U-16 team named

Guwahati, Nov. 30: The Assam Cricket Association today named the state under-16 team for the Vijay Merchant Trophy match against Tripura to be played at Nagaon from December 7 to 9.

The team: Abhishek Thakuri (capt), Angshuman Saikia (vc), Rio Pramanik, Saahil Jain, Saurav Saha, Md Urooz Rizvi, Akshay Narain, Abhinab Choudhury, Bikash Terang, Elbert Borgohain, Hrishikesh Bora, Kalam Raja, Prasenjit Sarkar, Jubin Doley, Rubul Gogoi. Coach: Zaved Zaman, physio: Prasenjit Bhattacharyya, trainer: Souvik Das and manager: Romit Paul.

Condoled

The Assam Badminton Association and various other sports organisations today condoled the demise of Iswar Chandra Bhattacharjee, father of Olympian shuttler Dipankar Bhattacharjee, who passed away of old age ailments. The 73-year-old is survived by his wife and three sons.

Body-builders: The All Assam Body-Building Association today named the state body-builders who will represent the state in the all-India invitation Open Body-building Championship, marking the birthday of Union minister Sharad Pawar, in Pune on December 8 and 9.

The body-builders who left for Pune today include Bhagyajyoti Baruah, Bidyut Kumar Deka, Pranab Langthasa, Pinku Chetia, Sushen Bailung, Dipak Sarma, Dilip Kr Deuri, Parthajyoti Hazarika, Dhiraj Rajbongshi, Akash Chetri, Amarjyoti Gogoi, Abhijit Oja, Thaneswar Bora and Mridupaban Dutta.

Karate calendar: The first meeting of the newly elected executive committee of the United Karate-Do Association, Assam, today finalised the calendar of events for the next calendar year. The meeting, presided over by former minister Bharat Chandra Narah, also appointed its advisers.

Thai boxing medals: Assam players bagged 10 medals, including two gold and as many silver, in the 4th National and 2nd Professional Thai Boxing Championship at Najafgarh Stadium in Delhi from November 23 to 25. The medallists are (gold) Bishal Ray and Dip Shikha Konwar; (silver) Alok Devnath and Siba Prasad Boro; and (bronze) Udayaditya Kaibarta, Fwilao Narzary, Putukan Saikia, Tuntun Medhi, Arpan Das and Usam Austin.