B.V. Chethan Kumar will lead Karnataka in the qualification rounds of the 67th Santosh Trophy football tournament in Kollam. The squad left for Kollam on Monday evening and will open its campaign on February 10 against Himachal Pradesh in Cluster ‘B’.

Karnataka’s fixtures (all matches to be played at Kollam): Feb. 10: vs. Himachal Pradesh; Feb. 12: vs. Daman & Diu; Feb. 16: vs. Arunachal Pradesh; Feb. 18: vs. Bihar.

The team:

Goalkeepers: Sharath Narayana, Harpreet Singh. Defenders: B.V. Chethan Kumar, B.V. Pradeep, Y. Jai Kumar, G. Edwin, Jayant Raj Banshi, B. Ramesh, Tiken Singh.

Midfielders: G. Vignesh, T. Amoes, M. Lokesh, B. Prakash, R. Srinath, Arun Kumar, V. Ramu. Forwards: P. Gopi, S. Rajesh, Vinoth Kumar, Stephen, A. Cyril, M.S. Abhilash.

Manager: Krishnaji Rao; Chief coach: Thomas Joseph; Goalkeeping coach: S.S. Shahi; Coach: Ravi Kumar; Doctor: Syed Sohail.

Easy for CKS

Combined Kodava Samaja sailed past BEML 4-1 in the Field Marshall Cariappa memorial hockey tournament here at the KSHA Stadium on Monday.

The results: Combined Kodava Samaja 4 (Cheeyanna, Muddappa, Poonacha, C.K. Somanna) bt BEML 1 (Somanna); SAI 3 (Dharshan, Shaura Patil, Nikin Thimmaiah) bt MEG 1 (Robin).

Kunal, Kadam bat well

Kunal Kapoor (57) and R. Kadam (52) helped Vijaya Bank defeat ASC Centre by four wickets in a KSCA Group II, first division league match here recently.

The scores: ASC Centre 228 for nine in 50 overs (Sanjay Kumar Yadav 47, Kiran Kumar 44, Nihal Shilar 31, Arjun Shetty three for 27) lost to Vijaya Bank 232 for six in 36.3 overs (Kunal Kapoor 57, R. Kadam 52, Ganesh Satish 46, Siddarth 42, Vishnu Prabhas three for 76).

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