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MoYS seeks working agreement draft from CAN

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) has asked the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to send the working agreement draft for national team coach Pubudu Dassanayake. “We have asked the CAN to send the Terms of Reference (ToR) draft as soon as possible and we will move ahead once we get the same from the cricket governing body,” said Dipendra Sharma, Secretary at the ministry, after a meeting with Dassanayake today. “We will stick with the previous understanding of hiring the coach as a consultant at the ministry,” Sharma said. “As far as his roles ...
Published On: 2014-08-29

ANFA Prez Thapa becomes CA Member from RPP-Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Cabinet meeting today nominated All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa as the Constituent Assembly Members. Out of the 26 Members to be nominated by the government, the cabinet approved 17 Members and Thapa was one of them under the quota of Rastriya Prajatanta Party Nepal. The RPP-Nepal, led by Ganesh Thapa’s elder brother Kamal Thapa, had recommended the name of ANFA president. “I would like to thank Nepal government for entrusting me as the CA Member and the RPP-Nepal for choosing a sportsperson to represent the party in the legislature-par...
Published On: 2014-08-29

Outdated facilities hit shooting preparation hard

LALITPUR: Despite having loads of problems, Nepali shooters have set a minimum target of breaking national records at the 17th Asian Games September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea. The shooters are currently training for seven hours a day under the guidance of national coach Pradeep Khati along with Korean coach Hwang In Kwon. KV Pun is the lone male shooter selected for the Asiad along with three women players — Sneha Rajya Laxmi Rana, Ashmita Rai and Fulmaya Kyapchhaki. Pun will take part in 10m Air Pistol event, while the women shooters will try their hands in 10m Air rifle....
Published On: 2014-08-29

TIME OUT

Nepal level series KATHMANDU: Substitute Sushil KC scored the solitary goal as Nepal U-23 team defeated Bangladesh U-23 team 1-0 in their second friendly match at the Sylhet Stadium on Friday. The result meant, the series ended in a 1-1 draw after the home side had won the first match by the same scoreline in Dhaka on Tuesday. KC, who came in place of Heman Gurung in the 70th minute, received a cross from Robin Shrestha before slamming home from the edge of the area. The match was delayed by an hour as the organisers failed to control the crowd. LA/JTI Junior Tennis LALITPUR: Pranav Khanal...
Published On: 2014-08-29

Dassanayake finally lands in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Pubudu Dassanayake finally arrived here today ending the three-month-long speculation about the fate of his coaching job with the Nepali national cricket team. Dassanayake, who had returned back to Canada on June 4 after Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) failed to decide on his contract, has been hired by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) for one year. The final deal was possible after Cabinet approved the MoYS proposal to extend the coach’s contract last month. Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport where national team cricketers led by skipper Paras...
Published On: 2014-08-28

NDA lift title

POKHARA: Defending champions New Diamond Academy (NDA) won the title of the National Open Volleyball Tournament here on Thursday. New Diamond came from a set down to beat Nepal APF Club 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-11 and earned a purse of Rs 50,000. APF got Rs, 30,000. In the third place playoff, Nepal Police Club defeated Western Region 25-17, 25-19, 25-11. Pratibha Mali of New Diamond was named the best player of the tournament, while her team skipper Ramila Tandukar received the best spiker’s award. Kripa Adhikari was adjudged best server, whereas Binita Budathokhi of APF received the...
Published On: 2014-08-28

TIME OUT: Junior tennis

Lalitpur: Samyak Bhusan Bajracharya lifted U-12 boys’ section title at the LA/JTI Inter-school Tennis tournament here on Thursday. Bajracharya defeated Sworaj KC 6-1, 6-2 in the final. Saharsha Chand and Aryan Giri finished third and fourth respectively. In U-8 boy’s category, Ranab Singh beat Aki Juven for the gold medal. Meanwhile, Ira Rawat advanced to the U-16 girls’ final defeating Meghavi Giri 6- 4, 6-1. Rawat will meet the winner of another semi-final match between Bijisha Shrestha and Ani Mathema. In the U-16 boy’s section, Aavash Malla and Pranav Khanal advance...
Published On: 2014-08-28

PAC intensifies irregularities probes

KATHMANDU: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament today sought a report prepared by the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the allegation of irregularities and corruption levelled against All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa. MoYS has been given three days to submit the report. The PAC also told the ministry to send ANFA’s income and expenditure details and its bank transactions that took place in the last five years. The parliamentary panel also directed the concerned authorities to make available the notes of these details to its members. The PAC ...
Published On: 2014-08-27

MMC play Jhapa in opener

KATHMANDU: League champions Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) will take on Jhapa Football Club in the inaugural match of the ANFA Cup here at the Dasharath Stadium on September 2. The All Nepal Football Association today made public the fixtures following the meeting with managers of the participating clubs. MMC and Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) were given the top seeds and were pitted in different pools. Eight teams — six ‘A’ Division outfits and two clubs from outside the Kathmandu valley—are participating in the first major tournament of the Nepali calendar....
Published On: 2014-08-27

Taekwondokas leave for South Korea for Asian Games training

KATHMANDU: National Taekwondo team preparing for the 17th Asian Games slated for September 19 to October 4 today left for Suwon, South Korea for abroad training today. The national team consists 12 players—six each in mens’ and women’s section. The players will train at the Kyung Hee University and will directly join the Games. Nepal Taekwondo Association informed that the players will be in training until the opening ceremony of the Games. In the men’s section, Arun Adhikari (U-54kg), Ranjan Shrestha (U-58kg), Sujan Joshi (U-63kg), Mahamad Wesh (U-68kg), Shaksham K...
Published On: 2014-08-27