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Bud play GTC in opener

Guwahati, Jan. 8: Hosts Bud Cricket Club (in blue) will play Gauhati Town Club in the inaugural match of the 12th Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge cricket tournament at Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Altogether 12 teams, including two from outside Assam, will participate in the league-cum-knockout tournament of 40-overs-a-side matches. Sahid Minar Cricket Club of Calcutta and Paona Cricket Club of Imphal are the two participants from outside the state.

The other participating teams are Navajyoti Club, Navarang Club, City Cricket Club, Ankurjyoti Club and Bud Cricket Club (Green).

The participants have been divided into four groups of three teams each for the league phase and the group leaders will make it to the semi-finals. In the round of four, the team with the highest run rate will play the team with the lowest among the four and the second highest will meet the third. The final will be played on January 26.

Body-building: The Hojai Body-Building Committee will organise an Eastern India-level Open Body-building Championship, under the Assam Body-Builders and Fitness Association, in Hojai on January 19. Contests will be held in four weight groups of 55kg, 60kg, 65kg and above 65kg as per the guidelines of Indian Body-Builders Federation.