Ranchi: Jharkhand has qualified for the semi-finals of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship by defeating Maharashtra 5-4 in a shootout here on Saturday. Both the teams could not score in the regular time, which led to the match going into a shootout. Haryana, Karnataka and Odisha have also secured a place in the last 4 by winning their quarterfinal matches. Haryana has beaten UP 3-2 in the shootout.
Karnataka defeated Punjab 5-4 in the shootout after scoring 1-1 in the stipulated time. Odisha has also won a 2-0 victory over Madhya Pradesh.
The Kerala government has reportedly announced a cash award of over one crore rupees on Friday for the state football team that won the prestigious Santosh Trophy. Kerala had defeated Bengal in a penalty shoot-out in the final. In a cabinet meeting chaired by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, it has been decided to give a total cash award of Rs 1.14 crore to the team. According to an official statement issued here, it was decided to give Rs 5 lakh each to the 20 players and the head coach of the winning team while Rs 3 lakh each to the assistant coach, manager and goalkeeper coach.
Earlier too, it was reported that Churchill Brothers defeated Rajasthan United 2-1 in the second leg of the I-League football tournament here on Tuesday to clinch the victory in the fifth consecutive match. At the last minute of the match, Churchill's team was playing with 10 players but they did not give Rajasthan a chance to equalize and have scored three full points.