PSPB men, women enter final

PSPB men, women enter final

The Petroleum Sports Control Board (PSPB), both in the men and women’s sections, entered the final in team events in the AAI 44th Inter-Institutional table tennis championships at the Thyagraj stadium.

On Monday, PSPB’s men blanked Central Revenue Sports Control Board (CRSCB) 3-0 in the first semifinal while in the second, the Railways huffed and puffed before beating AAI 3-2.

PSPB women, too, didn’t waste any time to mow down Air India for a similar verdict.
The other semifinal saw hosts Airports Authority of India landing smoothly in the final with a 3-0 win over Railway Sports Promotion Board.

Both the finals are slated for Tuesday afternoon.

The hosts, however, lost their chance to retain the Youth Boys and Youth Girls titles, as PSPB finished top in their respective sections in the round-robin format. Thus they qualify directly for the Junior and Youth Nationals to be held at Alleppey in December.

Results: Men (Semifinals): PSPB bt CRSCB 3-0; RSPB bt AAI 3-2. Quarterfinals: PSPB bt ESIC 3-0; CRSCB bt Air India 3-1; AAI bt FCI 3-1; RSPB bt LIC 3-1. Women (Semifinals): PSPB bt Air India 3-0; AAI bt RSPB 3-0. Quarterfinals: PSPB bt Dena Bank 3-0; Air India bt Indian Audit 3-1; RSPB bt LIC 3-2;  AAI bt CRSCB 3-0.