Chandigarh: Indo Tibet Border Police (ITBP) team claimed the overall trophy with 16 medals on the concluding day of the All India Police Water Sports Championship at Sukhna Lake. Border Security Force team tool the second spot with 13 medals while the third spot was grabbed by CRPF with 14 medals.
On Tuesday,Constable Francis Xavier of ITBP claimed the gold medal in the Kayaking-I event with a time of one minute and 57.39 seconds. The second position went to Constable Manmohan Dangi of BSF with a time of one minute and 58.39 seconds while Constable Daljeet Singh of Uttrakhand Police grabbed the third spot clocking a time of two minutes and 3.31 seconds.
In the Kayaking Pair event,the duo of Constable Rabindra Singh and Gurmej Singh won the gold medal with a timing of one minutes and 54.86 seconds while the second spot was grabbed by the team of BSF comprising of Constable CT Renjith and Rohit Kumar with a timing of one minute and 55.79. The third spot was claimed by the team of CRPF comprising of ASI Dharmender Singh and Constable Ashok Malik after clocking one minute and 57.64 seconds.
In the Kayaking (Four) event,the team of CRPF comprising of Constable Manoj Kumar,Rajender Verma,O Jayanta Singh and S Rishikant Singh claimed the gold medal with a timing of one minute and 38.51 seconds. The second spot went to the team of Uttrakhand Police comprising of Head Constable Narender Rana,Head Constable Nitesh Panwar and Constable Dinesh Saklani claimed the silver medal after clocking one minute and 41.50 seconds. BSF team comprising of Constable Sajo Methew,Binshu Josheph,Pankaj Kumar and Mahender Singh of ITBP claimed the bronze medal with a timing of one minute and 42.93 seconds.
Form is a rubbish word,says Gilchrist
Mumbai : Going through a lean phase,Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist called form a “rubbish word” and said his decision to sit out of the IPL match against Mumbai Indians was taken keeping in mind the team balance. Gilchrist had come into last night’s match having aggregated only 94 runs from eight matches. “Since the last few games we’ve had to think about it as a selection group,” Gilchrist said. “We had to look at the right balance and find the right players who were playing well and could contribute most to the team,” the Australian great was quoted as saying by the league’s website ‘IPLT20.com’.
Gilchrist believed that one’s form is not an accurate indicator. “Form is a rubbish word. I have hit a lot of balls in the nets and have felt very comfortable. But that hasn’t translated to results in (the) games,” said Gilchrist. “At the end of the day I haven’t contributed,and that’s no problem when you’ve got batting talents like Shaun Marsh,(Luke) Pomersbach,David Hussey and David Miller. It’s not a tough decision,” he added. Asked whether he had considered giving up the wicketkeeping and playing solely as a batsman,Gilchrist responded in negative.