BY STAFF REPORTERS
IFA-minister meeting on galleries
The wooden galleries at the Maidan grounds of the city’s Big Three clubs — Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting — may soon become a thing of the past. The rickety stands will be the subject of Wednesday’s meeting between IFA joint secretary Ranjit Gupta and state finance minister Dr Asim Dasgupta. The move to do away with the wooden galleries had been hanging fire for quite some time for a variety of reasons, including a paucity of funds. The meeting with Dr Dasgupta is expected to pave the way for the eventual phasing-out of these galleries. The IFA also gets three new assistant secretaries — Dilip Sengupta, Sanjib Chakraborty and Santu Das. Suhas Bose retains his berth.
The winners of the inaugural IFA inter-district (under-14) school meet will be flown to South Korea on a five-day trip to watch one of the World Cup quarter final matches. This was disclosed at a press conference organised today by the IFA and ETV, which is sponsoring the meet. With the pre-quarter final leg, in which 290 teams from 18 districts participated, having been completed, the eight quarter finalists will be playing in the city from Wednesday.
Tollygunge retain duo
Tollygunge Agragami’s Mehtab Hossain and Ashim Biswas reaffirmed their loyalties for the club by signing up for another year at the IFA inter-club transfers Tuesday.
MB eves slam Rampur
In their women’s football league encounter Tuesday, Mohun Bagan slammed 13 goals past Rampur SC who couldn’t open their account.
Sports Council and CPT have reached the semi-finals of the five-a-side soccer meet. Sports Council whipped Tollygunge Agragami 4-1 while CPT registered a 2-1 win over Calcutta Customs. Mohammedan Sporting beat East Bengal by a solitary goal while the FCI-Coal India match ended goalless.
Rohan Sehgal, KS Khurana and Pradip Sureka hit holes-in-one at the RCGC course over the past month-and-a-half.
Seagrams thrashed ICRA 5-0 in their Telegraph Merchants’ Cup match at the CC&FC today.
Tata Consultancy Services drew Berger Paints 1-1, Airtel bt Marine Container Services 2-1, Assam Company bt ITC A 3-2, BDA drew Hyatt Regency goalless, Britannia bt The Park 3-0, Volga (IFB Agro) bt Eveready Industries 2-0, VGP Portfolio bt Sanjeevani Projects 2-1, ITC Infotech drew KQ School Advantage 1-1, HongKong Bank bt Sony India 2-0, Carritt Moran drew McNally Bharat 2-2.
The Bengal hockey team trounced the Nagar Nigam Bhopal team 10-0 in the Obai-dullah Cup in Bhopal,according to information received here.