Takale finds world ranking spot

Sanjay Takale has catapulted into the World Rally Rankings for the first time after he won the 2012 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) title with a commanding show in his 2-wheel drive A6 class over five legs. The Pune-based rally driver, who became Malaysian National champion in 2011, has garnered 648 points to launch himself as high as 101 in the world in a list of 1036 rally drivers from 90 countries whose drivers were in action in some or other international rallies. Takale is tied for the 101 position with the former world rally champion Karamjit Singh of Malaysia and is ranked Asia No 4 Toshihiro Arai of Japan, Subhan Aksa of Indonesia and Yuja Sumiyama of Japan.

Angels School, JN Petit HS advance

Angels School scored a 10- wicket win over SSPMS Day School, while J.N.Petit School registered a three wicket win against Damle Prashala to enter the semifinals of the u-14 Inter School Cricket Tournament being organized by Pune District Cricket Association (PDCA) and played at Fergusson College and Law College Ground. In the first match, batting first SSPMS Day School managed to post 197 runs against Angels School. A 163 runs opening partnership from Sangram Dhumal (85) and Nikhil K (78) Angels School made it to the semi-finals. In the second match J.N.Petit School registered a 3 wicket win against Damle Prashala. Batting first Damle Prashala made 191 runs, J.N.Petit School replied scoring 192 for the loss of 7 wickets in 44.1 overs to make it to the last four

Vaidya Memorial tennis begins today

Over 250 tennis players from over 21 club teams will be seen in action in the second edition of the Shashi Vaidya Memorial PYC - interclub tennis championships under the auspices of the MSLTA and the PMDTA. The tournament will be organized and played at the PYC Hindu gymkhana tennis courts from Sunday. The event will be played every weekend. While 15 teams will be seen in action in the plate division tournament, every tie will comprise of 6 doubles matches. 4 matches will be open doubles matches and the other two matches will be in the categories of 100 plus and 90 plus each. No player with AITA points can participate in the event.

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