Lamichane triumphs

KATHMANDU: Binod Lamichane and Dipen Loundering registered victory in the opening match of the Tarkeshwor Open Doubles Badminton Tournament here on Thursday.

The dup defeated Deepak Shrestha and Pramod Maharjan in straight sets of 21-9, 21-14.

Also, Basanta Maharjan and Pramod Maharjan beat the pair of Shree Chandra Dagol and Sunil Shakya 21-5, 21-17, while the duo of Sudeep Aryal and Ramesh Baniya registered a 21-16, 19-21, 21-18 victory over Laxman Thapa and Hari Bahadur Maharjan.

Tarkeswor Youth Club President Santosh Budhathoki said the aim of organising the tournament was to construct an international-standard covered hall in Syuchatar.

“Through this event, we will collect funds from various sources to build a covered hall,” said Budhathoki.