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Will cricket mania give way to other sports?

Indian football team’s coach Stephen Constantine recently stated ‘the Indian football team has done enough in the last few years to merit a decent crowd turnout, and begging for support was one thing it did not deserve’. Team skipper Sunil Chhetri’s impassioned plea urging people to come and cheer the team in the ongoing Intercontinental Cup just goes to show how other sports are being overlooked in the country. Cricket

BB tourney held

Chennai: Madras Youth Basketball Club will conduct the Kamatchi Sundaram Memorial and JIT Trophy inter-school tournament for boys and girls on 22 and 23 June at the corporation ground in Nungambakkam. The last date for entries is 10 June. For details, contact: Kathiresan 9789915740

Coaching camps conducted

Chennai: Gandhi Nagar Cricket & SC will conduct its annual camp from 9 June. The coaching sessions will be in the morning (6.15 to 8.15 am) on all Saturdays and Sundays. S Vasudevan former Tamilnadu Ranji captain is the chief coach and mentor. Contact VS Sukumar at 9840622611. Cunnan CA will conduct its annual camp (boys and girls) from 9 June during weekends at Hindu College (Pattabiram). Contact S Raghunath

Dileepan downs Eswar CA

Chennai: Dileepan’s unbeaten 52 trumped Waseem’s 71 as Challenge CC beat Eswar CA by eight wickets in the final of the GRCA tournament for the Madrazbuzz trophy. Scores: Eswar CA 133 in 23.4 overs (Waseem 71, Shikabdin three for 17, Vinod three for 22) lost to challenge 136 for two in 18.2 overs (Dileepan 52 no, Gourav Sharma 32 no). Best batsman: Satish (GFA); best bowler: D Narasimha Shenoy (Eswar

Football selection trials in Chennai

Chennai: Trials for selecting Chennai district team for the sub-junior girls State football championship will be held on 7 June from 6.30 am at the Nehru stadium B ground. For details, contact: Valavan 9382667525.

Cricket camps to be conducted in Chennai

Chennai: Nathella Cricket Academy will conduct its annual cricket coaching camp during weekends for boys and girls from 9 June at Nathella Vidhyodaya, NSC Street, Venkatapuram, Ambattur. For details, contact: R Subramanyam 9080906941.