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Professor Tariq Mansoor giving away certificate to Mr Hamza, a participant of the Summer Cricket Coaching Camp

Summer cricket coaching concludes

Aligarh:  The Summer Cricket Coaching camp organized by the Cricket Club, University Games Committee, Aligarh Muslim University concluded with a prize distribution ceremony. The three-week camp was meant for school boys of University and other schools of Aligarh District.

Professor Tariq Mansoor, Chief Guest of the function and Secretary, University Games Committee, distributed certificates to the participants. Addressing on this occasion, Professor Mansoor said that the history of University Cricket Club is as old as the University. He said that the club has produced a number of eminent players. He urged the students to take interest and put maximum efforts to excel in games and sports.

Cricket Coaching Mr Faisal Sherwani, Coach of University Cricket Club informed that more than 300 students applied for attending the coaching out of which only 80 were selected. He said that these students were trained by Mr Aslam Ali, a former Ranji player, Mr Adnan Shamshad, former Captain, Cricket Club, and Mr Tahmeed Ahmad, Mr Ashar Saud, Mr Saif Ahmad and Mr Mohd Shakir, members of the AMU cricket team.

On the occasion, presidents of various clubs, captains, coaches and parents of students were also present.


NRSC won the Inter hall cricket tournament

Aligarh:  The NRSC cricket team lifted the winner’s trophy of Inter Hall Cricket Tournament by defeating Nadeem Tarin hall by six wickets at the Willingdon cricket pavilion, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Inter-Hall-winner-NRSC-teamNadeem Tarin Hall won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 73 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Salman scored 20 runs and Gaurav took three wickets. In reply, NRSC achieved this target for the loss of five wickets in just 15 overs. Shakir and Aman scored 16 and 15 runs, respectively. Syed Salman from NT hall was declared the Man of the tournament. Best batsman, Best bowler and Best fielder awards were given to Gaurav Kumar, NRSC hall, Haneef, NT hall, and Shakir, NRSC hall, respectively.

Mr Pankaj Kumar, Chief guest and District Magistrate, Aligarh, gave away the prizes to the winners. Professor Tariq Mansoor, secretary, University Games committee, Professor Amjad Ali Rizvi, president, Cricket club and Yasir Kaleem, captain, cricket club also graced the occasion.


SS Hall North wins Inter Hall Hockey Championship

Aligarh:  Sir Syed Hall (North) has won the Inter Hall Hockey Championship defeating Allama Iqbal Hall 5-3 in the final of the tournament being played at the Astro-turf ground, Aligarh Muslim University.

Owais and Mohsin of SS Hall scored two goals each while Shahid scored one. Arbaab Rahman, Naved Khan and Badrudduja Siddiqui scored one goal each for Allama Iqbal Hall.

Winner-team-Inter-Hall-HockeyChief Guest of the prize distribution ceremony, voice Chancellor Lt Gen (Retd) Zameer uddin Shah gave away the prizes to both the teams. He said that University administration is trying to promote the sports activities in the campus and assured that he will provide all kinds of support to the hockey club. Gen Shah urged the players to practice regularly on Astroturf ground.

Secretary, Games Committee, Prof. Tariq Mansoor, President, Hockey club, Professor M Shoaib Zaheer, President, Cricket Club Professor Amjad Ali Rizvi, President, Swimming Club, Professor Yogesh Gupta, Organizing Secretary of the tournament, Nehal Wajid, and coaches Arshad Mahmood and Anisur Rahman were also present on the occasion.


Inter-Hall football tournament organized

Aligarh:  The Non-Resident Students’ Centre (NRSC) won the Inter Hall Football tournament defeating MM Hall team by 01 goal. The NRSC got the edge over MM Hall securing a goal through fifth penalty stoke wile in similar efforts MM Hall could secure only four goals.

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali graced the prize distribution function as Chief Guest. Guest of Honor, Prof. Mohd Gulraiz, Chairman, Department of West Asian Studies and Prof. Tabassum Shahab, President, Gymkhana Club also gave away prizes to the winner and runner teams.

Inter-Hall-winner-NRSC-FootProf. Tariq Mansoor, Secretary, University Games Committee welcomed the guests. Dr. Moinuddin, President, Football Club conducted the programme. Dr. Jamshed Siddiqui, Proctor and Dr. Ajay Bisaria, Provost, NRSC watched the match. Prof. S. Amjad Ail Rizvi, President, Cricket Club and Prof. Mohd Shoaib Zaheer, President, Hockey Club were present on the occasion.

M Imran Khan, Captain Football Club and Syed Tufailur Rehman, Coach Football Club, and other senior members of AMU football team were present in the function.

Hockey Coaching Camp for school students

Aligarh:  The Aligarh Muslim University Hockey Club is organizing a two-week Hockey Coaching Camp for school students (boys) of AMU and Aligarh district. The camp will commence from June 19 and will conclude on July 2, 2013.

Dr. Mohammad Shoaib Zaheer, President, Hockey Club said that the objective behind organizing this camp is to nurture young talent and prepare them to become state and national level players. He urged the school boys to join the camp in large numbers and register their presence at the University Hockey Ground at 4:30 pm.

Dental College teachers win friendly cricket match

Aligarh:  Dr. ZA Dental College Teachers XI Cricket Team defeated Employees XI by 17 Runs in a cricket match being played at Willingdon Cricket Pavilion, Aligarh Muslim University.

After winning the toss, the captain of the teachers XI Prof. RK Tewari decided to bat first and set the target 120 runs in 16 over, Dr. Sajid, Dr. Gulam Sarvar Hashmi, Dr. SK Mishra, Dr. Amitabh Varshney & Dr. Samerr Savaliya played well & helped to reach score of 120 runs. While chasing the score of 120 the employees XI was all out on 103 runs.

The Captain of the Employee XI Mr. Imran Malik scored half century & took a wicket & wicket & was awarded Man of the Match. Dr. SS Ahmad presented the Cup to the Prof. RK Tewari Captain of the winning team.

AMU wins All India Lawn Tennis Intervarsity

Aligarh:  The Aligarh Muslim University Lawn Tennis team won the finals of All India Inter University Tennis Tournament late yesterday night by defeating Madras University, Chennai 3-1. The finals were held at the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab.

Secretary, AMU Games Committee Prof. Tariq Mansoor said that AMU has won this championship after a gap of 39 years, having last won in the year 1973-74.

Earlier, the Aligarh Muslim University Lawn Tennis team has also won the North Zone Intervarsity Tennis (Men) Tournament by defeating Delhi University 4-1 at Dr. BRA NIT Jalandhar. The AMU team comprised of Chandril Sood, Lakshit Sood, Saim Farooqui, Mohammad Nasir and S. Fawad Ahmad Naqvi (Captain). AMU Cricket team and Badminton teams have also won the North Zone Inter University Cricket and Badminton Championships.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah and President, Tennis Club and Secretary, University Games Committee Prof Tariq Mansoor have congratulated the team members and Manager of the team. Prof Mansoor said that it is historical for AMU to win the All India and North Zone Championship in Tennis, Cricket and Badminton.


Pakistan confident to win Kabaddi World Cup

Islamabad: Considering their current form, Asian champions Pakistan showed optimism and confidence to win the upcoming 2012 Kabaddi World Cup to be held in India from Dec 1.

Pakistani team coach Tahir Wahid Jutt said Thursday that they had worked hard to train and prepare players for the World Cup and hoped to show some extraordinary performance in the mega event, reports Xinhua.

“Our boys are fit and well-prepared for the World Cup. Especially, after winning the Asian Championship our team’s morale is very high that is a positive thing for such powerful games,” said Jutt.

Pakistan recently won the Asian Championship by beating arch-rival and defending champions India Nov 6 at home in Lahore.

Pakistan team will leave for India Friday to feature in the World Cup to be held in the Indian state of Punjab.

The 16 participating teams including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, England, Iran, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, the United States and India will play 46 matches in the men’s event.

Indian officials Wednesday announced that all the preparations to hold the World Cup had been finalised and they were ready to welcome participating teams. The mega event will start Dec 1 and will continue to Dec 15 in different cities of Punjab.

All the team will battle for the prize money of the $365,160. The runners-up will be awarded with $182,580 and the team finishing in third position will get $93,116.

Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday ordered that drug test would be mandatory for each player as they were committed to ensure a doping-free tournament.

At least 52 players were expelled last year during the World Cup in India after they were found guilty of prohibited drugs usage to enhance their performance.

Responding to the question about dope test, Jutt said: “Our players always remained clean about dope tests because they depend on proper diet and hard exercise. And any test will not haunt us as we are clear.”

Jutt also asked the public to encourage the players during the matches, especially when the team will take on India.

India trounce Pakistan in Super Series hockey

Perth:  India trounced Pakistan 5-2 in their third match of the nine-a-side Lanco International Super Series hockey event here Saturday.

India dominated the play from the beginning to the end in the nine-a-side format match that is played with two halves of 20 minutes each.

Raghu (7th minute), Akashdeep (9th), S.P. Sunil (15th, 33rd), Manpreet (29) all got on the scoresheet for India while Shafaqat Rasool (20th) and Mohammad Rizwan Sr. (36th) were on target for Pakistan.

The two teams will again clash against each other Sunday for the third and fourth places. India lost their previous two matches against Australia (3-4) and England (1-2), who will face off for the top spot.

This is the final tournament before the start of the Champions Trophy to be held in Melbourne starting Dec 1.


Inaugural T20 Blind Cricket World Cup from Dec 1

New Delhi: The inaugural Twenty20 Blind Cricket World Cup is set to be held in Bangalore Dec 1-13, the organisers announced here Wednesday.

Nine countries – Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Nepal and hosts India – will have visually impaired players participating in the tournament. New Zealand, who had earlier confirmed their participation, backed out at the last moment due to funding issues.

The tournament is being organised by non-government organisation (NGO) Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI). The World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) conferred the hosting rights to India in May 2011.

The tournament to be played on a league-cum-knockout basis will have a total of 39 matches which will be played with balls having jingling bells.

Former cricket captain of India Sourav Ganguly has been named the brand ambassador of the event and the organisers have also approached the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for oo-objection certificates (NOC) to make Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh as the brand ambassadors.

The organisers also approached the BCCI in March for recognising and patronising the event. However, the response has not been in the affirmative.

“We approached the BCCI to recognise the tournament and extend their support but we still have not got a proper reply. They said they will see and explore the options and let us know. We are still hopeful that they will extend their support to us,” said S.P. Mahantesh, president of CABI.

The opening ceremony of the tournament will take place at the M. Chinaswamy Stadium of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

The 17-man India squad are already attending the coaching camp in Bangalore. The foreign teams will start coming in from Nov 27.