Friday, July 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Virat Kohli hits ton in West Delhi’s victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 11
Virat Kohli smashed a stroke-filled century (102, 2x6, 9x4) and put on 95 runs for the fourth wicket with Anshit Batra (55, 8x4) to help West Delhi Cricket Academy beat Hari Nagar Sports Complex Coaching Centre by one wicket in a closely contested match in the first Hari Nagar Sports Complex Cricket Tournament in the Capital. The winners earned four points.

Hari Nagar Sports Complex Coaching Centre won the toss and opted to bat. But the superb bowling of Shubhankar Patra (4 for 43) and Ankush Singh (3 for 54) prevented them from hoisting a big total. Still, they managed to score 230 runs in the allotted 40 overs.

For West Delhi Cricket Academy, the target proved to be easy meat as Virat Kohli played a swashbuckling century knock to enable them reach 232 for 9 in 39.4 overs.

Scores: Hari Nagar Sports Complex Coaching Centre: 230 all out in 40 overs (Raman Gujral 44, Pankaj Dhall 37, Rahul 28, Shubhankar Patra 4 for 43, Ankush Singh 3 for 54).

West Delhi Cricket Academy: 232 for 9 in 39.4 overs (Virat Kohli 102, 2x6, 9x4; Anshit Batra 55 8x4; Kunal Banerji 46, Manik Anand 3 for 43, Sahil 2 for 40).



AAI constructs cricket stadium at Mahipalpur
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 11
The Sports Promotion Board of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has constructed a cricket stadium at their sports complex at Mahipalpur, New Delhi. The stadium, with a compact pavilion, was inaugurated by Mr K Ramalingam, Member (Planning), of the AAI.

A cricket coaching camp for the children of the AAI employees posted in Delhi was held from May 27 to June 26 at the new stadium where facilities for “nets” have also been created. The camp attracted 54 children in the age group of 12 to 19. A match between the trainees was held on June 26. Mrs Jija Madhavan H Singh, chief vigilance officer of the AAI, was the chief guest while Mr H S Bains, executive director (personnel and administration) and president, Sports Promotion Board of the AAI, presided over the function.

Mr Bains said after observing the tremendous response to the coaching camp, it is proposed to consider the feasibility of conducting such coaching camps on a round-the-year basis. Mrs Jija Madhavan hoped that this encouraging venture of the Sports Control Board would go a long way in promoting sports. She expressed the optimism that such camps would throw up a couple of youngsters who would play for the country one day.



National Stadium enter cricket final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 11
Ansul Gupta slammed a precious unbeaten 52 and Surender Dahiya scored an unbeaten 48 as National Stadium Coaching Centre beat hosts Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Coaching Centre by eight wickets and entered the final of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi (Under-13) Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti school ground in the Capital.

Batting first, Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy struggled against the sustained bowling of National Stadium Coaching Centre to fold up for a meagre 130 in 39.2 overs.

In reply, National Stadium took only 23.2 overs to knock up 133 for the loss of two wickets to race to victory. The fine knocks of Ansul Gupta and Surender Dahiya, and their unbeaten 80-run third wicket partnership, powered National Stadium to an easy victory.

Scores: Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy: 130 all out in 39.2 overs (Vidur Sethi 30, Nandan Khanna 21, Dilip Dhunna 2 for 18, Tarun Yadav 2 for 21, Ritesh Joshi 2 for 25).

National Stadium Coaching Centre: 133 for 2 in 23.2 overs (Ansul Gupta 52 n o, 6x4; Surender Dahiya 48 n o, 8x4; Naman Khanna 1 for 21; Suhail Virmani 1 for 24).


Salwan beat Modern School in U-15 tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 11
Defending champions Salwan Boys defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road, by 74 runs in a league match of the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan School ground in the Capital.

The smashing knocks of Yogesh Nagar, who made 81 with 10 fours and Tarun Chaudhary, who scored 72 studded with eight fours, helped Salwan Boys pile up 209 for 3 in 35 overs.

In reply, Modern School could make only 135 runs. They could reach the score for the loss of seven wickets in 35 overs.

Scores: Salwan Boys: 209 for 3 in 35 overs (Yogesh Nagar 81, Tarun Chaudhary 72, Karan Rai 2 for 30).

Modern School: 135 for 7 in 35 overs (Jagrit Anand 51, Karan Kumar 30, Anant Marichi 2 for 15, Tausif Ahmad 2 for 20).



Yonex launches new  range of court shoes
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 11
Yonex, a leading international sports brand, has marked its presence in diverse sports equipment, shoes, apparels and accessories. A special range of court shoes have been a success in the international market and is now in India to prove itself in the domestic region.

Yonex shoes are typically known for its high comfort and quality levels and flexibility. International top-ranking players in tennis and badminton such a Monica Seles, Camila Martin, Roslin Hashim, P. G. Christensen, Sigit Budiarto and Indian champion Pullela Gopichand have, therefore, most ardently used these shoes for its tested and proven qualities.

Yonex has already introduced six new styles in highly specialised premium range with four more in the competitive range to be launched in July, followed by three medium-ranged styles in September, to provide a complete range in court shoes, covering all price points.

Pricing has been carefully structured to cater to domestic customer requirement, categorised as competitive, medium and premium range, starting from Rs 1,100 to Rs 2,550. It, therefore, caters to quality brand with an international image.

Apart from international circulation, Yonex court shoes are at present being marketed through various upmarket retail sports and lifestyle stores in the domestic circuit such as in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Calcutta etc. The marketing and distribution of Yonex is taken care of by Sunrise and Com.



Mobile crime investigation teams launched
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 11
Concerned over the increasing crimes and to detect them efficiently, the Delhi Police today launched nine mobile crime investigation teams, armed with the latest gadgetry, specially designed to collect scientific clues round the clock in the city.

The Lieutenant-Governor Vijay Kapoor on Thursday launched the mobile teams at the Police Headquarter, consisting of finger print and forensic experts to collect all physical evidence from the scene of crime.

A photographer has also been deployed in each team to photograph and make videos of the crime scene.

Using the mobile team, it is possible to transmit the chance print images from the crime scene to the Finger Print Analysis and Criminal Tracing System (FACTS) server, installed at the Finger Print Bureau, for comparison of the chance prints with the data already available. The result of the analysis will be communicated to the field staff.

The Delhi Police have already been able to link 21 cases through the comparison of chance print. This figure is likely to go up since this modern equipment for developing and lifting of chance prints is available in each of the mobile team. In addition to these, each mobile team will be provided with a trained dog for tracking the criminals. The teams would visit the scene of crime round the clock and promises to detect crime in a swift manner.



411 houses recovered from encroachers by GDA
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, July 11
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), have got 411 houses and buildings vacated from its illegal occupants. On Tuesday alone, some 129 houses were vacated. The campaign launched by the Parivartan Dal of GDA has produced good results, said Mr U.N. Thakur, the GDA secretary.

He said out of the 627 houses and buildings under illegal occupation in Nandgram, 411 have already been vacated.

The secretary of the GDA advised the owners to deposit the money with the GDA and take possession of their houses at the earliest. He said after possession, they could go in for the registration of the property.

In a meeting under the GDA chairmanship, it was decided to provide better facilities to the people in the Maha Nagar area. Mr G Ganesh, the chairman, also instructed the Nagar Nigam officials to develop parks in the area on the pattern of Sai Park.

It was decided in the meeting to build a flyover on the GDA crossing, an overbridge on the Link Road near Mohan Nagar. Development of parks and their beautification were also discussed in the meeting.

It was also decided to broaden the roads and the GDA crossing. All the public parks, especially on the main roads and at important places, should have water points and fountains for the beautification of the city, Mr Ganesh said.



Rs 8 crore spent on new roads
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, July 11
An amount of Rs 8.01 crore has been spent so far on the construction of new roads in the district under the `Sarkar Apke Dwar’ programme for the period between August 1999 and March 2002.

Stating this, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik, said here today that the funds to the tune of Rs 14.01 crore had been sanctioned by the Haryana State Marketing Board for the purpose. He said the total length of roads to be constructed had been about 210.43 km, of which about 149 km had been built at a cost of Rs 8.01 crore by May end this year.

The board had also sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 8.18 crore for repairs and maintenance of roads during the period. A total length of 172 km of roads had been repaired so far out of the proposed 186.53 km. Residents of about 255 villages had been benefited by the above schemes, it was claimed. According to authorities, over Rs 2.5 crore was also being spent on laying concrete roads in mandis at Ballabgarh, Mohna, Palwal and Hodal towns in the district.


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