit.

Kanwalpreet Singh, also a full back, gives credit for the win to hard work and team cooperation. A product of Surjit Academy, he has been playing for the past nine years. While studying at Guru Amar Dass School, he got selected in the under-18 team at the Surjit Academy. His motivation comes from the stalwart of hockey, Pargat Singh, in whose footsteps he wants to follow.

Tejbir, at left-in forward, took to the stick in class seventh. He hails from village Maitha and also played in the Azlan Shah championship. His inspiration comes from his grandfather, Narayan Singh, who encourages him to play on. All four give credit to Surjit Academy for its support and the attitude of hard work, which has been inculcated in them by it.

AMRITSAR: Prabhjot Singh, a key member of the victorious Indian team arrived here to a rousing reception as hundreds of fans, friends, hockey players swarmed to greet him as he alighted from Swarn Shatabdi Express this afternoon.

Prabhjot, talking to newspersons, said the World Cup victory was a team effort, where every player played a significant role. The most crucial and crunch match against the formidable Dutch team, which India won 4-3 in the quarterfinals made the team bounce back into the tournament and they grabbed the chance to claim the title.

He was all praise for Deepak Thakur and Jugraj Singh, adding that Jugraj would become India’s finest penalty corner expert in the years to come.

Prabhjot who works for Indian Oil, has also been promoted to the post of a Senior Sales Officer after the victory.

The present members of the team have already been invited for a camp to be held at Ludhiana to prepare for the coming international tournaments.

Prabhjot (21) who hails from Batala, started playing hockey about seven years ago and has four years training stint with Sports Authority of India at Patiala. He was later was selected to play in the World Cup.

He gave full credit to his coach A.K. Bansal, who trained him initially and the coach of the victorious World Cup team, Olympian Rajinder Singh who was instrumental in knitting the team into a unit, which made it possible for them to win the World Cup.

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to give a reward of Rs 1.25 lakh to Deepak Thakur, star scorer of the victorious hockey team. Deepak hails from Una district.

Mr Parveen Sharma, Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports announced the award today. Besides the prize money, Deepak will also be given a government job. He said the state government was laying emphasis on promotion of sports in the state and expressed hope that outstanding performance of Deepak Thakur will inspire the budding talent of the state to show their worth at national and international level. TNS
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FIH shifts hockey meet from Delhi

New Delhi, October 24
Delhi will no longer host the inaugural edition of Champions Challenge hockey tournament scheduled to be held here in December due to the uncertain security situation in the subcontinent, Indian Hockey Federation said today.

Expressing its inability to force teams to play in the subcontinent, the International Hockey Federation informed the IHF that it was not possible to hold the first Champions Challenge event in the Indian capital from December 7 to 15.

“The FIH is not to be blamed. Many of the participating countries expressed their inability to come because of Delhi’s proximity to Afghanistan,” IHF President K.P.S. Gill told PTI.

The FIH said in its communication that only a few associations would have travelled to India due to the international political circumstances.

Asked why the event can’t be shifted to any other city in the country, Gill said: “Under international rules the condition is to have two synthetic turfs in the same city, a requirement which only Delhi meets.”

Gill said he saw no reason for some nations’ reluctance to come here and added “We cannot force them to come.”

The event, which is likely to be shifted to Kuala Lumpur, was introduced this year as the second rung competition for the Champions Trophy and features India, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Japan, Malaysia, Argentian and Canada in men’s section while India, Germany, South Korea, South Africa, England and US are to compete in the women’s section.

Last month, the FIH had shifted the Champions Trophy from Lahore in Pakistan to rotterdam in the Netherlands. PTI
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Rejoicing in Graf’s hometown

Bruehl, October 24
People in former tennis star Steffi Graf’s home town Bruehl in southwestern Germany were bursting with joy yesterday after her marriage in the USA to men’s star Andre Agassi.

“Congratulations to our honoured citizen Steffi Graf for her marriage,” the town wrote on its Internet site (www.bruehl-baden.de).

The website included a signed school class photo of Steffi.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ralf Goeck told reporters in Bruehl: “It is really great. We are all thrilled for Steffi.”

He called on residents of the town to collect documents on Graf in order to put together a book that will be given to her when she visits in January.

The book will be “a small present for her new life with her husband and child,” Mr Goeck said.

The couple has been dating for more than two years and they are expecting their first child in December.

“We all knew that she was going to get married. Only the date was not known,” he said.

The Bruehl Tennis Club, where Graf has never played, said it was going to send her a membership card.

Graf and Agassi, who is American, married Monday in a small, private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It was the first marriage for Graf, 32.

Agassi, 31, was married to actress Brooke Shields for two years. The couple divorced in 1999. AFP
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Bhim Award for Jitender, Inder Pal, Gurpreet
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, October 24
Ten outstanding international players of Haryana were conferred with the ‘Bhim Award’, the highest state sports award, by the Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand at the conclusion the four-day 17th Haryana State Games. The award carries an amount of Rs 50,000, a tie and a blazer.

The five players who were given the award for the year 1999-2000 included Shamsher Singh, kabaddi (Sonepat), Yashpal Solanki, judo (Hisar), Balwinder Kaur, hockey (Kurukshetra), Sunita Dalal, hockey (Rohtak) and Amir Singh, vollyball, (Kurukshetra).

The five winners of the Bhim Award for the year 2000-2001 included Jitender Kumar, boxing (Rohtak), Ram Mehar, kabaddi (Bhiwani), Inder Pal Singh rowing (Yamunanagar), Naresh Kumar, wrestler (Bhiwani) and Gurpreet Kaur, hockey (Kurukshetra).

Besides the 11 outstanding players of Haryana, who had made a mark in the international games were also awarded. These included Satish Yadav, judo (Hisar), Joginder (Sonepat), Sri Badal and Yashbir (Faridabad), all for kabaddi, Anil Kumar (Sonepat), wrestling, Amrita Singh, Heena Ahuja, Priyanka, Shereya Sahani, Meenaxi Kohli and Indu all (Panchkula), for roller skating. As many as 56 players who had won medals at the national level were also honoured.

Hisar emerged overall champions with 44 points in the games. Bhiwani were second place with 41 points and Jind third with 37 points.

Sonepat won the hockey title beating Haryana Police. Rohtak were third, defeating Kurukshetra 7-1. In the women’s section Kurukshetra secured the title defeating Sonepat 9-1, while Gurgaon were third defeating Jind 3-0.

In the men’s freestyle wrestling, Nidani was first, securing 18 points while Bhiwani and Sonepat were placed second and third with 17 and 16 points, respectively. In the men’s Greco-Roman event Sonepat emerged champions with 23 points while Nidani and Jhajjar secured second and third places with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

In the women’s section Hisar were first with 23 points followed by Fatehabad with 22 points and Ch Bharat Singh Memorial Sports School, Nidani, and Bhiwani. Sonepat won 12 medals while Bhiwani and Ch Bharat Singh Memorial School, Nidani won 11 medals each.

In women’s gymnastics Ambala were the winner with 132.75 points while Rohtak and Sports School, Rai, with 115.925 and 96.465 points, respectively, were second and third. Chetna of Ambala was declared the best gymnast, securing 27.09 points. Vinay of Rohtak with 26.350 and Jyoti Kaushal of Ambala with 25.975 points were second and third, respectively. In the men’s section Gurgaon, with 215.60 points, were the winners followed by Ambala and Bhiwani with 156.90 and 156.40 points, respectively. Pardeep Kumar of Gurgaon was the best gymnast, securing 47.30 points while Vikram Yadav and Krishan, both of Gurgaon, with 46.00 and 43.90 points, respectively, were second and third.

In the men’s cycling Kurukshetra, with 21 points, were the winners while Karnal, with 13 points, were second. In the women’s event Kurukshetra, with 27 points, were the winners and Karnal with 7 points were second.

Bhiwani became the winners in the men’s athletics securing 49 points while Hisar and Kurukshetra with 41 and 29 points, respectively, were second and third. In the women’s athletics Jhajjar, with 37 points, became the winners while Hisar, with 36 and Sonepat with 28 points, were second and third. Surinder Singh of Hisar, with 13 points, and Poonam Sahu, also of Hisar with 18 points, were the best athletes in the men’s and women’s sections, respectively.

Sunita Dahiya of Sonepat, with 56.78 seconds won gold medal in the 400 metres breaking her previous record of 57.56 seconds. Poonam Sahu of Hisar broke her previous record by getting 3562 points, in the heptathlon. Sonepat made a new record in 4x400 metres relay race with 4 minutes, 15.36 seconds.

In men’s kho-kho Rohtak defeated Bhiwani in the 13-7, while Sonepat were third. In the women’s section Rohtak defeated Bhiwani 13-7 to become the winners while Jind were third, defeating Kurukshetra 13-5 points.

In women’s basketball Hisar defeated Ambala 34-11, while Bhiwani defeated Karnal 38-27 to secure the third position. In the men’s event Haryana Police defeated Sonepat 76-52 while Rohtak got the third place defeating Bhiwani 80-61.

In men’s kabaddi (national style) Sonepat defeated Haryana Police 36-31 to the on top while Rohtak defeated Jhajjar to get the third position. In the women’s event Panipat defeated Rohtak 45-40 and Jind secured the third position.
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PSEB, SBOP in super league
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 24
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) and Amritsar along with hosts Ludhiana in the men’s section and Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ropar along with Ferozepore and Fatehgarh Sahib in the women’s section registered victories to enter the super league of the 42nd Punjab State Inter District and Open Table Tennis Championship being held at Shastri Indoor Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

In the junior boy’s section, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar while Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ropar in the junior girls section secured their berths in the super league.

In the league phase ( men), top ranked team PSEB blanked Fatehgarh Sahib 3-0, second ranked SBOP prevailed over Patiala 3-1, Amritsar drubbed Ropar 3-0 but fourth ranked Jalandhar lost to Ludhiana 2-3.

In the women’s section, Amritsar outclassed Sangrur 3-0 and then Ropar 3-0. Jalandhar defeated Fatehgarh Sahib 3-1 and Ropar 3-0. Ropar got the better of Ferozepore 3-1.

Today’s results: — (team championship junior boys) — Amritsar b Sangrur 3-0, Sangrur b Hoshiarpur 3-2, Patiala b Ferozepore 3-0, Ferozepore b Faridkot 3-1, Ropar b Ludhiana 3-0, Ludhiana b Mansa 3-2, Jalandhar b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-0 and Fatehgarh Sahib b Gurdaspur 3-1.

Junior girls — Amritsar b Ferozepore 3-0, Jalandhar b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-1, Fatehgarh Sahib b Faridkot 3-0, Ropar b Patiala 3-2, Amritsar b Ropar 3-2 and Ropar b Jalandhar 3-0.

Cadet girls — Ludhiana b Ferozepore 3-1, Patiala b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-2, Jalandhar lost to Ludhiana 1-3 and Patiala b Ropar 3-1.

Cadet boys — Jalandhar b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-0, Ludhiana b Ropar 3-1, Amritsar b Jalandhar 3-2.

Subjunior girls — Patiala b Ferozepore 3-1, Ropar b Ludhiana 3-2, Fatehgarh Sahib b Jalandhar 3-2, Jalandhar b Faridkot 3-1 and Patiala b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-2.

Sub Junior boys — Amritsar b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-1, Jalandhar b Patiala 3-2, Ferozepore b Jalandhar 3-0, Ludhiana b Ropar 3-2 and Ludhiana b Mansa 3-0.

Women — Amritsar b Sangrur 3-0, Faridkot b Sangrur 3-0, Jalandhar b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-1, Fatehgarh Sahib b Patiala 3-2, Ropar b Ferozepore 3-1, Ferozepore b Ludhiana 3-2, Amritsar b Ropar 3-0 and Jalandhar b Ropar 3-0.

Men — PSEB b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-0, Gurdaspur b Fatehgarh Sahib 3-1, SBOP b Patiala 3-1, Patiala b Sangrur 3-2, Amritsar b Ropar 3-0, Ropar b Hoshiarpur 3-1, Ludhiana b Jalandhar 3-2 and Ludhiana b Ferozepore 3-0.
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Emphatic win for Ludhiana
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 24
Ludhiana scored an emphatic victory by 89 runs over Patiala in the inaugural league match of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the M L Markan Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala on Tuesday.

Batting first after winning the toss, Ludhiana made 290 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their stipulated 90 overs. At one point, Ludhiana were tottering at 195 for 8 but some sensible batting by Rattan Bricher and Sachin Sharma steadied the innings and in the process added 95 invaluable runs for the ninth wicket. They remained unbeaten on 55 and 61 runs respectively.

Ludhiana bowlers restricted the hosts to 201 runs. Yogesh, a student of class 9 at Sargodha National Public School, Ludhiana with his accurate off-spin bowling scalped four victims conceding 57 runs in 10 overs. Karan Goel and Tavish Gupta grabbed three and two wickets respectively for 15 and 10 runs.

Brief scores:- Ludhiana 290 for 8 in 90 overs ( Tavish Gupta 50, Karan Goel 41, Rattan Bricher 55 n.o., Sachin Sharma 61 n.o., Hardevinder Singh 4 for 54, Roopinder 3 for 59 and Ankur Jund 1 for 108)

Patiala 201 all out (Navjot Matharu 52, Ravinder Singh 19, Ankur Jund 63, Yogesh 4 for 57, Karan Goel 3 for 15 and Tavish Gupta 2 for 10)Top

 

Amritsar beat Moga
Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, October 24
Amritsar defeated Moga and Ropar defeated Patiala to reach the finals of the 47th state-level under-19 badminton tournament currently under way here at Municipal Indoor Stadium.

In the girls section (under 19) Patiala and Jalandhar will clash in the finals tomorrow. They defeated Ludhiana and Moga, respectively.

In the under-17 (boys) section Amritsar defeated Ropar and Nawanshahr defeated Sangrur in the semifinals. In the under-17 girls section Patiala defeated Ferozepore and Moga defeated Ropar in the semifinals. In the under-14 boys section, Nawanshahr defeated Muktsar and Ludhiana defeated Gurdaspur in the semifinals. In the under-14 girls section Nawanshahr will clash with Amritsar in the final tomorrow. They defeated Ferozepore and Ropar, respectively, in the semifinals played today.
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Punjab judo meet from Nov 10
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 24
The Punjab Senior Judo Championship will be held at Anandpur Sahib on November 10 and 11 and the state team for the National Games will be selected on the basis of this championship, according to Mr T.C. Gupta, senior vice-president, Judo Federation of India and president, Punjab Judo Association. 

Mr G.S. Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, will preside over the finals and give away the prizes. This meet will also enable the organisers to test the facilities at the newly set up centrally Academy of Martial Arts, which is the venue of competitions during the National Games.

Entries close with Mr A.S. Grewal, secretary, Punjab Judo Association on November 3.
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GND varsity eves hockey champs
Our Sports Reporter

Amritsar, October 24
Hosts and last years’ champions Guru Nanak Dev University won the all-India Inter-University Women’s Hockey Championship with seven points. Delhi University, Delhi finished runners-up with five points and Punjabi University, Patiala, remained third with two points.

Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, presided over the last league match and gave away the trophies to the winners. The hosts in their last league match against Kerala University won the tie 2-0. In the first half they were leading by one goal scored by Baljit (Jr.). Baljit scored another in the second half.

In another league match, the match between the Delhi University and Punjabi University ended in a goal-less draw.
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Games panel to meet on Oct 27
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 24
An urgent meeting of the steering committee of the National Games is being held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on October 27, which will be presided over by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and president, Punjab Olympic Association, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa. This was stated here today by Mr T.C. Gupta, chairman, Media and Publicity Committee.

The meeting will take stock of the progress made for the National Games which will be inaugurated by the President of India, Mr K.R. Narayanan on November 19. Over 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Games.

The general assembly of Indian Olympic Association will also meet at Ludhiana on November 18, a day before the opening ceremony. The agenda of the meeting includes consideration of applications of some state associations and national sports federations for affiliation.
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 SPORTS BRIEFS

ICC TROPHY
SYDNEY:
The ICC Championship Trophy, awarded to Australia for being the leading team in world cricket, was unveiled at the headquarters of the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) in Melbourne on Wednesday. The trophy was presented to ACB chief executive James Sutherland and will reside in the ACB boardroom. Reuters

DALMIYA HAILS ECB DECISION
KOLKATA:
Cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya has welcomed the England and Wales Cricket Board’s decision to stick to their planned tour of India and said the government would take care of security aspects. “The security will be there. It’s all being done at the government level,” Mr Dalmiya said here. “The Indian Government in the past had dealt with several sensitive visits like that of Pakistan,” he said. “I hail their decision (to stick to the schedule).... We have been able to allay their fears and are in constant touch with each other.” The ECB formally gave its go ahead to the national team’s scheduled tour of India this winter while allowing individual cricketers to take a decision on their participation. PTI

MINOO GOLAKHARI DEAD
PUNE:
Minoo Golakhari, the doyen of women’s hockey in India, passed away on Wednesday at a city hospital here. He was 82. Known as ‘Minoo Sir’ in hockey fraternity, Golakhari had not only put women’s hockey on the world map but also produced innumerable Olympians and international hockey players such as India’s first captain Dr Zareena Madraswala, Elysa Nelson, Geeta Sarin, Rekha Bhinde, Nazneen Madraswala, Dolly Tarapore and Otilia Mascarenhas. Golakhari was a contemporary of the late Kartar Singh and along with Begum Aizaz Rasool had sculpted women’s hockey to its present position. He also was a contemporary of the late sprinter Lavy Pinto and had trained ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh in his initial years. UNI

VETTORI REPLACED
SYDNEY:
New Zealand on Wednesday called up 31-year-old off-spinner Paul Wiseman to replace injured Daniel Vettori for their cricket tour to Australia. The loss of the left-arm Vettori is a huge blow for New Zealand given their lack of quality slow bowlers. Wiseman is expected to play against the Queensland Academy of Sport in Brisbane on Friday, with a maximum of two matches before the Tests to win the confidence of his captain Stephen Fleming. AFP

RONALDO RECOVERS
MILAN:
Internasionale striker Ronaldo has recovered from a light thigh strain that delayed his long-awaited return to Serie A action and said he was ready to play in Saturday’s league match againt Juventus. AP

PATIALA
CLUB BADMINTON:
The second Masters Inter-Club Badminton championships will be held at the Rajindera Gymkhana on October 27 and 28. The two-day meet, which is being organised by the Patiala Badminton Clubs Coordination Committee, will be open to shuttlers in the age categories of 35-40 years, 40-45 years, 45-50 years and 50-55 years. A doubles event for men will also be held.

CRICKET TOURNEY: Factory Area Club beat Punjabi University Employees Cricket Club (PUECC) by 91 runs in the first Anoop Memorial Cricket Tournament match played at the MES cricket ground here today. Brief scores: Factory area club: 182 for 2 (Kailash 103 n.o, Dimple Kumar 51 n.o, Ranbir 2 for 22); PUECC: 89 all out (Vikram 34, Jasbir 15, Sandeep 3 for 17, Dimple Kumar 3 for 6, Sanjeev Pandey 2 for 22). In the second match of the day, Power Club, Rajpura, beat Rangila Cricket Club by 8 wickets. Brief scores: Rangila CC: 116 for 2 ( Narinder Kumar 40 n.o., Maninder Singh 40 n.o., Satish 1 for 25); Power Club: 117 for 2 ( Rockey 57, Binu Sehgal 24, Manoj 2 for 14).
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