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Sturdy MRF maul ITC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
MRF, Chennai, thrashed ITC, Delhi, by whopping 107 runs on their maiden appearance in the 14th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at DAV School, Sector 8, here today.

With the win, the team accumulated five points, including a bonus point.

Batting first, MRF scored 287 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs. Openers Daniel Manohar (64) and Swapnil (30) gave a flying start to the team with 71-run partnership for the opening wicket. Skipper Venu Gopal Rao chipped in 50 off 89 balls, hitting three fours and a six. Saurav Tiwari (45 off 34) was another notable contributor. For ITC Deepak Sharma, Abhishek Sharma and Ashish Malhotra took two wickets each.

Chasing the target, ITC was bowled out for 180 runs in 36.5 overs. Vishal Tyagi (33), Pradeep Chowla (27) and Praveen Gupta (27) were the main contributors.

Chandran, Shrikant and Ashish Kapoor of MRF took two wickets each.

Test star Venu Gopal Rao was declared the man of the match.

In the other two matches, Air India recorded a five-wicket win against MPCA while Indian Oil defeated State Bank of Mysore by 27 runs.

Brief scores

MRF: 287 for 8 in 50 overs (Daniel Manohar 64, Venu Rao 50, Saurav Tiwari 45, Sushil 37 n o, Deepak Sharma 2 for 53, Abhishek Sharma 2 for 54, Ashish Malhora 2 for 43).

ITC: 180 all out (Vishal Tyagi 33, Praveen Gupta 37, Deepak Sharma 27, Ashish Kapur 2 for 33, Chandran 2 for 23, Srikant 2 for 25).

MPCA: 122 for all in 41 overs (Sunil Dholpure 25, Parveen Kumar 4 for 25, Ankit Chawan 4 for 46).

Air India: 123 for 5 in 24.2 overs (Prashant Nayak 39 n o, Parveen Kumar 27, Rajesh Kak 2 for 21, Jitender 2 for 16).

Indian Oil: 173 in 50 overs (Pinal Shah 32, Ravi Teja 27, Mithun Barrella 22, Noorudin 4 for 31).

State Bank of Mysore: 146 in 41.2 overs (K.S.T. Sahu 36, Tilak Naidu 35, Rajesh Powar 3 for 30 and Amit Dani 3 for 26).

Tomorrow’s fixtures: ITC Delhi vs RCA XI at DAV School, Sector 8, 9.30 am; LIC vs PCA Colts at St John’s School, Sector 26, 9.30 am; HPCA Academy vs BPCL, Bombay, at PCA Stadium, Mohali, 9.30 am.



Twenty20 Cricket
Haryana, Vivek set up final date
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Punjab by 21 runs in the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup 2007 being played at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here.

Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana won the toss and elected to bat. Haryana scored 157 for seven wickets in allotted 20 overs.

In reply, Punjab were all out on 136 in 19.3 overs.

Brief scores

Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana: 157 for 7 in allotted 20 overs (Savrpreet Sahni 47, Shenty Kumar 32, Kumar Mohan 21, Shiva Talwar 3 for 27).

Twenty20 Cricket Association of Punjab: 136 all out 19.3 overs (Harpreet Singh 39, Navvrose Singh 24, Veer Partap 4 for 9, Saransh 2 for 18).

Tomorrow’s schedule: Final match: Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana vs Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy at 2 pm.



Navika corners glory

Chandigarh, September 20
Navika beat Deepti in the u-19 girls’ singles of the XIX Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship, which commenced at Badminton Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Haryana minister of state for tourism, forest, environment and sports Kiran Chaudhary inaugurated the tournament.

Today’s results

U-19 girls’ singles: Navika b Deepti (21-14, 21-16); u-16 girls’ singles: Nisha b Deepti (21-6, 21-6), Japneet b Sakshi (21-7, 21-5); u-13 boys’ singles; Justin b Ansul Chawla (21-7, 21-7), Nikhil b Chirag (21-14, 21-10), Anupam b Chaitanya (22-20, 21-19), Mehak Mann b Shivam (21-8, 21-10); u-16 boys’ singles: Amanpreet b Gaurav (21-18, 21-18), Rupam b Jaideep (21-10, 21-17), Parajawal b Yoginder (21-12, 24-22), Tejeshwar b Gautam (21-15, 21-17), Sameer b Akashdeep (21-5, 21-6), Akhil b Ankush (21-2, 21-5), Nitish b Rahul (21-14, 25-23), Prateek b Jagroop (21-6, 21-15); men’s singles: Rajinder Bisht b Ravi Setia (21-23, 21-12, 21-13), Tushar b Harminder (21-14, 21-17), Sunil Malha b Munish (19-21, 21-15, 21-19), Vikas Kundu b Abhinav (21-18, 21-18), Akash Sethi b Matul (21-15, 21-17). — TNS



Manav Mangal pocket ball badminton title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, won the top honours, beating Guru Har Sahai Public School, Sector 40, in the u-14 category of the inter-school ball badminton tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, here today.

Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, secured the third position.

In the u-19 category, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, won the championship, thrashing Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora.


U-14 (final): MMHS-21 b GHPS-40 29-19, 29-17; for third place: GMSSS-23 b GMHS-37 29-16, 29-13.

U-19 (final): SGGSSS-35 b GSSS, Khuda Lahora, 29-21, 29-11; for third place: St Joseph’s-44 b SNS-22

Handball: Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, beat Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by 13-3 in the u-14 (boys) category of the inter-school handball tournament at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Other results

GNKSSS-30 b SGGSSS-35 13-3; GMSSS-46 b DAVSSS-8 14-5; GMSSS-35 b Chandigarh Baptist School-45 13-11; GMSSS-21 b GNPS-36 17-7.



DAV-10 lift archery title

Chandigarh, September 20
DAV College, Sector 10, emerged winners in the Panjab University Inter-college Archery Championship, which concluded on the PU campus here today.

The DAV team topped with 1604 points while the runners-up SGGS College-26 got 1558 points. DAV College, Abohar, stood third. — TNS



Finally, Chaudhary takes charge
Tribune News Service

Municipal Council president Seema Chaudhary is all smiles as she takes charge in Panchkula on Thursday.
Municipal Council president Seema Chaudhary is all smiles as she takes charge in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Panchkula, September 20
The reinstated Municipal Council president, Seema Chaudhary, took charge at the MC office in Sector 4, here today. She was given reprieve by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had quashed the no-confidence motion moved successfully against her by the General House on April 12.

She submitted a copy of the court orders to MC secretary B.B. Bhadwaj and stayed in her office for sometime. After taking charge, she went to meet deputy commissioner Rajinder Kataria and gave him a copy of the judgment.

Addressing mediapersons, she said the court had vindicated her stand that the no-confidence motion against her was not sustainable in the eyes of law since it was not in accordance with the Municipal Act.

“Truth has emerged victorious. I have no ill-will against any councillor. I was fighting against the government and have won the case. My priority, like before, will be to hasten development works in the city and provide quality work. I am happy to be back and continue to have the support of the councillors,” she said.

Maintaining that she extended all cooperation to “dethroned” council president Manvir Gill, Chaudhary held that she expected the same support from her.

“They wrongly held a no-confidence motion. There was no secrecy of ballot and I take exception to the fact that despite being ill, a BJP councillor was forced to attend the meeting. The court has upheld all this, which is why I am back,” she remarked.

Chaudhary had moved the High Court, seeking quashing of the no-confidence motion on grounds that the General House meeting was called in the violation of the provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act. Also, the secrecy of ballots was not maintained at the House meeting, she had said.

According to the provisions of the Act, a minimum gap of six months is mandatory between the meetings of the General House.



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