Local Briefs

Chaudhary appointed

KATHMANDU: Hari Babu Chaudhary has been appointed as a member of the National Sports Council (NSC) here on Wednesday. The cabinet meeting on Wednesday appointed Chaudhary following a recommendation from Youth and Sports

Minister Ganesh Nepali. Chaudhary is likely to be named as the NSC Member Secretary once 10 more members are appointed by the cabinet. The Joint Secretary of the Youth and Sports Minster has been leading the sports governing body since July 30 after Jeevan Ram Shrestha resigned from the office on July 23. — HNS

Purnima in quarters

LAMJUNG: Purnima Youth Club ‘A’ and Mount Manaslu Club advanced to the quarter-finals of the second Bahundanda Cup Men’s Football Tournament on Wednesday. Purnima ‘A’ edged past Indreni Club 3-2 and Manaslu thrashed hosts Young Star Club ‘B’ 4-1. Suraj Shrestha, Bijay BK and Ramesh Gurung scored for the last year’s finalist Purnima while Mait Prasad Gurung and Kaji converted for Indreni. In another match Moonstar Club beat Raktakali Club 3-2 in tiebreaker after a 1-1 deadlock in regular time. In the women’ section, Manaslu beat Youth Star 3-0. — HNS

Jaycees basketball

LALITPUR: Patan Jaycees is organising the Jaycees Cup Basketball Tournament here from August 27 to September 3. Eight teams will battle it out for the championship in the men’s while five will compete for the title in the women’s section. Prime, Bal Dikshya, White House, Malpi International, Golden Gate, United Academy, Rato Bangala and Galaxy will compete for the men’s title while Golden Gate, St Xavier’s, United Academy, Xavier International and Malpi will fight for the women’s trophy. — HNS

Umpires depart

KATHMANDU: Nepali Umpires Buddhi Bahadur Pradhan, Binay Kumar Jha and Sanjay Gurung left for Singapore on Wednesday to officiate in the ICC World Cricket League Division-VI slated for August 27 to September 6. ICC Associate and Affiliate International Panel Umpire Pradhan has already officiated in several ICC matches while Jha and Gurung would be making their appearance in the ICC matches for the first time. Binay Raj Pandey, President of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), bade farewell to the umpires here on Wednesday. — HNS

NK Memorial football

KATHMANDU: Defending champion Shree Budhanilkantha and host Budhanilkanta School set up the title clash of the fourth N K Memorial Inter College Football Tournament winning their respective semi-final matches here today. Shree Budhanilkantha Higher Secondary School defeated St Lawrence 3-2 in the first semi-final clash. In the second semi-final, Budhanilkantha School outplayed Active College 3-1 after Rohit Khadka scored two goals for them. Suman Poudel added another goal for the organisers. The final is scheduled for Thursday. — HNS

Dhorpatan’s appeal

KATHMANDU: Dhorpatan Sports Training Club on Wednesday appealed all to vote for volleyball player Manju Gurung in the Pulsar Popular Player of the Year Award. The award

is one of the seven categories NSJF will present during the Pulsar

Player of the Year Awards at the Rastriya Nachghar on September 10. The Popular PoY is decided by the SMS voting. THT Live 2722 is the official SMS voting partner. The club said that Gurung’s nomination for the prestigious award is a recognition of volleyball in general. Gurung expressed gratitude after witnessing a tremendous support from volleyball fans, especially in her home town Pokhara, where fans are campaigning for her through radios, banners and various programs. — HNS