National roller skating from tomorrow
The 40th national roller skating championships will start in the city from Sunday at the SAI, Eastern Centre. The state association had earlier hosted the meet in 1974, 1975, 1991 and 1996. About 1000 participants from 18 states will take part in the six-day event. While Andhra Pradesh have the maximum number of participants, Bengal will field 30 skaters. Meanwhile, the Roller Skating Federation of India has been backed by the state government in their bid for the 2005 Asian championships in the city. It was also learnt that roller skating will be introduced in the Doha Asian Games in 2006.
EB sign Musah, Duley
East Bengal signed Suley Musah and Shasthi Duley on the first day of the inter-club transfers Friday. Mohun Bagan, meanwhile, retained Sunil Chettri. Bagan also confirmed Manitombi Singh of Salgaocar and Babun Kar of Bhratri Sangha, but their efforts to get Dharamjit Singh and Tomba Singh fell flat.
Krishna Bahadurís hattrick helped Vivekananda Pally Kishore Bharati HS thrash Kankurgachi Vivekananda Vidyapith 9-0 in the Calcutta leg of the Anandabazar Cup Friday. In another match, Chowbhaga HS beat Lee Collins HS 4-2.
N.C. Kolay meet
Avijit Boseís four for 27 and unbeaten 35 helped Sinthee Roy Para CCC beat Sursuna CCC in the N.C. Kolay Memorial quarter final match Friday.
n Sursuna CCC 88 (Avijit Bose 4/27). Sinthee Roy Para CCC 92/3 (Avijit Bose 35 n.o.). Sinthee Roy Para won by 7 wkts.
n Mainland Sambaran Banerjee CA 122/9 (M. Ghosh 40; K. Chowdhury 3/18). Chandranath Chatterjee CCC 123/4 (B. Amit 50). Chandranath Chatterjee CCC won by 6 wickets.
n Russa United 138/6 (A. Kundu 42). Shivaji Sangha CCC 136/9. Russa United won by 2 runs.
n Chetla Agragami CCC 142/9 (D. Saha 3/32). C4 146/4 (D. Tapadaar 47). C4 won by 6 wkts.
St Paulís Mission beat Kalidhan Institution in the SPCCC organised U-16 meet Friday.
BRIEF SCORES: Kalidhan 81 (S. Dutta 4/27, A. Chakraborty 3/6). St Paulís Mission 82/0 (P. Roy 47 n.o.). St Paul won by 10 wkts.
National HS moved into the semi-finals of the Pepsi CAB Dattu Phadkar Trophy beating Satyabharati Vidhaypith.
BRIEF SCORES: Satya Bharati Vidyapith 139/7. National HS 140/6 (T.Ghosh 45). National HS won by 4 wkts.
Saurabh Kohli and Anshuman Dutta moved into the boysí final of the Different Strokes AITA meet Friday. S. Punam Reddy and Shilpi Jaiswal made the girlsí final.
TODAY IN SPORT
ARCHERY: National ranking meet at the SAI from 8:25 am.
BOXING: 56th inter-district meet at the Shibpur Reserve Police Linesí Boxing Ring from 5:30 pm.
HOCKEY: BHA Group A ó Customs vs CCFC (Bagan); FCI vs SAI (EB). Group B ó Cal Parsee vs Wari (Md. Sp.) Matches from 3:30 pm.
GOLF: Ladiesí Gold Cup at the Calcutta Ladiesí Golf Club from 6 am.
CRICKET: All India U-19 meet final at East Calcutta Ground from 10 am.