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Mehta enters last 16

Bangkok: Former Asian champion Aditya Mehta Thursday became the only Indian to qualify for the last-16 stage of the 6–Red Snooker World Champion-ships here. He beat Dech-awat Pooma of Thailand with a lead score of 6–4.

“I was really looking forward to the 6–Red World after my victory at the Asian Snooker Championships this year,” Aditya said. He will be playing Panompai Powises of Thailand next.

India in final

Bangkok: Indian women beat Japan 2-1 via a golden goal by vice-captain Poonam Rani to reach the final of the 6th Junior Asia Cup Championship, on Thursday. India will meet China in the final.

Hamid no more

Calcutta: Former national hockey player, Abdul Hamid, breathed his last, in Jhansi, on Wednesday. Hamid, who was 66, represented India as a left out in the 1962 Asian Games. He had also represented Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan in the Calcutta league.

Sujjan show

Pasuruan: Sujjan Singh shot the best round of his career with a nine-under 63 to extend his lead by nine shots at the Taman Dayu Championship on Thursday.

Viraj wins

Calcutta: Viraj Khanna scripted a brilliant comeback to win the Jamshedpur Juniors Cup — an event on the Tata Steel IGU East Zone Junior Tour — at the Golmuri Golf Club on Thursday.

United SC deal

Calcutta: United SC are likely to appoint William Carey University goalkeeper coach Per Henrikson as the goalkeeper coach for this season. Henrikson has previously worked with the national teams of Pakistan, the Philippines and Bhutan.

School soccer

Calcutta: All Saints Day School thrashed St Augustine’s School 8-0 in a Keventer Cup match, on Thursday.

Other Results

Don Bosco Park Circus 0 Sify Hall 0; Albany Hall 1 National High School 1; St Lawrence 4 Patha Bhawan 0; Union Chapel 0 St Mary’s School 0; Julien Day Kalyani 2 St Dominic’s School 0; St Sebastians School 3 Frank Anthony’s Public School 0; Calcutta Boys’ School 0 Lakshmipat Singhania Academy 0

Annual awards

Calcutta: Ashok Dinda is the frontrunner for the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)’s Player of the Year award, owing to his brilliant performances in the domestic circuit last season. A final decision will be taken at the CAB’s working committee meeting on Saturday.

Pak series

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has scheduled its limited over matc-hes series against Austra-lia in the UAE with Sharj-ah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai to host a total of six matches.

Staff Reporter & Agencies