Local Briefs

Monsoon Meet

KATHMANDU: Arunodaya made it to the Junior Boys’ final in the fifth Monsoon Meet Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Sudip Malla netted 13 points as Arunodaya beat hosts Sridiwa 46-38. Arunodaya will play for the championship against the winners of the other semi-final between Galaxy Public and Gyanodaya. Entering the final in the Senior Girls’ section was Kantipur School. Kantipur saw off Rato Bangala 42-24 riding on Rohani Limbu’s 16 points. Kantipur will take on the winners of the match between Shuvatara and Teresa. Making it to the semi-finals in the Senior Boys’ section were Pennwood, LRI, Sambotta and Ulliens. Pennwood dispatched Sridiwa 50-46, LRI eased past Youth Heart 74-57, Sambotta hammered Shuvatara 65-36 and Ulliens beat HIMS 56-43. — HNS

Valleywide karate tourney

KATHMANDU: Nepal Wadokai Karate Association, Godavari and Crescent Academy are jointly organising the third Valleywide Karate and Kickboxing Championships here from Friday. Karate tournament will see 10 kumite events in men and nine in women’s section apart from individual kata in both the sections. Three gold medals for men are up for grabs in kickboxing. About 350 players will compete in the tournament, said the organisers here on Saturday. — HNS

BBC form committee

LALITPUR: Brigade Boys Club (BBC), a top flight Nepali football club, on Friday formed a new 13-member working committee unanimoulsy under the presidency of Captain Surya Gurung for two years term. Among the other in the newly formed committee include vice-president Khadka Prasad Thapa and secretary Sagun Rai. Fam Bahadur Pun and Bir Bahadur Thapa were named as the joint-secretary and treasurer respectively. Among the members are Baish Gurung, Hem Raj Thapa, Sameer Gurung, Tham Prasad Pun, Tara Man Rai, Subhash Rai, Mekh Man Tamang and Gum Kishor Ghale. BBC were promoted to the A division league this year. Established in 1985, BBC were relegated into the B division in 2006 after spending three years in upper division. Newly appointed president Gurung is also a lifetime member of English Premiere League club Manchester United. — HNS

Pandey commemorated

KATHMANDU: Gairhidhara Club (GC) commemorated former Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Secretary Shashi Dutta Pandey on Saturday. Pandey, who was also the founder and former President of the club, passed away on August 8. The club’s president Pradeepmani Dixit said that Pandey’s contribution in the national cricket and the club will always be remembered. CAN member Basanta Sattyal, chief of the CAN selection committee Bijaya Kumar Sharma, former CAN member Biraj Pyakurel and the club Secretary Nanda Lal Sharma also highlighted Pandey’s contribution in cricket. Pandey worked as the treasurer of CAN for almost 15 years before he was appointed as the secretary. — HNS