Local Briefs

Tamang advances

KATHMANDU: Ratnajit Tamang advanced to the second round of the BWF U-19 Badminton Championships in Kedah, Malaysia on Wednesday. Tamang battled to a 21-17, 24-22 win over Joseph Jonathan of Canada. Two other Nepali shuttlers - Bibek Shrestha and Bhugol Gurung - also made it to the second round after receiving walkover from their opponents. Bibek got walkover from Wasa Haider of Iraq and Gurung got the walkover from Oskan Yasin of Turkey. Sajan Krishna Tamrakar, however, lost 11-21, 23-21, 10-21 against Tanchin Sun of Singapore. The Nepali doubles team of Ratnajit and Bibek also made it to the second round after getting walkover from their Cambodian opponents.

NAVAC reformed

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Amateur Veterans' Athletics Committee (NAVAC) has been reformed under the presidency of Gobardan Nath Sharma. Of the newly formed 17-member committee, Rupal Shumsher Rana, Shyam Raj Lawat and Pampha Kunwar have retained the vice-president positions. Other in the committee includes Sashi Subedi (general secretary), Shiva Bikram Shah (secretary) and Bhairav Shahi (treasurer). Among the members are Bhupendra Silwal, Manoj Raj Rajbhandari, Ishwor Das Sayami, Raj Ratna Shrestha, Lila Bahadur Raut, Lina Shrestha, Ishwori Rana, Ashok Shrestha, Chandan Chaudhary and Narayan Krishna Shrestha.

Inter-school football

BHAKTAPUR: The Madhyapur Youth Association (MYA) is organising TVS Tyres Cup third Inter-school Invitational Football Tournament here from October 30 to November 9. A total of 23 schools from Kathmandu Valley and Kavre will vie for the championship, informed the organisers here at a press meet on Wednesday. The winners and the runners up will get Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Prizes are also on offer for the best player, defender, goalkeeper, midfielder, striker and the highest goal scorer in the tournament, said the organisers.

Rajkarnikar leaves

KATHMANDU: The President of All Nepal Kabaddi Association (ANKA) Sunil Rajkarnikar on Wednesday left for Vietnam to participate in the General Assembly of the Asian Kabaddi Federation (AKF) slated for November 3-5 in Hanoi. During the general assembly, Rajkarnikar will meet AKF President to discuss the quantitative and qualitative development of the sport, said ANKA in a release. Rajkarnikar will also discuss on the possibilities of providing international training for kabaddi players currently preparing for the the South Asian Games, the ANKA said.