Local briefs

President-XI lose

KATHMANDU: Indian Airlines inflicted a nine-wicket defeat to Nepal’s President-XI in the Telegraph CC&FC Twenty20 Cricket Tournament in Kolkata on Friday. Put into bat, the Nepali side was dismissed for a paltry 54 runs in the 15.3 overs. Mehboob Alam top scored with 20 from 35 balls and Dipendra Chaudhary made 13 from 16 balls. Ajit Chandela took 4-14 for the Indian Airlines. In reply, Indian Airlines overcame to total for the loss of one wicket in 7.3 overs. Rohit Mukesh top-scored with 30 off 19 balls and Rashmi Ranjan Parida made 15 for the Indian Airlines. Alam dismissed Arun Kumar for eight. — HNS

Suryodaya, Teresha thru

KATHMANDU: Suryodaya School and Teresha in the girls’ and Wilson Academy and Valley Public in the boys’ section advanced to the final of the seventh Gyan Niketan Basketball Tournament on Friday. Suryodaya beat Mahendra Bhawan 31-20 and Teresha ousted hosts Gyan Niketan 29-22 in the girls’ semi-finals. Mrinalani Shrestha scored 20 for Suryodaya while Sarita Tamang netted 16 points for Teresha. In the boys’ semi-finals, Wilson edged out Daffodil Public 57-51 and Valley Public eliminated hosts Gyan Niketan 53-38. — HNS

CCI Cup volleyball

KATHMANDU: Classic College International is organising the Inter-college CCI Cup Volleyball from Saturday. In all, 12 teams of Kathmandu Valley will participate in the event. Apart from two teams the Classic, other participating teams are Bishnumati College, Kantipur City College (KCC), National Integrated College (NIC), Metro College, CIC College, Janapremi College, Deep Jyoti, Jana Maitri College, K&K College and Gyan Kunja College. — HNS

School basketball

KATHMANDU: Arunodaya Academy in organising the first Arunodaya Basketball Tournament from Saturday. In total, 20 schools of Kathmandu Valley will take part in the tournament, said the principal of the organising school Bishnu Poudel here at a press meet on Friday. — HNS

Kavre Offset Press win

BHAKTAPUR: Kavre Offset Press beat hosts Borde Sports Club 23-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 to win the Open Volleyball Tournament here on Friday. Prabin Kaucha of Kavre was declared the man of the match and his teammate Deep Bahadur Khadka the best spiker. — HNS