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IN THE CITY

Saradindu plans academy

Former off-spinner Saradindu Mukherjee, who played for India in the ODIs, plans to set up the cityís newest cricket academy. Back to his roots after quite a few years in the UK, Saradindu said his academy will also cater to youngsters with physical disabilities. The academy, at the Maddox Square, may be launched as early as in January.

Lalís academy

Arun Lalís Bournvita Cricket Academy beat Ashok Malhotra Cricket Academy by six wickets in the CAB 110 points sub-junior meet Tuesday. Batting first, the Ashok Malhotra Academy scored 156, Sudipto Saha getting four for 28. The Bournvita team notched up the required runs losing only four wickets, Subhrojit Bhaduri scoring 84 and Aadit Osatwal 47.

IFA decision

IFA has decided to scratch off the cluster tournament for the IFA Shield due to shortage of time. It has been decided in a meeting Tuesday that the January 8 to 20 tournament will have four city teams, two Goan sides and two other teams.

Churchill Brothers and Vasco have already confirmed. We are also deliberating with teams like JCT, Mahindra United,Ē the IFA joint secretary Ranjit Gupta said.

It was also told that it is unlikely that there will be any foreign team following the AFC ban on AIFF to have any international tournament in the country for one year.

Tennis meet

The Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy will host the third Adhip Mukerjea memorial AITA championship at its Salt Lake centre from Sunday. In the five-day meet, 250 participants (170 boys and 80 girls) will take part in the under-14 and 16 categories. Top junior players like Rupesh Roy, Anshuman Dutta, Allan Moses, Anukriti Prasad and Varsha Dutta will take part.

Carmichael Cup

61 Cavalry beat Fort William Polo Club in the final of the Carmichael Cup (8 goals) 10 ó 2-1/2 at the Pat Williamson ground Tuesday.

Meanwhile, for the first time, a womenís polo team from Manipur will play an exhibition match Sunday.

Equestrianism

The national, international and eastern India equestrian championship started at the Tollygunge club Tuesday. Thirty-one teams including eight army, five paramilitary, 12 private civilian and six foreign teams will take part in the meet. Meanwhile, on the first day, Husna Tara Prakash won the open dressage event while Haridas won the sub-junior dressage event.

TODAY IN SPORT

EQUESTRIANISM: National, international and eastern India meet at the Tolly Club.

CRICKET: CAB first division league matches at various grounds from 9:30 am.


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