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Gopinath hits century

Hyderabad: A century by K.S. Gopinath (101, 105 balls, 8 x 4, 2 x 6) helped Tamil Nadu to record a four-wicket win against Andhra in the first round of the South Zone P.S. Ram Mohan Rao Trophy (under-25) limited-overs cricket tournament here on Tuesday.

The scores: At Uppal: Goa 165 in 45.4 overs lost to Hyderabad 167 for no loss in 38.5 overs (Avtar Singh 68 not out, Brijesh Nair 66 not out).

At Gymkhana: Andhra 250 (M. Krishnamurthy 83, Shaikh Hussain 43) lost to Tamil Nadu 251 for six in 48.4 overs (K.S. Gopinath 101, Pramod Das 56).

At AOC: Kerala 151 in 39.2 overs (K.J. Rakesh 56, Md. Arif four for 16) lost to Karnataka 155 for five in 36 overs (V. Chulevaraj 42).

Semifinalists spotted

Golconda Region recorded two wins in the 29th All India Atomic Energy volleyball tournament at AEC School here on Tuesday.

The semifinal line-up is Rameshwaram vs. Ajanta and Golconda vs. Nagarjuna.

The results: Rameshwaram bt Pushkar 25-18, 25-19; Golconda bt Ajanta 25-12, 25-15; Dwaraka bt Ellora 25-12, 25-15; Nagarjuna bt Pushkar 25-22, 20-25, 21-19; Golconda bt Ellora 25-11, 25-11; Ajanta bt Dwaraka 25-12, 25-20.

Selection trials

The Andhra Pradesh Chess Association will organise selection trials and a tournament from February 23 to 25 at the Khammam Sequel Resorts to pick the State teams for the National team championship to be held in Pondicherry from March 9, according to a press release. Further details can be had on the phone nos. 9393084374 and 9866702431.

Gymnastic competitions

The All India Industrial Exhibition Society will organise gymnastics competitions in memory of Mazhar Hussain, under the aegis of AP Gymnastics Association, on February 21 at the Lal Bahadur Stadium. For details, contact ph: 9848990314 and 9848485093.

Tennis league

Advantage Tennis Academy, Hyderabad, will host Tennis League for the first time in the City with support from the Wilson firm at St. Thomas Coaching Foundation (Neredmet) from February 25 to 26 for men. Entries close by February 22 and further details can be had on the phone no. 9885187847.

Azam Farooqui

passes away

Azam Farooqui, Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Handball Association and former Director of Sports, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH), passed away here on Monday after a prolonged illness.

N. Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, and Prof P. Chinnappa Reddy, Technical Advisor, AP State Government (Sports) and L. Venkatram Reddy, Secretary, APOA, expressed their condolences to the bereaved family members.

In Visakhapatnam, the District Handball Association on Tuesday mourned the death of AP Handball Association secretary Azamuddin Farooqi. DHA president K.V. Ramana Rao, secretary S. Appa Rao and others attended.

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