LONDON: Former Indian captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan has been made a honorary member of the MCC along with ten former Test cricketers. At a special meeting the MCC issued a “team” of 11 distinguished former Test players who became honorary members of the club four Englishmen and seven from overseas.

NEW DELHI, India: A galaxy of international stars will be seen in action in the International! Amateur Athletic Federation permit meet (grade one) to be held at the Nehru Stadium here from September 14 to 16.

The meet, which is being organized by the Amateur Athletic Federation of India, has been formally approved by IAAF as one of its permit meets for the year.

The AAFI president, Mr. Jaideep Singh Baria, told newsmen ion’ Friday night that athletes from Kenya, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Tanzania, France, Oman, Zambia, Austria, and South Korea have confirmed participation.

Mr. Baria said athletes from the United States, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Germany, East Germany, Japan, China, Cuba, Nigeria, Italy and Britain were also expected to take part. , & The AAFI chief said there will 25 events in the meet. The events are men: 100m.

CALCUTTA: Seven athletes, including star hurdler P.T. Usha and marathon runner Harphool Singh, will represent India in the World Athletics Championship beginning in Rome from August 29, Amateur Athletics Federation of India treasurer. Arun Banerjee said here. Other athletes will be Shiny Abraham, Vandana Rao, Ashwini Nachappa, Vandana Shanbhag and Sani Joseph.

BAGUIO: Young Asian chess players are setting their sights on the crown of Soviet world champion Gari Kasparovafter wresting the junior class title here from the game’s traditional giants.

India’s Viswanathan Anand, the 17yearold International Master, heads the emerging prodigies after running roughshod over a strong. field of 52 in the World Junior Championships which ended in this northern resort city on Sunday. NEW DELHI, India: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to hold Federation Cup and RustamHind Dangal in the capital from September nine to 12, Mr. Vidya Charan Shukla, president of WFI, said here on Monday.

The first eight teams at the last nationals at Bhopal Railways, Delhi, Services, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, U.P., and All India Universities will be eligible to take part in this tournament, he said and added that in addition wrestlers from other states boards who obtained first three spots in the Bhopal championship are also eligible. Sat COLOMBO: The Australian cricket team’s planned tour of Sri Lanka next month was in the balance today because of a curfew and protests against a peace accord which officially ended the Tamil rebellion.

A cricket board official told reporters that the board felt it would be unsafe for the Australians to visit the Island and the question of calling off the tour would be taken. up with the Australian authorities.

Article extracted from this publication >>  August 21, 1987