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Dassanayake inks contract with sports ministry

KATHMANDU: National cricket coach Pubudu Dassanayake and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) signed a new contract here on Monday as the both parties aggreed on the terms and conditions. As per the contract, labelled as Umbrella Agreement by the MoYS, the national team coach will receive $10,000 per month and will work under the ministry as a cricket consultant. The contract, who came into effect from today will end on June 15, next year. Dassanayake will also receive a separate Rs 200,000 for logistics. Joint Secretary at the MoYS Chuda Mani Paudel and Dassanayake signed the contract. D...
Published On: 2014-09-01

Golfers to go to Thailand‚ Bhutan

KATHMANDU: The Nepali golf team is leaving for Bangkok to participate in the Thailand Amateur Open ahead of the 17th Asian Games slated for September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea. The national team players — Dinesh Prajapati, Bishnu Sharma, Tanka Bahadur Karki and Tashi Tshiring — will leave for Bangkok on September 5 to undergo training and take part in the tournament from September 9-12. Australian coach Kim Baldwin will join the golfers in Thailand, informed the Nepal Golf Association today. The team will then leave for South Korea for the final preparation before t...
Published On: 2014-09-01

Gurung shatters 25-year-old record in 100m freestyle

LALITPUR: Swimming sensation Shirish Gurung broke 25-year-old record in 100m freestyle on the final day of the fourth NSA Cup Open and Age-group Swimming Championships here on Monday. Gurung covered the distance in 58.55 seconds to shatter the previous record of 58.84 set by Anand Lepcha 58.84 during the 1989 fourth South Asian Federation Games in Pakistan. Niraj Prajapati of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) finished second, while Devesh Manandhar of SVI came third. Gurung also won the 400m freestyle with the timing of 5:05.43 for his third gold medal of the two-day event. Manandhar and Bisan Chhe...
Published On: 2014-09-01

Nepali Table Tennis players keen to learn from Asian Games

KATHMANDU: The Asian Games is a common platform where most of the athletes across the region come to showcase their talent and win medals for their countries. But the case is different with Nepali players. While some want to leave the mark and shine in international stage, some have set a target of breaking national records. For few, the 17th edition of Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza, scheduled for September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea, is a place to win medals. Like many other sports disciplines representing Nepal in the Asiad, Table Tennis is using the platform to ga...
Published On: 2014-09-01

TIME OUT: Donation for cause

KATHMANDU: Manang Society on Monday donated Rs 421,000 to the Prime Minister Relief Fund for the victims of flood in Koshi and Mid-west. Manang Society President Man Bahadur Gurung and Nepal Karate Federation President and Society Vice-president Dawa Gurung handed over the amount to PM Sushil Koirala. Dawa Gurung also informed that the Society was planning to distribute clothes and food stuff worth two million rupees to the victims. Manang Marshyangdi Club President Jimmy Gurung was also present on the occasion. Coca-Cola Cup KATHMANDU: New Hope School, Lord Buddha, Ideal Co-ed and Sainik A...
Published On: 2014-09-01

ANFA Cup from Tuesday

KATHMANDU: The organisers of the ANFA Cup, the All Nepal Football Association said the football governing body was all set to organise the season-opening knock out tournament here at the Dasharath Stadium from Tuesday. The tournament features eight teams — six ‘A’ division clubs and two from outside the valley, said ANFA Vice-president and spokesperson Lalit Krishna Shrestha at a press meet today. “Due to the renovation works at the Dashrath Stadium, the National Sports Council has instructed us to use open Parapet in the northern side and the VIP parapet,” said ...
Published On: 2014-08-31

MoYS‚ Dassanayake to ink 'Umbrella Agreement'

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Youth and Sports and national cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake are set to sign the ‘Umbrella Agreement’ on Monday after both the parties agreed to the terms and conditions here today. The ministry had handed over the draft of the contract to Dassanayake on Friday and the two parties agreed to sign the contract after a meeting today. The MoYS’s plan to sign a three-party contract seems a distant reality after the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) failed to meet the deadline to submit the Working Agreement. “We had asked the CAN to sub...
Published On: 2014-08-31

Devesh wins three gold on Day-I

LALITPUR: Devesh Manandhar won three gold medals on the opening day of the third NSA Cup Open and age-group Swimming Championships here today. Devesh finished first in the men’s 1,500m freestyle in 21 minutes and 55.88 seconds, coming ahead of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) duo Tej Bahadur Majhi and Aviranjan Shahi Thakuri. Devesh from SVI Club bagged two other gold medals in the age-group events — 100m back and free. Rupesh Chaudhary of TAC won the men’s 200m breaststroke in 2:57.53, while fellow Armyman Basudev Tharu came first in men’s 100m butterfly with the timing of ...
Published On: 2014-08-31

TIME OUT: Nepal‚ Thailand draw

KATHMANDU: Nepal came from behind thrice to play a 3-3 draw with Thailand in a friendly match between the U-16 teams in Bangkok on Sunday. The hosts took an early lead in the fourth minute but Nepal skipper Bimal Gharti Magar levelled the scores six minutes later. Thailand agin went ahead with a goal in the 18th minute to go into the break with a 2-1 lead before Bikash Thapa put Nepal on level terms after the restart. Thailand made it 3-2 with 10 minutes remaining but again Nepal's Sunil Bal found the net in the dying moments to level the scores at 3-3. The Nepali team is currently in Bangkok ...
Published On: 2014-08-31

TIME OUT: Coca-cola Cup

KATHMANDU: Paragon Public School, Ex-Nepal Army and Mahendra Adarsha Vidhyashram registered victories in the Coca-cola Cup Inter-school National Football Tournament here at the Sano Gaucharan grounds on Sunday. Paragon thrashed Gurans School of Bardiya 7-1 riding on a goal each from Bibhusit Pandey, Anish Shahi, Ashim Pandey, Navin Kharel, Chetan Malla, Raghav Sapkota and Aayush Adhikari. Kiran Budha Chhetry scored the consolation goal for Gurans. Likewise, hat-trick from Bimal Ale Magar and a brace each from Sudip Thapa and Kamal Chhetri guided Ex-Army to a 9-0 victory over Durbar High School...
Published On: 2014-08-31