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Aneesh, Merit George triumph

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K.A. Aneesh won the title in the 21st T.K.V.memorial State ranking badminton championship at the Indoor Recreation Centre here on Tuesday defeating Sanave Thomas 15-10, 15-12 in the final.

Merit George won the women's singles title with a 11-1, 11-8 win over M.Sruthi. Merit completed a double as she along with M. Sruthi won the women's double title after defeating Nima Lakshmi and P.C.Thulasi 15-1, 15-10.

The results: Men's singles (final): K.A.Aneesh bt Sanave Thomas 15-10, 15-12. Doubles: Sanave Thomas & Jaison Xavier W/O Ayyappan Krishnan & Tariq Mohammed.

Women: Singles: Merit George bt M.Sruthi 11-1, 11-8. Semifinal: Merit George bt P.C. Thulasi 11-9, 12-10; M. Sruthi bt Nima Lakshmi 11-9, 4-4 (retired). Doubles (final): Merit George & M. Sruthi bt Nima Lakshmi & P.C. Thulasi 15-1, 15-10.

Veteran's singles (final): K.Ravi Shankar bt C.P.Govindan 9-15, 15-5, 15-5.

District selection trials

The selection trials for the Thiruvananthapuram district under-15 and under-17 cricket teams will be held at the Medical College ground on September 3 and 4 respectively. Those who are born on or after 1-9-1990 are eligible to take part in the under-15 trials while the cut off date for eligibility for under-17 trials is 1-9-1988. Interested players should register their names with the secretary, Thiruvananthapuram district cricket association (TDCA), District Sports Council buildings between 5.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. before September 2, said a release from the TDCA.

Krishna to lead Palakkad

Indian University player K. Krishna Chandran will lead the Palakkad district under-22 team in the Central Zone inter-district cricket tournament to be held at Ernakulam from September 1 to 3, according to a release from the Palakkad District Cricket Association.

The squad: K. Krishna Chandran (capt.), Sajith Muralidharan, A.V. Sreejith, Indrajith, C. Ramesh, Kameezuddin, Krishnadas, K. Shyju, Vijayakumar, M. Harris, M. Naushad, M. Surjith, Manusekhar, Sreedharan, Selvaraj and Renjith M.

Sub-junior volleyball

The Thiruvananthapuram district sub-junior volleyball championships will be held at the YMA Ground, Thiruvallam, on September 4. The district team for the State championship to be held in Malappuram from September 18 to 21, will be selected from this tournament.

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