SPORT

Public Sector carrom tournament

HYDERABAD: Life Insurance Corporation will host the inaugural all India public sector carrom tournament here from July 6 to 8 at Fateh Maidan Indoor Stadium, according to Mukesh Gupta, organising committee secretary.

He said World No.1 R.M.Shankara of Indian Airlines, reigning World and the Federation Cup women's champion S.Appoorwa of LIC, two-time World champion and Arjuna Awardee Maria Irudayam, World No.2 P.Nirmala (LIC) were among those who have confirmed their participation.

Competitions will be held in six events — team championship, singles and doubles for both men and women— in the meet which has attracted 11 teams according to B.K.Haranath, president of Hyderabad Carrom Association. D.G.N.Sharma of Bank of India will be the chief referee. — Sports Reporter

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