Anindita, Avanti in final
Avanti Sinha and Anindita Chakraborty moved into the women’s final of the 13th all Bengal Annapurna table tennis meet at the Howrah Annapurna Byam Samity Sunday. While Avanti beat Mouma Das 12-14, 11-9, 4-11, 12-10, 11-6, 12-10, Anindita got the better of Kanchan Basak 11-4, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9.
Soumyajit Sarkar, Anirban Nandy and Amit Das moved into the men’s semis.
The IFA’s Football adda, at a city hotel this afternoon was another of secretary Subrata Dutta’s ‘events’. A pot-pourri of anecdotes, wranglings, trifles, mushy music videos later, a consensus emerged that ways and means have to be found to develop and promote local talent.
Present were folks from different walks of life. They included P.K. Banerjee, Subrata Bhattacharya, Surojit Sengupta, P.C. Sorcar, actress Shatabdi Roy, actor Biplab Chatterjee, author Sishendu Mukhopadhyay, singer Subir Sen and others.
Dutta plans to promote the soccer craze in the city in every which he can. He has said that the profile of the sport has to be promoted.
TODAY IN SPORT
SOCCER: CFL Super Division — Tollygunge Agragami vs Mohammedan AC (Salt Lake); Bhratri Sangha vs WB Police (Barasat Stadium) Matches at 3:30 pm.