Local briefs

Friendly football

KATHMANDU: National Sports Council (NSC) and Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu have agreed to organise friendly football matches between the two countries in the wake of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In this regard, Jeevan Ram Shrestha, NSC member secretary met with Chen Yuli, Cultural Department first secretary at the Chinese Embassy, at the NSC on Tuesday. According to the NSC release, both the sides agreed to play two friendly matches at the Dasharath Stadium. The Chinese delegation also inspected the Dasharath Stadium. — HNS

Times beat DAV

KATHMANDU: Times Club, White House College, KNK College, Prime Sports Club, Apple Green, Golden Gate College, South Siders and Kathmandudes entered the quarter-finals of the Everest Cup Men’s Open Basketball Tournament organised by Everest Basketball Academy. On Tuesday, Times Club beat DAV 79-62 in which Alex netted 25 for Times. Bikram Joshi scored 21 as Prime defeated Paradise 77-46; KNK outplayed LRI 69-53 riding on Rajiv Shakya’s 22 points; and Jesse Hollander netted 29 in Kathmandudes’ 65-32 win over Kirtipur United. — HNS


KATHMANDU: CAN XI and Baluwatar Cricket Club (BCC) won their matches against Kerala in friendly Twenty20 cricket matches at the TU Stadium. CAN XI registered a 80-run victory, while BCC won by 110 runs. Batting first, CAN XI accumulated 132/5 before packing the visitors for 52 in 13.4 overs. Sagar Khadka scored 33 off 40 balls, while Raj Shrestha hit 18-ball 30 and Antim Thapa belted 18 off 25 balls for CAN XI. Amal (12) was the only Kerala batsman to score in double figures. Man of the match Raj returned with took four wickets conceding just two runs in 2.4 overs, while Sagar claimed two wickets. Earlier, BCC scored 174/4 and packed Kerala for 64. Prithu Baskota scored an unbeaten 40 off 23 balls, while Pawan Das scored 35 and Sunam Gautam 29 for BCC. Rehman scored 16 for Kerala. Man of the match Sunam and Ritesh Singh took four wickets each. — HNS