Thursday, June 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Railways move into quarter-final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
Railways moved into the quarter-final after they beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by one wicket in a thrilling pre-quarter-final match of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

A quicksilver knock of 47 by India player Murali Karthik and a deadly bowling of 4 for 28 by left-arm spinner Arun Sharma were the highlights of Ranji Trophy champions Railways’ fine victory. Harvinder Singh, who scored an unbeaten 20 runs off 11 balls with three boundaries, was declared the BDM Man of the Match. Lal Bahadur Shastri Club captain Amit Mishra won the toss and elected to bat.

They scored 172 for eight in the stipulated 30 overs, mainly on the strength of a 53-run third-wicket partnership between Sandeep Kharab and Rajan Gupta. Sandeep scored 27 with the help of three fours while Rajan knocked in 22 runs with two fours. Spinner Arun Sharma (4 for 28) and medium-pacer Zakir Hussain (2 for 26) were the most successful bowlers for Railways.

In reply, Railways raced to 173 for 9 in 30 overs, though they were tottering at 66 for 6 at one stage. India player

Murali Karthik and young Sachin Chowdhary then joined hands to add 78 runs for the seventh wicket. Murali’s 47 off just 28 balls with four fours and two huge sixes changed the complexion of the match. Sachin made 25 with three fours.

Harvinder Singh scored 20 off 11 balls. Railways needed nine runs in the last over, and three runs off the last ball. But they made the grade, thanks to

Harvinder’s bang-bang knock in the crucial over. Praveen Thapar (3 for 19) and medium-pacer Joginder Sharma (2 for 32) were the most successful bowlers.

Praveen was adjudged the best bowler while Murali Karthik got the best batsman award. They received Bengal fans from Mr Raman Gupta, director of Padam Electricals, and president of the tournament committee Ashok Aggarwal.

Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 172 for 8 in 30 overs (Sandeep Kharab 27, Rajan Gupta 22, Amit Mishra 22 n.o, Praveen Thapar 20, Arun Sharma 4 for 28, Zakir Hussain 2 for 26).

Railways: 173 for 9 in 30 overs (Murali Karthik 47, Abhay Sharma 30, Sachin Chaudhary 25, Harvinder Singh 20 n.o).

Next match: Youngsters vs Collage Group.


World Cup mania on cell phone
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
Cellnext Solutions Ltd, a complete wireless IT solutions company, has deployed SMS-based applications for Escotel, Spice and Hexacom to provide real time FIFA World Cup updates and other fun options for their subscribers. The new service sends real time alerts to subscriber’s cellphone. The goals, red cards, fouls and all such moves are sent in real time to the cellphone via

SMS. Cellnext’s new service also provides the day’s match summaries over SMS. This topical service on the World Cup is being purveyed by Escotel, Spice Punjab and Karnataka and Hexacom Rajasthan among others. A special soccer chat room has also been created and there are exciting games and contests. Cellphone users are invited to predict the highest scorer and guess how many goals he will score and also predict the overall World Cup winners.

The contest winner will be selected at random draw from among the correct entries and be informed via SMS once the World Cup is over. There is also a “Football Funda” quiz based on past and ongoing soccer games.


Shruti maintains winning spree
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
Second-seeded Shruti Dhawan maintained her winning spree when she crushed Monika Goel 6-1,6-1 in the ITF Women’s Tennis Circuit Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts in the Capital.

Third-seeded Ankita Bhambri also notched up an easy victory when she beat Deepa Chakrabarthy 6-1,6-2. Sixth seeded Archana Venkatraman and seventh seeded Liza Pereira however had to ward of stiff opposition before winning. Archana beat Kamini Murugaboopathy 6-4,3-6,6-0 while Liza Pereira prevailed over Ragini Vimal 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1). Sixth-seeded Radhika Tulpule beat Sandra Sasidharan 6-4,6-1 while Lata Assudani beat Medini Sharma 6-4,6-0. In the doubles, Archana and Arathi Venkataraman beat Lala Assudani and Rati Kumar 6-4,6-7,6-3, top-seeded Shruti Dhawan and Sheetal Goutham beat Iciri Ray and Medhini Sharma 6-2,6-3 while Liza Pereira and Radhika Tulpule beatAlice Joy and Kamini Murugaboopathy 6-4,6-0.

Montfort on tour

The Montfort Cricket Academy will tour Bilaspur and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh to play matches from June 16 to 26. The Academy has selected a 16-member team and two coaches for the tour.

The team is: Sumit Sharma, Gaurav Arora, Digvijay Parsad, Abhishek Kaushik, Arjun Dosai, Anant Sarna, Rajiv Yadav, Vikrant Sehwag, Vipul Gupta, Faraz, Anurag, Devender Singh, Pourush Sehtani, Rakesh Sharma, Saksham Jain and Mayank Sharma. Coaches: Ajay Sharda and Rajesh Sharma.

Karate-Do Championship

Ajit Singh (25kg), Vijay Verma (50kg) and Ashwani (55kg) won gold medals in the All-India Karate-Do Championship held at the Sher Singh Public School, Guhana in Sonipat District of Haryana.

The other medal winners were Faraz Hamid (65kg, silver), Devender Yadav (30kg, bronze) and Chander Prakash Yadav (35kg, bronze).

All the six taekwondoists represented the Delhi Amateur Karate-Do Academy under the banner of the Sh. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj National Memorial Committee. The players were coached by Black Belt SKIF Ist Dan Sanjeev Yadav.


Ashwani Sharma shines for DAV School
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 12
A fine all-round performance by Ashwani Sharma (77 and 4 for 38) helped DAV School, Shalimar Bagh beat Ravindra Public School by 10 runs and enter the final of the second Karnail Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi Public School ground.

For Ravindra School, Hemant Singh slammed a swashbuckling century of 164 with 20 fours and eight sixes, though his fine knock went in vain.

Scores: DAV, Shalimar Bagh: 234 for 9 in 35 overs (Ashwani Sharma 77, Jagat Jain 41, Ankit Saluja 3 for 34).

Ravindra Public School: 224 all out in 34.4 overs (Hemant Singh 164, Ashwani Sharma 4 for 38, Vishu Tomar 2 for 46).

Taekwondo Cup

The seventh National Cup Taekwondo Championship will be held from June 13 to 15. Delhi Transport Minister Ajay Maken will inaugurate the Championship.


Lalit Anand helps Pusa Youngsters

New Delhi, June 12
A fine all-round performance by Lalit Anand (31 not out and 3 for 29) enabled Pusa Youngsters beat Delhi Telecom by five wickets to enter the pre-quarter-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital. Lalit Anand was adjudged the man of the match. Pusa Youngsters will take on Food Corporation of India in their next match.

Scores: Delhi Telecom: 151 all out in 37.2 overs (Mohd Atiq 31, Dharmendra Singh 29, Lalit Anand 3 for 29, Amit Bansal 2 for 22, Rajesh Brown 2 for 34).

Pusa Youngsters: 157 for 5 in 34.3 overs (Rajesh Brown 48, 7x4; Damanjeet 44, 5x4; Lalit Anand 31; Yashpal Saini 2 for 17; Mohd. Atiq 2 for 25). Deepak Sharma played an all-round role (2 for 35 and 41) to help Super Star Club beat Sadar Bazar Youth by five wickets at the Delhi University ground. They will now play against Winsom Club. Deepak Sharma was declared the man of the match.

Scores: S.B.Youth Club: 184 all out in 39.2 overs (Ravi Uniyal 76, Sangram Singh 69, Nitin Malhotra 4 for 29, Deepak Sharma 2 for 35, Durga Parsad 3 for 38).

Super Star Club: 188 for 5 in 37.3 overs (Manish Chawla 52, Deepak Sharma 41, Parabjit Singh 28, Prateek Sharma 24, Sachin Jain 2 for 18, Nitin Punia 2 for 30).

Thursday’s matches: Madras Club vs Citizen Club (Kotla I); Chand Khanna vs Professional Management (Khalsa College ground); Indian Airlines vs Tilak Nagar Colts (University ground). OSR


Property tax bills to be issued by August 31
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 12
The Property Tax Department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has started issuing property tax bills for the year 2002-2003. The work of issuance of property tax bills will be completed by August 31.

With a view to facilitating payment, the Pay-by-Date is being mentioned in each and every bill so that the tax payers may avail themselves of the rebate of 20 per cent on timely payment. The property tax payers have been requested to pay the taxes well within the Pay-by-Date and avail of the benefit of the rebate. For the convenience of the property tax payers, all payment counters of the department shall remain open on Saturdays, a release said. The Group Housing Societies or RWAs, which wish that property tax bills of their members should be issued through them, are requested to make a request to the Assessing Officer concerned.

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