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Bhratri, Police demoted

West Bengal Police and Bhratri Sangha were demoted to Group A from the CFL Super Division on Monday. Railway FC held West Bengal Police 1-1 in the second-leg of the relegation play-off, thus edging out the latter 3-2 on aggregate. Wari AC held Bhratri Sangha 2-2 in the second-leg, a verdict which helped the former stay in the elite group with a 4-3 aggregate win.

Dipak escapes surgery

East Bengal defender Dipak Mondal will not require knee-surgery after all. He was advised surgery by the medical board of the Indian team in Bangalore. He was taken to Mumbai by East Bengal officials. There, Dr Anant Joshi examined him and advised against surgery. Instead, Mondal will undergo a three-week physiotherapy.

SAI soccer

SAI Eastern Centre and SAI Sub Centre, Guwahati, emerged winners in the all-India SAI regional football tournament on Monday. While SAI Eastern Centre beat SAI North 1-0, the Guwahati team blanked SAI Central Centre 5-0.

Bangla dominate

Bengal under-15 were bowled out for a paltry 131 in their first innings against their Bangladesh counterparts in Kalyani on Monday. Bangladesh, who made 287 in the first innings, were 31 for no loss at stumps.

Umpires called

The All India Tennis Association has picked three city umpires Saikat Roy, Abhishek Mukherjee and Saibal Banerjee to officiate in the Afro-Asian Games. The inaugural Games will be held in Hyderabad from October 24 to November 1.

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