Squad announced

Kathmandu: The Regional Cricket Development Committee, Region No 3 (Kathmandu), announced the 14-member squad for the Shikhar Senior One-day National Cricket Tournament slated for June 14-23 at the TU Stadium. The squad include Paresh Lohani (captain), Raju Basnet, Paras Khadka, Dipendra Chaudhary, Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Dipen Shrestha (wicketkeeper), Aamir Akhtar, Yashwant Subedi, Avay Rana, Raj Shrestha, Birendra Bikram Shah, Sanjay Shrestha and Rom Shrestha. Karun Ojha, Binod Khadka, Chandra Bikram KC and Prasanna Shakya are named in the reserve list. — HNS

Bouddha finish first

KATHMANDU: Bouddha Dojo won the team championship with six gold, five silver and four bronze medals at the first Loktantrik Karate and Kick Boxing Tournament organised by Naxal Dojo of Nepal Shitoryu Karate Association. New Florence School came second with three gold, two silver and a bronze while Bagalamukhi Dojo finished third with two gold, two silver and two bronze. Raju Shrestha and Jagriti Pakhrin were declared the best fighters in karate, while Ganesh Adhikari and Alina Bista took the honours in kickboxing. Kabir Nepali was named the rising player.— HNS

NBA formed

KATHMANDU: A group of basketball enthusiasts formed the Nepal Basketball Academy (NBA) on Sunday. Dinesh Thapa is the president, while Umesh Thapa the vice president. Anirudra Thapa and Suresh KC are the secretary and treasurer respectively. The members are Shushant Tuladhar, KB Roka, Kiran Pokharel and Uddhav Prasad Dhakal. “The NBA is an non governmental and non-profitable association that works solely for the development of basketball in the country,” said president Thapa. — HNS

HIMS Basketball

KATHMANDU: Young Heart, Unique and Namgyal Schools won their matches at the third HIMS Inter-school Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Young Heart defeated Sambotta 43-26. Unique thrashed Paragon 75-28 and Namgyal outplayed St Xavier’s 31-18. — HNS

Asia sweep series

CHENNAI: Mahendra Dhoni and Mahela Jayawardene hammered centuries in a record stand to set up Asia’s 13-run win over Africa in the third and final match of the Afro-Asia series on Sunday. Dhoni (139 not out) and Jayawardene (107) put on 218 for the sixth wicket, as Asia posted 331-8 before restricting Africa to 318-7 to complete a 3-0 sweep. Jayawardene hit two sixes and nine fours in a 106-ball knock while Dhoni struck five sixes and 15 fours in a 97-ball innings. — AFP

Windies fight back

MANCHESTER: West Indies were 301-5 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test against England on Sunday, needing a further 154 runs to reach their victory target of 455. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was 81 not out and Denesh Ramdin unbeatn on 26. West Indies need further 154 runs to pull off what would be a record chase in Test cricket.— Agencies