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Nepal hammer Uganda‚ defend Division-3 title

KATHMANDU: Nepal defeated Uganda by 62 runs to defend the title of the ICC World Cricket League Division-3 Tournament at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur today. Batting first after skipper Paras Khadka won the toss, Nepal were bowled out for 223 runs in the penultimate ball of the innings, thanks to brilliant half centuries from three top order batsmen. Nepal then packed Uganda for 161 runs in 44.1 overs. The two teams had already earned promotions to the WCL Division-2 tournament slated for January 17-24 next year in Namibia. Nepal made a brilliant start with openers Sagar Pun and ...
Published On: 2014-10-30

TIME OUT: Thapa advances

LALITPUR: Defending champion Amrit Thapa and his father Hira Bahadur advanced to the quarter-finals of the second Civil Bank Open Squash Tournament here on Wednesday. They were joined in the last eight by Binod Ratna Shakya, Padam Bahadur Thapa, Chiri Lama, Pravin Singh Kangasakar, Suraj Shrestha and Suresh Gurung. In veteran section, Prem Singh and Lal Bahadur Gurung advanced to the semi-finals, while Santoshi Shrestha and Swosthani Shrestha registered wins in women’s section. In U-17 boys’ category, Romi Lama, Pradip Lama and Bijay Magar won their matches. — HNS Judokas of...
Published On: 2014-10-29

Nepal on cusp of earning WCL Division-2 berth

KATHMANDU: Nepal all but earned the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division-2 berth by beating the United States of America (USA) by 10 runs in the fourth match of the Division-3 tournament at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur today. With just one-round matches remaining, defending champions Nepal are at the top of the table with six points and with a whopping +2.103 net run rate are at the comfortable position to at least finish in top two. Uganda are second on inferior run rate (-0.374), while Malaysia and Singapore have four points each. The USA and Bermuda are out of contention and...
Published On: 2014-10-28

Nepal clean sweep series

KATHMANDU: Nepal thrashed United Kingdom (UK) by 10 wickets to clean sweep the three-match Blind Women’s Cricket Series here on Tuesday. Nepal invited the UK to take the first strike and restricted them to 102-4 in 20 overs before racing to 103 without loss in just 11.4 overs at the Institute of Engineering grounds. Nepal had defeated the same opponents by 169 runs and 93 runs in the previous two matches. Sarah top scored for the visiting team with 40 runs, while Eleyse scored 20 runs. Other UK players failed to reach the double-figure mark. Sarita Ghimire grabbed two wickets, while M...
Published On: 2014-10-28

TIME OUT: Hira‚ Amrit advance

KATHMANDU: Hira Bahadur Thapa and Amrit Thapa advanced to the round of 16 in the second Civil Bank Open Squash Tournament here on Tuesday. In the men’s singles category at the Nepal Squash Academy, Hira defeated Pramod Shrestha, while his son Amrit beat Rajesh Mani Ghimire by identical scores of 3-0. Special Games CHITWAN: The eighth National Special Olympics Athletics is all set to begin here at the Kampachaour, Narayangad from October 30. According to the organisers, the Games will feature 50m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Shot Put and shot ball events in men, women and youth categories. V...
Published On: 2014-10-28

Laxmi Bank Open on Saturday

KATHMANDU: Laxmi Bank Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday here at the Gokarna Golf Club. Around 100 golfers from all over the country is expected to take part in the one-day event that will be played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, informed the organisers at a press meet today. “It is an important occasion for us as this is yet another milestone towards the promotion of Nepali sports,” said Laxmi Bank CEO Sudesh Khaling. “We are extremely happy to get the opportunity. We have sponsored few other national level events in sports including ‘A’ divis...
Published On: 2014-10-28

Nepal defeat UK‚ clinch blind women's series

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered a 93-run victory over the United Kingdom (UK) and won the world’s first Blind Women’s Cricket Series here on Monday. Nepal, who had defeated the same opponents by 169 runs in the first match on Sunday, took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Invited to take the first strike at the Institute of Engineering grounds, Nepal scored 174-3 in 20 overs. Opener Man Keshari Chaudhary top scored with 77 runs that also earned her the Player-of-the-match award, while another opener Om Maya Pun scored 24 runs and Nima BC contributed 16 runs. While chasing the ...
Published On: 2014-10-27

Nepal-US match called off‚ rescheduled for today

KATHMANDU: The fourth match of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division-3 Tournament between Nepal and the United States of America (USA) was cancelled because of rain at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur today. Nepal were 27-3 in seven overs chasing the revised target of 162 runs in 30 overs before the match was called off. Nepal had lost openers Subash Khakurel and Naresh Budhayer for eight runs each and Gyanendra Malla for a duck to be 18-3 inside five overs. Skipper Paras Khadka (four) and Sharad Vesawkar (six) were at the crease when the match was called off. The organisers lat...
Published On: 2014-10-27

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