Subrata calls for reinforcements
Having seen Mohun Bagan through to the third and final qualifying round of the AFC Champions League, coach Subrata Bhattacharya has very little time to cherish the success before responding to another immediate assignment — guiding Bengal to another Santosh Trophy glory.
Landing in the city late last night, Subrata, however, received a blow to his plans for the Imphal meet. He learnt on Thursday that Rahim Nabi and Ashim Biswas, currently with Indian squad in the AFC under-20 meet in Qatar, would not be available for the national meet. As this would definitely make his forwardline poorer, he pitched in for immediate reinforcements. The Bengal coach, however, told IFA officials on Thursday to immediately approach AIFF and hosts Manipur Football Association to complete the formality of including Sunit Chhetri and Jayanta Sen in the squad “within a day”.
Burdwan University got a walkover from Rabindra Bharati in the inter-university football meet.
Burdwan now meet Calcutta University in the semi-finals while hosts Jadavpur University and Kalyani University will fight for the other place in the final.
4 share lead
Four players took the lead in the under-13 category after the fourth round of the state age-group chess meet, being held at St. Thomas Church School, Howrah.
Soumya Thakurta, Debaditya Sinha Biswas, Sheikh Shahid Ahmed and Souparno Ghosh all had 3.5 points.
Antarpit Roy was leading in the under-11 section with Bitan Banerjee and Indranil Chattopadhyay heading the under-9 and under-7 sections.
The fourth all-India railway golf championship got underway at Tollygunge Club on Thursday. A total of 105 players from 15 railway teams are taking part in the three-day meet.
Gold for Sanjay
City boy Sanjay Kumar Mondal emerged champion in men’s high board diving but Archana Bhusan and Rahul Batra scooped up a double each in the all-India inter-university aquatic championships at Subhas Sarobar on Thursday.
Archana of Bangalore won the women’s 200m medley and 200m butterfly while VTU Belgawn’s Rahul emerged best in men’s 1500m and 100m freestyle.
Sneha More paired with Madhuri Eaysetta to help IOC lift the women’s doubles title of the 10th PSCB inter-unit carrom meet, organised by IBP Co. at Tollygunge Club. The duo beat HPCL’s T. Kore and S.R. Shukla 25-18, 25-14 in the final.
TODAY IN SPORT
Football: Inter-school meet: Round I matches at various grounds.
Inter-university meet semifinals — Javadpur vs Kalyani at JU ground from 2.30 pm.
Golf: All-India railway meet: Day II action at Tollygunge Agragami.
Carrom: Inter-unit meet at