Tuesday, July 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Paschim Heroes toy with Young Bengal
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 7
Paschim Heroes notched up a tennis score 6-0 victory against Young Bengal Association in a Group I match of the Delhi Soccer Association Open Clubs B Division League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Dinesh Shokeen and Shyam Sunder scored in the 26th and 28th minutes of the first half, and after resumption, Kamaljeet, Parveen Shoken, Shyam Sunder and Khalil-u-Mangal scored the other four goals. Paschim Heroes have earned 12 points from four matches while Young Bengal have picked up just one point from three matches.

In Group III, Nivia blanked Gulabi Bagh. Yashpal scored two goals while Jaypal netted the other. Nivia have collected 12 points from four matches while Gulabi Bagh have collected only three points from as many matches.

Lodhi Club defeated Goodwill by a lone goal at the Nehru Stadium East ground. Ravinder netted the match-winner in the 52nd minute.

Columba’s Youngsters beat Union Club 3-0 in a Group II match, Cedric Roisten (2) and Akter were the marksmen. Columba’s have earned nine points from five matches.

In Group I, the match between Punjab Heroes and Venus was abandoned after 15 minutes of play due to rain at the Nehru Stadium. Golden Stars trounced Delhi Students 8-1 at the Nehru Stadium on Sunday.

It was the first victory of Golden Stars. Stars led by 6-0 at half time. Deepak (3, no hattrick), Sunil (2), Mohan, Ganesh Chandra and Devender were the goal-scorers. Nasir reduced the margin for Delhi Students.

Rohini Club recorded their fourth consecutive victory when they beat Royal Bengal 4-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium. Rohini have tallied 12 points from four matches. Bikram, Anil and Imtiaz (2) were the marksmen.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Lodhi Club vs Young Sports (4 p.m); Royal Bengal vs Union Club (5.15 p.m)—Ambedkar Stadium.

Golden Stars vs Goodwill (4 p.m); Rohini vs Ajmal (5.15 p.m)—Nehru Stadium..

Schools soccer tourney

The 12th All-India Nivia Football Tournament for school children under the age of 14 and 17 will be held at the Ambedkar Stadium from August 8. Entry forms can be collected from secretary Mohd. Ashfaq at the Ambedkar Stadium, Delhi Gate, from 5 pm to 7 pm every day. Tel: 23244105.



Five-a-side corporate soccer

Soccer star Baichung Bhutia juggles with a football at the launch of five-a-side tournament for corporates organised by Kingfisher at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium New Delhi: A five-a-side Corporate National Football Championship will be held at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The championship will kick off in Kolkata on July 24. Indian soccer star Baichung Bhutia gave a symbolic “kickoff” to the Championship at the Nehru Stadium on Monday.

Bhutia said “football as a sport is growing in popularity in India largely due to the patronage and encouragement of corporates like UB. I am happy to be associated with this venture because it will contribute greatly to the growth of the game in India”.

The Kolkata leg will be held from July 24 to 27, and then the caravan will roll into Mumbai (August 7 to 10), Bangalore (August 14 to 17), Delhi (August 28 to 31), Hyderabad (September 4 to 7) and Bangalore (September 13 and 14). OSR

Soccer star Baichung Bhutia juggles with a football at the launch of five-a-side tournament for corporates organised by Kingfisher at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



70 new gyms planned for Delhi 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 7
Sports Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of a sports stadium in Vikaspuri. On the occasion, the Minister told mediapersons the Government of NCT of Delhi plans to set up gymnasiums in all the 70 Assembly constituencies.

The Minister appreciated the achievements of the Delhi sports persons in the last four odd years. Delhi, he recalled, had won 144 medals in the 1998-99 National School Games, “Last year we bagged 245 medals … 107 gold, 72 silver and 66 bronze medals,” he said.

Delhi performed admirably on the international circuit also. The Minister said Delhi players won two gold medals and one silver and bronze medal each in the Busan Asian Games and seven gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games hosted by England at Manchester.

The Minister reiterated the government would continue to encourage sports persons. The government, he informed, has instituted the Rajiv Gandhi State Sports Award under which five outstanding players would be awarded a cash prize of Rs two lakh every year. Scholarship worth Rs 25 lakh would be extended to 1,800 players annually.



Shastri Club sail into final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 7
A fierce bowling spell of 3 for 25 by Devender Verma helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat R R Gymkhana by nine wickets to enter the final of the first R C Sharma Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Lov Sherawat, who scored an unbeaten 40, was declared the man of the match.

Scores: R R Gymkhana: 67 all out in 22.2 overs (Neeraj Bansal 30, Devender Verma 3 for 25, Jaladh Dua 3 for 20, Sawan Saini 2 for 9).

Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 68 for 1 in 12.3 overs (Lov Sherawat 40 n.o, Tarun Chaudhary 18).

Sonnet Club enter final

Sonnet Club drew with Sumit Dogra Academy, but still qualified for the final in the second Gyan Bharati Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Venkateshwara College ground. The second day’s play in the two-day match was washed out, but Sonnet moved into the final for losing lesser number of wickets.

Scores: Sumit Dogra Academy (first innings): 161 for 8 in 76.3 overs (Himanshu Rawat 47, Kapil Chauhan 35, Balinder Singh 31, Gaurav Dahiya 3 for 43, Manan Sharma 2 for 37).

Sonnet Club: 61 for 3 in 13 overs (Manan Sharma 20, Sahil Kher 17, Robin Singh 2 for 30).

K N Colts advance

K N Colts defeated R P Academy by eight wickets in a league match of the BDM Moonways Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground.

Scores: R P Academy: 108 all out in 32 overs (Tarun Dutta 25, Harsh Batra 25, Joel Trinidad 3 for 15, Harish Pandey 3 for 18).

K N Colts: 110 for 2 in 22.5 overs (Harish Pandey 39, Jaspreet Bedi 35, Sachin Rana 2 for 22).

Shining Star Club win

An all-round performance by Jagjeevan Ram (64 and 3 for 31) and a half century by Sajeeta (61) helped Jain Shining Star

beat Karampura Club by 34 runs and enter the semi-final of the Ambedkar Cricket Tournament at the DDA ground, Uttam Nagar.

Scores: Jain Shining: 246 all out in 28.3 overs (Jagjeevan Ram 64, Sajeetanand 61, Sanjay Singh 4 for 41). Karampura: 212 all out in 27 overs (Rajender Singh Bisht 88, Sachin 44, Jagjeevan Ram 3 for 31).



AIIMS annex Scindia cricket title

New Delhi, July 7
A dashing knock of 64, studded with eight boundaries and two sixes, by Rajeev Uniyal, and a deadly bowling of 3 for 42 by Vijay Arya, helped All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) defeat Cotton Harbour by four wickets and annexed the inaugural Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament title at the Andrewsganj ground.

Rajeev Uniyal was adjudged the man of the match as well as the man of the series. Vijay Arya was named the best all-rounder while Ravinder Rawat got the best bowler award.

The prizes were distributed by Mr R K Dhawan. AIIMS received a cash award of Rs 11,000 while the runners-up pocketed Rs 7,000.

Scores: Cotton Harbour: 194 all out in 29.4 overs (Joginder Singh 54, Naresh Kumar 42, K S Rana 32, Vijay Arya 3 for 42, Ramesh Chand 3 for 49).

AIIMS: 197 for 6 in 28.2 overs (Rajeev Uniyal 64 n.o, Vijay Arya 46, Ravinder Rawat 40, K S Rana 3 for 51, Joginder Singh 3 for 32). OSR



Training in 4 new disciplines from July 14
Shiv Sharma

Bhiwani, July 7
Training in four new disciplines will start in the district from July 14. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh, said here today that as many as 56 boys would be provided training up to December this year.

He said that 12 boys would be provided training in Kabbaddi at the Bhim Stadium under the guidance of Chhaju Ram. For this purpose, a wrestling wing would be established at Dadri. Similarly, a volleyball wing in Loharu and hockey wing at Prem Nagar would be established. He further said that an amount of Rs 20 would be sanctioned as refreshment allowance for each of the trainees.

He also said that three sports nurseries had been set up in the district wherein 32 boys would be trained in athletics, gymnastic and volleyball.

He said Rs 50 would be sanctioned as refreshment allowance for each of the trainees in these nurseries.



Ravi Jain appointed NCA coordinator
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, July 7
Director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association Ravi Jain has been appointed as coordinator of the Cricket Academy, to be established by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in Delhi.

NCA vice-chairman C K Khanna announced in Delhi on Monday that Mr Ravi Jain will interact with government agencies, both state and central, and the media.

The ultra modern NCA Academy in Delhi will consist of a state of the art cricket museum, library, bowlers’ academy, swimming pool, health club, gymnasium, hostel, and the offices of the BCCI.

Bharat National beat MontFort

A fine batting performance by Akshay (86, 10x4, 60b) and a deadly bowling by Sourav (4 for 20) helped Bharat National School beat Montfort Academy by nine wickets in the ASPM Under-13 Summer League Cricket Tournament at the SPM College ground, Punjabi Bagh.

Scores: Montfort Academy: 117 all out in 24.4 overs (Dhruv Kumar 33, Jitender Pal 35, Sourav 1 for 20, Sidharth 2 for 26).

Bharat National School: 118 for 1 in 26.4 overs (Akshay 86, Gourav 31, Bharath 1 for 21).


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