IFA eyeing Taejon Citizen
The IFA is planning to bring South Korean first division team Taejon Citizen and South Africa’s Manning Rangers for the IFA Shield scheduled from January 8 t0 20, 2003. The IFA will approach Taejon when they arrive in the city for the AFC Champions League, return leg match, against Mohun Bagan.
Apart from four city teams — East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Tollygunge Agragami and Mohammedan Sporting — Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting and Mahindra United have confirmed participation. One of either Vasco or Churchill will also take part in the nine-team tournament. If talks with Manning Rangers fall through, IFA have Central Asia’s Pakhtakor in mind.
Ragini Vimal, Mohana Sarkar, Dipti Srivastava and Shivika Burman moved into the quarter finals of the girls’ under-18 singles category in the Saturday Club floodlit tennis tournament on Wednesday.
Other results (winners only)
Boys’ under-14 singles — Akshay Bajoria, Tohid Alam, Sourav Choudhury, Ranjan Prasad, Biplab Das, Anoorag Biswas, Md. Ismail, Dhruv Gupta, Arcopravo Rakshit, Md. Imran, D. Biswakarma, Sumit De, Tayyab Alam, Sk. Asgar.
Mahajati win big
Agarpara Mahajati Vidhyapith walloped Central State Welfare Home 9-1 in the championship rounds of the Peerless Trophy inter-school football meet on Wednesday. Tanmoy Basunia scored a hattrick for the winners.
A table tennis meet for veteran players will be held by Bengal Veteran Table Tennis Players’ Association on December 8 at ITC Hall, Salt Lake. The meet will be for men and women above 40 years.
Calcutta University thrashed Chapra JPU by nine wickets while Rabindra Bharati University edge through Purvachal University by 19 runs in the east zone inter-university cricket meet on Wednesday.
n JPU 132 in 32.4 ovs. CU 133/1 in 19.5 ovs. CU won by 9 wkts.
n BRA Bihar 107 in 34.1 ovs. Magadh University 109/7 in 33.1 ovs. Magadh won by 3 wkts.
n RBU 224/9 in 41 ovs Purvachal 205/9 in 41 ovs. RBU won by 19 runs.
Saswati Mukherjee will lead a 17-member East Zone squad for the all-India Rani Jhansi cricket championship for women, to be held in Delhi from November 21 to 29.
Saswati Mukherjee (cap), Manika Sumra, Soma Sisodia, Nitu Singh, Moumita Chakraborty, S. Gajutri, Bobby Dutta, Ananya Moitra, Rituparna Roy (vice-captain), Beas Sarkar, Mithu Pal, Sayashree Roy (from Bengal), Sima Singh, Gita Samantrwi, Rupa Begum. Coach: D. Bose. Manager: D. Mitra.
today in sport
FOOTBALL: National League— Tollygunge Agragami vs Mahindra United (Salt Lake Stadium, 2.15 pm).
TABLE TENNIS: State meet — Finals at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, from 2 pm.
GOLF: Royal Challenge GP —Day III at Tollygunge Club from 7 am.
CRICKET: Inter-university meet — Second round at Narendrapur, FD Block (Salt Lake), CU and Federation grounds from 9 am.
BASKETBALL: Senior state meet — at Chetla Park and Rakhi Sangha, from 7 am).