Sports Reporter ;
NEHAL Somkuwar of Jai Bhim Club stunned second seed Ishant Sakhare of Janta Wachnalaya on the second day of Late Sanjay Francis Memorial District Carrom Championship organised by Carrom Association Nagpur at Bezonbagh. Ishant Sakhare won first game 25-10 but young Nehal Somkuwar started playing offensive and won second and third game 25-18, 25-10 to win the battle. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm respectively while the final will be played at 3:30 pm on on Sunday followed by prize distribution. Former Guardian Minister of Nagpur Nitin Raut will be the chief guest. Kunal Raut, President, Maharashtra Youth Congress will be the guest of honour .
Results: Nikhil Lokhande (Janta) bt Ali Ansar (Star) 18-0, 25-14; Mahendra Gaur (Shama) bt Zishan Ali (Huren) 25-12, 10-22, 25-3; Nilesh Patil (Janta) bt Anwar (Kanishk) 25-3, 25-2; Kunal Raut (Jai Bhim) bt Suraj Dodke (NCI) 25-0, 25-3; Nitesh Bansod (Janta) bt G Sonarkar (Jai Bhim) 18-8, 14-8; Sahil Samudre (Jai Bhim) bt Nishikant Meshram (NCI) 25-0, 21-6; Manish Tembhurne (NCI) bt Moin Akthar (Star) 25-14, 12-24, 25-13; Gurucharan Tambe (Om) bt Alok Rodge (Jai Bhim) 23-10, 25-4; Mohnish Meshram (Siddharth) bt J Gadwal (Patel) 18-16, 25-0; Ritik Tekam (Janta) bt Shailesh Nandeshwar (Jai Bhim) 25-19, 10-15, 25-20.