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India win inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championship

The Indian team clinched inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championship in Qatar

Written by Reuters | Doha | Published: May 31, 2013 12:03:23 pm

The Indian team,consisting of Manan Chandra,Brijesh Damani and Alok Kumar,bagged the inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championships after blanking Iran3-0 in the title clash in Doha,Qatar.

The Indian cueists were in red-hot form right from the

start and topped their group with three wins from as many


After the group stages,India were the only team to

remain undefeated. Pakistan,China and Thailand finished on

top of their respective groups but suffered a defeat each.

India had little obstruction in clinching gold as they

had outplayed Qatar 3-1 in the quarterfinals,beat Afghanistan

3-1 in the semifinals before registering a clean sweep against

Iran scoring 61-49 (Single); 58-16 (Single); and 63-55

(double),last night.

Sanjay Sawant accompanied the team India as coach

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