In and around
»Abhimanyu Mithun returned to the squad to boost Karnataka’s chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy ahead of their final league game against Maharashtra at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium in Pune from December 29 to January 1, 2013.
Mithun replaces Aditya Sagar while KP Appanna makes way for fellow left-arm spinner SK Moinuddin.
The squad: Stuart Binny (captain), Manish Pandey (vice-captain), Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul, Kunal Kapoor, Ganesh Satish, CM Gautam (wicketkeeper), HS Sharath, Amit Verma, K Gowtham, Ronit More, Karun Nair, SL Akshay, Abhimanyu Mithun, SK Moinuddin. Batting coach: J Arun Kumar. Bowling coach: Mansur Ali Khan. Manager: J Abhiram. Physio: Shravan. Trainer: Vivek Ramakrishna. Video analyst: Santosh.
Harish’s all-round show spurs BSCC
»Harish Kumar V followed up his useful bowling effort (2/37) with a fine 65 as Bangalore Sports Cricket Club scored a three-wicket win in the KSCA Group I, Division V league for the JB Mallaradhya Trophy.
Brief scores: Sapphire Cricket Club: 188 all out in 48.2 overs (Dhananjai R 51; Sunil 2-16, Chetan M 3-49, Harish Kumar V 2-37) lt to Bangalore Sports Cricket Club: 189/7 in 34.5 overs (Harish Kumar V 65, Anil 26 n.o.; Sanath 3-42, Varun 2-44).
SSK Cricket Club: 120 all out in 35 overs (Ranganth 26; Bhaskar 2-25, Santhosh Raj 3-32, Mohan Kumar 2-7, Santhosh 2-9) lt to Gandhinagar Cricketers: 122/1 in 21.5 overs (Sarfarz 50 n.o., Nares Kumar 48 n.o.).
BMSC: 153 all out in 42.1 overs (Aditya 37, Sujith 38; Kishan 2-18, Gaurav 2-25, Calwin 5-34) lt to Mathikere Cricket Club: 155/6 in 34.2 overs (Mukundh 34, Chethan 44 n.o.; Sujith 3-38, Ranjith 2-40).
Prathine Talented Trust: 208 all out in 46.3 overs (Kushal 31, Muni 30 n.o., Diljith 46; Kailash 3-33, Abhishek 3-29) bt Anekal Town CC: 146 all out in 29.4 oves (Fiaz 37; Muniraj 3-22, Shimjith 4-25).
Sanjayraj to lead State side
»Sanjayraj will the lead the State men’s side while Kruthika will spearhead the women’s team in the 63rd Senior National basketball championship, due to be held in Ludhiana from Dec 28-Jan 4, 2-13.
The squads: Men: Sanjayraj (capt), Srinivas Naik, Arvind, Rajesh Uppar, Roby Thomas, Subbaiah, Jijin Joseph, Sridhar, Amal James, Nesaraj, Rohit, Ganesh. Coach: Srinivasa Murthy. Manager: Imran Ali Baig.
Women: Kruthika (capt), Roshini, Sagarika, Lopamudra, Navaneetha, Preethi, Victoria, Sushmitha, Swathi, Pragathi, Reshma, Savitha. Coach: Jayavanthi. Manager: Samyuktha.
Karnataka handball team for Nationals
»Baskar will lead Karnataka in the 41st Senior National handball championship for men to be held from December 29 to January 3 in Kolkata.
Squad: Baskar (captain), Pawar Ajit Sanjay, Manikandan, Vikas Kaushik, MD Mohamad, Raghukumara, Jithin C M, Jagadeesha K P, Siddharth P B, Rahul T K, Md Wajid Ali, Sutjeet Singh, Sanjay M Patoli, Babu G, Trishul Kumar, Maruti K Pujeri. Coach: Arunkumar. Manager: Gabbriel.