A dominant India humiliated minnows Oman 11-0 to register their third consecutive win in the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday.
SV Sunil (3rd and 44th minute), Dharamvir Singh (8th minute and 56th minute), VR Raghunath (30th and 38th minute penalty corners) and Rupinder Pal Singh (33rd and 43rd minute penalty corners) scored a brace each for India, while Akashdeep Singh (53rd minute penalty corner), Harbir Singh (65th minute penalty corner) and Danish Mujtaba (67th minute) were the other goal-getters for the defending champions. India will next play archrivals Pakistan on Monday.
Claudius body buried
Kolkata: Amid a guard of honour with hockey sticks, the mortal remains of legendary hockey Olympian, Leslie Claudius, were on Sunday buried at the Lower Circular Road Cemetery as former players, friends and politicos paid their last respects. The hockey great was not accorded state honours on his final journey. The triple Olympic gold medallist's final journey began in the morning from Calcutta Customs of which Claudius was a part for long, before his body was brought to Rabindra Sadan. After a prolonged illness, Claudius passed away Dec 20.
Negi, Sasikiran lose
New Delhi: Parmarjan Negi lost to former Russian champion, Grandmaster Evgeny Alekseev, while Krishnan Sasikiran suffered defeat at the hands of Ukrainian Anton Korobov in the third round of the AICF-AAI Chess Cup here on Sunday.