Sports UPDATE

Opportunity for GH lads to be a part of U-17 FIFA WC
By Our Reporter
TURA: Young football enthusiasts from all over Garo Hills has been given an opportunity to be a part of the first ever Under 17 FIFA World Cup which is being hosted in India come 2017.  A trial run will be conducted for Garo Hills on May 15 and 16 from 7:00 am onwards in which 18 boys will be selected to participate at the State Level selection. An official of the District Football Association (DFA) informed that the selection from Garo Hills would be done giving special preference to those born in 2000 and 2001. The State Level selection has been scheduled for May 18 and 19 after which the AIFF Main selection would be conducted from May 21 to 23 to decide the final list of players. The selection for the final list of players to participate in the tournament would be done by Head Coach of Under 17 Indian Team, Nicholas Adam who will be arriving at Shillong. Interested players have been advised to contact the General Secretary of DFA, Tura, Gino A Sangma on his personal mobile number- 9612155002.
Buddha Niketan, Gandhi Buniyadi, Mawprem Modern win
Shillong: Buddha Niketan defeated Little Angel’s by 4 runs via D/L Method in the 7th Babu Ondromoni Dkhar Memorial Senior Cricket Tournament organised by the Shillong Cricket Association at the SCA Cricket Ground, Polo, on Tuesday.
Electing to bat first Buddha NIketan scored 102 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 15 overs. Amir Shek remained not out with 49 runs off 42 balls and Pratap Chanda scored 15 runs off 12 balls. Nicholas Kharwanlang took 1 wicket for 22 runs for Little Angel’s.
In reply, Little Angel’s scored 30 runs losing 5 wickets in 5 overs when rain interrupted the match. Sushil scored 10 runs off 17 balls. Md. Aman took 2 wickets for 2 runs and Barshat took 1 wicket for 5 runs for Buddha Niketan.
Gandhi Buniyadi defeated St. Nanak in a ‘Bowl Out rule’, in the second match.
In the third match, Mawprem Modern defeated Ruprekha Parishad by 2 wickets. Being put into bat first , Ruprekha scored 80 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 15 overs. Amir Hussain scored 20 runs off 28 balls and Bijay Thapa scored 12 runs off 7 balls. Ronald Joshi took 3 wickets for 18 runs and Gulshan Sharma took 2 wickets for 16 runs for Mawprem Modern.
In reply, Mawprem Modern reached the target in 14.4 overs losing 8 wickets. Bijay Kr. Sharma scored 33 runs off 28 balls and Ricky Sah scored 15 runs off 19 balls. Kishan Thakur took 3 wickets for 15 runs and Jagnath took 1 wicket for 10 runs for Ruprekha Parishad.
Retirement on hold for shoulder injury: Manny Pacquiao
Manila:  Boxer Manny Pacquiao has said he will decide on retirement after completely healing from his shoulder injury. The 36-year-old Filipino, returned to his country on Wednesday after his defeat to American Floyd Mayweather in their world welterweight super-fight on May 2. “I will focus on healing my shoulder. After that, I will announce continuing my career or retirement,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying by bbc.com on Tuesday. “I’m not saying I am going to retire, but it’s near. I’m already 36, turning 37 this December,” he said. Despite a unanimous points defeat in Las Vegas, Pacquiao, a six-weight world champion, received a warm welcome back to the Philippines by fans. Pacquiao fought the contest with a shoulder injury and is the now subject of a Nevada law suit for failing to declare his injury prior to the bout. He underwent a shoulder surgery shortly after the fight. He has expressed a desire to fight Mayweather in a rematch, but his wish has been turned down by the American who termed his opponent a “sore loser”. Pacquiao also said he has accepted the defeat against Mayweather but believes he won the fight by a slim margin. “I reviewed the fight and kept score. I won by two points, but a decision has been made and we have to accept it,” he added. (IANS)

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