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        Delhi Wrestler Kapil lifts Bhamag Kesari dangal

 

GJ REPORT
UDHAMPUR, MAY 17: Wrestler Kapil of Guru Hanuman Akhara, Delhi lifted 19th Annual Bhamag Kesari Dangal title defeating Tinku of Rohtak (Haryana), in a tough fight for the main bout that lasted for 20 minutes at Sardabbar, Kalsote (Moungri) in district Udhampur.
The Dangal was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with J&K Police, J&K Tourism Department, J&K Bank and Bhamag Dangal Committee.
The Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda was the Chief Guest on the occasion and presented cash prizes to Winners and Runners-up.
Joint Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Shiv Kumar Sharma presided over the function, while SSP, Benam Tosh, Advocate Swantantar Dev Kotwal and Mela officer, Amit Kumar Verma were the Guests of Honour.
Prominent among others present on the occasion included Hans Raj Thakur, Pushjeet Singh, Chain Singh, Prabhat Singh, Om Parkash, S K Katal, Pawan Kumar, Varinder Sharma, Om Parkash Verma and Sanjit Bavouria.
In all, 31 bouts were played in the day-long dangal. Title winner, Kapil was awarded a cash prize of Rs 6000 while the Runners-up, Tinku got Rs 5000.
The 2nd main bout won by Talib of Mallerkotla beating Tinku Junior of Rohtak while Akram of Chouadi emerged winner in 3rd bout outplaying Niga of Gaziabad. Bobari of Sarore defeated Sachin of Gaziabad in 4th bout.


 

        Inter-school Sports tournament concludes at Leh

 

JIGMET JANSPAL
LEH, MAY 17: The Inter-school tournament for U-17 Boys and Girls of High Schools of Leh, Chuchot, Kharu, Nyoma and Durbuk concluded today at Nawang Dorjay Stobdan, (NDS) Ground, Leh. About 300 students from 25 High schools participated in the tournament. During the tournament, competitions in Volleyball, Handball, Football and Shot-put throw etc were held. The tournament, which began on 13th May, 2017, is organized every year by the District Youth Services and Sports LAHDC, Leh. The final match of Handball was won by Army Public School, Leh defeating Siddhartha School, Stok.
CEC LAHDC, Dr Sonam Dawa was the Chief Guest on the occasion. While addressing students, Dr Sonam Dawa inspired them to participate in sports and other competitions, as only securing a position is not important, but it is participation that really matters. We will try to allot more funds for Youth Services & Sports in the District plan during General Council Meeting to nurture sports talent of the region, said Dr Sonam Dawa.
While interacting with Greater Jammu, Tsering Tashi (District Youth Sports & Service Officer, Leh) informed that the main aim of organizing the tournament is to find local talent among students in sports besides sending them to represent the region at higher levels. He further informed that Inter-High Secondary and Middle School tournaments will also be organized in coming days.
While presenting formal vote of thanks, Abid Ali (Zonal Physical Education Officer) expressed gratitude towards participants and other Departments for the success of the event.

 

                Chowki Choura to meet Gandhi Nagar in U-17 Volleyball final 
     
 

 GJ REPORT
JAMMU, May 17: Chowki Choura zone shall be playing against Gandhi Nagar zone in final of the U-17 volleyball event in two-day inter-zone Girls competitions of Jammu district, organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) at the Government Higher Secondary School Domana, here tomorrow.
Earlier, in the semi-finals played at different venues, Chowki Choura defeated Khour by 2-1 while Gandhi Nagar zone outplayed Satwari by 2-0.
Similarly, in U-14 title clash, Marh zone shall meet Gandhi Nagar zone tomorrow. In semi-finals decided today, Marh beat Bhalwal by 2-1 and Gandhi Nagar trounced Satwari by 2-0. The matches were officiated by a technical panel comprising Jagjeet Singh, Amit Sharma, Vaneet and Satika.
Earlier, District Officer (DYSS), Sukhdev Raj Sharma declared open the competition at GHS Domana. The competition at other venue, viz GHSS Domana was inaugurated by a social-activist, Subash Sharma in presence of the Principal GHSS Domana, Sardana Sharma.
The Detailed Results: (Kabaddi U-17) Satwari zone beat Bishnah zone by 30-29 pts; Miran Sahib beat Arnia Zone by 24-15 pts; Gandhi Nagar beat R S Pura by 28-07 pts; Khour zone beat Marh zone by 36-17 pts; Dansal zone beat Bhalwal zone by 28-10 pts; Akhnoor zone beat Chowki Choura zone by 34-08 pts. (U-14) Satwari zone beat R S Pura zone by 34-25 pts; Bishnah zone beat Miran Sahib zone by 39-24 pts; Chouki choura zone beat Jourian by 27-17 pts and Akhnoor zone beat Marh zone by 31-27 pts.
(Kho-Kho U-17) Satwari zone beat Arnia zone by 4-1 pts; R S Pura zone beat Bishnah by 4-0 pts; Gandhi Nagar zone beat Miran Sahib zone by 5-4 pts. (U-14) Miran Sahib zone beat satwari zone by 8-4 pts; Marh zone beat Chowki Choura by 3-0 pts; Akhnoor zone beat Khour by 5-2 pts and Jourian Zone beat Dansal zone by 5-4.
 

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        India put up a strong fight in 2-3 loss to New Zealand


Pukekohe, May 17: Indian women's hockey team fought till the final hooter but went down 2-3 to New Zealand in the third game of the five-match series.
The hosts are now 3-0 up in the series.
After suffering a 2-8 loss in their previous game, the Indian women came out strongly today. They looked a dangerous unit, putting up a structured performance with good attack, strong long drives, cross field passes, which put the hosts on the backfoot and constantly kept them in the hunt. The visitors played aggressively right from the word go and their strategy paid off in the first quarter when they found an early 1-0 lead.
It was Deep Grace Ekka who converted a hard-hit penalty corner in the ninth minute after her first attempt found the foot of a New Zealand defender. But the hosts were quick to equalise with Ella Gunson converting a penalty stroke in the 13th minute. The Black Sticks ended the first quarter with a 2-1 lead with Deanna Ritchie scoring a field goal in the 15th minute. She was well assisted by captain Stacey Michelsen to score New Zealand's second goal. India found two good opportunities in the second quarter to score an equaliser when they earned back-to-back PCs in the 26th minute. But the higher-ranked New Zealand came up with textbook defence strategy to clear Indian skipper Rani's strike.
 

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            Harbhajan writes to Kumble, requests to look into Ranji fees 

 

New Delhi, May 17: Time away from national team has given Harbhajan Singh a fresh perspective about the condition of an average domestic cricketer, prompting him to request chief national coach Anil Kumble to raise the issue of their match fees with the COA.
Kumble is set to give a presentation to the Committee of Administrators (COA) on May 21 about the revised pay structure of the contracted Indian cricketers with an eye on substantial hike on current central contract. The grades are R2 crore, R1 crore and R50 lakh.
While the elite Indian cricketers are a sorted lot along with a handful of first-class players, who have IPL contracts, an average domestic cricketer still gets a match fee of R1.5 lakh (first XI player) for a first-class game (Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy) compared to the R 15 lakh for a Test match.
One of India's finest spinners, Harbhajan has recently written to Kumble about the financial insecurities of domestic cricketers.
The letter, accessed by PTI, has Harbhajan making an emotional plea to Kumble. (Agencies)
 

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            Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches 

 

Pukekohe, May 17: India's premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the third of the five match series, here today.
Lakra made her international debut in 2009 and since has been a backbone of the Indian team. She currently leads India's defence in New Zealand along with Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Sushila Chanu, Udita and Gurjit Kaur.
Born in Odisha, Lakra has climbed the ranks in Indian hockey with significant performances in the 17th Asian Games, 2016 Rio Olympics and was also instrumental in India's successful outing at the fourth Women's Asian Champions Trophy and Women's Hockey World League Round 2 in Canada.
"Sunita is a very hardworking and talented player. She has proven her place in the team with several important performances and I congratulate her on completing her 100th international match today," Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India, said.
"She has been an inspiration for young, budding players in Odisha and other parts of the country who are aspiring to take up hockey professionally. I wish her the very best for future matches," Ahamd added. (Agencies)

 

     Heavy showers delay second innings in Kolkata-Hyderabad Eliminator 

 

Bengaluru, May 17: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a superlative show by their bowlers to restrict defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to 128/7 in 20 overs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator clash at a half-empty M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday (May 17).
None of the Hyderabad batsmen could score a half century, with skipper David Warner managing only 37 off 35 balls as the highest score of the innings.
Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Umesh Yadav (2/21) continued his good show as the two-time IPL champions made the most of the slow Chinnaswamy wicket to keep Warner and company in check.
Coulter-Nile leaked just three runs from the penultimate over with Trent Boult (1/30) allowing just seven in the final over also taking the wicket of Naman Ojha (16) off the final ball. (Agencies)

 

 

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