HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal take on Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the first official warm-up match of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Brisbane on Tuesday. Nepal head into the match after an eight-day conditioning camp in Darwin where they won two and lost one match against local opponents. Nepal had won their last encounter against PNG by 46 runs at the ICC U-19 World Qualifiers in Ireland last year. After PNG warm-up match, Nepal are scheduled to play against New Zealand. Nepal will play Australia on August 13 to open their ICC U-19 World Cup campaign. They then play Ireland on August 15 and England the next day.
Nepal to play Maldives
KATHMANDU: Nepal will take on Maldives in the inaugural match of the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on August 23. Nepal will next meet Cameroon on August 26 before taking on hosts India two days later. Nepal will wrap up their campaign with a match against Syria on August 30. Top two teams will advance to the September 2 final after the round robin league.
KATHMANDU: Nepal Swimming Association is organising the 17th National Open and Age-group Swimming Championships here at the Satdobato Swimming Complex from Wednesday. In all, 285 players — 76 in Open and 209 in Age-group — are participating in the two-day event, the organisers informed. Players from 16 districts and Tribhuvan Army Club will vie for 20 open category gold medals, while players from 29 schools will compete for 32 gold medals in Age-group. The tournament will also serve as the selection for the 12th South Asian Games.
Ace, Rupy’s in final
KATHMANDU: Hosts Ace Institute of Management and Rupy’s International School advanced to the boys’ section final of the second Ace A-Level Inter-college Basketball Championships here on Monday. Ace hammered Modern Indian School 50-32 riding on 21 points from Ashish Singh, while Biplab Malla posted 18 points as Rupy’s defeated Trinity International College 58-51. In girls’ section, Saipal Academy, who had already advanced to the final, defeated hosts Ace 18-9. Saipal will take on Rupy’s in final.
KATHMANDU: Morgan duo of Renuka Khatri and Elina Maharjan claimed the college girls’ doubles gold medal in the third Krishna Dhoj Memorial Invitational Valleywide Table Tennis Tournament here on Monday. They defeated Oxbridge pair of Kajol Rauniyar and Manita Chitrakar 18-16, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8. Prime and Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir made it to the college boys’ team final. Prime overwhelmed Alliance Academy 3-0, while Bijeshwori defeated Oxbridge 3-1. Bijeshwori, meanwhile, trounced Mt Valley 3-0 to claim the school girls’ team gold. In all, 375 players — 175 from college and 200 from schools — are participating in the four-day event, organised by the Dark Horse Production. The tournament offers a total of 19 gold medals.