A.G. Nagpur emerged champions in the recently concluded Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD) West Zone Carrom Team Championship 2022-23 which was held at Jaipur, by defeating DGCA, Mumbai in the finals, 3-0. Raju Bhaisare of A.G. Nagpur, pocketed the Singles crown defeating Dilesh Khedekar of DGCA, Mumbai 2-1, while Narayan Dhurve of A.G. Nagpur lost to S. Kitke of A.G. Ahmedabad 2-0 to be the Runner-up.
The tournament was held from 29th Nov. to 1 st Dec. 2022, at Jaipur, Rajastan. In the finals of team championship, A.G. Nagpur beat D.G.C.A, Mumbai 2-1. In the first Match, Raju Bhaisare of A.G. Nagpur came from behind to beat Jitendra Kale of DGCA, Mumbai, 1-25, 25-6, 25-11.
In the second match, Dilesh Khedkar of DGCA, Mumbai got the better of Rajesh Jambhulkar 25-12, 25-15, to equalize 1-1. In the crucial doubles match, Sudhir Bamburde & Ravi Tirmale of A.G. Nagpur beat Pradeep Bharia & Rakesh of DGCA, Mumbai, 25-9, 15-25, 25-5 to pocket the Team Championship title in Nagpur’s favour 2-1.
Earlier, in the Semifinals, A.G. Nagpur had blanked P.A.G, Mumbai 3-0. In the Individual Mens Event, Raju Bhaisare of A.G. Nagpur emerged Singles Champion when he defeated Dilesh Khedkar of DGCA, Mumbai in straight sets 25-7, 25-11. Earlier in the semi finals he had beaten Ramchandran of A.G. Gwalior, 25-9, 25-5. One white slam and one black slam was scored by Raju Bhaisare, one in quarter final and one in the final.
In the veterans event, Narayan Dhurve of A.G. Nagpur lost to S. Kitke of A.G. Ahmedabad 2-0, ie. 13-25,10-25 to be the runners up in veterans category. Praveer Kumar, Accountant General (A&E) and Shri Mr. R Thiruppathi Venkatasamy, Accountant General (Audit), Nagpur felicitated the victorious A.G. Nagpur
winning team and wished them best of luck for the IA &AD Inter Zonal Carrom Tournament which is slated to be held in Shilong, Meghalaya from 9th to 11th January 2023.
Dinesh Mate, Sr. Dy. Accountant General, Akshay Khandare, Dy. Accountant General, Ms. S. Haripriya, Dy. Accountant General, Shri D.K. Verma, Sr. Audit officer, Vinit Ghadge, President (AGRC,Audit), Shri. Mangesh Dudulkar, Secretary (AGRC,Audit), Ms. Manju Naidu, Welfare Assistant, Shri Ram Andhani, Secretary and Neeraj Kumar of AGRC, A&E, were present on the occasion.