HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Golf Association (NGA) on Sunday fired its coach Adam Larid, who was provided by the Himalayan Youth Golf Association (HYGA) of the United States. Larid was here since May 12 as a coach for the NGA Youth Programme. “Since he (Larid) refused to work under the NGA direction, he has been fired from the job,” said NGA General Secretary Tashi Ghale in a release. “The NGA will not be responsible for any activities conducted by Larid from now on,” the release added.
Employees chip in
KATHMANDU: The employees under contract at the National Sports Council (NSC) on Monday handed over cash assistance to boxing coach Krishna Man Shrestha, who has been suffering from neurological problems. NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama handed over a cheque of Rs 76,314, a collection of one-day salary of the employees. Shrestha, a silver medallist of the fifth South Asian Federation Games, has been undergoing treatment in India.
KATHMANDU: National and Pyramid College advanced to the boys’ section pre-quarterfinals of the first Pyramid Inter-college 3x3 Basketball Championships on Monday. National ‘A’ eased to a 12-3 win over Unified, while their ‘B’ beat VS Niketan ‘B’ 13-3. Pyramid ‘B’ thumped Unified 12-2 and the ‘C’ team of the hosts defeated VS Niketan ‘B’ 17-8. Joining them in the round of 16 were Morgan ‘A’ and ‘B’, Golden Gate ‘A’ and ‘B’, Trinity ‘A’ and ‘B’, Liverpool, VS Niketan ‘A’ and ‘C’, U2, Prime and NASA.
Samuel wins WD-40
KATHMANDU: Samuel Ghising of Nirmal School won the WD-40 Inter-school XC Championship under the KBF 2012 a bike festival at the Gyanodaya Residential School. Samuel won the race ahead of schoolmate Ashish Gurung and Shashankar Yakthuma of St Augustine. Prathna Shrestha of Gyanodaya International School won the girls’ event, while Sandeep Ale of Ideal Model won the Kali Dirt Jump Competition. The event was jointly organised by Chain Bikes and Epic Mountain Bike.
KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Monday formed a probe committee to investigate the financial irregularities at the parallel Nepal Olympic Committees (NOC) and various sports associations. The sports governing body also said it will investigate the breaching of Sports Development Act and Regulation and the defiance of NSC directives by the NOCs and sports associations. The five-member committee headed by NSC vice-president Pitamber Timilsina includes Indra Bahadur Thing, Basudev Acharya, Kamal Khanal and a representative from the Youth and Sports Ministry. The NSC on Sunday had decided to recommend the dissolution of the parallel NOCs.
FIBA Asia course
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) in coordination with Federation of International Basketball Associations Asia Zone (FIBA Asia) is organising the FIBA Asia Basketball Coaching Course Level-I and FIBA Asia Basketball Development Seminar. The coaching course is scheduled here for July 10-24, while the seminar will be held on July 26-28, said the NeBA senior vice-president Narendra Thapa. Both the programmes will be conducted by FIBA Asia Development Director Greg Goor. In all 60 individuals will participate in the programmes.