As many as 7000 runners, including a three-member Kenyan team, will participate in the Amity Kolkata half-marathon to be run on Saturday here.

A number of athletes from other major cities have also entered making the first venture a very competitive one, informed Ankita Chakraborty, on behalf of the organiser.

A total fund of Rs. 1 lakh and trophies will be up for grabs. The winner will be richer by Rs. 25,000.

U-14 cricket tournament

A sub-junior (under-14) cricket tournament for the Ganga Motors Cup will be organised by the Sambaran Banerjee Cricket Academy at its ground from Thursday. Eight teams have been divided into two groups.

After group league matches, two top teams will qualify for the semifinals. Group league matches will be played in 35 overs each side basis and the semifinals and the final will be of 40 overs each side.

The groupings: Group ‘A': Videocon School of Cricket, Bulan Cricket Academy, Sonarpur Sporting Club and Sambaran Banerjee Cricket Academy (White). Group ‘B': Sambaran Banerjee Cricket Academy (Red), A.D.V. School of Cricket, Ashok Malhotra Cricket Academy and Bournvita Cricket Academy . — Special Correspondent

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