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Event roster for city veterans

Jamshedpur Veterans Sports Club released its event calendar for 2014-15 on Thursday.

The outfit, which aims to keep former sportspersons in high spirits, has lined up a host of competitions in volleyball, badminton, football and athletics throughout the year.

While the veterans will get a chance to show their volleyball and shuttle skills in April, they will shake a leg or two at a soccer meet held in June or September. The events will conclude with an athletics meet in October.

The outfit’s first presentation this year will be a canvas ball cricket tournament on March 23 at JRD Tata Sports Complex. The meet, open to people above 35 years, will see four teams vie for top spot in 12-overs-a-side matches.

While Jamshedour Heroes will cross swords with Jamshedpur Royals in the opening match at 9.45am, Jamshedpur Rangers will take on Jamshedpur Warriors at 11 am. Winners of the two matches will lock horns with each other in the final clash at 12 noon.

Sources from the veteran outfit said Jharkhand State Cricket Association’s former vice-president B.N. Singh would be chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony.

“Prizes for best batsman, best bowler, Man of the Tournament, batsmen scoring maximum runs in an over and hitting most sixes and bowler clinching a hattrick will be up for grabs,” said JVSC senior functionary Avinash Kumar, a former Bihar Ranji skipper.

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