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Jammu, G S XI enter final of Women U-19 Twenty20 Cricket Tourney

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Jammu district and G S XI, Jammu locked their horns for summit clash in the ongoing Women U-19 Twenty20 Cricket (Knock-Out) Tournament organized by J&K Cricket Association's Jammu wing being played at GGM Science College, Hostel Grounds.In the semifinal matches here, G S XI crushed Rajouri while Jammu district got bye against MIER School, Samba.....more

North Zone Inter-State U-14 Cricket tourney
Delhi in commanding position against Punjab, H P reaches 106/4 against Haryana’s 145 runs

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 8: In the ongoing North Zone Inter-State Under-14 Cricket Tournament, Delhi amassed 357 runs for nine wickets in 95 overs at the close of first day's play against Punjab at being played at Kashmir University Cricket grounds, here today.In another match...more

Inter-Collegiate Badminton Tourney
Final matches in boys’, girls’ sections to be played today

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Trikuta Degree College and GGM Science College in boys while GWC Udhampur and GCW Parade in girls locked their horns for summit clashes in the ongoing Inter-Collegiate Badminton (M&W) Tournament being....more

Jammu Distt Wrestling Asso organizes selection trials

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: The Jammu District Wrestling Association today organised one-day Wrestling Championship of Jammu District and selection trials for men and women to select the teams for Senior National Wrestling..more

Jammu, Samba lock horns
for summit clash in
Divisional Level Kabaddi

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Jammu and Samba districts sailed into final in the ongoing Divisional Level Inter-District Kabaddi Tournament for girls Under-19 years age group being organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports at Youth Hostel grounds, Nagrota.In the semifinal matches here, both Jammu and Samba registered thumping victories over their opponents....more

Army Public School
Samba lifts Inter-School
Football tourney

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Army Public School, Samba emerged as winner in the Inter-School Football Tournament, which concluded here in the School premises.. ....more

Carmel Convent
School organizes rally
on ‘Girl Child Day’

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: The Carmel Convent School, Kunjwani today organised rally to save the girl child and awared the common masses on the occasion of ‘Girl Child Day’......more

Physically challenged
teams participate
in Volleyball tourney

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 8: In one of the unique and first of its kind sports events, physically challenged teams participated in grand volleyball match played in the Biscoe School lawns, here today.The event was organized by State Sports Council in association with Dumb and Physically Challenged Association...more

Jammu, G S XI enter final of Women U-19 Twenty20 Cricket Tourney

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Jammu district and G S XI, Jammu locked their horns for summit clash in the ongoing Women U-19 Twenty20 Cricket (Knock-Out) Tournament organized by J&K Cricket Association's Jammu wing being played at GGM Science College, Hostel Grounds.

In the semifinal matches here, G S XI crushed Rajouri while Jammu district got bye against MIER School, Samba.

G S XI registered one-sided victory against Rajouri district by 100 runs in the second semifinal of the event.

Batting first, G S XI piled up 143 runs for the loss of 3-wickets in allotted 20 overs. Sandhya Sayal was the top scorer with 24 runs while Sarla Devi contributed 17 runs. Heena Kousar and Arantika also chipped in 14 runs each.

For Rajouri, Parveen was the lone wicket taker, who scalped 2-wickets.

In reply, Rajouri team could not manage to reach the winning total and was bundled out at meager 43 runs in 16.5 overs against tough line and length of G S XI bowlers. Shilpa and Vishaw Bharti were the main contributors from losing side.

Sandhya Sayal and Akansha were the wrecker-in-chiefs, who scalped three and two wickets respectively. Both the bowlers bowled with tight line and length while former gave only 7-runs and later 8- runs in their quota.

Earlier, in the first semifinal, Jammu district got bye against MIER School, Samba after the later team didn't took the field after 4.4 overs when the team was at 5 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Jammu district scored huge total of 214 runs for the loss of three wickets in stipulated 20 overs while batting first. Pooja and Navneet were the main contributors with 55 and 42 runs respectively.

From MIER School, Samba, Harneet was the only wicket taker.

In reply, MIER School team made bad start and lost half of the team at 5 runs in 4.4 overs. Shallu remained as wrecker-in-chief, who claimed all the wickets in 2.4 overs.

The MIER team batswomen left the field and didn't come back to take strike, as a result Umpires waited for 20 minutes and after getting no response, they awarded the match in favour of Jammu district.

North Zone Inter-State U-14 Cricket tourney
Delhi in commanding position against Punjab, H P reaches 106/4 against Haryana’s 145 runs

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 8: In the ongoing North Zone Inter-State Under-14 Cricket Tournament, Delhi amassed 357 runs for nine wickets in 95 overs at the close of first day's play against Punjab at being played at Kashmir University Cricket grounds, here today.

In another match at SK Cricket Stadium, Himachal is trailing by 39 runs at the close of day one against Haryana.

In the Delhi versus Punjab match, Madhav hit ton by scoring 122 runs to help Delhi put up a good show in the first innings. Jonti Sidhu contributed to the total by scoring 70 runs while Arul Dral made 42 runs.

Madhav and Jonty added 173 runs for the fourth wicket partnership and build foundation for the team.

For Punjab, Gurkirat Singh claimed three wickets while as Arunnum Prasad took two wickets.

In another match at SK Cricket Stadium, Himachal was trailing by just 39 runs while losing four wickets in reply to the first innings score of 145 runs by Haryana at the close of first day's play.

After winning the toss, Haryana team was all out for 145 runs in 59 overs. Abhijeet Sharma scored 57 runs while as Shubam Ruhela hit 41 runs.

For Himachal, left arm spinner Chahat did the major damage by claiming five wickets. In reply, Himachal reached 106 runs for the loss of four wickets in 47 overs.

The tournament features all teams from North Zone and is hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

Inter-Collegiate Badminton Tourney
Final matches in boys’, girls’ sections to be played today

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Trikuta Degree College and GGM Science College in boys while GWC Udhampur and GCW Parade in girls locked their horns for summit clashes in the ongoing Inter-Collegiate Badminton (M&W) Tournament being organised by Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu here at Gymnasium Hall today.

In men section, the boys' of Trikuta Degree College crushed GDC Kathua while GGM Science College team registered thumping victory over experienced PG Department.

In the first semifinal, Trikuta Degree College beat GDC Kathua by 3-0. The performance of GDC Kathua was highly appreciated by officials and spectators during the tourney. In Singles, Vasu Bhagat emerged as victorious against Amit Jasrotia by 21-10 and 21-12 while Shiva Manhas outplayed Dhananjay Jamwal by 21-9 and 21-15. In doubles, the duo of Naresh and Vasu defeated Amit and Dhananjay by 21-9 and 21-15.

In second semis, GGM Science College outclassed P G Department by 3-0. The boys' of GGM Science College presented better show today and gave no chance to favourite PG Department team and advanced into final of the tourney.

In Singles, Maninder Singh beat Amit by 21-14 and 21-17 while Aman got the better of Dander Dev by 21-10 and 21-9. In doubles Aman and Maninder scripted win over 21-12 and 21-6.

In women section, GWC Udhampur will face GCW Parade for title trophy after winning their respective matches in semifinal of the event.

In the first semifinal, GWC Udhampur thrashed GDC Kathua team by 2-0. Both the singles were easily won by girls of Udhampur in one-sided contest. Shriya crushed Pinky by 21-2 and 21-06 while Chahat prevailed over Bandna by 21-7 and 21-8.

In the second semis, GCW Parade sailed into final of the tourney after thrashing GCW Gandhi Nagar by 2-0. Both the singles players of GCW Parade won their respective matches single handedly without facing any trouble from opponents. Prabhjot beat Dhanvir Kour by 21-7 and 21-10 while Akanksha drubbed Komal by 21-06 and 21-10.

The matches were officiated by Vikram Jamwal, Ravish Vaid, Amit, Rakesh, Saharia Bano, Sumit and Arun under the supervision of Romesh Magotra, Incharge Indoor game, University of Jammu.

The final matches of both sections will be played tomorrow at the same venue.

Jammu Distt Wrestling Asso organizes selection trials

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: The Jammu District Wrestling Association today organised one-day Wrestling Championship of Jammu District and selection trials for men and women to select the teams for Senior National Wrestling Championship here at Indoor Complex, Judo Hall, M A Stadium.

About 100 wrestlers in both men and women sections took part in various categories in the championship.

During the event, Satish Abrol, president of Jammu District Wrestling Association was the chief guest.

The selected wrestlers would undergo training in coaching camps from September 20 to October 11, 2011 under the supervision of Dheeraj Sharma, National Wrestling Coach, before participation in Senior National Wrestling Championship slated to be held at Nanadani, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh.

Final Results:

Below 50 kg weight category: Mohinder Singh (1st), Ajay Bharti (2nd), Arif Khan and Romi Gill (3rd).

Below 55 kg weight category: Sunny Bansotra (1st), Bushan Mehra (2nd), Anaiyat Ali and Balwinder Singh (3rd).

Below 60 kg weight category: Gurdeep Singh (1st), Sheetal Kumar (2nd) and Surinder Singh (3rd).

Below 66 kg weight category: Bahadur Khan (1st), Younis Ali (2nd), Mohd Billa and Dilawar Singh (3rd).

Below 74 kg weight category: Akram (1st), Abhishek (2nd), Vishal and Mohd Sharief (3rd).

Below 84 kg weight category: Mohd Asif (1st), Mohd Sadiq (2nd), Rahul Gill and Nikhlesh Dhiman (3rd).

Below 96 kg weight category: Diler Khan (1st), Deepak Choudhary (2nd) and Abhilaksh Singh (3rd).

Below 120 kg weight category: Sailinder Singh (1st) and Mandeep Singh (2nd).

Mulkh Raj Sharma, Dheeraj Sharma, Sahil Sharma, Amit Bargotra and Mohd Sadiq acted as officials on the occasion.

Jammu, Samba lock horns for summit clash in Divisional Level Kabaddi

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Jammu and Samba districts sailed into final in the ongoing Divisional Level Inter-District Kabaddi Tournament for girls Under-19 years age group being organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports at Youth Hostel grounds, Nagrota.

In the semifinal matches here, both Jammu and Samba registered thumping victories over their opponents.

In the first semifinal, Jammu trounced Poonch in the nail biting finish by three points. Both the teams played exceptionally well and gave equal fight but at the end of the day, Jammu girls took benefit of opponents’ weaknesses and edged to victory by 18-15 points.

In the second semis, Samba team registered easy victory against Udhampur by huge margin of 16 points. The girls of Samba didn’t give any chance to Udhampur team to take control on the game and maintained pressure from very beginning. Samba emerged as winner by 41-25 points and advanced into final of the tourney.

Earlier, Jammu beat Udhampur by 22-16 while Samba outclassed Kishtwar by 20-05 points.

The matches were officiated by Jeet Singh, Tilak Raj Sharma, Ram Paul, Bua Ditta, Anubhav, Sanjeet Khajuria, Surya Dev, Gulbir Singh and Ashok Kumar. Seema Tikoo and Rakesh Kumari acted as scorers.

The tourney is being organised under the supervision of S S Bali, Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports, Jammu.

Army Public School Samba lifts
Inter-School Football tourney

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Army Public School, Samba emerged as winner in the Inter-School Football Tournament, which concluded here in the School premises.

In the final, Army Public School, Samba trounced Army Public School Kaluchak in the keenly contested match. Both the teams fought hard for the title trophy but at the end of the day, the team of Army Public School, Samba emerged as winner.

About seven teams from various Army Public Schools participated in the 3-day tourney.

During the valedictory function, Brig Santosh Kurup, Cdr 168 Inf Bde and Chairman of Army Public School, Samba, distributed the trophies to winner and runner-up teams. While speaking, Mr Santosh appreciated the efforts of participating teams for showing brilliant sportsmanship. He also appreciated the efforts of host School for organising the tournament and providing platform to budding players. He also encouraged the participating players and advised them to take maximum benefits of such tournaments.

Carmel Convent School organizes rally on ‘Girl Child Day’

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: The Carmel Convent School, Kunjwani today organised rally to save the girl child and awared the common masses on the occasion of ‘Girl Child Day’.

The rally was flagged off by Fr T Kuriakose and Principal Sr Prescilla Lobo from school premises in which about 700 girls of the School took part. The students holding placards and banners raised slogans for saving the girl child marched through the school campus and joined by J K Peace Mission, Chief Education Officer, Natharam Dingra and other Zonal Education Officers on the roads of Kunjwani bypass.

The parents were also part of the rally on the occasion.

The students also took an oath to live beautiful life for God, for themselves and for others and appealed the general masses for the betterment of female sex ratio.

Principal Prescilla Lobo congratulated the girls for their courage and awaring the people through this rally for the betterment of the female sex ratio.

Physically challenged teams participate in
Volleyball tourney

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 8: In one of the unique and first of its kind sports events, physically challenged teams participated in grand volleyball match played in the Biscoe School lawns, here today.

The event was organized by State Sports Council in association with Dumb and Physically Challenged Association.

On this occasion, the Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal was the chief guest and Additional DGP, K. Rajendra, Director Information Farooq Renzushah, Secretary Sports Kiran Wattal were guest of honour and Principal Biscoe School, Ashiq Bukhari and Prof Bashir Ahmad and sports personalities were present on the occasion.

The Chief Secretary complimented Sports Council for organizing a match of physically challenged sportspersons. He said that it is matter of great honour that those persons, who are being considered as physically challenged people have shown such a remarkable mettle in this match. He said that he could observe the extra ordinary enthusiasm of participating disabled sports persons, which was far ahead of any other normal player, who usually participate in these games.

The Chief Secretary said that it is responsibility of the entire society to encourage and involve physically challenged persons in different sports and extra-curricular activities, which will enable them to prove their talent in real sense.

Additional DGP, Rajendra, in his address appreciated the efforts of the Sports council to organize the tournament for the physically challenged children. He assured all support and help from Police Department in organizing such events.

In his address, Director Information Renzushah underscored the need for bringing mentally challenged children into the main fold of the sports activities. He suggested that such events should be held regularly so that the disabled children also get a chance to display their talent. This, he said will also help to chisel their talent and gain self-confidence to succeed in life.

On this occasion, awards were given to the participant teams.

MIER College of Education holds orientation prog

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: The Extension unit of MIER College of Education organised 2-day orientation programme to commemorate ‘World Literacy Day’ for Class IV employees of the Institution here today.

During the orientation programme, the Class IV employees were trained in bank transaction, daily purchase and buying of articles. They were also trained how to write an application, awared about signboards and emergency help lines.

Shash Koul, Rohnika Sharma, Komal Sharma and Anu Sharma were the resource persons on the occasion.

Dr Renu Gupta, Director, MIER Group of Institutions, Dr Surinder Kaur, Controller Examinations MIER, Dr Annie Koul, Rajendra Praveen and Anu Sharma were present during the valedictory function.

GMCC lifts T20 cricket tourney

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 8: GMCC emerged as winners in the T-20 Cricket Tournament organized by the 49 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) cricket grounds.

The final match of the tournament was played between the GMCC and Syed Cricket Club here today. GMCC defeated Syed Cricket Club by 61 runs and lifted the title trophy. Showkat Ahmad of GMCC was declared man of the match while as Zubair Ahmad of Syed Cricket Club was adjudged as man of the series. Total eight teams took part in the tourney.

IG CRPF, Ravi Prakash Meharda was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. He distributed prizes among the winners, runners-up and enterprising players of the tourney. While speaking, he said that more such tournaments would be organized by CRPF in the areas falling in downtown Srinagar.

P. K Singh, DIG (North and South) CRPF was also present on the occasion while as Shyam Sundar, Commandant, 49 battalion CRPF, thanked people for their overwhelming participation during the tournament. NIT students and locals were also present during the final match.

Large numbers of spectators witnessed final match to
}boost the morale of finalists.
Semis line-up drawn in Sixth National
Deaf Basketball C'ship

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sep 8: Delhi, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Kerala reached semi-finals in the Sixth National Deaf Basketball Championship which got underway at the Tyndale Biscoe School here today.

In the quarterfinals in pool A, Delhi outplayed Tamil Nadu by a margin of 66-6 while as Maharashtra defeated Rajasthan by 49-42. In the pool B, Puducherry thrashed Punjab by a margin of 41-10 while Kerala emerged as winner against host Jammu and Kashmir by a margin of 21-14.

Earlier, in the league matches in pool A, Delhi defeated Arunachal Pradesh while Rajasthan emerged winner against Uttar Pradesh by 15-0. Maharashtra got the better of Haryana by 12-10.

In pool B, Punjab beat Andhra Pradesh by 28-11 while Karnataka registered victory over Kerala by 62-51. In the same pool, Jammu and Kashmir defeated Madhya Pradesh by 40-6.

PCB's decisions were wrong 90 per cent of the time: Miandad

KARACHI, Sept 8: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has slammed the PCB, claiming that 90 per cent of the decisions taken by the board were erroneous.

Miandad, who is employed as the Director, Cricket Affairs, in the PCB since 2008 on a lucrative package said after closely observing the working of the board, he was convinced that majority of the decisions taken by the officials were wrong.

"While closely watching the functioning of the PCB, I am disappointed and feel that 90 per cent decisions taken by the board are wrong and are spoiling the sport in the country," Miandad told the 'Dawn' newspaper.

"I am not part of the PCB planning only because I require power and freedom to work since I have given 35 years to Pakistan cricket and earned a good name," said Miandad, Pakistan's highest Test run-getter.

"People around the world regard my services as a cricketer but the PCB doesn't want to give me authority to improve Pakistan cricket," said the 54-year-old administrator.

This is not the first time that Miandad has publicly lashed out at the PCB working under the chairmanship of Ijaz Butt, who has been in power since October, 2008.

The two have not seen eye to eye on many issues although recently Miandad worked as a batting consultant with the national team during their training camps at home but declined to travel abroad with the squad.

Butt has largely kept Miandad on the sidelines and the former captain has also faced criticism for not playing his due role and just enjoying the perks and benefits of a lucrative package from the board.

Miandad, who coached Pakistan team in the past, has also not been happy with the national selectors for repeatedly ignoring his nephew Faisal Iqbal despite his good performances in domestic cricket.

Last month, Iqbal had lashed out at the PCB for ignoring him in the new central contracts offered to 23 players, saying that he was left out for being Miandad's relative.

The veteran cricketer said he has already brought the affairs of the board to the notice of chief patron, President Asif Ali Zardari.

"I will soon meet him again to apprise him of the poor condition of cricket in Pakistan. I will request him to either take necessary steps to improve cricket matters or allow me to leave the PCB voluntarily," said Miandad, who featured in 124 Tests and 233 One-day Internationals for Pakistan.

Miandad said the PCB had even ignored the directives of President Zardari on cricket issues.

"The PCB did not even follow the instructions of President Zardari which he had given to the board last time on my suggestions," he added.

The PCB had also ignored Miandad while forming the special committee to shortlist and recommend the new coach of the national team after the resignation of Waqar Younis while including some other former players including Zaheer Abbas and Rameez Raja on the committee.

"This latest cold shoulder treatment has upset Miandad a lot which is why he has again criticised Butt and his policies," a source in the board said. (PTI)

 

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