Senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be feted by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai on Sunday for his remarkable feat of notching up 100 international centuries at the association’s annual awards function at the Cricket Club of India.
Tendulkar,who became the first player to score 100 tons in international cricket after notching up a ton,his 49th in One-day Internationals,against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in March,2012,would be given a special award to salute the feat,said a press release from SJAM. The 40-year-old’s Ranji team-mate Abhishek Nayar will receive the cricketer of the season award for his brilliant all round performance that made him the second highest run scorer aggregating 966 runs in the championship and also paved the way for Mumbai’s 40th title triumph. The Ranji Trophy winning squad would also be honoured on the occasion.
Arman Jaffer,who cracked 473 in the Harris Shield inter-schools finals,has been named the junior cricketer of the year,while Indian women’s team opener Punam Raut has been named as the female cricketer of the year. Besides the cricketers,ace cueist Aditya Mehta,the reigning Asian snooker champion,is to be conferred with the best sportsman award. The 27-year old,who plays as a professional in the world curcuit,recently won the gold medal in the World Games in Cali,Columbia.
Shooter Rahi Sarnobat will be given the Best Sportswoman award for winning the 25m sports pistol gold medal in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon,Korea,where she brushed aside the challenge from London Olympic Games gold medallist Kim Jangmi of Korea.
Hockey talent hunter Merzban ‘Bawa’ Patel would be given the lifetime achievement award. Indian Oil,D Y Patil Sports Academy,Shivaji Park Youngsters and Percept Sports and Entertainment have supported the awards function in which former badminton ace Nandu Natekar is to be the chief guest. ‘Jagar Maharashtracha’,a compendium in Marathi reflecting the sports scenario in the state by 33 writers,would also be released during the awards function.
Hiken Shah to lead Mumbai in Nagpur tournament
Top order batsman Hiken Shah would lead Mumbai in the Bapuna cricket tournament beginning at Nagpur from September 13. Apart from Mumbai and the host team Vidarbha,Rajasthan and Kerala would take part in the tournament comprising four-day games,said Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Secretary Nitin Dalal.
The Mumbai team: Hiken Shah (Captain),Kaustubh Pawar,Siddhesh Lad,Sarfaraz Khan,Sagar Kerkar,Sufiyan Shaikh,Shardul Thakur,Shreyas Iyer,Akhil Herwadkar,Javed Khan,Saurabh Netrawalkar,Pratik Dabholkar,Iqbal Abdulla,Ankush Jaiswal and Vishal Dabholkar.
Gagoda,Rajput win cross country
Shailesh Gagoda from Sonpant Dandekar College,Palghar won the Inter College Cross Country,hosted by the Yadavrao Tasgaonkar Institute of Engineering and Technology at Chandai. Gagoda clocked 43.52 min to complete the 12 kilometer run in the men’s category. In the women’s category,Neelam Kadam Rajput from Veer Vajekar College,Uran won after crossing the line after 23.58 minutes.
CRMI outplay Juhu Strikers
Central Railway Matunga Institute (CRMI) outclassed Juhu Strikers 4-1 in a second division encounter of the MDFA League at the St. Xavier’s ground in Parel. Aniket Chavan,Atul Patel,Deepak Waghela and Gaurav Panhal scored a goal each for the winners,while Elroy Oliveira scored a mere consolation.
Results Div-III: Fan Club Association 1 (Rohan Mhatre) drew King Circle United 1 (Ashish Pansar); Rajawadi FC 0 drew Barcode 0; Borivali FC 3 (Cornel N,Jayant Mahilia,Safan M) bt Footballistan 0. Div-II: Central Railway Matunga Institute 4 (Aniket Chavan,Deepak Waghela,Atul Patel,Gaurav Panhal) bt Juhu Strikers 1 (Elroy Oliveira).
ICL selection trials
The Indian Cultural League (ICL) will hold trials to select the team to participate in the MDFA league. The selection trials will be held at the St. Xavier’s Ground,Parel on 5th,6th & 7th September from 7.00 am onwards. Players are requested to contact coach S.Ansari at the venue.
Maharashtra boys and girls excel
The Maharashtra girls basketball team made quick work of thier opponents from Odisha in their group B league match of the 64th Junior National Championship. The team from west India raced to a 29-0 lead in the first quarter itself and eventually finished the game 69-17. The Maharashtra boys team had to work hard to come from 14 points behind to beat Rajasthan 72-70. An attack minded Delhi side beat defending champions Chhattisgarh 62-59 in their Group A league encounter. The win now puts Delhi level on points with Kerala at the top of the group. Tamil Nadu boys and girls also won their ties,beating Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh respectively. Kerala remained undefeated after beating Madhya Pradesh,and the star-studded Punjab side,which featured senior nationals Loveneet Singh Atwal and Satnam Singh Bhamara brushed off the tame challege from Karnataka.