Aloke U-21 coach
Aloke Mukherjee, assistant coach of the senior national team, has been entrusted with the job of coaching the state squad in the national under-21 football championship for the M. Dutta Roy Trophy. Balia (UP) will be hosting the meet from May 9-19. Nasir Ahmed will be working with the team too as goalkeeper-coach. A total of 45 probables have been picked.
Bengal dominated Day I of the zonal under-25 meet tie against Assam at Eden Gardens. They bowled out the visitors for 135 and knocked off 30 off those by stumps on Friday.
BRIEF SCORES: Assam 135 (Vishal Jain 38; Ritam Kundu 4/24, Anirban Chatterjee 2/20, Shib Sagar Singh 2/27). Bengal 30/0.
Lebong Madhyamik Bidyalaya beat Kalimpong HS by the odd goal in three in the Darjeeling leg of the inter-school Anandabazar Cup football meet Friday. St Michael eked out a 1-0 win over Kurseong School in the dayís other fixture.
Bardhaman trounced East Midnapur 49-16 while South 24 Parganas dismissed Birbhum 40-10 in menís matches of the inter-district kabaddi meet Friday. In womenís action, Jalpaiguri edged past Howrah 48-43 and North 24 Parganas beat Bankura 45-25.
TODAY IN SPORT
TENNIS: ITF Futures meet: Finals from 10.30 am at BTA Complex.
HOCKEY: Beighton Cup, quarter final league: Bombay XI vs Indian Oil (CCFC, 1.30 pm); Punjab Police vs Army XI (CCFC); CRPF vs Air India (E. Bengal); Punjab & Sind Bank vs BSF (Mohun Bagan). Matches from 3 pm unless otherwise stated.