Viren Rasquinha chief guest for IIT sports meet

The 52nd edition of the Inter-IIT sports meet is scheduled to be held at IIT Madras from December 15, with over 2000 athletes from 23 colleges set to participate in the 11-day event.

Rasquinha played for the Indian Team between 2002 and 2008 and has 180 caps to his name.   -  Prashant Nakwe

The 52nd edition of the Inter-IIT sports meet is scheduled to begin at the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in Chennai on Friday. Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha will be the chief guest at the meet.

The meet, spread over 11 days, will witness 2,330 athletes (1,830 boys and 500 girls) from 23 IITs vying for the top honours. The boys will compete in events such as athletics, cricket, football, hockey, squash, basketball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and badminton. The girls will participate only in athletics, squash, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton and tennis.

The Inter-IIT aquatics was held in October.

Sportstar is the media partner for the Inter-IIT sports meet.