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Mukerjea request

South Club president Jaidip Mukerjea has requested the AITA to give Chennai Open wildcards to those players who impress in the National Grass-court Tennis Championships. Davis Cuppers VM Ranjeet and Vijayant Malik are yet to confirm their participation in the national meet, which begins at the South Club, from Monday. Under the circumstances, Sidharth Rawat is likely to be the top seed, with Nitten Kirtane as the second in the menís section. In the womenís section, Ankita Raina and Rishika Sunkara are the top two seeds.

Derby security

I-League security advisor, B.K. Roka, met representatives of both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal to discuss the security arrangements of Saturdayís Derby, at the Salt Lake Stadium. Roka has asked for the installation of close-circuit cameras and deployment of private securitymen in all the stands.

Curator ill

Veteran Eden Gardens curator, Prabir Mukherjee, had to be hospitalised on Wednesday after he fell unconscious at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus ground. His condition, however, is stable at present.

Age fraud

Samit Das, a first-year student of Shyamaprasad Mukherjee College, has been pulled up by the CAB for allegedly playing in the Ambar Roy Sub-junior Under-14 Tournament. CAB has also summoned the coaching centre he represented.