Friday, March 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Review committee to monitor coaching: Bharti
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti announced the setting up of a committee to review the training of coaches being conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in a bid to reduce the dependence of foreign coaches.

The committee has been asked to review the content of the training being imparted to the coaches. The minister felt that the countryís approach should be to improve the quality of Indiaís coaches to bring them at par with foreign coaches. She said there could be active association with leading sports practising countries like Australia with whom India has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for co-operation in sports.

Ms Uma Bharti has asked the committee to submit its report with suggestions on balancing the basic and refresher training courses being conducted now. The minister was reviewing the performance of the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Ms Bharti has asked the SAI to present a detailed action plan for the activities proposed during the year, keeping in view the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and other international events. She also directed the officials concerned to prepare a vision statement for sporting excellence in the coming five years.

The other issues discussed at the meeting were giving provision of embankment for the astro turf at NIS, Patiala, solving the gradient problem of the velodrome at NIS, Patiala and air-conditioning of rooms at NIS, Patiala.



Srinath, Vishal enter semis of PSCB Tennis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
Former India players P Srinath, Vishal Uppal, Vinod Sridhar and Narendernath made the semi-final grade in the menís singles of the 21st Petroleum Sports
Control Board Tennis Tournament, hosted by the Engineers India Limited, at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts in the Capital.

Srinath of IOCL toyed with V N Premprakash of ONGC 6-2,6-1 while Delhi boy Vishal Uppal scored an identical 6-2,6-1 victory against S K Palani of ONGC. Vinod Sridhar of GAIL beat Vivek Satyajit 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 while Narendernath of HPCL beat R Dutta of OIL 6-2,6-1. In the menís doubles semi-finals, P Srinath and Vasudev Reddy beat R Dutta and A Hakim of OIL 6-2,6-4 while Vishal Uppal and Vinod Sridhar beat N Premprakash and S K Palani of ONGC 6-2,6-2.In the veteransí singles, Kalyan Barua of OIL beat Vikas Gupta of EIL 6-1,6-3 while Dr Abbas of IOCL beat M P Srinivasan of CPCL 6-4,6-3.

In consolation round matches, P P Dutta of OIL beat Dr S Nagpal of EIL 6-4, 6-3 while A K Nath of OIL beat P Gupta of EIL 6-3,6-1.

Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket

The 29th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament will be held from May 5 at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi. The final is slated to be held on May 26.

Mr Virender Katyal, general secretary of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Society and convenor of the tournament, said defending champions Indian Airlines, runners-up ONGC, and prominent teams from Haryana, UP, Delhi and Punjab will participate in the tournament.

Entries close on or before March 22 with Mr Arvind Vij, general secretary, Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Society, Room No 10, ground floor, Bhupindra Bhawan, Krishna Market, Paharganj, New Delhi-55.

Naveen, Kuldeep star for Winsom

Naveen Asrani slammed an unbeaten century knock of 115, and a crippling spell of 5 for 35 by left-arm spinner Kuldeep Singh, helped Winsom Club beat Little Master by 122 runs in the DDCA Super A Division Leagut at the Palam Ground.

Scores: Winsom Club: 230 for 3 in 40 overs (Naveen Asrani 115 not out, Mansoor Ahmed 61, Deepak Bhatnagar 2/33).

Little Master: 108 all out in 30.4 overs (Deepak Bhatnagar 29, Kuldeep Singh 5/35, Ashwani Kumar 2/18, Palwinder Singh 2/7).



Gajan, Puran help World Bank to victory

New Delhi, March 7
A strokeful 67 (9x4, 79b) by Gajan Padmanathan and a deadly bowling spell of 3 for 21 by Puran Singh enabled World Bank beat New Zealand High Commission by one wicket in a league match of the Raymond Trophy Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium in the Capital. Gajan Padmanathan was declared the man of the match.

Scores: New Zealand High Commission: 207 for 9 in 35 overs (Manish 47, Deepak 26, Puran Singh 3/21, N S Srinivasan 3/44).

World Bank: 208 for 9 in 34.3 overs (Gajan Padmanathan 67, Keneth 29, Shashi 4/48, Navdeep 2/34).

Chand stun Sonnet in SAIL trophy

Chand Khanna stunned Sonnet Club by 12 runs to enter the quarter-final of the SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament at Mohan Nagar on Thursday. Tony Singh of Chand Khanna, who had devastating spell of 5 for 26, was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: 179 for 8 in 40 overs (Sandeep Rana 52 n o, 2x4, 2x6; Pankaj Joshi 33, 3x4; N Asrani 30, 2x4; Dhruv Mohan 3 for 35, Arun Singh 2 for 34). Sonnet Club: 167 in 39.4 overs (Devender Sharma 45, 3x4; Shekhar Dhawan 47, 2x4; Naresh Jain 31, 2x4; Tony Singh 5/26).

NIIT rout Max New York

NIIT beat Max New York Life Insurance by ten wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Max New York: 91 all out in 21.3 overs (Nirlipt Singh 33 n o, 3x4, 2x6; Kapil 24, 4x4, Vikas Verma 3/9).

NIIT: 92 for no loss in 6.1 overs (Rajesh 54 n o, 7x4, 3x6; Rajesh Kumar 28 n o. 5x4)/ Rajesh of NIIT was adjudged the man of the match.

Beonsports Cricket tourney

The first Beonsports Cricket Tournament will be held from March 30 at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.

Entries close on March 18 with Beonsports, K-13, A, Green Park Extension, front basement, New Delhi--110016. Ph: 6180125 or 6180129.

Reebok India win

Reebok India Company defeated Amway India by 86 runs in a league match of the Reebok Cup Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.

Scores: Reebok India Company: 190 for 7 in 25 overs (Sonu Manha 78 n o, Vishnu Bagat 38, Anil Bahl 2/26). OC


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