Raj, WB, TN, J&K enter semi-finals

   Sports ReporterACCOUNTANT General (AG) West Bengal, along with teams from Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir stormed into the semi-finals of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD) Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament whi..

DNC make it three in a row

   Sports ReporterDHANWATE National College (DNC) thumped Dr Ambedkar Institute of Management & Technology by seven wickets to record third inter-collegiate cricket title in a row. The event was organised by Department of Physical Educa..

Bhate is Vid’s first intl golf referee

   Sports ReporterNAGPUR’S Group Captain (Retd) Ravi Bhate has become the first person from Vidarbha region to have qualified as a Class A Golf Rules Official (Referee) for Indian and international golf tournaments. He was nominated t..

Bajoria memorial bridge meet from 31st

   Sports ReporterBRIDGE enthusiasts will have an enjoyable and engrossing three days of Bridge this weekend, as Gondwana Club will be conducting Shree Mohan Bajoria Memorial Open Bridge Tournament from March 31.The three-day tournament wil..

Bapuna-Khetrapal shines in Round Two

   JAMASHP Bapuna and Akshay Khetrapal defeated the pair of Manomay Goenka and Sahil Kamwani in the second round of the Late Adv MK Naidu Snicket Tournament being played at CP Club.Continuing their fine performance from the first round, the..

RTMNU’s athletics synthetic track getting in shape

   By Paritosh PramanikDespite several weather interruptions, the work of athletics synthetic track of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University at its Ravi Nagar Sports Complex is going at a fast pace. The unwanted rains since past on..

DPS’ swimming event Poolompics concludes

   THE first-ever Pro-Vice Chairperson Inter-School Swimming Competition ‘Poolompics 1.0’ held at Delhi Public School Kamptee Road’s state-of-the-art natatorium received huge response. As many as 115 swimmers participated ..

Amravati are MOIL-MSLTA champs

   Sports reporterAmravati Zone emerged winners in the MOIL-MSLTA Inter-Zone Tennis Tournament that concluded at the Gondwana Club tennis courts on Sunday. The round robin format which was in play with all six zones kept the teams on their ..

Shaunak, Divyanshi win chess titles

   Sports ReporterSHAUNAK Badole in Open Group and Divyanshi Khandelwal in Women’s Group annexed titles in the Nagpur District Open and Women Selection Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur in a joint venture with G..

Sportians move up to Sr Division with title win

SPORTIANS Football Club’s continued improvment in the First Division helped them clinch the title and get promoted to the Senior Division of the JSW Football League organised by Nagpur District Football Association. After registering a hadfought win in the semi-finals, Sportians FC bettered their show as they went on to blank Zainish FC in the First Division final on Thursday. The 2-0 win gave Sportians FC a glittering trophy and a cash prize of Rs 7,500. Piyush Ranade was on target for Sportians ..

Vid Fed Cup team named

VIDARBHA Carrom Association has annouced its team for the 27th All India Federation Cup Carrom Championship to be held at Banaras from March 26 to 29 at Jeevandweep Education Society Chandmari Mohalla Bada Ladpura, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). The team members include Irshad Ahmed, Nilesh Jambulkar, Nikhil Lokhande, Abhilash Dhoke and Gurucharan Tambe. Chief patron of All India Carrom Federation and former MLC Girish Vyas congratulated the selected players andwished them luck for the allIndia meet. ..

Singnath wins gold

NAGPUR’S Shubham Arun Singnath won a gold medal in the 21st National Para Athletics C h a m p i o n s h i p at Balewadi, Pune recently. Shubham won the gold medal in the 100m finishing the race in 11.00 seconds. In the process he broke Saheb Hussain’s (W B) record of 12.25 seconds. He practices under Gajanan Thackeray at Mankapur...

PAG fetes hockey team

THE hockey team of Principal Accountant General, Nagpur, Maharashtra, which emerged champions in the recently concluded Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD) West Zone Hockey Tournament at Jaipur, Rajastan, was felicitated by Praveer Kumar, Principal Accountant General (A&E), Nagpur Maharashtra. He also wished the team for the IA&AD Inter-Zone Hockey tournament which is slated to be held in Punjab, Chandigarh from March 28. In the West Zone competition,..

Rai-Thakur halts Shukul-Sharma

ANAND Rai and Abhishek Thakur halted the winning run of Kunal Shukul and Vidhaan Sharma after registering a close win in the ongoing Late Adv MK Naidu Snicket Tournament hosted by CP Club and supported by Advocate Prakash Naidu. Rai and Thakur put brakes ..

Vid futsal squad named

 FUTSAL Association of Vidarbha has announced its team for the 6th open senior national championship which is being held at Nashik. The team members include Nikhil Singh (Captain), Dipesh Prajapati, Mayur Saratkar, Kunal Meshram, Victor Perrington, S..

Batra shines for RCA

 VIKRAM Batra missed a century but helped Royal Cricket Association (RCA) thrash Ruby Sporting Club in the ongoing Guzder League C Division Cricket Tournament organised by Vidarbha Cricket Association. Batra’s 82 runs helped RCA post 273 runs i..

Sharvari for world fencing championship

   CITY’S talented fencer Sharvari Gosewade has been selected in the Indian team for World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship which is going to be held at Bulgaria from April 1. Sharvari has been selected in sabre woman category..

RTMNU’s synthetic track work in final stages

   Sports ReporterIN APPROXIMATELY two months’ time, city athletes will be able to sprint on the new synthetic track at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Sports Complex, Ravi Nagar. Bhoomipujan of the work (spread..

City trio bags silver

REGIONAL Sports Control Board, Mumbai (RSB Mumbai) secured 1st runners-up position in All India Civil Services Chess Tournament that concluded at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Sunday. The championship was conducted on pool basis. During championship, RSB Mumbai team defeated its counterparts — Delhi Secretariat, Odisha State, Kerala State, drew against ..

Gandhe leaves for IPL duty

CITY’S noted BCCI umpire Ulhas Gandhe, who has been donning the hat in the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) for last four seasons, has left for Rajkot for this season’s assignment. Gandhe, a former Ranji Trophy player, has been appointed to officiate TATA IPL 23 as umpire. “I will be officiating five matches as on-field and three games as third umpire,” he informed before leaving Nagpur on Monday. IPL 2023 edition will be held from March 31, starting off with clash between defending champions Gujarat ..

Khetrapal-Bapuna stuns Chokhani-Daga

THE pair of seasoned players Akshay Khetrapal and Jamashp Bapuna stunned the combination of Pankaj Chokhani and Ashok Daga in the ongoing Adv MK Naidu Memorial Snicket League at the Billiards Room of Central Provinces Club. Khetrapal-Bapuna shocked their rivals Chokhani-Daga by recording a huge innings win. The team of Khetrapal and Bapuna geared up 160 against which Pankaj Chokhani and Ashok Daga could make only 53. In the match between Abhishek Jain-Ashish Sharma against Mihir Shah-Jaidev Menon, ..

Nagpur Cricket Academy win U-13 Gandhi cricket

NAGPUR Cricket Academy (NCA) thumped SB City Cricket Association by eight wickets to win the AK Gandhi Memorial Inter-Academy U-13 cricket tournament. In the final, SB City won the toss and elected to bat. They were shot out for 112 in 36.4 overs. Viraj Verma top-scored with 36 runs that came from 105 balls. Opener Divyansh Mishra (12) was the only other batter to score in double digits. For NCA, Divyansh Shahurkar took three wickets in his 8 overs for 32 runs while Tanmay Pawar picked three for nine ..

1000 Khelo India Centresby Aug 15, asserts Thakur

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s pet sports project ‘Khelo India’ that was proposed by Government of India in 2017 to revive nation’s sporting culture by engaging with children at the grassroots level, has received overwhelming response. Most of the prominent cities in the country are having a‘Khelo India’ centre and by August 15, 2023 the number of centres across India will be over 1000, informed Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of ..

Tutheja-Jaiswal reignssupreme over Sharma-Kale

DHIRAJ Tutheja and Ramdayal Jaiswal (popularly known as IM Jaiswal) demonstrated splendid game as they reigned supreme over Rahul Sharma and Gautam Kale in the ongoing Adv MK Naidu Memorial Snicket League at the Billiards Room of Central Provinces Club. Tutheja and Jaiswal amassed 148 against which Sharma-Kale duo could manage 38. Anand Rai and Abhishek Thakur continued to defeat their opponents by innings. In the match between RaiThakur against Abazar Chimthanwala and Ajitsingh Chawala, the former ..

City equestrians make a mark

RIDERS of Nagpur District Equestrian Association (NDEA), a horse riding academy, excelled in the recently held Chetak Festival organised at Sarangkheda village in Nandurbar district. Pramod Ladve, trainer at NDEA, bagged third positions in tent pegging and dressage competition while Vasudha Ranade bagged fourth position in dressage competition. Other players of NDEA — Mayank Adsure,Vivek Rathod, Mohammad Mehetawala, Suraj Bhingare, Nilesh Patel and Bala Ladve — participated in ball and basket race, ..

‘Bhishmapitamah’ of handball Bhotmange passes away

VETERAN sports organiser and the man responsible for promoting handball in the region, Sitaram Bhotmange passed away on Saturday. He was 89. Bhotmange, a Dadoji Konddeo award winner, and an eminent handball coach, spent his life at Yashwant Stadium imparting coaching and promoting the game. His entire family was devoted to handball with three generations serving the game and bringing fame to the region. Bhotmange leaves behind wife, three sons, a daughter and a host of relatives to mourn his loss. ..

Race Across India made us ‘complete cyclists’

INAUGURAL edition of Race Across India, an event that will create history in ultracycling world, has made the participants ‘complete cyclists’. A host of winners and participants came together to share their experiences of the race with the media on Saturday. The 3651 kms race form Srinagar to Kanyakumari was sponsored by Indian Oil in India’s ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ year. “This race has given a platform to cyclists all over India to perform in a challenging atmosphere and showcase their endurance ..

Sharma-Kale overpowers Jain-Parekh

THE pair of Rahul Sharma and Gautam Kale played brilliantly as they went on to beat the pair of Manoj Jain and Aditya Parekh in the ongoing Adv MK Naidu Memorial Snicket League at the Billiards Room of Central Provinces Club. Sharma and Kale pair showed some brilliant cueing skills as they pocket the balls with precision to score 100 points. Jain and Parekh too started well and were on the right course but they lost the plot midway only to score 74 points thus losing the match by 26 points. In ..

SAI’s basketball tournament begins

SAI’s basketball tournament begins..

JVM girls clinchsoftball crown

   THE Under-14 girls softball team of Jindal Vidya Mandir (JVM), Kalmeshwar won the DSO’s Divisional-Level Tournament softball tournament and qualified for the State competition.The State meet will be held at Yavatmal. The winning te..

Sikandar win Raisoni Premier League

   TEAM Sikandar won the eighth edition of Raisoni Premier League hosted by GH Raisoni College of Commerce, Science & Technology, Nagpur recently. In the final, Sikandar defeated Abhimanyu to lift the title. As many as 14 teams particip..

Joshi’s unbeaten 50 in ITRC victory

   Sports ReporterFORMER Vidarbha Ranji Trophy player Himanshu Joshi scored a fine unbeaten half century as Income Tax Recreation Club (ITRC) thrashed Punjab National Bank (PNB) by eight wickets in the Vidarbha Cricket Association organised..

Sharma-Vali registers big win

   Sports ReporterAJAY Sharma and Faiz Vali pocketed the highest score of the tournament as they went on to beat Ajitsingh Chawla and Abazar Chimtanwala in the onging CP Club’s Advocate Naidu Memorial Snicket Tournament on Thursday ev..

PAG Nagpur are WZ hockey champs

   Sports ReporterTHE hockey team of Principal Accountant General (PAG) Nagpur (Maharashtra) emerged winners of the IA&AD West Zone Championship which concluded on Thursday at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The tournament was organis..

AG Nagpur in IA&AD hockey final

   Sports ReporterTHE hockey team of Accountant General, Nagpur (Maharashtra) made it to the final of the IA & AD West Zone Hockey Tournament which is being played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur Rajasthan. The annual tournament is ..

Shadab creates new meet record in inter-varsity meet

   CITY’S long distance runner Shadab Pathan created new meet record during the ongoing 82nd All India Inter-University Athletics Meet which is being held at Chennai.Representing Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU),..

Katariya slams unbeaten ton, Ruby Colts are champions

   Sports ReporterRIDING on an unbeaten hundred from the blade of Sachin Katariya, Ruby Colts defeated Anurag Cricket Club Kamptee by 44 runs in final of the Guzder League ‘B’ Division (Group B) at VCA’s Kalamna Ground. In..

City runners Shadab and Prajakta qualify for KIUG

   CITY’S talented runners —Shadab Pathan and Prajakta Godbole — performed well to qualify for the Khelo India University Games. Shadab and Prajakta, representing Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU)..

Qureshi’s hat-trick in Mission India’s big win

   Sports ReporterDANISH Qureshi dazzled on the field as his excellent performance helped Mission India record a thumping win over Orange City in the JSW A Division Football Tournament being played at Nagpur District Football Association..

Galande is Vid’s firstnatl badminton umpire

   Sports ReporterADITYA Raju Galande became first national badminton umpire from entire Vidarbha region as he cleared National Grade-2 badminton umpire’s examination conducted by Badminton Association of India recently. The examinati..

Sultan FC emerge champions

    SULTAN Football Club emerged champions in the Under-13 football tournament that was organised by Shree Football Club, Manewada recently. Sultan FC defeated Ajni Railway Boys 2-0 to lift the title. A total of 13 teams took part in t..

Ahmed ’tricksin Ansar win

   Sports ReporterSHAFIQUE Ahmed scored a hat-trick as Young Ansar Boys humbled a ten-man Eagle Club 6-0 in NDFA-JSW Senior Division Football Tournament. Ahmed scored in 13th, 42nd and 50th minutes and was aided by Azhar Sheikh (35th, 38th)..

NMC-JDSF swimathon gets good response

   SWIMATHON, jointly hosted by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and JD Sports Foundation (JDSF) at NMC’s Swimming Pool, Vaishali Nagar under its Clean Playfield Project, received good response from the citizens.As many as 193 participant..

Father Girish Dewani pips son

   IN THE battle between father and son, father prevailed as the pair of Girish Dewani-Rohit Sial recorded win in the Adv MK Naidu Memorial Snicket League under way at the Billiards Room of Central Provinces Club on Sunday.The Girish Dewani..

HCBA badminton, TT get huge response

   Sports ReporterTHE Badminton and Table Tennis Tournament, organised by High Court Bar Association (HCBA), got huge response from the fraternity as many turned out to showcase their skills on the courts at Subhedar Hall on Saturday.Adv Bh..

Varsity mini golf players excel

   Sports ReporterMINI golf players of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) excelled in the All India Inter-University Mini Golf Championships that was hosted by Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur.In the men’s team..

Synthetic track material ready, laying work to begin in 8-10 days

THE wait is finally over. After several delays, the laying of synthetic track at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Sports Complex in Ravi Nagar will commence in a week’s time. RTMNU’s athletics synthetic track will be second in Nagpur after the one at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur. “The rubber material for the eight-lane synthetic track has already arrived in the city and the work of laying will begin once the World Athletics officials (Observers) arrive in Nagpur,” informed ..

Daga-Chokhani pair registers victory

THE pair of Ashok Daga and Pankaj Chokhani toppled Avneesh Sapra and Prachit Agrawal by an innings on second day of Adv MK Naidu Memorial Snicket League at the Billiards Room of Central Provinces Club on Saturday. Sapra-Agrawal pair scored just 87 after Daga-Chokhani had made a whopping 282 points. In the match between Manomay Goenka-Sahil Kamwani and Rahul Sharma-Gautam Kale, the former defeated their seeded counterpart by an innings. The team of Sharma-Kale could muster 89 against 189 posted ..

Karate belt gradation exam held

   KARATE Budokan International conducted Budokan karate belt examination at The Chanda Devi Saraf School, Katol Road. Students performed various katas and were graded belts. Students who cleared the yellow belt exam are Ridham Gosavi, Veda..

IFFC, Nobel record contrasting wins

   Sports ReporterIndian Friends Football Club (IFFC), Chankapur and Nobel Football Club registered contrasting wins over their respective rivals in the league round of the JSW Senior Division Football Tournament being organised by Nagpur D..