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Sudha Sharma bags a distance double in PNB Athletics
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New Delhi, March 4
Sudha Sharma of Madhya Pradesh zone annexed a distance double in the 21st All-India Inter-Zone Sports Meet Athletic Championship at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday.

Sudha clocked 7:07.0 minutes to lift the women’s 1500m gold while Kusum Lata, and Prem Lata, both of Delhi Zone, clocked 8:18.00 minutes and 8:51.00 minutes to bag the silver and bronze, respectively.

And then, in the last event of the day, Sudha powered herself to win the 3000m gold, with a time of 15:57.0 minutes. Kusum Lata of Delhi and Alice of Punjab took the second and third position, respectively.

Defending champion J P Saroya of Punjab Zone also bagged an athletic ‘double’ when he added the 1500m gold to the 800m title he had won on Wednesday. Saroya returned a time of 4:54.0 secs in the 1500m on Thursday. Som Dutt of Himachal Pradesh and A S Yadav of Northern Zone finished second and third, respectively.

Praveen of Himachal Pradesh and Kusum Lata of Delhi displayed their speed in the sprint event, when they emerged winners in the men’s and women’s 200m races, respectively. Praveen posted a time of 26.1 secs while Jagan of Southern Zone and Deepu Lama of Delhi took the second and third slots, respectively.

Kusum Lata returned a time of 34.8 secs in the women’s sprint event. Prem Lata and Mamta of Delhi and Eastern Zones respectively accounted for the silver and bronze medals. R. P. Bhalla of Delhi Zone hurled the javelin to 43.70 metres to lift the men’s gold. H S Nitwal of Central UP and N. K. Saini of Northern won the silver and bronze, respectively.

In the women’s javelin event, Bimal Jass of Northern cleared 17.51 metres to bag the gold. She was followed by Meena of Jharkhand and Prem Lata of Delhi, in the second and third position.

In high jump, S. K. Dogra of Punjab and Mamta of Eastern zones triumphed in the men’s and women’s section, respectively, by clearing 1.45 metres and 1.10 metres. R. P. Bhalla of Delhi and Pradeep Singh of HP took the second and third place in the men’s section while Sweety of Punjab and Tracalla of Jharkhand finished second and third in the women’s section.

O. P. Reddy of Chandigarh and Rajni of Central UP emerged as the ‘iron man’ and ‘iron lady’ of the meet. Reddy hurled the shot put to 9.72 metres to take the first place in men’s shot put. He was followed on the podium by K S Hyanki of Uttaranchal and H S Nitwal of Central UP, respectively.

In the women’s shot put, Rajni cleared 6.68 metres to win the gold. Bimal Jass of Northern and Prem Lata of Delhi accounted for the silver and bronze, in that order.



Sonal, Ishneet star in Jaqvar’s win
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New Delhi, March 4
Deadly bowling by Sonal Gidwani (4 for 8) and all-round display by Ishneet Singh (3 for 23 and 34) helped Jaqvar defeat Pepsi by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the fourth Turf Corporate Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground.

Ishneet Singh received the man of the match award while Sonal Gidwani got the best bowler prize. Sumit Kumar got the best batsman award.

Scores: Pepsi: 131 all out in 24.2 overs (Sumit Kumar 53, Sonal Gidwani 4 for 8, Ishneet Singh 3 for 23, Nirwan Singh 3 for 25).

Jaqvar: 132 for 3 in 18.1 overs (Gurcharan Singh 46, Ishneet Singh 34, Parichay Mehra 30 n o).

Indian Oil advance

Dashing batting display by Rajesh Kumar (75, 47bm 9x4, 3x6) and deadly bowling by Raju Bisht (3 for 26) helped Indian Oil Corporation (Northern Region) defeat India Today by 85 runs and entered the quarter-final of the 8th Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Scores: IOC: 214 for 7 in 25 overs (Rajesh Kumar 75, Sanjay 26, Satish 30, Anuj 3 for 40, Rajender Kumar 2 for 27).

India Today: 129 all out in 22 overs (Parnav Gogoi 35, Manoj Kumar 20, Raju Bisht 3 for 26, Rajesh Kumar 2 for 9, Prem Sakuja 2 for 5).

HCL Technologies win

Deadly bowling by Ravi Negi (5 for 13) and quick batting by Krishnan (45, 6x4) helped HCL Technologies defeat TCS by 80 runs in the Reebok Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.

Scores: HCL: 146 all out in 25 overs (Krishnan 45, Nikhil Chaturvedi 34, Yogesh Mehra 22, Sarabjeet Singh 3 for 15).

TCS: 66 all out in 18.2 overs (Arun Yadav 21, Ravi Negi 5 for 13, Sandeep Ahuja 2 for 20).

Hero Honda move up

Hero Honda defeated HCL by six wickets in the Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Shri Venkateswara College ground.

Scores: HCL: 80 all out in 18.3 overs (K Yogesh 18, Amit 16, Raghubir Singh 3 for 22, Khazan Singh 3 for 17, Sanjeev Sharma 2 for 25).

Hero Honda: 81 for 4 in 14.2 overs (S Negi 18, Krishnan 2 for 11).


Madras Club down Young Association
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New Delhi, March 4
Madras Club defeated Young Association by nine wickets in an A-I Division League match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Complex ground.

Scores: Young Association: 152 all out in 35.3 overs (Surjit Puri 58, Rajat Kumar 32, Ashish Kapoor 4 for 20, Ajit Choudhary 3 for 26).

Madras Club: 156 for 1 in 27.2 overs (Punit Bisht 85 n o, Varun Sood 50 n o).

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) defeated Delhi Police by seven wickets in a Super A Division match at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Scores: Delhi Police: 161 all out in 39.2 overs (Ajay Yadav 30, Nitish Malik 3 for 30, Rahul Sanghvi 2 for 22).

ONGC: 164 for 3 in 27.4 overs (Radhey Shyam Gupta 93 n o, Amit Dulip 34 n o, Sune Singh 3 for 26).

Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated Mohan Makins by nine wickets in a Super A Division match.

Scores: Mohan Meakins: 162 for 9 in 40 overs (Chander Singh 50, Abhinav Bali 3 for 22, Hemant Bansal 3 for 27).

R Gymkhana: 163 for 1 in 31.3 overs (Agnesh Surya 69 n o, Preet Pal Singh 44, Manoj Kumar 32 n o).

Dena Bank beat Darling Club by five wickets in a Super A Division match at the RSC ground.

Scores: Darling Club: 202 for 9 in 40 overs (Sandeep Rana 55, Tony Singh 46, Joginder Singh 3 for 50, Kartar Nath 2 for 22).

Dena Bank: 203 for 5 in 36.2 overs (Manu Nayyar 49, Deepak Sharma 50, Aditya Jain 41, Sanjay Sharma 31, Tony Singh 2 for 36).

Young Delhi defeated Rajani Gandha by eight wickets in an A-II Division match at the Yamuna complex ground.

Scores: Rajani Gandha: 206 for 8 in 40 overs (Naveen Vashisth 46, Manish Kumar 30, Rajinder Singh 2 for 27, J K Kapoor 2 for 32).

Young Delhi: 210 for 2 in 35 overs (Puneet Berry 68 n o, Chetan Bfhatia 64 n o, Shanti Prakash 33).



DSA to hold selection trials
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New Delhi, March 4
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will hold open trials-cum-coaching camp from Friday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium warm-up football ground to select the Delhi team for the Under-21 (North Zone) National Football Championship for the M Dutta Roy Trophy. The Nationals will be held at Ambala Cantonment (Haryana) from March 19 to 28.

A three-member selection committee, comprising chairman Nagender Singh, convenor Magan Singh Patwal and coach Julius Ceaser, will pick the team.

Players who are interested to take part in the trials should report at the Nehru Stadium on Friday between 2.30 and 4.30 pm along with their original date of birth certificate.

Eight teams from North Zone—Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh (all in Group A) and Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal (Group B))—will compete in the championship.

The championship will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis. The top teams of each group will qualify for the semi-finals, to be played on March 26. The final is slated for March 28.

Delhi take on Haryana in their first match on March 19, meet Jammu and Kashmir on March 21 and clash against Himachal Pradesh on March 23.


Ajit Singh Prize Money Hockey Tourney in April
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New Delhi, March 4
The second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Prize Money Hockey Tournament, organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, will be held in Delhi from April 5 to 13.

The matches will be played at the Shivaji Stadium and the National Stadium. The final will be held at the Shivaji Stadium. Players born on or after April 1, 1985 are eligible to participate. The winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 60,000 while the runners-up will be richer by Rs 40,000. Rs 30,000 will be awarded to the third place winners.

The best goal-keeper, full back, half back and forward will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 500 each.

Entries close with Mr Swaran Singh, general manager, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, New Delhi.

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