Wednesday, February 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Haryana embark on talent hunt in boxing

New Delhi, February 5
The Haryana State Boxing Association will soon embark on a massive talent hunt all over the state to pick 50 boys for specialised training in a bid to make them champion material in the next four years.

Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) working president, R S Dalal, who is also the Inspector-General of Police, Gurgaon, said he had already selected five boys after interviewing 105 probables, and the talent hunt will continue till 50 boxers are picked by March 30.

Mr Dalal said all the State boxing associations have been directed to embark on a talent hunt scheme to unearth hidden talent in a bid to churn out champion boxers by the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Mr Dalal said the one-point agenda of IABF president Abhay Singh Chautala was to bring gold medals from boxing in the coming Olympic Games. Mr Dalal said India lacked many good boxers in the heavy weight category, and the idea was to create a pool of talent at the top level “so that enough good boxers are available for major international competitions, instead of depending on one or two good boxers”. He said that he had to persuade YMCA president, Air Marshal Keelor to re-start the YMCA Junior International Boxing Championship which was lying dormant for the last three years. And the overwhelming response the championship received has given a shot in the arm to boxing in the country. The IABF has drawn up an elaborate calendar till the Asian Games in Pusan so that the pugilists are given systematic and regular competition-cum-exposure.



Sports Briefs...
Anand Mishra bowls Rly Officers to victory

New Delhi, February 5
A deadly bowling spell of 4 for 21 by Anand Mishra helped Railway Officers’ Cricket Association beat hosts Teri (Tata Energy Research Institute) by six wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by Teri at the Teri Oval, Gurgaon. Teri won the toss and opted to bat.

Scores: Teri: 132 all out in 23 overs (P V Jayaprakash 34, 5x4, 2x6; Anand Mishra 4/21). Railway Officers’ Cricket Assocition: 135 for 4 in 20.4 overs (Rajeev Mahajan 43, 9x4; Bhupinder Singh 30, 4x4; Mahesh 2/15).

Raddison beat Hyatt in cricket

Raddison Hotel beat Hyatt Residency by six wickets in the IHC Tournament at the Siri Fort ground in the Capital on Tuesday.

Scores: Hyatt Residency: 121 all out in 26.2 overs (Umesh Bhardwaj 30,3x4; Sunil Verma 3/12; Anand Bisariya 3/2).

Radisson: 125/4 in 25.4 overs (Amit Kumar 39 n o, 5x4; Rajan Vohra 30, 2x4; Vivek Kapoor 27, 4x4).

Shobit stars in Sonnet’s victory

A fine unbeaten knock of 92 (6x4,106 balls) by Shobit Kaushik and a deadly bowling spell of 4 for 30 by Prateek Suneja enabled Sonnet Club beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi by five runs to enter the final of the Roshanara Pepsi Cup (Under-13) Junior Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara ground.

Scores: Sonnet: 193/4 in 40 overs (Shobit Kaushik 92 n o, Rushal Bhaskar 39). Gyan Bharti South Delhi: 188 in 39.5 overs (Mohit Sharma 72, Prateek Pawar 44, Prateek Suneja 4/30, Nipun Malhotra 2/21, Manan Sharma 2/48).

Bodybuilding Championship

The Delhi Amateur Bodybuilding Association will organise an Open Mr Delhi Bodybuilding Championship in the memory of late Deepak Sharma at the Community Centre, Sarai Julena, near Surya Hotel, on February 9 and 10.

The Delhi team for the Inter-State Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), will be selected during the championship. The weighning-in will be held at Muscle Gym., Sarai Julena. More information can be had from Mr Amit Sharma at 98106-67580.

Umpires Committee Meeting

The Umpires’ Committee Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be held at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday, February 10. OC


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