Orissa, Jharkhand qualify
Orissa and Jharkhand qualified for the knockout stage of the under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy after Bengal were beaten by Assam by two wickets at the JU Campus in Salt Lake on Saturday. Orissa made it to the next stage by beating Tripura by 105 runs. Batting first, Bengal scored 200 for nine in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, Assam achieved the target losing eight wickets in 45 overs.
n Bengal 200/9 in 50 ovs (Debabrata Das 51, Arindam Ghosh 30; A. Ahmed 3/23). Assam 203/8 in 45 ovs (Tarjinder Singh 57, Parvez Aziz 50). Assam won by 2 wkts.
n Orissa 237/9 in 50 ovs (A. Sami 59; Abhijit Dey 3/51). Tripura 132/9 in 50 ovs (S. Roy 51). Orissa won by 105 runs.
Aziz to lead
Parvez Aziz was chosen the captain of the 15-member East Zone squad to play in the under-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy meet commencing on Sunday. East will play their first match against Central Zone on Monday.
The squad: Parvez Aziz (captain), Arindam Ghosh (vice-captain), P. Sahoo, Subrata Ghosh, Debabrata Das, PR Sinha, Atish Jena, Sourav Tewari, Keshav Kumar, A. Ahmed, Amit Banerjee, Amit Das, Abhijit Dey, Santosh Jena, Shib Shankar Roy. Coach: Victor Joseph.
Central Calcutta and Hooghly qualified for the semi-finals of the team of 71st State & Inter District Table Tennis Championships at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra on Saturday. Central Calcutta became the group champion defeating Hooghly 3-0. Hooghly finished runners-up.
RESULTS: Team championships ' Men: Group A ' Central Calcutta District bt Hooghly 3-0 ; Women: Group A ' Hooghly bt Howrah 3-0; Group B ' South Calcutta District bt Siliguri 3-1; Boys': Group A ' Hooghly bt Malda 3-0; Group B ' Siliguri bt Chandernagore 3-0; Group C ' South Calcutta District bt Howrah 3-0; Sub-junior boys': Group A ' Chandernagore bt Howrah 3-0; Group B ' Hooghly bt North 24 Parganas District 3-1; Group C ' Siliguri bt South Calcutta District 3-2.
Debaditya Sinha Biswas, Soumya Thakurta and Suman Basu with five points apiece were in the lead after the fifth round of the second All-Bengal Schools' Chess Championship at the Park Institution on Saturday. Debaditya beat Sandipan Chatterjee, Soumya defeated Antarip Roy and Suman got the better of Sukanya Dutta on this day.
TODAY IN SPORT
CHESS: Final day of all-Bengal School meet at the Park Institution, Shyambazar from 10 am.
CRICKET: Under-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy matches ' North vs South (Eden); West vs Central (JU campus, Salt Lake). From 8.45 am.
TABLE TENNIS: State meet at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 9 am.
TENNIS: IBP Merchants Cup meet at the Calcutta South Club from 6 pm.