Central Bank win 2-0
Central Bank of India striker Ubaid Ansari struck form late and hit the target twice in the final 10 minutes to help his team snatch a 2-0 win against Sunday Boys in a Super Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League at the St. Xaviers ground,Parel,on Wednesday. Just as the match,which was an evenly fought affair,seemed to be heading for a goalless draw,Ansari came up with the goods for the bankers. He first found the back of the net in the 80th minute and doubled the lead seven minutes later with another clinical strike.
In the second match of the day,Mumbai FC Under-19 blanked DECA SC 4-0. The feature of the young lads victory was the twin strikes of Altamesh K. Clyde Fernandes and Y Shangh netted one goal each to complete the margin of victory.
Results: Central Bank of India 2 (Ubaid Ansari 2) bt Sunday Boys 0; Mumbai FC Under-19 4 (Altamesh K 2,Clyde Fernandes,Y Shangh) bt DECA 0
Inter-college cricket tourney
Rizvi Education Society,in collaboration with Mumbai University,will be organising the Rizvi Champions Trophy,an inter-college cricket tournament,from April 25 to 30. The tournament will be played in a one-day format and the top eight colleges that made it to the quarterfinals of the recently-held Mumbai University’s inter-college tournament. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi,president of the Rizvi Education Society,and a cricket lover believes college cricket deserves more than what it gets. Often college cricket doesnt get the kind of attention that it deserves. By promoting college cricket we will motivate the boys to take education seriously along with the game. It should also serve as a great platform for aspiring students, said Rizvi.
SCMM raises Rs 18.61 crore
The 10th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has raised charity of Rs18.61 crore,Rs2.5 crore more than last year,the organisers announced on Wednesday. The amoung generated will benefit 230 NGOs as opposed to 197 last years,according to the organisers. The charity figures were announced by Indu Shahani,Chairperson,United Way of Mumbai at a special function held to felicitate the fund raisers at a city hotel. Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care emerging the highest pledge raising NGO for the third year running,having generated a staggering Rs 1 crore,38 lakhs. Save the Children India was a close second,generating Rs 1 crore,14 lakhs,while Isha Education was the third highest,raising 97.77 lakhs.