To boost the morale of sportspersons from Punjab,the Punjab government has decided to increase prize money for the medal winners in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to be played next year. According to an official spokesman of the Punjab Government,the prize money for the medal winners in Asian Games has been hiked five times where as the prize money for the medal winner in the Commonwealth Games has been increased three times. The Asian gold,silver and bronze medal winners would get cash prize of Rs. 26,16 and 11 lakhs respectively. Similarly,CWG gold,silver and bronze medal winners would get a cash prize of Rs. 16,11 and 6 lakhs respectively.
The Asian and CWG gold,silver and bronze medal winners were earlier awarded with cash prize of Rs. 5,3 and 2 lakhs respectively. The decision would be effective from November 3.
Basketball trials tomorrow
Chandigarh Basketball Association will conduct trials on April 12 at New Public School,Sector 18,Chandigarh,at 6 pm,for the selection of the boys and girls teams in the junior section (under-18 age category) to represent Chandigarh team in the first 3X3 National basketball championship to be held in Ludhiana on April 18 and 19. Players born on or after 01-01-1995 are eligible to appear for the trials. Players are advised to bring along their date of birth certificates duly signed by the head of the institution,with a trial fee of Rs 75 (per player). In this format,three players will play against three on half court. Six number ball will be used in the tournament.
ITF tourney from April 29
Puneet Gupta has been appointed International Tennis Federation (ITF) supervisor for the ITF men’s Futures $ 15,000 tennis tournament to be hosted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association from April 29 to May 5 at the Sector 10 Tennis Complex. Dr Jasjit Singh has been appointed the tournament director. The qualifying matches will be played on April 27 and 28 and the draw for singles will be of 48. The main draw of 32 will begin on April 28 and the sign-in-deadline is April 26 at 6 p.m.
Spanish coach to hold clinic at CLTA
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association has arranged a three-week coaching camp for budding tennis players- both boys and girls- at CLTA Tennis Stadium from May 7. According to Dr Jasjit Singh,secretary,CLTA,the camp will be conducted by the top professional from Spain,Juan Carlos Andrade who is a former ATP player. While the special coaching camp would be for trainees at CLTA,a limited number of slots are available for players from outside CLTA.