Military Wing thrash SBI Bank

KATHMANDU: Mani struck double hat-trick as Military Wing of the Embassy of India (EoI) humiliated SBI Bank, Nepal 12-0 in the first Independence Day Football Tournament here at the EoI grounds. Maj Sanoj Kanaut scored two while Sushil, Sabin, Santosh and Rakesh added one goal each. In another match, Nepal United Football Club (NUFC) of UNO blanked Modern Indian School 2-0 on goals from Subhash and Philipo. — HNS

Chess officials demand elections

KATHMANDU: A group of former officials and players on Sunday demanded the fresh elections of Nepal Chess Association (NCA). The group also alleged the National Sports Council member secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha of unnecessarily delaying the process. Eight of the 12 officials of the NCA had on May 28 submitted the joint resignation to the NSC demanding the new ad hoc committee to amend bylaws, form district committees and hold fresh elections. “We are taking the issue to the press after the NSC showed no interest in forming the ad hoc committee,” said former secretary Bidur Gautam. “The existence of the association is meaningless after the resignation of the majority members,” the officials argued. — HNS

Inter-bank cricket from August 3

LALITPUR: Shangri-La Cricket Academy is organising the Inter-bank Serious Fun Cricket Tournament from August 3-11 at The British School. In all, 12 banks are taking part in the tournament to be played on artificial Australian grass under floodlights with incridiball (soft ball imported from England), said the academy. The academy last month had organised a similar tournament. — HNS