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FCI beat Collage Group, lift SAIL Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 8
Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Collage Group by 25 runs to lift the SAIL Trophy Cricket Championship at the Mohan Meakins ground at Mohan Nagar.

Collage Group won the toss and opted to field, but it proved to be a costly guesswork as FCI made 187 for 8 in 40 overs and then dismissed Collage Group for 162 with nine balls to spare.

Scores: FCI: 187 for 8 in 40 overs (Sonu Vaid 33, 2x4, 40b; Aparajit Singh 32 n o, 34b, 2x4; Pankaj Thakur 23, Dharmendra Pradhan 27, Sanjay Gill 3 for 28). Collage Group: 162 all out in 38.3 overs (Mayank Trehan 46, 4x4, 72b; Pankaj Joshi 32, 2x4, 51b; Akash Malhotra 3 for 35, Yogesh Sachdeva 3 for 24, Sonu Vaid 2 for 17). Sone Vaid was named the man of the match.


India Gate GHPS edge past Shahdara
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 8
Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS), India Gate defeated GHPS, Loni Road (Shahdara) 5-2 in the second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. The winners led by 3-1 at half time.

Vikas Khatri opened the account in the third minute and Mandip Antil added the second goal in the 14th minute. Shahdara reduced the margin in the 22nd minute when Akash converted a penalty stroke.

However, Surinder struck for India Gate to enhance the lead two minutes before half time. On resumption, Rajinder Yadav accounted for the winners’ fourth goal while Akash got the second goal for Shahdara. Mandip Antil completed the tally for India Gate at the fag end.

In the second match, GGS Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sarhali (Amritsar) defeated Bhupinder Senior Secondary School, Moga 5-2, after leading by 4-0 at half time. Surinder Singh, Onkar Singh, Jugjeet Singh and Manbir Singh scored the goals in that order in the first half. Pritpal Singh reduced the margin for Bhupinder School in the second session, followed by a goal from Raivarinder Singh. Gurbajh Singh fetched the fifth goal for the winners in the 68th minute.

Khalsa College, Amritsar defeated Khalsa School, Bhatinda 6-0. Gagandeep Singh and Gurvinder Singh scored the first two goals in the initial session. On resumption, Raminder Singh, Pardeep Singh, Lovepreet Singh and Gagandeep Singh scored for the Amritsar school.

Friday’s fixtures: Doabha Khalsa School, Jalandhar vs GGS Khalsa School (9 am); Khalsa School, Bhatinda vs Lyalpur Jalandhar (11 am) — National Stadium.


Australian HC win title

New Delhi: Australian High Commission Club defeated Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust by five wickets to win the third Raymond Commonwealth High Commission Cricket Trophy.

Scores: JNST XI: 255 for 9 (Dhanraj Singh 57, Satpal Rawat 47, Ramesh Chopra 42, Mohan Sharma 33, Tejinder Singh 2 for 16, C V Krishnamurthy 2 for 41). Australian HC: 259 for 5 in 34.1 overs (Shahwez Khan 70, Varun Gupta 51, Danny Ranawat 40, Tejinder Singh 34 n o). Dhanraj Singh was named the man of the tournament. Danny Ranawat, Sandeep Joshi and Charles were adjudged the best batsman, best bowler and best wicket-keeper respectively.

Australian High Commissioner Penellope Wenslay gave away the prizes. — OSR


Rajeev hits ton in Chand Khanna’s victory

New Delhi, April 8
Deadly bowling by Sanjeev Sharma (5 for 36) and an unbeaten century by Rajeev Rathore helped Chand Khanna Club defeat Dena Bank by 95 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Khalsa College ground.

Scores: Chand Khanna: 250 for 5 in 40 overs (Rajeev Rathore 101 n o, Durga Prasad 78, Rajat Mathur 34, M Sood 2 for 47). Dena Bank: 155 all out in 31.4 overs (Deepak Sharma 38, Mahesh Sood 31, Sanjeev Sharma 5 for 36, Rajeev Rathore 2 for 35).

Nitin Saini shines

A strokeful 92 by Nitin Saini and deadly bowling by Afroz Masih helped R P Academy defeat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by 83 runs in the R. C. Sharma Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament a the Vikaspuri ground.

Scores: R P Academy: 235 for 7 in 40 overs (Nitin Saini 92, Mohd Kaif 32, Jaideep Choudhary 32, Sawan Saini 3 for 44, Ashutosh Sharma 3 for 31). L B Shastri: 152 in 32 overs (Rohit Saini 46, Saleem Ansari 37, Saumik Chatterjee 36, Afroz Masih 3 for 18). — OSR


Ujwal, Sagar shine for Bal Bharati
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 8
A fine all-round display by Sagar Dhaya (52 no and 2 for 15) and deadly bowling by Ujwal Galhotra (4 for 11) helped Bal Bharati School, Pitampura beat Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan by ten wickets in the second Pankaj Jain Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharati ground.

Scores: Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan: 92 all out in 23 overs (Sourav Bisht 34, Ujwal Galhotra 4 for 11, Sagar Dhaya 2 for 15). Bal Bharati School: 93 for no loss in 7 overs (Sagar Dhaya 52 n o, Abhisekh Raman 24 n o).

Ranjit Singh Cricket

The third Maharaja Ranjit Singh Cricket Tournament will be held from April 9 at the Vinay Marg ground. Prominent teams like Shanti Sports, Young Friends, Paragon, Central Sectt, L.B Shastri, South Delhi, Janakpuri Coaching Centre, York Club, Champion, Pelican and AEPC Club are participating in the tournament.

ICICI Bank enter semis

ICICI Bank defeated B L Kashyap by five wickets and entered the semi-final of the 11th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Shri Venkateswara College ground.

Scores: B L Kashyap: 163 all out in 24.5 overs (Monu Thapa 45, Sulabh 28, Manish Kohli 4 for 36, Rajiv Kumaraswamy 2 for 13). ICICI Bank: 164 for 5 in 20.1 overs (Rohit 52, Sanjeev Singh 45, Monu Thapa 2 for 43).


Shastri Club move up
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 8
A devastating bowling display by Praveen Thapar (5 for 21) helped Shastri Club defeat Abhay Ram Gymkhana by four wickets and entered the quarter-final of the fifth ARBDM Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Praveen Thapar received the Uttam Toyota man of the match award.

Scores: A R Gymkhana: 170 all out in 38.2 overs (Manoj Markar 38, Sudhir Giri 32, Hitesh Tyagi 32, Praveen Thapar 5 for 21, Amit Mishra 3 for 36). L B Shastri: 174 for 6 in 35.3 overs (Dharmender Faguna 48 n o, Amit Mishra 30, Gaurav Chabra 30, Sahil Kumar 3 for 33).


D P Joshi Hockey tourney from today
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 8
The inaugural D P Joshi Memorial Inter-School Under-19 Hockey Tournament will be held at the Shivaji Stadium from April 9.

Modern School, Barakhamba Road will take on DAV School, Rohini in the opening match at 9.30 am.

Former Olympian Ashok Kumar will inaugurate the tournament. Narulas will give a hand of the match award every day while Reebok will provide a man of the tournament award. The tournament will be played on a knockout basis.


Employees threaten stir for being denied promotion 
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, April 8
Angry over the alleged “unfavourable attitude” of the authorities regarding their demand for removal of disparity in the promotion and related scheme, the employees association of the Excise and Sales Tax Department has decided to go for a ‘fast unto death ‘ agitation from next month.

It will be staged outside the department headquarters at Chandigarh from May 19.

Stating this, a spokesman of the ‘Excise and Taxation Ministerial Staff Association’, said here today that they had waited for long on the issue. They claimed that despite all efforts to solve it through proper process and dialogue, the authorities in the department had failed to remove their grievance, which had led to gross injustice to several employees doing their service dedicatedly.

He said before starting the ‘fast unto death’ programme, the employees would try to create awareness on this issue and stage demonstrations from May 11 to 17 through out the state.

He said a protest day would also be observed on May 18 at Chandigarh. Alleging that the Commissioner of the department and other top officials did not have time to listen to their problems, he said all the authorities concerned, including the Chief Minister had been made aware of the issues through memorandum submitted on various occasions. However, nothing positive had come out so far, he regretted.

Citing examples of the ‘anomalies’ and ‘injustice’, he said there were number of employees who had completed 30 years or more of regular service but had been denied promotion. However, there were others who had been promoted to the next rank after just 10 or 11 years of service, he alleged. 

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