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T20 match now on Dec. 28

New Delhi: The second Twenty20 International between India and Pakistan, which was scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad on December 27, has been postponed by a day on the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The PCB in its request to the BCCI asked for the Ahmedabad match to be re-scheduled as the fifth death anniversary of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007, falls on that date. The game will now be played on December 28, a BCCI release said.

Saurav top seed

Calcutta: Saurav Ghosal is the top seed in the men’s category of the National Squash Championship, which will be held in the city from Tuesday. In the women’s section, Joshna Chinappa received the top billing. Handball n Calcutta: North 24 Parganas thrashed Jalpaiguri 25-6 in boys’ category A of the Junior State Handball Championships on Saturday in Burdwan. In another match West Kolkata beat Purulia 24-8. In the girls’ section, West Kolkata beat Howrah 13-5 while East Midnapore edged past Purulia 11-10 .

Table tennis

Hyderabad: The Indian challenge in the World Junior Table Tennis Championships came to an end when Ayhika Mukerjee and Suthirtha Mukherjee lost the pre-quarter final matches here on Saturday. India best n Ludhiana: India defeated Malaysia 72-12 to win the women’s final of the Kabaddi World Cup.

BHA elections

Calcutta: The Bengal Hockey Association re-elected Gurbux Singh-headed group after the annual general meeting on Saturday. The new council will meet next week to declare the names of the office-bearers. Volleyball n Calcutta: Eastern Railway Sports Association defeated Port Trust 25-15, 16-25, 25-19, 25-15 in the final to bag the Venus Murlidhar Kulthia Trophy of the Senior State Volleyball Championship (club) for men.

Golf meet

Calcutta: Defending champions Mcleod Russel and GS Atwal & Co. qualified for the national final of World Corporate Golf Challenge at the RCGC on Saturday. McLeod, represented by Lakshman Singh and Aditya Khaitan, took top honours with a score of 60 while GS Atwal and Co., comprising Govind Atwal and Gaurav Ghosh, scored 57 to finish second.

Gurbani wins

Calcutta: Gurbani Singh defeated Aditi Ashok in the semi-final of the All India Ladies Matchplay Championships on Saturday. In the other semi-final, Gursimar Badwal beat Millie Saroha.