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TIME OUT: Judokas rewarded

KATHMANDU: Nepal judo Association on Wednesday felicitated two judokas for their performance in the 17th Asian Games. Coach Birendra Ranjit received Rs 5,000, while players Ramesh Magar (below-66kg) and Phupu Lahmu Khatri (below-63kg) received Rs 10,000 each from the association. Magar and Khatri were the only players who stayed at the ring for full time. The NJA had announced the reward for the players before their departure to South Korea. The association also gave away the grading certificate to the 40 players who passed the exams of first, second, third and fourth Dan. President of Nepal J...
Published On: 2014-10-22

Nepal to host UK in first-ever blind women's series

KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Blind, Nepal (CAB-Nepal) is all set to host world’s first-ever blind women’s series in the capital. Teams from Nepal and United Kingdom will take part in the three-match Twenty20 series from October 26-28 at the Institute of Engineering grounds in Pulchowk, said CAB-Nepal President Pawan Ghimire at a press meet today. “We were the first nation to have blind women’s team and England are the second. Pakistan are in line to prepare their women’s team and we will play a series against them next year,” said Ghimire. Ghimire s...
Published On: 2014-10-21

TIME OUT: MMC second again

KATHMANDU: Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) lost to ONGC Mumbai 2-0 on penalties in the final of the 35th Governor’s Gold Cup at the Paljior Stadium in Sikkim on Tuesday. MMC were 2-0 down in the first half after man-of-the-match Kailash Patil scored in the 20th minute and Lamuanpuia doubled the tally in the 36th minute. MMC bounced back in the second half to level the scores. Sujal Shrestha scored from the spot in the 52nd minute and Dodoz scored the equaliser following a pass from Shrestha. ONGC earned INR 100,000, while MMC received INR 50,000. MMC had finished second in the previous edi...
Published On: 2014-10-21

Thapa steps aside for two months

LALITPUR: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa today decided to step aside for two months and delegate his responsibilities to first Vice-president Lalit Krishna Shrestha. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of legislature parliament had instructed the Ministry of Youth and Sports to stop four officials — President Thapa, General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan, Treasurer Birat Jung Shahi and the one who was involved in construction of ANFA Complex without naming in person — from assuming their offices for two months and ordered the ministry to investigate ...
Published On: 2014-10-20

TAC lift women's football trophy

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) came from behind to beat Nepal APF Club in sudden death to lift the title of CoAS International Women’s Football Tournament here at the Nepali Army Headquarters on Monday. APF took lead in the match through Sabita Bhandari in the 24th minute, while Dipa Rai of TAC levelled the scores in the 53rd minute. The match went to extra time after the teams were deadlocked at 1-1 and they failed to score in the added time forcing the penalty shoot out. Indira Rai, Anita Kuwar and Krishna Khatri converted their spot kicks for TAC, while Sajana Rana, Anita Bas...
Published On: 2014-10-20

Nepal's practice match abandoned

KATHMANDU: The third and final practice match of Nepal in their Sri Lanka tour against Ragama Cricket Club was abandoned due to rain on Monday. The match was called off after Nepal had bowled 13 overs in the second innings while defending a total of 285 runs. Invited to take the first strike, Nepal scored 285-8 in 50 overs riding on a fine century from deputy captain Gyanendra Malla. Ragama had reached 61-1 in 13 overs before rain arrived. The match was called off after play was not possible due to wet outfield. Earlier, Nepal’s innings revolved arounf Malla’s century. Malla, who...
Published On: 2014-10-20

TIME OUT: CAN names squad

KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Monday announced the final 18-member squad for the ACC U-19 Premier Trophy scheduled for November 7-15 in Kuwait. The 18 players were selected from the second round of closed camp. According to a press statement issued by CAN on Monday, Raju Rijal will lead the team that includes Aarif Shek, Niraj Mukhiya, Isard Ahmad, Ashisk Dhami, Heman Rai, Shankar Rana, Prem Tamang, Saurav Khanal, Sandip Sunar, Yogendra Karki, Kushal Bhurtel, Rajbir Singh, Sushil Kandel, Sunil Dhamala, Dipesh Shrestha, Dipendra Aire and Arjun Chapagain. Apart from Nepal, A...
Published On: 2014-10-20

Four disappeared athletes get 10-year ban

KATHMANDU: The four Nepali athletes who disappeared in Incheon during the 17th Asian Games have been banned for 10 years, while their coaches were suspended for one year. The Asian Games Preparation Working Committee formed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports under minister Purushottam Paudel suspended Olympian athlete Tilak Ram Tharu, wushukas Sombir Tamang and Nirajan Ale Magar, and sepaktakraw player Aman Pode from taking part in sports activities for 10 years. “The players had gone to South Korea representing the nation. Instead of making the country proud, these players stayed back...
Published On: 2014-10-19

Sound Image claim Twenty20 trophy

TAULIHAWA: Sound Image Cricket Club of Lucknow won the title of the first Wai Wai Gautam Buddha International Cricket Tournament defeating Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) by 14 runs here on Sunday. Batting first after winning the toss at the Shree Buddha Padma Rangashala, Sound Image scored 121-9 in 20 overs before restricting TAC for 107-7. Sound Image lost their skipper Mayank Yadhav (naught) but another opener Anurag Sharma, who was later adjudged man-of-the-match, scored a quick fire 43 off 42 balls that included three fours and two sixes. Raman Pal Singh, who scored run-a-ball 14 and Adil Bank...
Published On: 2014-10-19

Khadka‚ Malla star in Nepal's win over Colts

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered a seven-wicket victory against Colts Cricket Club (CCC) in their second practice match at the Colombo Colts Cricket Ground on Sunday. Nepal, who are in Sri Lanka tour ahead of their ICC World Cricket League Division-3 Tournament, had lost their first match against Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club by 74 runs. Batting first after winning the toss, the local side were bowled out for 151 runs in 43.3 overs before Nepal reached 152-3 in 35 overs. CCC lost two early wickets to be 10-2 when Muthumudalige Pushpakumara (three) and Harsha Rajapaksha (naught) returned ...
Published On: 2014-10-19