KL diary

SMS for Alam

After the not-so-impressive performance in the previous two matches, Nepali team alrounder Mehboob Alam got his line and length right on Monday. The secret is: Girlfriend’s SMS. Alam

received a text message this morning from his girlfriend in which she had requested him to perform well in the tournament. “The SMS encouraged me to perform well on Monday,” said Alam, who took 3-25 off 10 overs against Singapore.

Bus accident

The bus carrying the Nepali team to Kinara Oval on Monday met with an accident when a motorcycle hit the running bus. The Nepali team members escaped uninjured, but the motorcyclist, identified as an Indonesian national Mohammed Safin, was injured severely. He got serious injuries on his head and leg.

Basanta injured

Left-arm spinner Basanta Regmi was injured while fielding against Singapore during the ACC Trophy Elite Cup match at the Kinara Oval on Monday. He has been ruled out of Nepal’s last league match against Kuwait on Wednesday. Coach Roy Luke Dias said Regmi would not be able to play against Qatar but hoped he would return for other matches. “I think he will be fit for the semi-finals,” said Dias.