Giannarigo Rona, president of World Bridge Federation, and his Indian counterpart NR Kirubakaramoorthy, visited Chennai, one of the two venues short-listed with Goa, to host the prestigious Bermuda Bowl Championships in 2015.
He was briefed about the infrastructure, organisational skills of various committee members and also the probable venue. Also present were Maurizio Di Sacco, Italy federation’s operations director, Marc De Pauw, Belgium federation treasurer and WBF vice-president Mazhar Zafri.
Since Kirubakaramoorthy hails from Chennai, he is keen to have the event in the city. Kirubakaramoorthy will meet the Tamil Nadu government officials and seek the government’s help.
“We are confident if given an opportunity to host the event with the blessings of the TN government. We will be meeting the CM shortly and apprise her about the Bermuda Bowl. The main thing is the support from the local government as it involves the participation of several players from many countries,’’ said Kirubakaramoorthy.
T Prapanch Maharajan ‘s 58 helped Don Bosco MHSS ‘A’ (Ch-8) beat PSBB SSS ‘A’ by 58 runs in the semis of the TNCA-City Schools Coca Cola U-16 cricket meet for C Ramaswamy Trophy at St Bede’s ‘B’ grounds.
Brief scores (semifinals): Santhome HSS ‘A’, Mylapore (Ch-4) 140 in 39.3 overs (R Mukesh 3/37) bt St Bede’s AIHSS ‘A’ (Ch-4) 134 in 40.4 overs (VK Rohan Reddy 49 no, V Dinesh Kumar 31, PS Raghul 3/20, Aditya Barooah 3/0). Don Bosco MHSS ‘A’ (Ch-8) 166 in 45 overs (T Prapanch Maharajan 58) bt PSBBSSS ‘A’ 108 in 38.5 overs (M Siddharth 4/13).
Rajkumar Scalps 5
K Rajkumar’s 5 for 32 was the feature of Gurunanak Combines 10-wicket win over Vijay CC in a 2nd Division match of the TNCA-Kancheepuram DCA League.
Brief scores: Vijay CC 93 in 28.1 overs (Balapandian Bharath 30, K Rajkumar 5/32, E Arun Kumar 3/30) lost to Gurunanak Combines CC 95 for no loss in 11.2 overs (P Dheivasigamani 67 no).