CHENNAI: S Radhakrishnan of Globe Trotters, who did well in the India U-19 limited-over games against England, is the surprise pick in Tamil Nadu’s squad for the Vijay Hazare one-day tourney Group B league in Cuttack from February 25 to March 6. Vijay Shankar has been named skipper of the 16-man squad.
Squad: Vijay Shankar (C), Dinesh Karthik, Ganga Raju, B Indrajith, B Aparajith, Kaushik Gandhi, N Jagadeesan, Aswin Crist, M Mohammed, Anthony Dhas, R Rohit, Rahil Shah, M Ashwin, Sai Kishore, Washington Sundar, S Radhakrishnan.
Hari shines in U-25 game
C Hari Nishaanth (45) helped Tamil Nadu beat Kerala in a South Zone U-25 match for the PS Ram Mohan Trophy.
Brief scores: Kerala 179 in 48.1 ovs (Kiran Akash 3-37, Shahrukh Khan 3-28) lost to Tamil Nadu 183/6 in 46.2 ovs.
Soumik bags crown
Soumik De Sarkar of Kolkata beat Pankaj Kadoo of Mumbai 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 to retain the men’s singles crown at the Major Ports Sports Control Board table tennis event at the JN Stadium here. P Raveendran, IRTS chairman, Chennai Port Trust, distributed the prizes.
Results: (all finals): Singles: Soumik De Sarkar (Kolkata) bt Pankaj Kadoo (Mumbai) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6. Doubles: Pankaj/Sunil Kelkar (Mumbai) bt Soumik/Shome (Kolkata) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8.
Indian Bank blank ICF
Indian Bank blanked ICF 2-0 in the DS Rajamanickam Memorial state-level hockey tourney.
Results: Quarterfinals: Indian Bank 2-0 ICF; Madras University 4-2 Southern Railways; Income Tax 3-2 IOB; Central Excise 3-1 TN Police.