AC Parthiban’s 4 for 38 helped Tamil Nadu ‘A’ beat Odisha ‘A’ by an innings and 23 runs on the final day of the CK Nayudu Trophy Elite ‘B’ match at Gurunanak College grounds. Tamil Nadu ‘A’ earned seven points from the match.
Brief scores: Odisha ‘A’ 293 and 177 in 50 overs (Arabind Singh 47, Bibhudutta Panda 73, Sunil Sam 2-25, M Prabhu 2-47, AC Parthiban 4-38, PS Nirmal Kumar 2-35) lost to Tamil Nadu ‘A’ 493-8 decl.
Aditya Scalps Five
Aditya Dhumal’s 5 for 23 was the feature of West Zone’s five-wicket win over Central Zone in the inter-zone U-19 limited overs cricket tournament at SRNC grounds.
Brief scores: At SRMC: Central Zone U-19 138 in 40.4 overs (Mukul Raghav 63, Aditya Dhumal 5-23, Akshar Patel 4-17) lost to West Zone U-19 140-5 in 40.1 overs (Snell Patel 60, Vijay Zol 38, Shubham Sharma 2-33). Points: Central Zone -1; West Zone 5 (including 1 bonus point)
At Murugappa: North Zone U-19 275-6 in 50 overs (Nitish Rana 113, Shivam Sharma 52 no, Nakulraj Sharma 37, Paras Sharma 29, A Aswin Crist 3-47) bt South Zone U-19 226 for 7 in 50 overs (Kranti Kumar 54 no, Fabid Ahmed 45, Shreyas Gopal 33, K Bharat Shankar 29, Arjun Sharma 3-44, Sarang Rawat 2-38). Points: North Zone 4; South Zone 0.
TN Ranji squad
M Vijay will miss Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Trophy tie against Delhi. He will be on India duty for the second Test against England. TN will play Delhi in Delhi from November 24 to 27.
Team: L Balaji (Captain), Arun Karthick, Abhinav Mukund, S Badrinath, Dinesh Karthik, R Prasanna, B Aparajith, R Aushik Srinivas, V Yo Mahesh, J Kaushik, M Mohammed, M Ashwin, Malolan Rangarajan, R Rohith, Sunil Sam, Vijay Shankar.
Team officials: VB Chandrasekar (Head Coach), DJ Gokulakrishnan (bowling coach), M Sanjay (fielding coach), K Manoj Kumar (trainer), Maria Doss (masseur), PK Naveen Babu (physio), M Lakshmi Narayanan (video analyst).
Tiviakov top seed
Super GM Sergei Tiviakov of The Netherlands (with a rating of 2659) will be the top seed at the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships, organised by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA) at the Multipurpose Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium from November 22 to December 1. About 435 players from 16 countries namely Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Maldives, The Netherlands, Philippines, Republic of South Africa, Singapore, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia, will be seen in action. The list includes 17 GMs, 28 IMs and 6 WGMs. Total prize money for the event is `10 lakh. Prof R Anantharam, India’s leading technical official, will be the chief arbiter.
NR Sivapathy, Minister for School Education and Sports & Youth Welfare, Law, Courts and Prisons, will inaugurate the championship on Thursday.The games of the top 20 boards will be telecast live over internet and the same can be browsed at www.indianchessfed.org and www.tamilchess.com.