Satish Bharti for Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting have ‘snatch’ Mohun Bagan’s international defender Satish Bharti along with goalkeeper Bivash Ghosh. A top official added that the club has also roped in Tollygunge Agragami goalkeeper Amar Deb and Dempo custodian Abhijit Ganguly. Bharti’s loss should be a big blow to Mohun Bagan, who suffered badly last season in the absence of quality defenders. On the other hand, Mohammedan Sporting should breathe a little easy now after confirming the goalkeepers since two reliable ones — Prasanta Dora and Imran Khan — have switched over to Mohun Bagan.
Basak in final
Arup Basak will meet Subham Chowdhury in the men’s singles final of the Kalyan Jayant Memorial table tennis tournament Monday. In Sunday’s semi-finals at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, Arup beat Soumyajit Sarkar, while Subham overcame Amit Mukherjee. Pallabi Kundu and Moonmoon Basak reached the final in women’s singles.
Men: Arup Basak bt Soumyajit Sarkar 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4; Subham Chowdhury bt Amit Mukherjee 11-7, 11-3, 11-8, 3-11, 13-11. Women: Pallabi Kundu bt Runa Roy 11-7, 11-9, 11-4, 14-12; Moonmoon Basak bt Shinjini Mitra 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9. Jr boys: Subhadeep Saha bt Chiranjib Chowdhury 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 5-11, 14-12, 8-11, 11-4; Niloy Basak bt Soumyajit Sarkar 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7. Jr girls: Anusree Saha bt Riya Das Gupta 11-3, 11-6, 6-11, 11-3, 11-7; Soumi Mandal bt Pallabi Kundu 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 15-13, 11-8. Cadet boys: Tapas Sarkar bt Koushik Das 11-4, 11-8, 13-11; Sourav saha bt Rohit Chakraborty 14-12, 11-5, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9.
Dhruv Arora and Rohan Sarrof have qualified for the main draw of the Britannia junior age-group tennis meet being played at Ordnance Club. The other qualifiers are Sharad Sarkar, Mohammed Shakeel, Ayan Dasgupta, Santosh Kumar Ram, Sirshendu Banerjee and Anand Kanoria. Main draw matches start Monday.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: J.C. Mukherjee Trophy final: Tollygunge Agragami vs Kalighat at Eden Gardens from 9.30 am.
BADMINTON: Players’ Association-organised state ranking meet, Day I at Ordnance Club.
TABLE TENNIS: Kalyan Jayant Memorial meet finals at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 3 pm.
TENNIS: Junior age-group meet at Ordnance Club.