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Double delight for Pak lads
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13
The results of both twenty20 matches played by Pakistan XI against the DAV-8 today went in their favour. The twenty20 friendship series is being played at the Sector 8 DAV ground, here.

After winning the toss, DAV opted to bat and piled up 177 runs in the allotted overs. Adil Khan with his unbeaten 64 runs helped the Pakistan team in defeating the opponents.

In the second match of the day, Imtiaz scored brilliant knock of 64 runs.

Although Kamal Preet took three wickets, conceding 28 runs, Pakistan won the match with a good margin of 30 runs.

Brief scores

Match I: DAV XI: 177 in 20 overs (Shanawat Mirza 42, Shivam Pathania 32, Vikrant Bansal 32, Ankit 22, Adil 1 for 34, Scott 1 for 35).

Pakistan XI: 178 in 20 overs (Adil Khan 64 n o, Adil Salim 23, Shanawaz 3 for 24, Anirudh 2 for 31).

Match II: Pakistan XI: 176 in 20 overs (Imtiaz 64 n o, Scott 25, Adil Salim 25, Sunil Jaglan 2 for 14, Kamal Preet 3 for 28).

DAV XI: 146 off 5 in 20 overs (Shahnawaz Khan 47, Manan 18, Ankit 27, Vikrant 16, Scott 1 for 25, Arshad 1 for 3).

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AKSIPS book berth in final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS) Academy, Sector 41, today registered a thrilling 11-run victory over Edmund Rice Cricket Academy (ERCA)-26, booking a berth in the final of the WWICS Cup U-14 Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being played at the cricket stadium of St Stephen's School, Togan, near here.

AKSIPS Academy won the toss and elected to bat. They posted 117 runs before being dismissed in 24.4 overs. The second and fourth-wicket partnerships bolstered their innings. Ashish (29, 3x4s) and Guntash (12) scored 42 runs for the second-wicket partnership while

Harmanpreet (22) and Sachit Nayyar (22) realised 45 runs for the fourth wicket. Balwinder Singh was the most successful bowler for ERCA as he took four wickets for 26 runs. Dinesh bagged 2 for 26.

Chasing 118-run target, ERCA, who were sitting pretty at 94 for five wickets after 22 overs, lost the last five wickets for just 12 runs. ERCA needed just 20 runs from 18 balls, but the victory eluded them.

AKSIPS Academyís medium-pacer Rajat (3 for 15) and off-spinner Kushal (3 for 15) wrecked the ERCA innings, which terminated at 106 in 24.5 overs.

Brief scores

AKSIPS Academy-41: 117 all out in 24.4 overs (Ashish 29, 3x4s, Harmanpreet 22, 2x4, Sachit Nayyar 22, 3x4s, Guntash 12, Ishwinder 7 n o, Balwinder 4 for 26, Dinesh 2 for 26, Vardaan 1 for 24).

ERCA-26: 106 all out in 24.5 overs (Sashya 12, Aditya Guleria 34, 4x4s, Balwinder 17, Vishnu 13, Kushal 3 for 15, Rajat 3 for 15, Harmanpreet 1 for 17, Ashish 1 for 17).

Tomorrow, CCA-GNPS Academy will meet Patiala Gymkhana in the second semifinal at 10 am.

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IHF grants associate membership to CFHA
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13
The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has granted associated membership to the Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy (CFHA), Sector 42, with immediate effect.

In a communication received by Chandigarh sports director Inderjit Singh Sandhu, IHF secretary-general K. Jothikumaran has stated that the Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy has been "admitted as an associate member with immediate effect".

The IHF has also asked the CFHA to send membership fee of Rs 10,000 immediately for the year 2007-8.

The CFHA will now directly participate in the 13th Sub-junior National Hockey Championship to be held at Bhopal from September 27 to October 6. The sub-junior nationals will be conducted by the directorate of sports and welfare department, Madhya Pradesh.

The players born on or after January 1, 1992, are eligible to take part in the nationals.

Meanwhile, the joint sports director, Dr J.P.S. Sidhu, has given directions to the officials concerned of the CFHA to make proper arrangements, including for travel, for the academy's participation in the Bhopal meet. The IHF has also sent railway concession forms.

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Bharti Narayan corners glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13
Bharti Narayan once again grabbed the top position in the finals of the LICís 28th North Zone Carrom Tournament, which concluded at a local hotel, today evening.

The prize distribution ceremony was presided over by Sunita Sharma, regional manager, LIC of India, zonal office, New Delhi.

Results

Menís semifinal: Mohammad Irfan b Rajeev Prakash, Sanjay Verma b D.K. Boudh.

Menís final: Sanjay Verma b Mohamad Irfan.

Womenís semifinal: Bharti Narayan b Sneh Lata, Bhanu Jain b Parvesh Thakur.

Womenís final: Bharati Narayan b Bhanu Jain.

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Cricket trials

Mohali, September 13
The MCA-YPS Academy, Mohali, will conduct its admission trials on September 15 and 16 at YPS, Mohali, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

According to G.S. Walia, honorary secretary, the academy is affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association through the Mohali Cricket Association. ó TNS

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