Katwal to train at Utd

KATHMANDU: Daniel David Katwal, son of famous hair-stylist Neil David Katwal is travelling to London to attend a week-long training at the English Premier League side Manchester United. According to Katwal, the training will be held from July 5-10. Katwal had earlier attended a two-month training camp in Bangkok under former Liverpool Football Club player Kevin Watt and the 12-year-old footballer was highly rated by the coach. Katwal is currently training under former Nepal national team skipper Raju Kaji Shakya at National Football Academy in Sankhamul. After the Manchester United training, Katwal will travel to Italy at the end of 2015 to take part in another training camp.

Pandey registers win

LALITPUR: Khusi Pandey registered a 8-3 win over Slesha Pradhan in the girls’ U-16 match of the first Parents Cup Junior Tennis Championship at National Tennis Complex here on Tuesday. In U-14 girls’ section, Abhilasha Bista beat Saloni Tamang 8-2. In boys’ doubles, Aavash Malla and Sakchyam Karki advanced to the final with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Aki Rawat and Aarav Hada, to set the championship clash against Bibek Shrestha and Aakash Lamkhor. In U-12 boys’ section, Tarush Agrawal and Aki Rawat registered wins, while Aadit Subedi beat Sworaj KC in U-14 boys’ category.

India friendly

LALITPUR: Nepal will play a friendly football match against India on August 31, as part of a preparation for the South Asian Football Federation Championship. The All Nepal Football Association has accepted the proposal of All India Football Federation for a friendly match between the two countries in India on August 31, informed ANFA in a press release on Tuesday. The venue for the match is yet to be finalised. The SAFF Championship is slated for December 23 to January 3 in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Sri Lanka fined

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday. ICC match referee Chris Broad of England imposed the fines after the hosts were found to be one over short of the target during the Test which they won by seven wickets on Monday. Angelo Mathews was fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees and the rest of the team 10 percent according to regulations governing Test cricket, the ICC said in a statement. “Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” Broad was quoted as saying in the statement. Sri Lanka won the match at the P. Sara Oval by seven wickets to level the series after Pakistan had won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets.