Local Briefs

Inter-School Basketball

KATHMANDU: The eighth Kirtipur Cup Valleywide Inter-school Boys’ Basketball Tournament is beginning her on Thursday. A total of 10 schools are taking part in the tournament to be played under league-cum-knockout format. The participating teams are divided into two groups. League matches of the tournament will be played at the Mangal Secondary School, Kirtipur and knock out matches will be held at Students Club of Tribhuvan University. Three-on-three basketball tournament for below 18 years will also be played along with the tournament being organised by the Naya Bazaar Club. — HNS

ITF tournament in Palpa

KATHMANU: The Western Development Region branch of the Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) is organising the second Manmohan Memorial National ITF Taekwondo from September 15 in Palpa. The two-day tournament will see 180 players — 125 men and 55 women — participating in from five development regions, Nepal Army and the hosts Nepal ITF Western Development Region, said the organisers at a press meet on Tuesday. The tournament includes individual and group patron and spiring events. Best competitor and best player in patron will be awarded with Rs.7,500 each. — HNS