HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Hosts BST and HHCA registered victories in their respective boys section matches of the first BST Cup Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Monday. BST defeated Rehdon 16-13 with 11 points contribution from Arjun Thapa, while
Pavin Rai also posted 11 points as HHCA edged past Angels’ Heart 37-34. In other boys’ section matches, Nava Jeevan beat Kantipur Academy 20-13, Innovative saw off Trungram International Academy 39-29 and Forward Academy hammered Bhadrakali 40-28.
Shah earns wild card
KATHMANDU: Swimmer Prasiddha Jung Shah has become the fourth Nepali player confirmed to participate in the London Olympic Games. Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan confirmed Prasiddha’s participation in the July 27 to August 12 event through wildcard. “We had decided to send the name after evaluating the performance of Prasiddha and Shailesh Rana in the Federation Cup, but registered the former after the hosts asked to send the name before that event,” said Pradhan. NOC have already confirmed the participation of athletes Tilak Ram Tharu and Pramila Rijal and swimmer Shreya Dhital — all through wild cards. Pradhan also informed they were optimistic to get wildcard in judo. NOC is seeking wildcards of seven players in boxing, judo and shooting.
KATHMANDU: The AFC U-22 Asia Cup Group ‘D’ Qualifying matches has been rescheduled here for June 16-24, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) informed on Monday. The local organisers had requested the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to postpone the Group ‘D’ Qualifiers, originally scheduled for May 2 June 5, due to political instability in the country. The U-22 teams from Nepal, Bangladesh, Jordan, Yemen and Uzbekistan will be participating in the inaugural edition of the tournament. Top two teams from each of the seven groups will qualify for the next year’s finals. The best third-place team and hosts will also earn qualification.
KATHMANDU: Hosts Guheshwori Academy thrashed Brihaspati Vidyasadan 3-0 for their second consecutive win in the Guheshwori Girls’ Cup here on Monday. Amrita Rai scored a brace, while Pramila Tamang added one for the winners. Other three matches of the day — Modern Indian School vs Gram Sewa HS School, KU High School ‘A’ vs Man Singh Dharma High School, KU ‘B’
vs Amar English — all ended in goalless draws.