Indian Sports News Wrap, December 7

Here are all the major developments in Indian sport on December 7.

Published : Dec 07, 2022 18:59 IST

Riya Sachdeva in action.
Riya Sachdeva in action.

Riya Sachdeva in action.


AITA women’s tournament

Riya Sachdeva overcame an indifferent start to beat Rachita Talwar 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Rs.100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Wednesday.

In the semifinals, Riya will play top seed Kavya Khirwar. The other semifinal will be between Radhika Yadav and Riya Uboveja.

The results (quarterfinals): Kavya KHirwar bt Kanupriya Rajawat 7-6(7), 7-5; Riya Sachdeva bt Rachita Talwar 0-6, 6-3, 6-3; Radhika Yadav bt Shruti Gupta 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Riya Uboveja bt Tamanna Panwar 6-0, 6-0.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

ITF men’s tennis tournament 

Top seed Sasikumar Mukund beat qualifier Daniel Ibragimov 7-6(5), 6-3 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on Wednesday.

The new No.1 in the country. Mukund, ranked (342) ahead of Prajnesh Gunneswaran (350), Ramkumar Ramanathan (438) and Sumit Nagal (507) has taken a step back from the Challenger circuit to get some matches and points before the next season.

The results:

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (first round): Sasikumar Mukund bt Daniel Ibragimov 7-6(5), 6-3.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Sarabjot Singh won the men’s air pistol gold as he beat Gaurav Rana 16-4 in the 65th National shooting championship at the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal.

Pradhyumn Singh and Shiva Narwal won the gold in the juniors and youth sections, beating each other.

In the 50-metre free pistol, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shital Desai won the men’s and women’s gold medals with scores of 564 and 543 respectively.

The results:

10m air pistol:Men: 1. Sarabjot Singh 16 (252.7) 582; 2. Gaurav Rana 4 (250.6) 583; 3. Yogesh Kumar 248.0 (583).

Juniors: 1. Pradhyumn Singh 17 (253.0) 579; 2. Shiva Narwal 13 (249.3) 581; 3. Mukesh Nelavalli 247.8 (584.0).

Youth: 1. Shiva Narwal 16 (254.9) 581; 2. Pradhyumn Singh 8 (249.7) 579; 3. Mukesh Nelavalli 249.4 (584).

Sub-youth: 1. Abhinav Choudhary 580; 2. Anshul 576; 3. Prince 576.

50m free pistol

Men: 1. Arjun Singh Cheema 564; 2. Aniket Khidse 560; 3. Amanpreet Singh 557.

Juniors: 1. Boby Kaushik 553; 2. Saurabh Chaudhary 548; 3. Nitin 547.

Women: 1. Shital Desai 543; 2. Divanshi 540; 3. Divya TS 536.

Juniors: 1. Divanshi 540; 2. Sakshi Suryavanshi 536; 3. Anushka Patil 531.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Bharti Saroha struck two goals to help Pritam Siwach Academy, Sonipat, to a 3-0 victory over Steel Plant Sports Board in a group-D league match of the Nehru women’s hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday. Tamanna Yadav scored the other goal.

The results (league);

Madhya Pradesh Academy, Gwalior (Soniya Kumre, Sadhna Sengar) bt Sashastra Seema Bal 2-0.

Pritam Siwach Academy, Sonipat (Bharti Saroha 2, Tamanna Yadav) bt Steel Plant Sports Board.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Volleyball Federation of India has terminated the affiliation of Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association as its member-association with immediate effect, according to a press release here on Wednesday,

The release said an ad-hoc committee has been formed with the following members.

Chairman: Justice (Retd.) S. Rajeshwaran; Convener: M. Prabhaharan; Members: Bal Chandran; G. E. Sridharan; J. Nadarajan; Mohammed Jinna; S. R. Aruchamy.



Pakistan not coming for T20 World Cup for Blind: CABI president Mahantesh GK

The Pakistan cricket team for blind will not come to India to compete in the ongoing T20 World Cup as the players didn’t get their visas, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) president Mahantesh GK said on Wednesday.

“Pakistan team is not coming to India, it is confirmed. They haven’t got their visas,” Mahantesh told PTI on Wednesday.

“Pakistan Team has collected passports from Indian High Commission in Islamabad today (December 7 2022) around 2:30 PM after receiving the passport collection e-mail from Indian High Commission but no visa has been issued to Pakistan team,” Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) said in a statement.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had earlier given clearance to the Pakistan’s visually challenged team but the visa clearance didn’t come on time from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

“The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given clearance for the issuance of visas to 34 Pakistani players and officials to participate in the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup 2022 in India. MHA has cleared names of 34 players and officials of Pakistan Blind cricket team for World Cup in India after scrutiny,” government sources had said.


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