EB-Dempo tie postponed
Sunday’s National Football League match between East Bengal and Dempo to be played at Salt Lake Stadium has been pushed back by a day because of a musical programme slated there. This match will now be played under lights on Monday, after the Mohun Bagan-Salgaocar clash.
Sujit Chakraborty is the only one from Bengal called to a camp for coaches to be conducted by national football coach Stephen Constantine in Margao from February 20 to March 2. Sujit guided the state under-16 team to the national title recently.
East Bengal’s Safi Ahmed and Saikat Mukherjee cracked centuries to help their team post 342 for eight in the CAB Senior Division league match against Mohammedan Sporting. Safi made 107, while Saikat scored 105.
East Bengal 342/8 (Safi Ahmed 107, Saikat Mukherjee 105, Mohammed Javed 3/67, Nazar Khan 3/111) vs Md. Sporting.
Bhowanipore Gujarati Education Society beat Albany Hall by 65 runs in a Pepsi inter-school cricket meet.
Bhowanipore (310/7 in 40 ovs) bt Albany Hall (245 in 39.3 ovs) by 65 runs.
Like each year, the CAB and the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, will organise a blood donation camp on February 3 — the Frank Worrell Day. Certificates to donors will be signed by legendary off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna.
Naktala HS and St Paul’s notched up 5-0 wins over Patha Bhavan and South Point, respectively, in the ESPN Premier League Junior Cup inter-school football tournament. AG Church beat Hindu School 2-1, while Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan overcame Hare School 2-0.
Formidables in the lead
Formidables of Delhi, comprising Kiran Nadar, Subhas Gupta, K.R. Venkataraman, Sumit Choksi and B. Satyanaryan, led on the first day of the All India Shree Cement Bridge at Bengal Rowing Club. At the end of the first six sessions, they had 126 V.P. Formidables is followed by C.V. Rao’s IV (120 V.P.), Bandhab Mandir (119), A.K. Ganguly’s IV (112) and Lawrence Club Blue (107).
Bengal have reached the semi-finals of the all India K.D. Singh Babu sub-junior hockey tournament being played in Lucknow. According to information received here, they whipped Tamil Nadu 4-0 in the quarter finals. Bengal will now meet Uttar Pradesh, 3-0 winners over Nagaland.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: Ranji Trophy — Bengal vs Andhra Pradesh at Eden Gardens from 9.30 am.
BRIDGE: All-India meet at BRC.