Kalinga Bidyapitha,  VRS win in MCL Cup

Bhubaneswar: Defending champions Kalinga Bidyapitha and Vikash Residential School (VRS) won their respective group matches of the MCL Cup Inter-School football tournament at the Unit-VI Boys’ High School Ground here, Saturday.

Kalinga Bidyapitha spanked St Joseph’s High School 5-0 in a lop-sided Group-A match. Ashok Padhi (second), Mihir Dehuri (18th and 32nd) Anil Padhi (23rd) and Mohan Bhoi (40th) scored for the winners.

Later in the day, VRS faced a stiff fight from DAV School, Pokhariput before winning their Group-B match by a solitary goal. Biswajit Mallick scored the all-important goal in the 35th minute.

August 16 matches:

Unit-II High School vs Times Gurukul School

DPS, Kalinga vs Unit-VI Boys’ HS

AG Orissa triumph

AG Orissa clinched the team title of the three-day IA and AD East Zone Carrom tournament which concluded here at the AG Office Friday.

The team comprising SP Mohanty, Gyana Chandra, PK Maharana, Raju Kumar and a standby player, defeated Bihar 2-1 in a keenly-contested final.

In singles events, Ranabir Mallick of West Bengal and Jharkhand’s Rinky Rayant clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Ranabir outplayed Adarsh K Gupta of Jharkhand 24-4, 24-1 while Rinky on the other hand, eked out a hard-fought 20-8, 8-24, 24-13 win over Kavitha Rani of Bihar.

The champion and runners-up players will represent East Zone in the upcoming Inter-Zonal carrom tournament which will be played at Gowhati next month.


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