Abhishek clinches title
Abhishek Mukherjee was made to sweat it out before clinching the men’s singles title beating Kallol Ganguly 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10 in the final of Shila Devi memorial table tennis championships, which concluded at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Sunday.
The finals of sub-junior boys and girls singles also went into seven sets, with Somrup Nag and Shreya Ghosh finishing winners, respectively.
RESULTS (all finals)
Nursery boys — Soumyadeep Biswas bt Pathikrit Roy 12-10, 11-6; Nursery girls — Kritwika Sinha Roy bt Srijita Mukherjee 11-8, 11-3; Cadet boys — Kaushik Das bt Arnab Sen 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7; Cadet girls — Shromona Dutta bt Madhurima Das 4-11, 5-11, 18-16, 11-8, 11-7; Sub jr boys — Somrup Nag bt Pranoy Moitra 6-11, 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 13-11, 13-11; Sub jr girls — Arjama Ghosh bt Samapti Biswas 6-11, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11, 11-5; Boys — Sayan Roy Chowdhury bt Gaurav Brahmachari 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6; Girls — Shreya Ghosh bt Samapti Biswas 11-9, 11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-5; Men — Abhishek Mukherjee bt Kallol Ganguly 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10.
Hong Kong Bank and Pioneer Polyfab on Sunday won in the second corporate indoor cricket, being held at Space Circle, defeating Perfetti and Indal by 34 and 50 runs, respectively.
Tata Steel, ITC, Eveready, Tata Steel and S.P. Yarns also notched up victories in the day’s other matches.
Six teams will take part in the Calcutta Sports Association’s invitation waterpolo meet at its course starting Monday. Outstation teams like Deccan Gymkhana from Pune, Central Railways from Mumbai, and a team from Kerala are expected.
The total prize money is Rs 75,000, winners getting Rs 15,000. The final is on August 24.
Saha to join CAB XI squad
Bengal U-19 wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will join the CAB XI squad for the Buchi Babu invitational meet which started in Chennai on Sunday.
Wicketkeeper Aniruddha Roy sustained an injury during the KSCA invitational meet final, but will stay with the squad.
Meanwhile, Subhajit Paul, who was in the Bengal probables, has undergone a cartilage operation and has been ruled out.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: CFL Super Division — Mohun Bagan vs Wari AC (Mohun Bagan); 1st division group A — Milan Bithee vs SAIL (Juger Pratik); CFC vs ECLSA (Bata Stadium); Calcutta Customs vs Kidderpore SC (East Bengal); BNR vs Howrah Union (Rabindra Sarobar); Peerless SC vs Police AC (Tarun Sangha); FCI vs Aryan Club (Howrah Stadium). Matches from 3-15 pm.
WATERPOLO: All India invitation meet at CSA pool.