ANFA-Mayos football

LALITPUR: Morang thrashed Rupandehi 11-0 in the inaugural match of the ANFA-Mayos Inter-school Girls Football Tournament here at the ANFA Technical Centre in Chyasal. Earlier, Crown Princess Himani inaugurated the 22-team tournament, which has been jointly organised by Education and Sports Ministry, National Sports Council, All Nepal Football Association, and Japanese FA. The participating teams are Jhapa, Dhankuta, Sunsari, Morang, Udaypur, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi, Lamjung, Banke, Kaski, Rupandehi, Dang, Panchthar, Kailali, and Kanchanpur.

Friendly cricket

KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) defeated Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) by 61 runs in a friendly cricket match held at TU Stadium on the occasion of the 35th birthday of Crown Prince Paras. Batting first, CAN XI accumulated 216 runs losing seven wickets in their accumulated 30 overs.

Opener Samson Thapa top-scored with 62 runs, while Kiran Rana scored 50 runs. For NSJF, Nabin Aryal and Shreelochan Rajopadhyay took two wickets each, while Ritesh Rijal and Binod Pandey claimed one apiece. In reply, NSJF had a flying start with Devendra Subedi and Ujjwal Acharya putting on 92 runs for the opening stand, but other batsmen failed to reach the double figure mark and slipped from 92-0 to 155/8 in 30 overs. Subedi was the top-scorer for the NSJF with 59 runs including eight fours, while Acharya hit three fours in his 24. For CAN, Arun Satyal and Sriniwas Rana took two wickets each.

National basketball

KATHMANDU: Learning Realm International (LRI) School defeated Don Bosco 25-19 in the women’s section last league-round match at the fifth women’s and sixth men’s Samsung National Basketball Tournament, which has been organised by Nepal Basketball Association, here today. With the win, LRI joined Rato Bangala, Holy Garden and Happy Home in the last four. In men’s section, Himalayan White House College, Rupandehi, Kaski, Public Youth Campus, South Siders, Don Bosco, RIBS and Ambition have entered the quarter-finals.

Gen Nara Cup golf

KATHMANDU: Major Man Bahadur Limbu won the title of the General Nara Cup golf tournament here at Royal Nepal Golf Club today. Chuda Bahadur Bhandari finished second in men’s section, while Pushpa Rai won the trophy in women’s section. Ishwori RL Rana, wife of General Nara SJB Rana, gave away prizes to the winners of the tournament, which was played at bogey full handicap format.

Junior taekwondo

LALITPUR: Niroj Raj Rana Magar and Laxmi Gautam were named the best players in the third Junior National Taekwondo Championship, organised by Lalit Taekwondo Dojang under the auspices of Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) in Lubhoo. The winners in the boys’ sparring were Sajal Poudel (U-20kg), Prajwol Gadtaula (20-25kg), Rabin Thapa (25-30), Showlen Dangol (30-35), Ashish Karki (35-40), and Niroj Raj Rana Magar (45-50). In girls’ section, Puja Giri (20-25), Nisha Tamang (25-30), Anjali Ach-arya (30-35), Renu Magar (35-40), Laxmi Gautam (40-45), and Rama Lama (45-50) won golds. Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan, general secretary of Nepal Olympic Committee, and M S Sikder, president of Bangladesh ITF, gave away prizes. — HNS