Team to depart
KATHMANDU: A 20-member karate team is on Monday leaving for Bangkok to participate in the Thailand Open Karate Championship slated for July 12-16. The team consists of 11 kumite players — Anu Adhikari and Sonam Lama (50kg), Mallika Thapa, Bijay Lama, Sonam Lama and Rohit Budhathoki (50kg), Ram Tamang and Laxman Tamang (60kg) Mukunda Maharjan (67kg), Kali Bahadur Gharti Magar (75kg) and Rabi Maharjan (above-84kg). Monday Kaji Shrestha and Rabindra Manandhar will compete in kata. Team leader Krishna Bahadur KC, manager Rakesh Shrestha, coaches Deepak Shrestha and Santa Bahadur Tamang, officials Kul Bahadur Thapa, Ram Krishna Shrestha and Kajiman Shrestha, and referee Sanjay Ranjit will accompany the players to Bangkok.