Railway FC among 9 to enter cluster pre-quarters
Kanishka, Soumen eliminated
Blue Star enter semis

 
 
RAILWAY FC AMONG 9 TO ENTER CLUSTER PRE-QUARTERS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Railway FC today thrashed Calcutta Police 5-0 in Rajpur to enter the cluster pre-quarter finals of the McDowell Cup by virtue of topping group C.

Hiralal Das and Surajit Karmakar struck two goals each and Pinaki Sengupta scored one.

Nine pre-quarter finalists were identified today and seven more will complete the line-up for the knockout stage. The other teams to have entered the cluster pre-quarters are George Telegraph, SAIL, Port Trust, Salkia Friends, Eastern Railway, Eastern Coalfields, BNR and Eveready.    


 
 
KANISHKA, SOUMEN ELIMINATED 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Men�s top seed Arup Baidya moved into the semi-finals of the Badminton Players� Association-organised state ranking meet even as two seeded players fell by the wayside today.

All matches were reduced to one-game affairs as the finals had to be brought forward by a day because of Thursday�s bandh. The finals will now be played tomorrow. The truncated men�s matches were of 21 points while women battled for 15 points.

Men�s second seed Kanishka Das was shown the door by Amandeep 8-21 and No. 6 Soumen Bhattacharya was stunned 18-21 by Sanjoy Das.

Baidya, however, had it easy against Pranab Das, winning 21-8. He will meet Mrinmoy Paul, a 21-15 victor against Anirban Mukherjee, in the semis.

Debasree Dey and Barnali Raha entered the semis of the women�s section with 15-9, 15-5 wins over Sudipta Roy and Sujoya Mukherjee, respectively.    


 
 
BLUE STAR ENTER SEMIS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, May 23 
Allied Domecq and Blue Star entered the Main Plate semi-finals of The Telegraph Merchants Cup soccer meet with narrow victories at CC & FC this evening.

Blue Star edged Selvel B 1-0, Allied Domecq pipped IISCO 2-1.    

 

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