Tripathi in semis
Dalip Tripathi of Bengal reached the semi-finals of the East India squash meet at Calcutta Racket Club Friday with a 5-9, 9-2, 10-8, 9-1 win over Captain Tarun Naoni of Services. Tripathi wil meet top seed Ritwik Bhattacharya in the semi-final.
OTHER RESULTS (quarter finals) — Ritwik Bhattacharya (Delhi) bt Amjaad Khan (Delhi) 9-1, 9-0, 9-1; Captain Anuj Kalia (Services) bt Captain G. Bhandari (Services) 10-8, 9-4, 9-4.
Bhengra to lead
Niral Bhengra will lead Bengal in the 61st Raja Sarweshwardas Memorial hockey tournament in Rajnandgaon, Chattisgarh, beginning Sunday.
SQUAD — Chandan Debnath, Sushil Minz, Rakesh Mondal, Sanjay Lakra, Pintoo Debnath, Thomba Singh, Niral Bhengra, Edmund Kerketta, Praful Dung Dung, Thomas Nag, Atal Tirkey, Anil Ekka, Reneil Singh, Pritam Mistry, Savion Jojo.
Abhijit Mondal of Bengal beat teammate G. Sachin to reach the sub-junior (under-18 kg) final in the 13th national taekwondo meet. He will meet Siddharth Surohia of Sikkim for the gold medal. Ugen Gurung of Sikkim set up a title-clash with statemate Roshan Rai in the 18-21 kg category.
The CAB is yet to decide the fate of the BNR-Mohunlal CAB senior division league match, the second and final day of which had to be abandoned because the pitch at Town ground was dug up. A senior CAB official said Friday that the sub-committee concerned will meet soon to rule on the issue. A replay seems to be the likely possibility at the moment.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: IFA Shield — Group B: Vasco vs CPT(2.15 pm). Group A: Churchill vs Indian Bank (4.15 pm). Matches at Salt Lake Stadium l IFA Nursery League final — Mohun Bagan vs Bagha Shome Training Centre at Mohammedan Sporting ground from 2.15 pm.
GOLF: Air Sahara 2nd Achievers Cup corporate meet at Tollygunge.
GOLF: State ladies’ amateur meet at RCGC.
SQUASH: East India meet at Calcutta Racket Club.