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Big win for Navarang

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Guwahati, May 13: Navarang Club registered a thumping 10-wicket victory over River Rine Club in their match of the first Maharshi Bora Trophy Cricket Tournament at Judges Field here today.

Opting to field proved to be the right decision for Navarang as the boys went on to bundle out the River Rine side for a paltry 40 runs in 12 overs. None of the River Rine batsmen managed to reach the double-figure mark. Azahar Ali returned with figures of six for 22 runs in five overs while Abhijit Das bagged three wickets conceding one run in his two overs. Rio Parmanik bagged one wicket going for five runs in his four overs.

In reply, the Navarang openers didn’t face much of a challenge from the River Rine bowlers as they went past the target without losing a wicket in 4.4 overs. Sonu Kumar scored an unbeaten 19 off 13 balls including four hits to the fence, while Bivan Ahmed remained not out with 10 runs off 15 deliveries with two boundaries.

Santipur Athletic Club will play City Cricket Coaching Centre tomorrow.

Cricketers’ plea: The newly-formed Society for Welfare of Cricket in Assam has appealed to all the former cricketers, including Sushil Uzir, Rajesh Bora, Kamal Das, Amal Das, Hemanga Baruah and others, to extend a helping hand to the Assam Cricket Association by suggesting reforms and measures to improve the standard of cricket in Assam.

Prizes: The BCCI has released Man of the Match cash prize of Rs 22,500 each to three Assam cricketers — Sibsankar Roy (against Mumbai), Tajinder Singh (against Andhra Pradesh) and Gokul Sharma (against Kerala) — for their Ranji Trophy performance in the last group C league.

Zonal volleyball: The Inter-district Under-13 Volleyball Championship’s south Assam zone matches will be held at Government High School, Karimganj on May 24 and 25.

Secretary of Karimganj District Sports Association Nikhil Mazumdar said Hailakandi, Karimganj, Silchar and Karbi Anglong would participate in the zonal matches.

Karateka named: Sibu Sonar, a trainee of Cachar District Karate Association, has been selected to represent Assam in a two-day national karate championship to be held in New Delhi on May 30 and June 1.