KOCHI: The Kerala State sub-junior basketball championship will be held at the Sacred Heart School Court, Thevara, here, from April 2 to 6. Boys and girls, born on or after January 1, 1995, are eligible.

The State junior championship (cut-off date for players January 1, 1990) will be held at the Municipal basketball court, Alappuzha, from April 15 to 20 while the State youth championship (cut-off date January 1, 1992) will be in Kannur’s Mary Giri Senior Secondary School (Sreekantapuram).

Christ College triumphs

Christ College, Irinjalakuda, dethroned defending champion Payyannur College 2-1 and won the 45th Mar Thoma Trophy all-Kerala inter-collegiate football tournament at the Mar Thoma College ground at Thiruvalla on Thursday.

Sumesh converted a 16th-minute penalty to give Christ the lead while Jimmy George netted another in the 55th. M.U. Sanesh scored Payyannur’s consolation goal in the 68th minute.

Christ’s Ivin K. Jose was adjudged best player and Vinshob best goalkeeper. Payyannur’s M.U. Sanesh was named most promising player and St. Xavier’s College, Thumba, won the Fairplay Trophy.

Chris Thomas, Coordinating Editor, Malayala Manorama, Pathanamthitta, gave away the prizes.


HSIDC, Haryana, takes on SDAT, Chennai in the opening match of the National volleyball league preliminary round at Vatakara on Friday.

The groupings: Men: Group A: HSIDC (Haryana), East Coast Railway, KSEB (Thiruvananthapuram) and SDAT (Chennai).

Group B: Southern Railway, Punjab Police, Cochin Port Trust (Kochi) and Indian Bank (Chennai).

Women: KSEB (Thiruvananthapuram), Western Railway (Mumbai), Dr. Sivanthi VB Club (Chennai) and South Eastern Railway.

Chess tournament

The Vijay Anandh Chess Academy will conduct a State-level chess tournament on February 23 and 24 at Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchi. The event will be held in u-19, 13, 11, 9 and 7 age categories. For details contact L. Vimalaanathan, Ph: 9486138388 or V.L. Anandh Babu 9894278402.

Sir Syed College posts win

Sir Syed College trounced Tellicherry Students by nine wickets in the Kannur District ‘A’ Division cricket league at Thalassery on Thursday.

The scores: Tellicherry Students 129 in 42.1 overs lost to Sir Syed College 131 for one in 23.4 overs (Razik 62 n.o., Jahad 53).

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