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Sanjay, Sairaj retire

Calcutta: Sanjay Bangar was in two minds over stretching his first-class career till the next season or calling it quits this time around itself. On Tuesday, he made up his mind to quit, as Railways, despite winning convincingly over Bengal in their final Ranji Trophy Group A tie, couldn’t advance to the next round as Saurashtra had already beaten Madhya Pradesh. Talking about his future plans, Bangar expressed his interest in taking up coaching. Alongside Bangar, former India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahatule, too, retired from first class cricket.

Cricket meet

Calcutta: Bulan CA beat AMCA by six wickets in the Manthan Cup, on Tuesday. Rahul Hela took four wickets for BCA, as AMCA were dismissed for a paltry 132 in 39 overs. In reply, BCA reached home in just 30.5 overs, losing only four wickets. Shuvam Das scored 63 for BCA. BRIEF SCORES AMCA 132 in 39 ovs (Rahul Hela 4/24). Bulan CA 136/4 in 30.5 ovs. Bulan CA won by 6 wkts.

Bikram show

Calcutta: Bikram Ahuja holed out in one stroke at the 13 th hole (179 yards), playing over the course of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, back on December 18 last year.

Handball meet

Calcutta: Bengal and Haryana moved into the top eight of the 41 st Senior National Men’s Handball Championship, on Tuesday. Bengal defeated Madhya Pradesh 46-29 in the play-off before taming Maharashtra 22-11 in the second play-off to return to the upper pool of elite eight teams in the country. Meanwhile, Haryana won 27-22 against Karnataka and brushed aside Jammu and Kashmir 39-25 to enter the quarter final.

Amalraj’s aim

New Delhi: A Amalraj might have shelled out a hefty fine for his over-the-top celebrations after clinching his maiden national Table Tennis title last year, but the Chennai-lad does not rule out another impulsive celebration in case he manages to repeat the feat. “I haven't thought about it (celebrations). I will do whatever comes to my mind. You don't plan such things in advance," Amalraj said. Staff Reporter & agencies