Md. Sp. snare Bungo Singh
Mohammedan Sporting registered quite a few gains in the inter-club transfer market on Friday. A day after confirming Dipendu Biswas, the new National League entrants roped in Khalid Siddique and Syed Hussain from Mahindra United, Zaheer Abbas of Churchill Brothers and promising Salgaocar midfielder Bungo Singh. While Siddique is a former international, who went out of the limelight with an injury, Bungo is highly rated by many and spent a season with Mohun Bagan earlier.
East Bengal also strengthened their roster by retaining the services of key defender Dipak Mondal, goalkeeper Arpan De and utility player Subhashish Roy Chowdhury. Mohun Bagan also got JCT defenders Daljit Singh and Hardeep Saini to sign the inter-state transfer certificates on what turned out to be a decent day for them. They are yet to decide on the coach.
Mohun Bagan beat Bally Gramanchal 7-0, while Barasat Yubak Sangha defeated NPC 10-0 in women’s football league. Shanta Dhara (3), Nosaba Alam, Rinku Ghosh, Srabanti Chatterjee and Dulali Ghosh scored for Mohun Bagan. Maya Biswas (4), Santana Chakraborty (3), Bandana Pal, Barna Roy and Jaya Rou scored for the Barasat team.
The Badminton Players’ Association will organise its annual state ranking meet at Ordnance Club from May 12-17. About 150 players including local top guns Arup Baidya, Tanmoyee Nandy and Barnali Raha are expected to take part. The meet offers Rs 20,500 as total prize money in five categories apart from gifts worth Rs 31,000.
Bulan Cricket and Football Academy beat FD Block CCC by eight wickets in the Vijay Sports Club-organised Calcutta Cup cricket tournament.
Earlier, the match between Mohammedan Sporting CCC and Robson School of Cricket could not be held in the morning because of a wet outfield.
FD Block CCC 122/9 in 25 ovs (Arka Majumdar 42). Bulan Cricket and Football Academy 127/2 in 15.3 ovs (Avishek Paul 51 n.o., Mainak Sengupta 48 n.o.). Bulan Cricket and Football Academy won by 8 wkts.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: P. Sen Trophy semi-final: East Bengal vs Tollygunge Agragami at Eden Gardens from 9.30 am.
FOOTBALL: Women’s league: Nabajanma Sangha vs Rampur MS (Howrah Stadium), Bidyut Sporting vs WB Income Tax (Rabindra Sarobar). Matches from 3.30 pm.
HOCKEY: BHA League, 1st div. group A: CESC vs Customs at Mohun Bagan ground from 3.30 pm (replay, no play on Friday because of rain).