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State athletics meet

Special Correspondent

KOLKATA: The 51st State athletics meet will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium and SAI, Eastern Centre here from July 6 to 9. All the top athletes will be seen in action in the four-day meet.

The East Zone junior will follow this from August 1 to 3 and the best from the zone will participate at the National inter-zonal to be held at Bhopal from September 2 to 4.

Age group chess

The second all-Bengal Ashok Palit Memorial age group chess tournament will be held at the Khudiram Indoor Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. Competitions will be held for boys and girls in under-7, 9, 11, 13 and under-15 categories.

It will be an eight-round event in Swiss league format. Some of the best talent from Bengal like Sayantan Das, Diptayan Ghosh, Mitrabha Guha, Khusi Dharewa and Chandrashish Majumdar are set to participate.

The top eight in the boys' group and first five in the girls' division will be awarded certificates and prizes.

Govt. support

The State government will form an expert committee comprising former hockey players soon to formulate a strategy to revive hockey in Bengal.

Speaking on the occasion of the West Bengal Hockey Lovers' Association (WBHLA) programme here on Wednesday, sports minister, Madan Mitra, said he was deeply shocked with the state of affairs in Bengal hockey.

“We need to nurse the sport back so that the game flourishes again,'' he said.

The minister said he would initiate immediate steps to clear all the debris surrounding the land allotted for building a stadium with astro-turf inside the Salt Lake Stadium complex.

“Within 10 days things will be cleared so that the work to build the stadium can begin without further delay,'' he said.

As many as 168 hockey players, officials and others who served the game were felicitated by the WBHLA. Two players, Subrata Banerjee and Afzal Khan, were given financial assistance by the association.

P. Sen Trophy cancelled

The year ending invitational tournament for P. Sen Trophy, will not be held this year owing to early onset of monsoon, the Cricket Association of Bengal announced.

There are five matches to be played to complete the tournament. All the three matches played so far were decided by a bowl out method.

The other two prestigious tournaments, the two-day league and the senior knockout, will be gone through as and when the rains relent.

One quarterfinal, semifinals and the final remain in two-day league and the final is yet to be played in the knockout meet.

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