Bansal inaugurates new courts at CLTA
CHANDIGARH: Union parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurated four new tennis courts, re-laid exclusively for the Davis Cup tie between India and New Zealand to be played at the CLTA complex from September 14-16, here on Wednesday. This will be the third time Chandigarh hosts a Davis Cup tie. Previously, the CLTA had organised the IndiaJapan Davis Cup tie in 1990, followed by the tie between India and Australia in 1993. After being shown the courts by Jai Singh Gill and Rajan Kashyap, CLTA's president and patron-in-chief, respectively, the minister also played a customary tennis shot in front of members of the organising committee. Bansal was later taken around the CLTA complex where trainees are housed. He met some of the trainees and other officials, and then attended a meeting of the organising committee at the new Conference Hall, where heads of various committees gave a description of various arrangements being made for the tie. DEEPAK BUILDERS IN QUARTERFINALS CHANDIGARH: Deepak Builders entered the quarterfinals of the first Hot Weather cricket tournament by registering an 80-run win over Panipat at DAV College, Sector 10, here on Wednesday.
Batting first, the Builders made 205 for six in their given quota of 20 overs, with Simrat Bawa (57) top scoring for the side. In reply, Panipat put up a poor batting show and were bowled out for 125 in 18 overs.