Vijayan, Bruno recommended
Shiladitya, Kuntal in final
Boys beat long odds: Coach
Aditya best
Mysore Racing/ Cruden Bay best bet

 
 
VIJAYAN, BRUNO RECOMMENDED 
 
 
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
 
New Delhi, June 19: 
The AIFF has recommended I.M. Vijayan and Bruno Coutinho for the Arjuna Award. The last footballer to get the award was Bhaichung Bhutia in 1998. P.K. Banerjee was the first to be honoured in 1961 and so far 18 male footballers and one woman, Shanti Mallick in 1983, have received the coveted award.

Sources in the department of sports said due to India’s improved showing in the recent World Cup qualifiers, the possibility of more than one footballer being honoured is bright.

   

 
 
SHILADITYA, KUNTAL IN FINAL 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, June 19: 
Shiladitya Nag will meet Kuntal Basak in the final of the CLT table tennis championships tomorrow.

In today’s semi-finals, Shiladitya beat Shantasabuj Chakraborty 24-22, 21-13 while Kuntal got past Souvik Kar 21-13, 21-16.

In the nursery boys’ semi-finals, Souvik overcame Indrajit Mondal 21-15, 19-21, 21-16, while Anish Bharadwaj defeated Priyabrata Das 21-18, 10-21, 22-20.

Bhratri win 1-0

Bhratri Sangha beat Barisha Sporting 1-0 via Dipankar Biswas in an IFA Shield cluster tie today.

Two red cards

A. Dafadar of Jugashanti and Chandney’s R. Mandi were given marching orders by referee Biswajit Bera during their second division tie at the Town ground today for indulging in fisticuffs. Chandney won 1-0.    

 
 
BOYS BEAT LONG ODDS: COACH 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, June 19: 
Battling severe odds ranging from biased refereeing to unhygenic living conditions, Bengal regained the M. Dutta Roy Trophy in Duliajan after four years. The triumphant under-21 players returned to the city today.

Coach Mridul Banerjee was emphatic about the performance of his players. “We were made to sleep in mattresses on the damp floor in a school building. But the players performed creditably.

“Goalkeeper Arindam Ghosh, stopper Sandipan Das, medio Mohammed Rafique and forward Swaroop Chatterjee were simply outstanding. They have all the makings of future stars and all they need is proper guidance.”

The coach felt Bengal displayed their best in the final, when they came back from being a goal down to beat holders Goa 3-1.

   

 
 
ADITYA BEST 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, June 19: 
India’s Aditya Singh won the sub-junior title in the Singapore golf meet which concluded recently. He tallied 231. Harinder Gupta, finished runner-up in the junior division with 227, according to information received here today. Singapore’s Yang Lee Keong (225) won the junior title.

India Club champions

India Club emerged champions in the Open state powerlifting meet for men and women, organised by Power Gym, recently. Midnapore and Calcutta Mint were second and third. India Club’s Amal Barman and Nripendra Narayan were named strongest man and best lifter. On the women’s side, Shampa Guha of Calcutta Police and Rekha Mal of Hooghly were best lifter and strongest woman.

Best umpires

Aniruddha Banerjee, Shyamal Ghosh and Premjit Chatterjee were adjudged best umpires by the CAB.    

 
 
MYSORE RACING/ CRUDEN BAY BEST BET 
 
 
FROM WILLIAM TELL
 
Mysore, June 19: 
Z. Darashah’s ward Cruden Bay, a consistent performer during the Bangalore winter-meet, may win tomorrow’s main event, the 1,400m Mysore Plate.

Kass and Sunspirit look best to offer some resistance, but considering that Cruden Bay is now pitted against a lower set of rivals and with Appu to guide him, the well-prepared Steinbeck-Barocco Girl gelding looks home and dry.

SELECTIONS

2.45 pm: Sizzling Stamper 1. Stormy 2. Selected Princess 3.
3.15 pm: Dynamic Chief 1. Dynamic Gamble 2. Amazing Force 3.
3.45 pm: Russian Art 1. Certain 2. Super Ace 3.
4.15 pm: Sinister Minister 1. Black Flower 2. Tattoo 3.
4.45 pm: Cruden Bay 1. Sunspirit 2. Kass 3.
5.15 pm: Royal Incarnate 1. Genting Highlands 2. Anjaam 3.

Day’s Best: Cruden Bay

Double: Russian Art & Sinister Minister
   
 

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