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IN THE CITY

Advani goes down in semi-finals

Calcutta, Aug. 31: India No. 1 Pankaj Advani lost in the semi-finals of the IBSF world under-21 snooker championship being held at Riga, Latvia. According to information received here, he lost to David John of Wales 2-8.

In the other semi-final, Ding Jun Hui of China defeated Steven Bennie of Scotland 8-7.

Md. Sp. demand

Mohammedan Sporting have issued a letter to the IFA asking them to allow two of their best players, Hossain Mustafi and Abdulateef Seriki — who have two yellow cards bookings — to play in the exhibition match against East Bengal Tuesday.

Mohammedan Sporting secretary Sultan Ahmed said that they are willing to pay a fine if needed. He also informed that the final decision on the issue will be taken in a CFL meeting Monday.

Boxing tour

A seven-member Indian women’s boxing team is currently touring Hungary. The team has four international pugilists including Merry Kom, who had won a silver medal in the World Championships in the US in 2001.

St Xavier’s win

St Xavier’s trounced St Michael’s 6-0 in the inter-school football tournament organised by the Calcutta Police. Y. Mirj scored four while P. Mukherjee netted two for the winners. In another match, CMO School edged out South Point by a solitary goal, A. Nawaz scoring the winner.

Indoor cricket

Pioneer Polyfab won the first corporate indoor cricket tournament beating Tata Steel by 30 runs in the Main Plate final at the Space Circle Saturday. The Polyfab team after scoring 100 in their innings, reduced the opposition to 70.

Meanwhile, Dynamic Equiteis (84 runs) beat ITC (70 runs) by 14 runs to win the Losers’ Plate.


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