Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Tennis circuit gets under way
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, March 24
The first-ever tennis circuit organised by Total Tennis Academy began at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr Amar Pal, Director, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). This four-day tournament is being held in junior section initially and later senior circuit will begin after March 27.

In the boys under-18 quarter-finals, Karan Patnaik beat Sohail Goel 6-1, 6-0, while Gurmchar Brar got the better of Sameer Sharma 6-1, 6-0.

Earlier in the pre-quarter final matches, Harinder Jit Singh had to toil hard to beat Gurpreet Singh 7-6 (3), 6-1. Tomorrow, the matches will begin at 3 pm.

Hockey tourney: The North Zone and Inter-Zonal Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA & AD) Hockey tournament began here today, with AG, Haryana, beating AG, J&K, by 4-0.

In the second match, Delhi Audit beat AG, Shimla, 4-0. Mr Ashwani Attri, AG, Audit (Haryana), inaugurated the meet, while Mr Y.C. Satyawadi, Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab and UT, presided over the function.

Tomorrow, the first semi-final will be played between AG, Haryana, and AG, Punjab, at 9 am, while Delhi Audit will face AG, UP, at 10.30 am. AG, Punjab, and AG, UP, got direct entry into the semi-finals.

Selection trials: The Chandigarh Football Association has selected 25 probables (under 21) for a coaching camp to select Chandigarh football team for the Under-21 National Football Championship to be held at Balia (UP) from April 10.

Out of 35 players, the following 25 were selected for the camp: Shabbal, Ranjan, Navdeep, Saurabh, Simrajeet, Rajneesh Rana, Sarabjeet Singh, Kulwinder, Maninder Paul, Sahil Khurana, Amanpreet Singh, Manoj Rawat, Xavier Mathur, Navdeep II, Rajwinder Singh, Narinder Pal Singh, Abhey Rana, Manav Inder, Gagandeep, Manpreet Singh, Amritpal Dhillon, Ranjit Negi, Rakesh Singh, Bikramjeet Singh and Suresh.

JJ Sports Club excel: JJ Sports Club beat Samsung XI by six wickets, thanks to fine performance by Umesh Kaira who claimed three wickets for 28 runs and scored 35 runs, to win the title in the inaugural Kesar Singh Anand Memorial Trophy played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Brief scores: Samsung XI: 121 runs for eight (Kamalpreet 38, Munish Chadha 35, Surinder Singh 13 n.o., Umesh Kaira 3 for 28, Kulwinder 3 for 17, M. Singh 2 for 19). JJ Sports Club: 123 runs for four (Umesh Kaira 35, Charanjeet 29 n.o., Babloo Kumar 12 n.o., Ravinder Singh 2 for 24).

Cricket meet: Hamandeep scored an unbeaten 82 runs in 59 deliveries to enable Seventeen Cricket Club rout ICL Certification XI by 73 runs during a league match of the C division of VIIIth UT League Cricket Meet played here at Central Polytechnic grounds, Sector 26.



Nine shops demolished

SAS Nagar, March 24
A team of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) under the directions of the PUDA SDO (buildings), Ranjit Kumar, demolished nine structures in Phase XI here today.
House owners on the main road next to the LIG flats had carved out shops. TNS


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