Utpal, Sambaran for meet
Utpal Chatterjee and Sambaran Banerjee will represent Bengal at the captains and coaches meeting of Ranji Trophy sides in Mumbai Friday. Rohan Gavaskar, who led Bengal last season, is at the India A camp in Bangalore and will thus miss out on the Mumbai conclave.
800 for state athletics
More than 800 athletes will take part in the 53rd state athletics meet at the Salt Lake Stadium from Thursday. The two biggest names, Asian Games gold-medallists Saraswati Dey and Soma Biswas, will however be conspicuous by their absence. While Saraswati has an injury, Soma is busy preparing for foreign assignments. The three-day meet will feature 146 events.
Rakhi Sangha best
Rakhi Sangha beat Tarun Byayam Sangha 47-32 to emerge champions in the sub-junior state basketball championship Tuesday. Tarun Thakur was the highest scorer for the winners with 14 points.
Milan Bithee held SAIL goalless in a Tata Steel IFA Shield cluster meet match Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Rampur MS drew 2-2 with Itika Memorial in a state women’s league match.
Julfikar Alam and Rekha Das will lead the boys and girls teams in the junior national basketball meet in Ludhiana from Saturday.
BOYS: Julfikar Alam (captain), Souvik Bhattacharya, Raja Mondal, Kaustav Basu Roy, Subhankar Roy, Arunjoy Singh, Zaffar Hossain, Sourav Roy, Mansingh Rajbhar, Navneet Sinha, Satyendra Singh, Ambarish Pal. Coach: Tarak Sarkar.
GIRLS: Rekha Das (captain), Minati Prasad, Rakhi Bose, Sampurna Chowdhury, Pausali Dutta, Rima Mondal, Sutapa Mondal, Priyanka Kumari, Jaya Mondal, Sarika Sharma, Mahuya Pal, Susmita Laha. Coach: Kishore Mukherjee.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: Women’s league: Youth Footballers vs Bally Gramanchal (Mohun Bagan, 3 pm).
ROWING: BRC Students’ Rowing Championship: Opening at BRC at 5 pm.