EB ruling panel triumphs
The East Bengal ruling panel won the club elections as counting finally end-ed at the Town Hall. Kalyan Majumdar, re-elected to the general secretarys post, beat challenger Kallol Dutta by a whopping 1,899 votes as other members of the panel followed suit. Detection of 25 false votes halted the counting earlier in the day.
General secretary: Kalyan Majumdar; Assistant secretary: Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta; Accountant: Tapan Kumar Das; Treasurer: Santosh Kumar Dutta; Football secretary: Santosh Bhattacharya; Ground secretary: Dipankar Chakraborty; Hockey secretary: Rajat Guha; Athletics secretary: Devdas Samaddar; Tennis secretary: Manas Roy; Cricket secretary: Sadananda Mukherjee.
The CAB received a thumbs up from Bengal sports minister Kanti Ganguly for hosting the seven allotted IPL IV matches at the Eden. Calcutta Police had raised objections regarding the hosting of the matches, in April-May, as it was clashing with the Assembly elections. But the minister argued that if Tamil Nadu and Kerala are able to host matches in spite of the elections, Bengal government will also provide full support.
The 115th IFA Shield will be held from March 11 to 30. Two groups of five teams will play the round-robin league to qua-lify for the semis. The teams that are expected to participate are seven teams from Calcutta, including Mohun Bag-an, East Bengal, Chirag United SC and Mohammedan Spo-rting Club. Salgaocar SC, Chu-rchill Brothers SC, Pune FC and one foreign team that is yet to be decided are the other participants.
Skytrack beat ITC 27-13 in a mercantile mixed basketball match at the Rangers Club. Vodafone beat WM 15-13, while TCS beat WINTEK 20-2.
Kiran Sharma was on pole after day one of the 30th Taj Bengal Trophy with a score of 71 nett, at the Tollygunge Club.