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Nepal still empty-handed at Asian Games

KATHMANDU: Nepal remained empty handed after the completion of the 11th day of the 17th Asian Games and off-field incidents and controversies dominated the headlines rather than the athletes’ performance except for a couple of players who came up with national records and/or personal best timings. Now the hopes lie on cricket, karate and taekwondo. The men’s cricket team are in quarter-finals and will face Afghanistan on Wednesday, while taekwondo go underway today and karate will begin on October 2. Athletics Athletes Dil Maya Karki and Tilak Ram Tharu earned their personal be...
Published On: 2014-09-30

Civil beat NIC-Asia in all-bank clash‚ claim Corporate Super Sixes c ...

KATHMANDU: Civil Bank claimed the first Century Bank Corporate Super Sixes Cricket Tournament title defeating NIC-Asia Bank by 39 runs here at the Tribhuvan University Stadium today. Civil, who opted to bat first after winning the toss, scored 63-1 in five overs and restricted NIC-Asia for just 24 runs in 3.3 overs. Earlier, Abhay Rana scored an unbeaten 32 runs off just 15 balls that included three boundaries and two sixes, while Nishesh KC scored 13 runs off six balls for Civil Bank. Bhola Bista (10) was the only Civil player to lose his wicket to Suresh Upreti. Bhola Bista and Praras Adhi...
Published On: 2014-09-30

Nepal face Uganda in WCL Div-3 opener

KATHMANDU: Nepal will begin their Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division-3 campaign against Uganda on October 23 at the Kinrara Oval Ground. As per the scheduled released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, Nepal will play their next match against Bermuda on October 24 at the Selangor Turf Club. Nepal will face Singapore on October 26 at the Bayuemas Ground, before meeting the USA on October 27 at the Kinrara. On October 29, Nepal will play against hosts Malaysia at the Selangor Turf Club. The six-team tournament is scheduled for October 23 to 30. Two finalists will earn ...
Published On: 2014-09-30

TIME OUT: Poudel wins trophy

KATHMANDU: Shiva Ram Poudel won the title of the Gokarna Annual Caddie Championship here at the Gokarna Golf Club on Tuesday. Poudel scored five-over 77 to register one-shot victory over defending champion Amit Bogati (78). Krishna Murari Sapkota and Bishnu Bhandari shared the third position at nine-over 81. Poudel received Rs 15,000, while Bogati earned Rs 12,000. Sapkota and Bhandari got Rs 8,250 each. Ashok Phuyal and Narayan Chaulagai were tied on sixth at 13-over 85 and the due received Rs 6000 each. Purushottam Kuinkel came seventh and earned Rs 5,000. Pralad Poudel and Raju Thapa were t...
Published On: 2014-09-30

Olympian Baidya feted

KATHMANDU: The Nuwakot Society in South Korea felicitated Olympian taekwondo player Sangina Baidya for her achievements in sports. Baidya, the first Nepali player to qualify for the Olympics, had represented Nepal in the 2004 Athens Olympics. She hails from Nuwakot district. NRN Korea, Young Star Club and the people living in Korea from Nuwakot district honoured Baidya with 400,000 Won and a letter of appreciation. Baidya is in South Korea as a coach of the taekwondo team participating in the 17th Asian Games. President of NRN Korea Binod Kunwar said they would also felicitate the medal winnin...
Published On: 2014-09-29

Nepal's medal hopes at Asiad fading away

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s hopes of winning medals in the 17th Asian Games are fading rapidly as the Himalayan nation was left counting on cricket, karate and taekwondo. While men’s cricket team has reached the quarter-finals, taekwondo and karate events are yet to begin. Medal hopefuls, wushu and boxing took nose dive, while women’s cricket team has already returned home after crashing out from quarter-finals. Table Tennis Nepali doubles pair of Purshottam Bajracharya and Amar Lal Malla gave something to cheer to otherwise a frustrated Nepali camp on Monday. The duo registered a ...
Published On: 2014-09-29

ANFA urges parliamentary panel to review 'suspension' decision

LALITPUR: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today urged the Public Accounts Committee to review its decision of suspending the governing body officials to save Nepali football. “We do not have any grudges against the PAC Members who made the decision,” said ANFA President Ganesh Thapa at a press meet. “We will go anywhere they ask us to go and comply with all the investigation processes. If we want anything at the moment is save Nepali football from being suspended by the FIFA and AFC,” added Thapa, who is also the Vice-president of the Asian football governing...
Published On: 2014-09-29

Nepal hammer Maldives‚ enter quarter-finals

KATHMANDU: Nepali men’s cricket team hammered Maldives by seven wickets and entered the quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea today. At a time when all other sports have been limited to participation, cricket has raised hopes in the Nepali camp. Nepal, who had outplayed Kuwait by nine wickets yesterday, registered another comfortable victory to finish as Group ‘A’ winners with two wins in as many matches. Nepal will now face Afghanistan in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Electing to bat first, Maldives were bowled out for a paltry 53 runs in 18.5 o...
Published On: 2014-09-28

Century‚ Civil Bank advance to last four

KATHMANDU: Century Bank, Civil Bank, NIC-Asia Bank and Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd advanced to the semi-finals of the Century Bank Corporate Super Sixes Cricket Tournament here at the Tribhuvan University Stadium today. Century defeated ICFC Finance by 36 runs. Batting first, Century scored 81 runs losing five wickets and restricted ICFC for 45-3 in their allotted five overs. Civil registered four wickets victory over Nepal Investment Bank. Likewise, NIC-Asia edged past Embassy of India by 13 runs and Sipradi thumped Siddhartha Bank by six wickets. Century will face Civil in the first semi-final,...
Published On: 2014-09-28

TIME OUT: CAN names squad

KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Sunday announced a 35-member preliminary squad for the ACC Men’s U-19 Premier Trophy scheduled for for November 5-16 in Kuwait. The players were selected on the basis of their perfomance in the recently concluded Wai Wai U-19 National Cricket Tournament. The selected players are Niraj Mukhiya, Ankit Subedi, Avinash Karn, Heman Rai, Ashif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf, Ishard Ahamed, Sumit Maharjan, Jitendra Singh, Ashish Dhami, Aadil Khan, Shankar Rana, Saurav Khanal, Sandip Sunar, Kaushal Bhurtel, Pranit Thapa, Sushant Thapa, Rabindra Shahi, Rajbi...
Published On: 2014-09-28