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DSA to hold tournaments for juniors
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 18
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will hold under-14 and under-17 age-group tournaments for school teams for the Kangaroo Cup from January 15 at the Ambedkar Stadium.

DSA secretary N K Bhatia said these tournaments would be organised to encourage and promote soccer among budding players as a part of the directive of the Asian Football Confederation and the All-India Football Federation.

The tournament will be dedicated to former Delhi State captain, the late Dev Raj Katyal, who had represented the DAV School of Darya Ganj when they emerged as joint-winners of the Little Durand Football Tournament (now known as the Subroto Cup).

Recently, Delhi defender Arif Ali represented India in the first Under-14 Asia Cup held at Kathmandu. Another Delhi player, Ashish Pandey, had represented the country in the Asia Cup Under-17 Tournament.

Entries close with DSA secretary N K Bhatia, with an entry fee of Rs 500, on December 31 at the Ambedkar Stadium (Fax: 23351604).


Junior National Judo at Warangal from Jan 3
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 18
The Judo Federation of India will conduct the Junior National Judo Championship, in association with the Andhra Pradesh Judo Association in Warangal, from January 3 to 7. The championship will be conducted in two age groups—plus 14 to 17 years and plus 17 to 20 years—in both the boys and girls section.

In the boys section, competitions will be held in 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg and plus 60kg, 56kg, 60kg, 66kg, 73kg, 81kg and plus 81kg. In the women’s section, competitions will be held in 40kg, 44kg, 48kg, 52kg and plus 52kg, 44kg, 48kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg and plus 63kg.

The Junior National will also be the qualifying event for selection of judokas for the national coaching camps and participation in various international events.

Detailed information can be had from the JFI office at the Nehru Stadium on phones 011-24365429, 24369250.


Sisters bag six golds
Our Sports Reporter

Sonepat, December 18
Renu Malik and Sangeeta Malik, both sisters and students of local Tika Ram Girls College, have created history in the university sports by claiming six gold medals in three-day Inter-College Athletic Meet of the Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, which concluded at Rohtak on December 16.

Renu Malik won the 400 meter, 800 meter and 1500 meter races, whereas Sangeeta was winners of 100 and 200 meter events. Both sisters also combined with Asha Galawat and Seema Deswal to clinch the 4x100 meter relay race.

The outstanding performance of Malik 
sisters help the Tika Ram Girls College to get the second position in the overall championship of the meet.


Top juniors for Under-11 Chess
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 18
Top juniors will vie for honours in the National Under-11 Chess Tournament to be held at the Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra from December 22. The tournament will be sponsored by Parsvnath, who will also be sponsoring an International Open Tournament in March next year.

The Under-11 tournament will have a field of 250 players, which will be formally inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on December 23. The winner will also earn a berth in the next World Age-Group Chess Championship to be held in Greece next year.

The tournament will carry a total prize money of Rs 55400. Former Asian Under-10 champion Parimarjan Negi will be a strong contender for the title. S Ravi Teja is another talented junior who would be testing his skills.


Puneet shines for Laxman School
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 18
A rapidfire knock of 77, off just 57 balls with three sixes and eight fours, by Puneet Grewal helped Laxman Public School defeat CAK Nepal by six wickets in a semi-final match of the Laxman Cricket Tournament at the school ground at Hauz Khas. Puneet Grewal was declared the man of the match.

Scores: CAK Nepal: 174 in 24.4 overs (Yogender Khadka 54, Arjun Rawal 35, Shrey Dutta 2 for 30, Karan Dudhani 2 for 22).

Laxman School: 177 for 4 in 23 overs (Puneet Grewal 77, Munish 50).

Springdales School defeated CSA Bangladesh by four wickets in another semi-final match.

Scores: CSA Bangladesh: 135 in 19.2 overs (Linkon Taluckdar 57, Monem Kaiser 37, Rakshit Agnihotri 4 for 16, Jagrit Khanna 3 for 15).

Springdales: 136 for 6 in 18.3 overs (Vikrant Dheer 64, Aizal Ahmed 2 for 6, Hossain Arif 2 for 17). Laxman will take on Springdales in the final on Friday.


HDFC Bank beat Kashyap Group, enter quarters
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 18
HDFC Bank defeated B L Kashyap Group by five wickets to enter the quarter-final of the D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

Scores: B L Kashyap: 175 for 9 in 25 overs (Vikram Kashyap 43, Puneet Kashyap 40, Deep Singh 20, Girish Sharma 3 for 35, Nirmal Bansal 2 for 25, Sant Ram 2 for 33).

HDFC Bank: 176 for 5 in 21.3 overs (Sant Ram 65 n o, Muskan Singh 45, Harsh Gupta 28, Kannav Anand 2 for 39, Raghubir Krishali 1 for 32).


Ajit Singh Cricket

New Delhi, December 18
The eighth Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament will be held at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground at Pitampura from January 2 to 21. Entries close on December 23 with Mr Gurdev Singh, Sri Guru Gobind Singh

College of Commerce, Pitampura, or phones 27210109, 27249528, 25113955). OSR



‘Inspector’ gets the stick
Tribune News Service

Panipat, December 18
The Sadar Police today arrested a fake CID inspector while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a resident of Nimbri village, near here.

According to sources, Ramesh, a resident of Shahpur, was arrested when he was taking the money from Pala, an accused in a case of missing village youth.

It may be recalled that Raja, son of Shoran, went missing recently. Pala, Raj Kumar and Krishan were suspected to be behind the disappearance of Raja. As the investigations were on, Ramesh, posing as a CID inspector, approached Pala and allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 to hush up the case.

A trap was laid today by the police. The ‘inspector’ was then apprehended and a case registered.

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