Local briefs

Cricket scholarships

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Don Bosco College announced the full scholarships in 10+2 and BBA level for the Under-19 cricketers who won the recently-held ACC U-19 Cup in Kathmandu. At a felicitation programme, executive director of the college, Kapil Dev Regmi, said that the interested players would be given 100 per cent scholarships in both the levels. Principal of the college Prof Dr Dharani dhar Regmi gave away token of love to the team. Senior team skipper Binod Das was also present on the occasion. — HNS

Inter-college athletics

KATHMANDU: Nepal Athletics Association is organising the first Inter-college Athletics Competition on Friday and Saturday. Around 1,600 athletes from 40 colleges including three from outside the valley — Kavre, Chitwan and Kaski — are expected to take part in 17 various events, said Rajan Khatri, joint secretary of NAA at a press meet. The events include 100m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 4X100m relay, long jump, shotput, and high jump in both the men’s and women’s sections and 5,000m in men’s section.— HNS

National basketball

KATHMANDU: Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) is organising the fifth Women’s and sixth Men’s National Open Basketball Tournament in Kathmandu from December 24. In all, 16 teams — 12 from the valley and four from districts — in men’s sections, and eight teams in women’s section are taking part in the 11-day tournament. — HNS

Third TIA Cup

KATHMANDU: Sambotta, BRL, Oasis, New Shrine, Prithiwi, LRI and HIMS won the boys’ section matches at the third Sakalaka Boom TIA Cup Basketball Tournament. Sambotta beat Shreediwa 63-41; New Shrine beat Green Land 48-16; Prithiwi beat Universal 40-30; LRI beat Deep Jyoti 42-30; HIMS beat BGA 59-21, while BRL and Oasis earned walkover. In girls’ section, Valley Public beat Shrine Academy 14-6. — HNS

Football team departs

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Under-19 football team today left for Kyrgyzstan to play the return leg match of the AFC Youth (U-19) Championship Group F qualifying match slated for November 28. Nepal lost the first leg match 0-1 at home on Tuesday. ANFA president Ganesh Thapa bade farewell to the team. — HNS

White House in semis

KATHMANDU: Himalayan White House International College, Don Bosco, Gyan Niketan and Shreediwa entered the semi-finals of the first Minbhavan Men’s Open Club-level Running Shield Basketball Tournament. In the quarter-final matches, White House beat Kirtipur Club 58-46; Don Bosco outplayed Public Youth Campus 50-47; Gyan Niketan beat NIC 47-32; and Shreediwa shocked South Siders 58-44. — HNS