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Indian Airlines lift Om Nath Sood Cricket Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 30
An all-round performance by Nikhil Chopra (32, 3 for 43) and a patient half century by skipper Vijay Dahiya (50, 1x6, 2x4, 65b) helped Indian Airlines defeat Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) by two runs to annex the 14th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament Trophy on the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Indian Airlines won the toss and opted to bat, but could make only 190. However, the solid ONGC batting lineup failed to rise to the occasion and were all out two runs short of the target, with three balls still remaining from their quota of 40 overs.

Nikhil Chopra was adjudged the Pepsi man of the match. The awards were distributed by Mr Ram Sarup Sood and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce principal Dr Jaspal Singh.

Indian Airlines earned a cash prize of Rs 25,000 while ONGC received Rs 15,000. Gautam Gambhir was named the best batsman of the tournament. He also earned a special prize for scoring the fastest century.

Jatin Sood of Rani Bagh Club was given a special prize in the "upcoming cricketer" category. Gagan Deep Singh of the Indian Airlines got the best bowler award while Subhash Chaudhary, also of Airlines, received the man of the tournament award.

Deepak of Inborn and Sunil Sudan of South Delhi Colts were presented a consolation prize and best sportsman prize respectively. Joginder Singh of Rajdhani Sports received the fastest fifty award. DDA got the best disciplined team trophy.

Scores: Indian Airlines: 190 for 8 in 40 overs (Vijay Dahiya 50, Nikhil Chopra 32, Rajat Bhatia 27, Subhash Choudhary 22 n o, Sandeep Sawal 20, Yuvraj Singh 7, Amit Uniyal 3 for 37, Amit Mishra 2 for 32, Sarandeep Singh 2 for 34).

ONGC: 188 in 39.3 overs (Gautam Gambhir 41, Rizwan Shamshad 36 n o, Radhey Shyam 23, Gagan Khoda 22, Nikhil Chopra 3 for 43, Subhash Choudhary 2 for 16).


DSA to hold summer coaching camp
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 30
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will hold a summer coaching for Under-14 and Under-16 boys from May 5 to 30 at the Ambedkar Stadium. The registration will start on Saturday at the DSA office at Ambedkar Stadium. Interested players can obtain the registration form between 5 pm and 7 pm after producing their original date of birth certificate.

Delhi ref. for AFC match

Rizwan-ul-Haq, a FIFA referee from Delhi, has been appointed by the Asian Football Confederation to officiate the AFC Champions’ League Group D match between Neftchi Fergana (Uzbekistan) and Sepahan (Iran) on May 4 at Ferbana in Uzbekistan.

The other referees are Komaleeswaran Shankar from Tamilnadu, Kurian Shaji from Kerala and Praveer Kumar Bose from MP.

DSA secretary N K Bhatia said the AIFF has also declared two Delhi referees—Govind Kanojia and Jagmohan—passed and they have been promoted to National Grade Referees. Former FIFA referees Krishan Avtar and Ravi Shankar have cleared the AIFF’s Referees' Instructor Course held in Goa.

Five-a-side soccer

St. Columba’s School entered the semi-final when they got a walkover from Delhi Public School A, Vasant Kunj in the Five-a-Side Ambuja Cup Football Tournament. Columba’s will meet International School in the semi-final at 3.15 pm.

Mount St. Mary’s School, who topped Group B, will take on Raisina Bengali School, Chittranjan Park, at 4.30 pm.

The matches scheduled for Friday were washed out due to rain.


R P Academy beat South Delhi

New Delhi: A fine knocks by Milin Tondon (47) and Yash Kumar (69) and deadly bowling by Chanakya Kumar (4 for 4) helped R P Academy beat South Delhi Colts by 108 runs in the Junior Master Cup Under-10 Cricket Tournament on the Frank Anthony School ground.

Scores: R P Academy: 179 for 3 in 30 overs (Yash Kumar 69, Milin Tondon 47, Eashan Kumar 45, Param Gera 3 for 17). South Delhi Colts: 71 (Anuj Kumar 31, Rachit Saijwal 20,Chankya Kumar 4 for 4, Yash Kumar 2 for 26, Tushar Singh 2 for 35).

Air Sahara advance

Strokeful knocks by Suresh Tanwar (70, 8x4) and Anshul Lamba (58, 8x4, 1x6) helped Air Sahara beat Rajdhani Sports by four wickets and entered the semi-final of the fifth Jubilant Cup Cricket Tournament at the Gajraula Stadium.

Suresh Tanwar received the man of the match award. Scores: Rajdhani: 195 (Rajeev Rathore 75, Pramod Bhati 30, Sunil Sharma 2 for 24, Ajit Chandela 2 for 25, Umesh Choudhary 2 for 38, Mohd Atiq 2 for 26).

Air Sahara: 200 for 6 in 31.1 overs (Suresh Tanwar 70, Anshul Lamba 58, Sunil Sharma 35, Ravi Yadav 3 for 15, Farman Ahmad 3 for 35).

Young Friends in semis

Young Friends defeated Delhi Blues by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the VSPK International Under-17 Cricket Tournament on the Roshanara Club ground.

Scores: Delhi Blues: 234 for 6 (Mayank Sethi 75, Gaurav Upadhaya 63, Amitoze Singh 34, Shery Gupta 35 n o, Ishan Bakshi 3 for 46).

Young Friends: 235 for 7 (Manish Bhatt 70 n o, Yajant Yadav 39, Tiresh Sinha 3 for 48).


DTC down Central Bank in DDCA League
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 30
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) defeated Central Bank by five wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League on the University polo ground.

Scores: Central Bank: 187 (Saurav Negi 39, Ranvir Singh 35,Suresh Kumar 3 for 8, Kulvinder Singh 2 for 31). DTC: 188 for 5 (Dalip Kumar 62, Mohan Lal 54, Kulvinder Singh 37).

Young Association beat Ministry of Health by six wickets in an A-I Division match on the University ground.

Scores: Ministry of Health: 177 for 8 in 35 overs (Manoj Mahadevan 73 n o, Sandeep Kumar 29, Rajat Bhardwaj 2 for 48).

Young Association: 181 for 4 (Gurjinder Singh 74 n o, Sanjeev Berry 67, Vijesh Kumar 2 for 44). Indo Club beat Pioneer Club by seven wickets in an A-II Division match on the Khalsa College ground. Scores: Pioneer: 93 all out in 29 overs (Rahul Kumar 4 for 39, Balbir Singh 3 for 14).

Indo Club: 97 for 3 in 25.3 overs (Parul Kumar 34).

Rajinder Nagar Colts beat United India by eight wickets in an A-I Division match at the Jamia Milia ground. Scores: United India: 133 all out in 33.3 overs (Raman Khanna 27, Anmol Bhayana 2 for 20, Ankit Lamba 2 for 33). Rajinder Nagar: 135 for 2 in 17.4 overs (Rahul Sharma 75 n o, Ankit Lamba 40).


Malhotra hails hockey team’s win

New Delhi: All India Council of Sports president Vijay Kumar Malhotra has hailed the Indian team’s victory in the Junior Asia Cup Hockey Tournament defeating Pakistan 5-2 in the final at Lahore yesterday.

Prof Malhotra thanked Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for renewing sporting links with Pakistan which enabled the cricket team to tour first and now the junior hockey team too have held aloft the country’s flag.

Prof Malhotra congratulated junior hockey team coach Harender Singh and captain Tushar Khandekar and leading scorer Sandeep Singh for the Indian team’s triumph.

Bal Bharati School win

Bal Bharati School, Pitampura defeated Hansraj School, Punjabi Bagh 3-2 in the 4th Pallavi Malhotra Table Tennis Inter-School Cricket Tournament on the Bal Bharati School ground, Pitampura. In the under-12 section, Gyan Bharati beat Montford, Ashok Vihar 3-2, Hansraj School beat APJ School 3-2 and Sachdeva School b Bal Bharati School 3-0.

Prize Money Badminton

A prize money Delhi Open Badminton Tournament will be held at the Karnail Singh Stadium from May 15 to 18. Entries close on May 12 with Delhi Badminton Association secretary Sushil Bhatia on mobile 9810690898 or 23843000. OSR


Joint team of MCD, DJB to look into water pipeline leaks
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 30
Concerned with the increasing cases of water-borne diseases being reported in the national Capital, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) have constituted a joint team to look into the leakage of water pipelines, which was mainly responsible for the contamination of water.

It is for the first time that a joint-team of the MCD and the DJB has been constituted for this purpose. Earlier, they used to blame each other, said the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta.

Though the Infectious Diseases Hospital run by the MCD reported 999 cases of water-borne diseases (Cholera and Gastroenteritis) from January to April, this figure could be on the higher side since a large number of people prefer to be treated in private hospitals. Of these, 415 cases are of cholera and 390 cases were reported in April alone.

A few cases have been reported from the neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, no death cases have been reported yet, said Mr Mehta.

A special ward has been created for treating women and children. At present, there are only 60 patients in the hospital, the Municipal Commissioner claimed.

Addressing mediapersons, the Municipal Commissioner said that there was no need to be panicky as the situation was under control. The MCD and the DJB have taken preventive measures against these diseases.

The DJB has made arrangement for water tankers to supply potable water to the needy residents, particularly for those residing in the slum clusters and unauthorised colonies, where regular water supply was not assured, he claimed.

The Director, Health, Dr K.N. Tewari, provided the break up of the patients as such: unauthorised colonies (20 per cent), urbanised villages (24 per cent), slums and JJ clusters (20 per cent), regularised colonies (26 per cent) and rest from the neighbouring states.

The MCD has declared 22 areas as sensitive in Central Delhi, South and Civil Lines, that were most affected, he said. Last year, the majority of the dengue cases were reported from the Central Delhi as residents of Kotla Mubarakpur, Garhi and other villages did not have regular water supply.

The MCD and the Jal Board had formed mobile teams that rushed to the spot on receiving information regarding such cases. These mobile teams collect water samples from the area and send them to the laboratory for testing.

On an average, the MCD was examining 300 water samples daily. Last year, the MCD distributed chlorine tablets in its hospitals and dispensaries. However, this year it will also be distributed through fair price shops, the Municipal Commissioner said.

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