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Spinal centre to get funds soon
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
Chief secretary of Punjab Ramesh Inder Singh has asked agencies to complete the building of the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, being set up at Sector 70, Mohali, by November.

After a high-powered meeting at Punjab Raj Bhavan, the chief secretary asked the agencies to send the projection of funds to the finance department through his office so that the project could be inaugurated by the beginning of next year.

During a detailed presentation of the project, Dr Raj Bahadur, project director, had stressed the need for release of adequate funds for air conditioning of the building and completion of the first floor and construction of the second floor.

In fact, the centre, envisaged as spinal injury centre of the northern region, is already functional and providing physiotherapy services and vocational counselling.


Walthaty steers Air India to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
A century by Paul Walthaty (108 runs) enabled Air India to register a comprehensive win by six wickets against LIC Cricket Club on the opening day of the 14th All-India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament. The tournament got under way at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here, today.

Fielding first, Air India were able to contain the LIC innings to 256 for seven wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Southpaw opener Amandeep Sonkar (70 runs off 103 balls) and Bighashawar Bisht (81 runs off 93 balls) made a good beginning.

Bowling honours for Air India were shared by Ankit Chavan and medium-pacer Moondeep.

Air India started their reply with their skipper Sushant Marathe and Parveen Kumar put up 51 runs for the opening wicket before Praveen was declared LBW. Sushant Marathe scored 51 runs off 42 balls while Parshant Naik scored 27 off 37 balls. Paul scored 108 runs off 61 balls with the help of 16 boundaries and five towering sixes off 61 balls.

From the LIC side, Abhir Lavasa, Gurinder Saini and Kartar Singh, claimed one wicket each for 19, 25 and 34 runs, respectively. The Air India innings ended at 262 for four in 33.2 overs and got five points, including bonus and LIC -1 point while LIC got -1 point.

Advisor to the administrator Lalit Sharma was the chief guest. Paul Walthaty was declared the man of the match.

Brief scores

LIC: 256 for 7 in 50 overs (Amandeep Sonkar 70, B. Bisht 81, Rahat Elahi 46, Ankit Chavan 3 for 40).

Air India: 262 for 4 in 33.2 overs (Paul Walthaty 108, Sushant Marathe 51, Praveen Kumar 20, Prashant Naik 27, Larson d 31 n o, Abhir Lavasa 1 for 19, Gurinder Saini 1 for 25). Air India won by six wickets.

In the second match of the day played at DAV School-8, HPCA Academy defeated Canara Bank, Banglore, by eight wickets and garnered four points for this win. Canara Bank were bundled out for 199 runs in 49.1 overs.

International Star Sunil Joshi made significant contribution (31 runs in 45 balls with two fours and one six). Other notable contributors were S. Murthy 28, Nitin Bille 26 and Bharat Chipli 21. The bowling honours for HPCA went to Sangram Singh 3 for 38, Vijay Boon 2 for 25, Nichal Gaur 2 for 26 and Saurav Rattan 2 for 31.

In reply, HPCA scored 204 for two in 40.3 overs. Munish Gupta 63 not out, Hemant Dogra 52 were involved in an opening stint for 115 runs before he was bowled out by C. Raghu for 52 inclusive of nine fours and one six. Skipper Sangram Singh scored 36 and was declared man of the match for his all-round performance. The man of the match was given by former test star Yograj Singh.

Brief scores

Canara Bank: 199 in 49.1 overs (Sunil Joshi 31, S. Murthy 28, Nitin Bille 26, Bharat Chipli 21, Sangram Singh 3 for 38, Nischal Gaur 2 for 26, Vijay Boon 2 for 25, Saurav Rattan 2 for 31).

HPCA: 204 for 2 in 40.3 overs (Mohnish Gupta 62 n o, Hemant Dogra 52, Sangram Singh 36, C. Raghu 1 for 41, S. Murthy 1 for 48). Man of the match Sangram Singh. HPCA Academy won by eight wickets. HPCA Academy got four points while Canara Bank got zero.



Twenty20 Cricket
Savpreet stars in Haryana win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
An all-round performance by Savpreet Sahni helped Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana to beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi by 29 runs in the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup being played at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here, today. Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana won the toss and decided to bat.

The team put up 184 runs in allotted 20 overs. Vishal Rana made a well- deserved 42 runs supported by Shenty Kumar with his 24 runs.

Chasing the target, Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi was bundled out for 155 in 17.2 overs. Udut Sharma was the only batsman, who chipped in 47 runs. Savpreet and Veer Pratap took two wickets each and titled the match in their favour.

Brief scores

Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana: 184 for 5 in 20 overs (Savpreet Sahni 88, Vishal Rana 42, Shenty Kumar 24, Gaurav Dhir 2 for 31).

Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi: 155 all out in 17.2 overs (Udit Sharma 47, Savpreet Sahni 2 for 5, Veer Pratap 2 for 19).



Chess Tourney
DPS win thrilling tie
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
A tie-breaker enabled Delhi Public School to defeat Sanskriti School, both of Delhi, after they were tied at 16 points at the end of the fifth and final round in the u-14 category of the CBSE North Zone (I) Inter-school Chess Tournament at the St Joseph's-44, here today. Vasant Valley School and Modern School, both of Delhi, also resolved the deadlock through a tie-breaker rule.


U-14 (final round ): Delhi Public School, New Delhi, b Salwan Public School, New Delhi; Sanskriti School, New Delhi, b Alpine Public School, Nalagarh; Vasant Valley School b Shivalik Public School-41, Chandigarh; DAV Public School-7, Chandigarh, b Swami Ram Tirtha School, Mohali; Modern School, New Delhi, b KC Public School, Jammu; KR Mangalam World School, New Delhi, b Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh; St Xavier's Convent School, Kathua, b Maharaja Agarsain Public School, Delhi; Delhi Public School, Jammu, b Bal Bharti Public School, Delhi; GAV Public School, Kangra, b St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh; Chandigarh Baptist School-45 drew Mount Carmel School, New Delhi.

Final Ranking: 1 Delhi Public School, New Delhi; 2 Sanskriti School, New Delhi; 3 Vasant Valley School; 4 Modern School, New Delhi; 5 DAV Public School-7,Chandigarh.

U-19 (final round): Modern School, New Delhi, b Vasant Valley School; The Lawrence School, New Delhi, b St Joseph, Chandigarh; JD Tytler School, New Delhi, b Ajit Karam Singh, Chandigarh; DPS, New Delhi, drew KC Public School, Jammu; St Xavier's, Kathua, drew KBDAV-7, Chandigarh; Maharaja Agarsain School, Delhi, b KR Mangalam School, New Delhi; Sidharth International, Delhi, b Delhi Public School, Jammu; Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh, drew Chandigarh Baptist School, Chandigarh; DAV School, Delhi, b Alpine Public School, Nalagarh; DAV-8, Chandigarh, b Eicher School, Parwanoo; Laureate Public School, Shimla, drew Stepping Stones School.

Final ranking: 1 Modern School, New Delhi; 2 The Lawrence School, New Delhi; 3 JD Tytler School, New Delhi.



Shally clinches TT title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
Shally Dhawan of BSNL Punjab defeated her opponent Mandakini to clinch the well-contested women’s single title of the first EMMAR Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today. Vikram Aditya of Amritsar uprooted Vineet Chopra to grab the men’s single title.

In the junior boys’ final, Vandit upset Sanil Sikri (4-11, 11-13, 11-1, 11-8, 8-11) and Nirdosh got better of her opponent Meena (11-8, 11-6, 11-9) to win the junior girls’ final.

Meanwhile, Kamaljit of Patiala emerged winner in the young boys’ final, outplaying Manpreet (11-8, 11-6, 11-6) while Manisha overpowered Lovepreet (11-2, 11-7, 11-5) to win the young girls’ final. P.K. Verma, IAS (retd) commissioner, information commission, Punjab, was the chief guest and gave away prizes to the winners.

Meanwhile, Tejveer Singh, president, Mohali Table Tennis Association, presented TT kits to the girls of Government Senior Secondary School, Sohana, for promotion of the game.



Chandigarh region win gold
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17
Chandigarh region of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan clinched gold medal, defeating Jammu region during the KVs Inter-regional sports meet for kabaddi (boys) held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandi Mandir Cantonment, here today.

As many as 88 players are participating in the two-day meet, inaugurated by Harinder Kaur, officiating principal of the host school. She apprised that the triumphant team would further participate in the 38th KVs National Sports Meet to be hosted by the Bhopal region.

In the first match of u-19 cricket played at Satluj Public School, Chandigarh region (CR) scored an easy five-wicket win over Jammu region (JR). After winning the toss, JR elected to bat. The team piled up 104 in allotted 20 overs. Chasing the target, a brilliant knock of 52 runs by Sandeep Singh enabled his team CR to score a comprehensive win with two overs to go.

Meanwhile, in the second (u-19) match, JR defeated CR with a margin of four wickets. After winning the toss, CR opted to bat and could manage only 106 runs in allotted 20 overs, which Jammu region covered in 19 overs. In u-16 cricket match, CR defeated JR by five wickets. JR chose to bat. They were bundled out for 84 runs in 18 overs. CR reached the target in 18.2 overs with five wickets in hand.



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