Saturday, April 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Banarasidas sports meet from April 8
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 5
The Kalkaji-based Banarasidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society (BCSSTS), in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), will organise an Inter-School Sports Tournament in seven disciplines at various stadium of the SAI in Delhi.

The competitions will be held in athletics, badminton, cricket, football, hockey, table tennis and tennis from April 8 to 15.

The BCSSTS secretary Bhuwan Mohan said that the competitions will be open to students in the under-19 age group. Mr Bhuwan Mohan said the opening ceremony will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on April 8 at 10 am.

Lt. Governor Vijay Kapoor will be the chief guest.

The athletic events will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on April 9 and 10. Only sprint and middle distance races for boys and girls will be held in \ athletics (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m).

The table tennis competition will be held at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium from April 9 to 14. Badminton will also be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, from April 9 to 15. Tennis will be played at the Nehru Stadium courts from April 8 to 15.

Cricket, restricted only to boys, will be played at the National Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru stadium grounds from April 8 to 15 while football will be played at the Nehru Stadium practice ground. Hockey will be held at the Dhyan

Chand National Stadium from April 8 to 15.

The closing ceremony will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on April 15.

Mr Bhuwan Mohan said over 2000 children from Delhi schools are expected to take part in the week-long sports fiesta. Entries close on April 6 at 6 pm with Mr Pradeep Gupta, member, organising committee, Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society, Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi. Ph: 6382276. Fax: 6826231.


Inter-State Veterans Cricket from April 7

New Delhi, April 5
The Board for Veteran Cricket in India (BVCI) will organise the fourth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship from April 7 to 14 at different venues in the country. The semi-finals and final will be held at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in Delhi on April 12, 13 and 14. Seventeen teams have confirmed their participation. They are: Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Mumbai, Gujarat, Baroda, Saurashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidharbha, Uttar Pradesh and Railways. Former India player and president of BVCI Chetan Chauhan said that several former Test and one-day players, Ranji and Duleep Trophy players will be seen in action in the championship. He said the matches will be played at Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Faridabad and Jalandhar. The championship is being sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation, Hero Honda and Tirupathi Textiles. The Delhi team will be led by former dashing India player Kirti Azad. Other members of the team are: Pawan Arora, Gursharan Singh, Vivek Razdan, Bhaskar Pillai, Rajeev Vinayak, Bantoo Singh, Pradeep Jain, Sunil Khanna, Shankar Saini, Zeeshan Mohd, Tilak Raj Sharma, Pradeep Kashyap and Hitesh Sharma. Maninder Singh and Atul Wassan will join the team on April 11. OSR



Kaushik hails govt’s decision on Arjuna Award
Ours Sports Reporter

Rohtak, April 5
Former Olympian and Arjuna awardee M.K.Kaushiik has welcomed government’s latest decisions on Arjuna Awards. Talking to the ‘NCR Tribune’ here on evening, Kaushik, who represented India in hockey at different platforms, said that it is a good move on part of the government to bring sportsmen in the committee of selectors to decide winners of the prestigious award. He said this will mark the end of political interference in the selection process and deserving candidates will now stand benefited. Kaushik, the former chief national coach of the Indian women hockey team, which won gold medal in 1998 Asian games, suggested that there should be three committees for the purpose. One should recommend the names of candidates for approval. Second and third committees should decide winners on the basis of predefined norms. The whole process should have great deal of transparency. He also said that recommendations for the award should not come from respective federations of the game. He also advocated the government’s decision to consider sportsmen for the award on the basis of recent performance on international level. When asked about it’s impact on those who perform well in domestic competitions but fail to make it to international level, Kaushik said that the domestic achievements should not be linked with international level. He expressed hope that the move will encourage more federations to field more players for international level.

Annual calendar: According to the General Secretary of Haryana Throwball Association (HTA), Mr J L Khurana, the 24th Junior and 12th Sub-junior State Championship for Throwball (boys and girls) will be held at Mahavir Stadium Hissar from 27 to 28 April.

HTA has released its annual calendar for the year 2002-2003.

Mr Khurna told that Haryana team for the 11th National Sub-junior Championship to be held at Bhopal from 9 to 12 May and 12th Junior National Throwball Championship to be held at Shimla in June will be selected during the course of the Championship at Hissar.

A camp for the Sub Junior Team will be organised at Rohtak from April 30 to May 7. Another camp for the boys and girls selected to take part in the 25th Senior National Throwball Championship scheduled to be held at Jaipur will be organised in December 2002 at Rohtak. The 24th Senior State Throwball Championship (men and women) will be held at the same venue on 5th and 6th December this year.



Gursharan Singh appointed coach

New Delhi, April 5
Former Indian Test player Gursharan Singh has been appointed one of the coaches of the North Zone National Cricket Academy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. BCCI vice-president C K Khanna said the chief coach of the academy will be Yashpal Sharma while Sarkar Talwar will be the third coach. Twenty boys from all over North India have been selected for the academy, which will start functioning at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground from April 15.

Gyan Bharati win: The Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy (Under-16) team won the first two matches of their tour of Kolkata. In the first match, Manav Sharma claimed three wickets for 19 runs to help Gyan Bharati beat Milan Samity by 14 runs. In the second match, Gyan Bharati beat DKS Club convincingly. Scores: Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy: 161 all out in 39.2 overs (Ankur Julka 57, Ritwik 22, Naman Khanna 21, Devyanshu Dubey 25, Arpan 2 for 23, Subrajit Sen Gupta 4 for 31, S Khan 2 for 19).

Milan Samity Club: 147 all out in 37.3 overs (Abhishek Ganguly 20, Manprit Singh 25, S Khan 24, Manav Sharma 3 for 19, Devyanshu Dubey 2 for 27, Naman Khanna 2 for 24). DKS Club: 169 all out in 38.1 overs (D Das 25, Sandeep 51 n o, Kapil Kumar 2 for 13, Manav Madan 2 for 28).

Gyan Bharati: 173 for 6 in 31.5 overs (Manav Sharma 38, Eklavya Dwivedi 31, Kushal Sthapak 37, Joy Chatterjee 2 for 11).



CRPF holds workshop on sports medicine

New Delhi
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a workshop on sports medicine for coaches and managers of all sports disciplines of the force in the Capital. Papers were presented on various topics concerning sports medicine by eminent speakers from the Sports Authority of India, Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS. The sports medicine wing of the CRPF was set up in 1991 to provide special medical attention to the sportspersons of the force. Addressing the workshop, CRPF director-general Dr Trinath Mishra emphasised the need to organise such workshops regularly to create awareness about the objective of sports medicine. OSR



Ban on exposed edibles
Our Correspondent

Rewari, April 5
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vineet Garg, has promulgated orders banning contaminated edibles like fruit and vegetables throughout the district.

Through the orders, it has been made mandatory for the manufacturers of ice, ice cream, ice candy, soda water etc. to get their water tested at the Government Laboratory Karnal and P.G.I.M.S. Rohtak prior to production.

It is now compulsory to protect the edibles from dust and flies. The vendors of fruit, vegetables and sweetmeat have been directed to ensure strict compliance of the orders. The civil surgeon, district health officer, and food inspectors as well as excise magistrates have also been deputed to conduct tests and inspections of the edibles and drinks.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |