Local briefs

Nepal, Thai draw

KATHMANDU: Nepal and Thailand shared a point each after their Group A match was washed out by rain in the ACC U-19 Elite Cup cricket tournament in Malaysia on Thursday. Thailand were reeling at 29-1 in 15 overs when rain stopped the play. With the draw, Nepal lead the group with five points from three matches. The UAE, Singapore and Oman have two points each from two games while Thailand are out of the competition with one point from three matches. Nepal will take on Oman in the last league match at Club Aman on Saturday. — HNS

Biratnagar win

POKHARA: Butwal Municipality beat Mahendranagar 5-2 and Biratnagar Sub-metropolitan City defeated Hetauda 2-1 in the Group B matches at the third Inter-municipality Football Tournament on Thursday. Nawaraj Ghale and Manoj Gurung scored two goals each and Ashol Pun netted one for Butwal, while Manoj Shahi and Biswas Pun scored for Mahendranagar. In the other match, Deepak Rai and Dev Raj Gurung scored for Biratnagar after Yunal Malla had put Hetauda ahead in the eighth minute. On Friday, Birendranagar will take on Itahari while Birgunj face Lekhnath. — HNS

‘Stop C Division’

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Thursday directed the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to stop the ‘C’ Division League scheduled to begin from Friday and announced the elections dates first. “With the existing provision of promotion and relegation, the ANFA should organise the A, B and C Division leagues in respective order and cannot organise the C Division League prior to the B,” said NSC in a release. ANFA have already organised the ‘A’ Division League. The NSC also directed the ANFA to announce the election dates by mid-September to hold the elections within three months. — HNS

Snooker C’ships

KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to participate in the snooker tournament at the second Asian Indoor Games slated from October 26 to November 3 in Macau. The final selection tournament will be held here on September 6-10, the Nepal Billiards, Snooker and Pool Association (NBSPA) said at a press meet on Thursday. The association has already called for clubs to hold internal selection and send their representatives for the final selection, said NBSPA president Shyam Chitrakar. Two players will represent Nepal in the tournament, NBSPA added. — HNS

NSTA reformed

KATHMANDU: Vice-president of National Sports Council Sitaram Maskey was nominated as the president of the reformed Nepal Sepak Takraw Association (NSTA) on August 21. Others in the 11-member executive committee include Nirmal Gurung (senior vice-president), Sangita Hamal (vice-president), Dhruba Bahadur Gurung (general secretary), Ganga Bahadur Gurung (secretary, sports development), Sushila Rai (secretary, women’s sports development), Prakash Bosyal Thapa (secretary, publicity), Sujan Shrestha (secretary, management), Netra Prasad Gurung (secretary, training and tournament coordination), Krishna Bahadur Gurung (treasurer) and Hari Kumar Lawati (joint-secretary). — HNS

Judo tourney

KATHMANDU: The ninth National Judo Tournament is scheduled to begin in Dhulabari, Jhapa from Friday. Players will vie for 13 championship titles in the two-day event participated in by 22 districts along with two departmental teams Mahendra Police Club and Tribhuvan Army Club. — HNS