Bengal name Ranji team for Andhra tie
The Bengal team for the Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh starting on Saturday was announced on Thursday. All-rounder Sanjib Sanyal has been dropped and Prosenjit Ganguly included in his place. The Andhra team is scheduled to arrive on Friday.
Rohan Gavaskar (captain), Deep Dasgupta, Subhomoy Das, Utpal Chatterjee, Sourashish Lahiri, Ranadeb Bose, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Shabbir Ali, Murtaza Lodhgar, Subhradeep Ganguly, Devang Gandhi, Nikhil Haldipur, Arindam Das, Prosenjit Ganguly.
Bagan win big
Mohun Bagan thrashed Wari by eight wickets in a CAB first division league match Thursday. Dibyendu Chakraborty (98) was the star of the show as Bagan cantered to victory.
n Wari 230. Mohun Bagan 231/2 (Dibyendu Chakraborty 98). Mohun Bagan won by 8 wkts.
n Shibpur Institute 259. Eastern Railway Sports Association 263/8 (Asif Murtaza 66, Biswanath Bose 53; Uttam Josh 4/85). ERSA won by 2 wkts.
n Tollygunge Agragami 417/7. DKS 217/5 (Goutam Shome 54, Probal Dutta 48 n.o.) Match drawn.
n BNR 224. Ananda Bazar Patrika SC 192/8 (Alokh Barik 66 n.o.; Swagatam Bhattacharya 3/36) Match drawn.
n Belgachia United 408/8. Burnpur CCC 192 (Sudip Palit 3/32). Belgachia won by 218 runs.
n Milan Samity 175. Kalighat 178/7 (Sanjib Sanyal 64 n.o., Sayan Dey 47; Chandrasekhar Kanungo 3/32) Kalighat won by 3 wkts.
n High Court 311. Netaji Subhas Institute 225 (T. Pramanik 80; Anil Verma 6/58) High Court won by 86 runs.
Port player debarred
Sanjeev Pandey of Calcutta Port Trust was debarred for two matches by the cricket committee of the CAB for misbehaving in a match against Kumrtuli last week.
Two other players, Indranil Chakraborty and Shiladitya Majumdar, have been handed one-match bans.
Sourav super genius
Sourav Chakraborty (8) won the boys’ crown of the Wipro Super Genius chess meet being held at Gorky Sadan.
In spite of his loss to runner-up Joydeep Dutta (8) in the final round Thursday, Chakraborty won with a better progressive score. Mary Ann Gomes won the girls’ title while Kiran Manisha Mohanti came second.
St Xavier’s win
St. Xavier’s beat Apeejay School 2-1 in the ESPN Premier League junior cup tournament being held at the SAI grounds. Jeet Mitla and Boris Antenn scored for the winners while S. Zaheed scored the reducer for Apeejay.
St James’ bt BD Memorial 3-0; Birla High School bt Cathedral Mission 5-0.
J. Thomas and Kankaria Group moved into the finals of the 49th Merchants’ Cup squash meet being held at the Racket Club. While J. Thomas beat Services (Eastern Command) 3-0, Kankaria Group thrashed TISCO 3-0.
The 11th annual athletics meet organised by the South Calcutta District Sports Council will start at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Saturday. More than 2500 participants from 200 schools are scheduled to take part in the two-day meet.
The 16th non-residential hockey coaching camp for the boys will start at the BHA ground from Saturday.
The camp will be on till June 30 on every Thursday and Saturday.
The 16th All India postal cricket meet will start in the city from February 7.
Eighteen teams including Jammu and Kashmir Circle and the Army Postal Service team will also take part. The final of the five-day meet will be played at the Eden Gardens.
TODAY IN SPORT
BRIDGE: All India Shree Cement meet at the BRC.
FOOTBALL: ESPN inter-school meet at the SAI grounds.