J&K takes on CRPF as QFs line up drawn
Jammu Tawi, December 11
Hosts Jammu and Kashmir Police has been pitted against CRPF in the quarterfinal of the 65th All India Police Hockey Championship scheduled for tomorrow at K K Hakhu Stadium, here at 12 noon.
With league round already completed today, six other quarterfinalists have also been spotted. These teams are defending champion, ITBP, Punjab Police, BSF, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Now, all four quarterfinals have been scheduled for tomorrow. While ITPB shall take on Odisha at 8 am while Punjab has been pitted against Tamil Nadu at 10 am. Similarly, in the last eight stages match, BSF shall take on Karnataka at 2 pm.
Earlier, in the last league round matches, played today, CRPF trounced Haryana Police 3-1 to qualify from group-C. Karnataka outplayed West Bengal 4-1 and Odisha held Manipur to 1-1 draw. In other matches, ITBP blanked Jharkhand Police 6-0 while BSF defeated Uttar Pradesh 5-3. Important to mention here that Manoj Singh Mehra of Uttrakhand made third hat trick of the tournament striking four times to make it a big 5-0 win for the side in a group-A match.
The Detailed Results: CRPF bt Haryana 3-1 (Javed Khan, 3rd; Bikesh Kumar, 19th; Jayant Tirkey, 25th. Jatinder Kumar, 40th); Bihar bt Pondicherry 3-2 (Samuel Guria, 39th, 48th; MD Sultan Ansari, 45th. Dominic Sathosh, 65th; Karthikayan, 69th); Karnataka bt West Bengal 4-1 (B Kasiviswanadham, 10th; S Chethan Kumar, 51st, 62nd; Venkatesh R Kyarakatti, 65th. Kishore Bahadur Tahpa, 28th); Manipur drew against Odisha 1-1 (M Shanti Kumar, 8th. Sushil Kujur, 59th); CISF bt Telengana 5-1 (Mangra Munda; 5th; Mangra Munda, 13th;Neeraj Yadav, 24th; Ashok Sony, 55th;Harpreet Singh, 65th. G Sailish, 69th); Uttrakhand bt RPF 5-0 (Manoj Singh Mehra, 8t, 30th, 31st, 34th; Bharat Negi, 48th); ITBP bt Jharkhand 6-0 (Suneel Kujur, 2nd, 4th; Harvinder Singh, 14th, 43rd; Seraj Alam, 38th, Ashish Kumar, 67th).
FIXTURE: Quarterfinals: ITBP V/s Odisha at 8 am; Punjab V/s Tamil Nadu at 10 am; CRPF V/s J&K at 12 noon; Karnataka V/s BSF at 2 pm tomorrow at K K Hakhu Stadium.