Saturday, February 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Sangha, Nationals win in League
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 22
Tarun Sangha and defending champions SAIL-Indian Nationals Football Club earned full points when they beat Garhwal Heroes 2-1 and Moonlight 3-0 respectively in Group B Super League matches of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday. Tarun Sangha came from behind to outwit Garhwal Heroes 2-1 in an interesting match. Garhwal Heroes led by 1-0 at half time. The goal was scored by inside right Naveen Parmar in the 36th minute. In the second half, Tarun Sangha made a concerted assault at the Heroes’ goal with medios Gopal Santra, Prabir Roy and Sonattan Murmu fashioning the moves, which eventually culminated in Gopal Santra putting one in to the net to get the equaliser (1-1) in the 46th minute. Outside-left Aparesh Halder scored the match-winner in the 71st minute.

Referee Ashok Ghosh gave the marching orders (red card) to Tarun Sangha’s defender Raju Soren for dangerous play while Garhwal Heroes’ Pankaj Negi and Thomas Jose were booked with the yellow card. Tarun Sangha have earned four points from two matches while Garhwal Heroes are yet to open their account after two matches. In the second match, Indian Nationals displayed their superiority in no uncertain terms when they inflicted a crushing 3-0 defeat on former champions Moonlight Club. Ran Vijay Singh scored the first goal in the 37th minute of first half while Nigerian recruit Oasis Cassio Owino made it 2-0 in the 48th minute. Pushpinder completed the tally in the 78th minute with a stunning goal. Nationals have pushed up their points tally to six from two matches while Moonlight have just one point from two matches.

Saturday’s fixtures: Hindustan vs Nivia Mughals (1 pm); IAF, New Delhi vs Shahdara (1 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium.



Piyush bowls State Bank of Patiala to win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 22
A devastating bowling spell of 4 for 31 by Piyush Sharma enabled State Bank of Patiala beat Central Bank of India by 117 runs to sail into the final of the Inter-Bank (Northern Region) Cricket Tournament, as part of the Banks’ Sports Board Sports Meet, at the Karnail Singh stadium in the Capital on Friday. State Bank of Patiala will take on Dena Bank in the final on Saturday. Dena Bank beat Canara Bank by ten wickets in the second semi-final.

Scores: State Bank of Patiala: 267 for 4 (Sanjay Mahajan 69 n o, Pankaj 47, Ranjeev Sharma 45, B S Rawat 2/57). Central Bank of India: 152 (Nitin Goel 32, Ramesh Verma 31, Piyush Sharma 4/31, Ranjeev Sharma 2/19).

Canara Bank: 123 (Jai Singh Bist 38, Sunil Batra 2/32, Pradeep Gupta 2/14, Kartar Nath 2/19). Dena Bank: 127 for no loss (Manu Nayar 71 n o, Puneet 49 n o).

In athletics, J P Saroya of Punjab National Bank (PNB) added another gold to his collection when he won the 10,000m race, clocking 37.31 minutes. Jatinder of State Bank of Patiala picked the silver while the bronze went to Amrik Singh of PNB. PNB won the 4x400m relay gold when their quarter clocked 4:20.0 min while State Bank of Patiala and Bank of Baroda finished second and third. R.Kaushik of Reserve Bank of India beat P Madan of PNB 7-2,7-4, 7-3 to set up the badminton singles title clash against compatriot K G Saxena. Saxena beat Sudhakar of PNB 7-0, 8-6, 7-0 in the other semi-final. In the doubles semi-finals, Sudhakar and P Madan of PNB beat U S Tandon and Khushwinder Singh of Punjab and Sind Bank 7-3, 7-3, 7-4 while R Kaushik and K G Saxena of RBI beat Vinay/Jatinder of State Bank of Patiala 7-1, 7-2, 7-2. In the table tennis quarter-final matches, Vaneet Chopra of SBOP b Love Kumar of PNB 11-8, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5; Jagat Singh Bisht of RBI b Sanjeev Sood of SBP 11-4, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7; Ganesh Ahuja of BOI b Vinay Yadav of OBC 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 and Himanshu P Kala of CBI b Dupinder Singh of SBP 11-6, 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10. In carrom, T K Sarkar of PNB beat Rajesh Kumar of RBI 25-11, 25-9; Vijay Sharma of RBI b D Roy of Bank of Baroda 25-18, 25-17 and Harinder Singh of RBI beat Synya Naraya of IB 25-5, 25-14 to enter the semi-finals. In the doubles, Vijay Sharma/Harinder Singh of RBI beat C P Mohanpuria and Suresh Gupta of BOB 25-16, 25-4 to enter the final. They will meet T K Santa and Tony Gupta of PJB in the final. The PJB pair beat R Virmani and Rajesh Kumar of RBI 9-25, 25-15, 25-0 in the final. In chess, Moti Ram of State Bank of Patiala widened his lead to 5.5 points at the end of the sixth round, after beating M D Kaushik of RBI. Pawan Gupta of PNB and Raminderbir Singh of State Bank of Patiala are jointly sharing the second place with 4.5 points each after drawing their game.



Bhaskar to attend Coaches’ Seminar

New Delhi, February 22
Former Delhi and North Zone dashing batsman K Bhaskar Pillai is among the four cricketers and coaches nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to attend the Combined Seminar of Level-I coaches for North, East and Central Zones to be conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association at Kanpur from March 11 to 16, according to BCCI vice president C K Khanna.

Mr Khanna announced in the Capital on Friday that Shrish Srivastava, Gursharan Singh and Raju Tandon are the others who have been picked for the seminar.

Amit Kapoor stars in E-Funds’ victory

Amit Kapoor’s deadly spell of 4 for 20 earned him the man of the match award as E-Funds coasted to a handsome 64 runs victory against Business Standard in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by Teri, at the Teri Oval in Gurgaon.

Scores: E-Funds: 151 for 5 in 25 overs (Awais Mohd 41, 5x4; Avtaran Arzare 35, 3x4, 1x6; Rakesh 2/32). Business Standard: 87 all out in 19.1 overs (Hemant Pathak 33, 2x4, 1x6; Amit Kapoor 4/20, Krishnendu Chatterjee 3/25, Sanjay Joshi 2/6).

J N Golden enter Meham cricket final

A fine all-round performance by Amanjeet Singh (50 and 3/27), a strokeful 68 (4x4, 4x6) by Pankaj Malik and deadly bowling of 4/50 by Sant Ram helped J N Golden beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by ten runs to enter the final of the fourth All-India Meham Cricket Tournament at the Amir Chand Sports Complex, Meham. Amanjeet Singh was declared the man of the match.

Scores: J N Golden: 236 for 9 in 40 overs (Pankaj Malik 68, Amanjeet Singh 50, Sunil Sudan 30, Nitin Agarwal 4/58, Sumit Rana 2/34, Joginder Singh 2/36). L B Shastri: 226 in 39.4 overs (Sanjay Rawat 55, Joginder Singh 52, Sonu Vaid 43, Sant Ram 4/58, Amanjeet Singh 3/27, John Anthony 2/28).

Dominos beat Pine Retreat

Dominos beat Pine Retreat by five wickets in the 13th Inter-Hotel Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort Complex in the Capital on Friday. Scores: Pine Retreat: 168 in 28. 4 overs (Vikas Kumar 44, 6x4; Naresh Kumar 25, 5x4; Suraj Kumar 5/16, Hemant Kumar 2/19). Dominos Hotel: 170/5 in 25. 3 overs (Jatin Sharma 72, 1x6,5x4; Gurmit Singh 25m 5x4; Suraj Kumar 5/16, Hemant Kumar 2/19).

Dominos: 1760/5 in 25.3 overs (Jatin Sharma 72, 1x6, 5x4; Gurmit Singh 24, 3x4; Suraj Kumar 26; Saurabh 26, Kuldeep 2/4).

RVC to meet Young Stud in polo final

RVC beat Panchsheel Panthers by nine goals to three and a half and Young Stud beat APRC by five goals to four in the semi-final matches of the Addl DG RVS Cup (two goals) Polo Tournament played at the Army Equestrian Polo Ground.

Saturday's fixtures: Final of Addl DG RVS Cup at Army Equestrian Centro Polo ground: RVC vs Young Stud (10.30 am); Northern India Polo: McDowell Signatures vs Army (Red) (2 p m); Oberoi Blues vs Army (Green) (3.30 pm)--Jaipur Polo ground. OC



DD wins World Cup Hockey rights

New Delhi, February 22
DD Sports has silenced its critics for not telecasting India’s historic triumph in the Junior World Cup finals at Hobart (Australia) last year when it clinched the exclusive telecast rights of the tenth senior Men’s World Cup Hockey Championship to be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from February 24 to March 9. The telecast timings of matches featuring India are: vs Japan on February 24 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm; vs Korea on February 26 from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm; vs Malaysia on February 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm; vs England on March 1 from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm; vs Cuba on March 2 from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm; vs Poland on March 4 from 4 pm to 6 pm; vs Australia on March 5 from 4 pm to 6 pm. OC



Beautification drive on in Faridabad 
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, February 22
The District Administration has taken up a comprehensive scheme to beautify the main spots in the town in a phased manner. A sum of Rs 37 lakhs had been sanctioned for illuminating a part of the national highway (Mathura Road) here.

All the lights on the highway between Bhadkhal crossing and Bata flyover will start functioning soon, according to the Deputy Commissioner. He said an underground cable was being laid by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for the purpose.

He said that Huda and the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) had taken up the responsibility for the work. He told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that efforts were being made to decongest the national highway and regulate the traffic in a proper manner.

He said while parking of trucks and other heavy vehicles had been banned on the highway, hundreds of marble dealers stationed on the Mathura Road, would soon be shifted to develop a green belt on both sides of the highway.

The Deputy Commissioner said that measures were being taken to shift dairies out of the town. Hundreds of dairies in the town, particularly those in the residential areas, would be shifted within a year.

The Deputy Commissioner said that besides making the proposed Transport Nagar (for parking of trucks) functional, efforts were on to shift out the polluting industrial units, including electroplating units, to the designated sector. 



Porcine movement being regulated 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, February 22
The Sonepat Municipal Council has launched a campaign to capture the stray pigs from different parts of the city. The officials of the council have so far captured about 1,200 pigs, found moving on the roads and streets, according to official sources.

The drive was started in view of the order issued by the District Magistrate under Section 144 Cr PC. The prohibitory order was applicable in Sonepat, Gohana, Ganaur and Kharkhauda towns in the district. Under the order, domesticated pigs should be confined in hygienic and humane conditions and should not be allowed to wander about outside their compound. It is necessary to stop the unregulated movement of pigs within the municipal limits of the towns. The district administration also clarified that the order would be applicable within a radius of two km of the four municipal towns in the district.

The order, it may be recalled, empowered the executive officer of the Municipal Council, Sonepat, and the secretaries of the municipal committees of Gohana, Ganaur and Kharkhauda to make sufficient arrangements for rounding up pigs.

The order further states that the expenses incurred in catching the pigs would be met from the municipal funds. The step has been taken after a series of public complaints that the unhindered movement of pigs in the towns had resulted in frequent accidents.


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