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Hyderabad will host world meet

Dortmund: India will host the World Junior Table Tennis Championships this year instead of 2013, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) confirmed Monday.

Hyderabad will play host to the world event. The 2012 edition was originally allotted to South Africa and was to be held between December 9 and 16. But the South African federation expressed its inability to host this year’s championships.

WSH final        

Mumbai: Sher-e-Punjab justified their top billing by coming from a goal down to trounce Pune Strykers 5-2 to lift the inaugural World Series Hockey crown in front of a packed gathering at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium here.

Alok wins

Miramar: Coming over to the 11th ONGC Asian Billiards Championship 2012, defending champion Alok Kumar of India seemed to be in early trouble against the Sri Lankan A Jayarathne, before recovering well to win 4-0.

Jain show

Miramar: Youngster Himanshu Jain set the tone of the proceedings on day one of the 13th Asian under-21 Snooker Championship. He inflicted a 4 frames to 1 victory on Hong Kong’s Man Ming Wa.

For the fans

Calcutta: In a first of its kind, a mobile application has been launched on former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, something that will help the Sahara Pune Warriors captain-cum-mentor’s fans worldwide stay updated about the upcoming IPL T20. “It has latest news, tweets, pictures, videos and also the scorecard of PWI games,” a representative of the company which developed the application said. The application available for free download on Google Play (Android platform) would also soon be rolled out on IOS for iPhone users.

100 coins

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar would be showered with 100 gold coins by the Mumbai Cricket Association for accomplishing the fabulous feat of compiling 100 International centuries. The decision to felicitate the champion cricketer with 100 gold coins, worth between Rs 23-25 lakh, was taken by MCA's managing committee headed by Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Malik unhappy

Rawalpindi: Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik, who led his hometown Sialkot to their seventh national Twenty20 title, is disappointed over his team not being given a chance to represent Pakistan in the Champions League T20.

Cricket meet

Calcutta: Mainland Sambaran Academy (Red) defeated ADV School of Cricket by 208 runs to qualify for the semi-finals of the under-14 cricket tourn-ament at Vivekananda Park.

Brief scores: Mainland Sambaran Academy (Red) 288/5 in 35 overs (Mayuaksha Sikdar 110, Sudip Pal 59 not out). ADV School of Cricket 80 (Sudip Pal 3/26, Abdul Kalam 3/12)

Staff Reporter & Agencies