l Hironmoy Chatterjee is the new Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) secretary. He was elected unopposed at Wednesday’s annual general meeting at the BTA complex in Salt Lake. Chatterjee, one of the most popular and hard-working officials in the local tennis circuit, succeeds Manik Goswami who had been in charge since 1992. Goswami was in office for nearly three terms and fulfilled a long-cherished dream of setting up an own building-cum-complex of the association, which became a reality just four months ago.
B.K. Saha remained president for another term while Mihir Mitra took over as treasurer. The vice-presidents are Goswami, S.I.S. Ahmed, Ashutosh Bhattacharya, Capt. Sushil Mehrotra and Ashok Sinha.
l Former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali will start a junior development programme at the South Club from Friday. The trainees will be divided into three categories — under-14, under-16 and under-18. Free coaching will be provided to the state’s best players.
l Nilabrata Ghosh scored a hattrick for Behala ASA in the fifth division of the Calcutta Football League at Rajasthan Club ground on Wednesday. But his three goals were not good enough as Behala ASA settled for a 3-3 truce with Shibsankar SC in the end.