President, Mamata invited for Pak tie
CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya invited chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on Friday, for the second ODI between India and Pakistan to be played at Eden Gardens on January 3.
“We have invited President Pranab Mukherjee for the match. In all likelihood, he will be here, along with other dignitaries. We also want the chief minister to be present,” CAB joint-secretary Subir Ganguly said. He also informed that six former Pakistan captains, including Asif Iqbal and Javed Miandad, will be at the Eden.
Wriddhiman Saha hit a brilliant 196 to help Mohun Bagan beat Shibpur Institute in a JC Mukherjee Trophy Twenty20 tournament match, on Friday.
Mohun Bagan 291/4 in 20 overs (W. Saha 196, L. Shukla 73). Shibpur Institute 104/4 in 20 overs (D. Prasad 43; A. Chatterjee 3/5). Bagan won by 187 runs
East Bengal 250/5 in 20 overs (W. Porel 89). Rajasthan Club 148/8 in 20 overs (S. Das 3/23). East Bengal won by 102 runs
Rangers 127 in 20 overs (R. Oraon 46). Town Club 130/2 in 16 overs (A. Tewari 54). Town Club won by 8 wkts
Bhowanipore Club 161 in 20 overs (A. Chowdhury 67; P Parasar 3/23, A Uddin 3/25). Mohammedan Sporting Club 118 in 16.5 overs (K. Mondal 3/22, S. Paul 3/27). Bhowanipore won by 43 runs
Saurav Sukul, on Friday, won the men’s singles title of the Calcutta Gymkhana Grass Court tennis tournament, defeating Manoj Sewa 7-5, 6-2.
In the women’s singles’ final, Shruti Gupta beat Raseena Chablani 6-2, 6-4.
Singles: Boys: under-14: Parikshit Somani bt Argha Das 6-1, 6-0; Under-18: Mohammed Azhar bt Amlanjyoti Baruah 6-0, 6-0; Under-18 doubles: Richie Agarwal & Md Azhar bt Jaffer Javed & Amlanjyoti Baruah 4-2, 5-4(3)
Girls: Under-14: Tanmayee Pattnaik bt Adrija Biswas 6-3, 6-0; Under-18: Bhavani Balakumar bt Tanmayee Pattnaik 6-4, 6-2; Under-18 doubles: Shruti Gupta & Tanmayee Pattnaik bt Bhvani Balakumar & Ishita Tibrewal 4-1, 5-4