Local Briefs

Baluwatar beat FW Taylor

KATHMANDU: Baluwatar Cricket Club defeated FW Taylor by eight wickets in the U-19 Region-3 (Kathmandu) Cricket Selection Tournament on Monday. Batting first, FW Taylor were all out for 88 runs in 25 overs with Rajan Khadki contributing 25 runs. Raj Shrestha claimed three wickets while Abhaya Rana, Sunam Gautam and Kul Bhusan Tandukar took two wickets each for Baluwatar. In reply, Baluwatar chased the total losing two wickets in 14.2 overs. Sunam scored 37-ball 36 while Dipen Shrestha made 34 off 27 balls. — HNS

Memo handed over

KATHMANDU: A group 69 players and coaches on Monday handed over a memorandum to National Sports Council (NSC) member secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha regarding athlete Rajendra Bhandari’s doping case. The 10th South Asian Games double gold medallist Bhandari tested positive for the banned substance in the regional games. The NSC had charged Gunter Lange, director of the Nepal-German Athletics Development Project, and coaches Sushil Narsingha Rana and Narayan Pradhan. The group asked the NSC to withdraw the baseless charges immediately. — HNS

Prime in quarter-finals

KATHMANDU: Prime College beat Kathmandu Engineering College 99-24 to enter the quarter-final of the first Benoj Memorial Inter-college (+2) Basketball Tournament on Monday. Also advancing to the quarter-finals were Kantipur Engineering, KIST, White House International College, K&K, Pinnacle and Bhaktapur College. — HNS

Karki returns

KATHMANDU: Nepali Taekwondo coach Kumar Bahadur Karki returned home on Sunday after officiating in the 16th US Open Taekwondo Championship held in Florida on February 15-18. International referee Karki officiated in 30 bouts during the event, the National Sports Council said on Monday. Karki also participated in the US West Coast National Referee Seminar held on February 24 in Portland. — HNS

Corporate Go-Kart

KATHMANDU: Nepal Youth Business Foundation (NYBF) is organising the third Corporate Go-kart Competition at the Tiger Karts Circuit here on March 31. In all, 96 riders from 32 company/firms are expected to take part in the fund raising event, the organisers said at a press meet on Monday. NYBF president Sourav Jyoti and general secretary Ajay Pradhananga were present on the occasion. — HNS

Three Star play JYC

KATHMANDU: Nabil Three Star Club will take on Samsung JYC in the first match when the Martyrs Memorial San Miguel ‘A’ Division League Football resumes on Tuesday. The league was postponed indefinitely following a lock out by the National Sports Council coaches on February 26. NIB Friends Club will face Brigade Boys Club in the other match. — HNS