Local Briefs

KEBS enter semis

KATHMANDU: Hosts Kirtipur English Boarding School advanced to the semi-finals of the first KEBS Valley-wide Inter-school Cricket Tournament with a seven-wicket win over LRI. Batting first, LRI were dismissed for 76 runs in 19.3 overs. Sanjeev Bhatia scored unbeaten 26. Man of the match Sumit Shah took four wickets for the hosts. In reply, KEBS chased the total in 11.2 overs losing three wickets. Saroj Ale top-scored with 24 runs. — HNS

ITF trainer’s training

KATHMANDU: President of American National Taekwondo Federation and chief of the anti-doping committee of International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), Dr Andy Mencia will conduct a week-long second International Taekwondo Trainer’s Training Programme to be organised by Nepal ITF. About 100 coaches from Nepal and India will undergo the training, the NITF said at a press meet today. — HNS

Gyan Carnival

KATHMANDU: Gyanodaya Bal Batika is organisig the Inter-Higher Secondary Basketball Tournament under Gyan Carnival from Friday. In all 12 schools — New Summit, RIBS, Intensive, Whitefield, Gyanodaya, Rato Bangala, Campion, Don Bosco, White House, CAB, Prime, United Academy — are taking part in the event. — HNS

Pandey off to Islamabad

KATHMANDU: President of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Binay Raj Pandey left for Pakistan on Thursday to attend the ACC Development Committee meeting slated for November 25 in Islamabad. Pandey is also a member of the ACC Development Committee. — HNS

Victims warn NSC

KATHMANDU: The 14 dissolved national associations on Wednesday formed a struggle committee under the convenorship of Kuldeep Singh Rathaur, president of Nepal Basketball Association, to challenge the National Sports Council’s decision to cancel their elections on November 10. On Thursday, the committee demanded the NSC to revoke its decision. “We held our elections on our time and not because we supported the Royal regime,” the committee said. — HNS

Mahata beats Siwakoti

KATHMANDU: Indra Mahata of APF beat Rajan Siwakoti of Kavre 21-7, 21-8 in the third Nation-wide Krishna Mohan Memorial Open Badminton Championship on Thursday. Also advancing in men’s singles were Sushil Bista, Bikash Shrestha, Gyan Bikram Shah, Anil Lakhe, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Sajan Tamrakar, Ram Singh Chaudhary, Ajit Bhat, Pankaj Chand, Raju Paneru, Basanta Bajracharya, Bishal Pradhan, Pashupati Paneru, Sahadev Khadka and Balram Thapa. — HNS