B’ Division League


Bouddha Football Club edge Saraswati Youth Club 2-1 and Sano Gaucharan Youth Club beat Naxal Youth Association 3-2 in the Martyrs’ Memorial ‘B’ Division League Football Tournament here at Dasharath Stadium today. With the win, Bouddha Club leads the standings with 16 points, ahead of Machhindra Bahal Club (13). Saraswati Club is at the third spot with nine points. Taking advantage of Saraswati Club goalkeeper Surendra Lal Shrestha’s error, Pradeep Kunwar gave Bouddha a lead in the 33rd minute when he scored following Rakesh Lama’s rebound. In the 78th minute Saraswati Club striker Prashant Giri scored the equaliser following Man Sujan Rajbhandari’s cross. But Pradip Kunwar netted the winner six minutes later on Jimmy Pulami’s pass. Earlier, Sano Gaucharan took lead through Prem Subba, who found the net on Pravin Thapa’s cross in the 24th minute. Santosh Shrestha doubled the tally in the 37th minute and Sanjeev Thapa made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute. Purushottam Thapa and Rajendra Deula scored late goals for Naxal. — HNS

Shah UAE-bound


President of Cricket Association of Nepal and vice president of Asian Cricket Council Jai Kumar Nath Shah today left for United Aram Emirtes to take part in the ACC Development Committee meeting and ACC Executive Committee meeting to be held there on January 30 and 31. Likewise, national coches Binay Kumar Jha, Sameer Khan and Satya Jeet Sarkar left for Singapore to take part in the ACC Central Umpiring Course to be held from January 29-February 7. Chief coach Arun Kumar Aryal and senior coach Sunoj Bhattarai left for Malaysia to take part in the ACC Sports Medicine and Fitness Seminar. — HNS

Double joy for Prime


Sadish Pradhan top-scored with 29 points but could not save Himlayan White House International College from 60-79 loss to Prime College in the final of the basketball tournament at the Weeka Talentia 2005 organised by Kathmandu Don Bosco College. Bijen Shrestha netted 26 points for Prime. In girls’ final, Prime College beat hosts Don Bosco 30-14 with Laxmi Maharjan netting 10 points for the winners. — HNS

Amar, Tri Jyoti win


Skipper Chaming Chamling scored the only goal as Tri Jyoti School defeated Trungram International Academy 1-0 and hosts Immortal English School beat Ganesh English School 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Immortal Martyrs’ Cup U-5ft Inter-school Football Tournament here today. Madhuban Shrestha and Ram Bhakta Shrestha scored for Ganesh School.— HNS

Badminton tournament


Nakhipot Badminton Circle of Lalitpur is organising the second Fun Invitational Badminton Tournament from February 13-18. In all, eight teams — Jawalakhel Badminton Circle, Satdobato Morning Group, Satdobato Remix Group, Nag Bahal Club, Shanti Nagar Club, Nakhipot Badminton Club and a team each from Jhapa and Paanchthar — are taking part in the event.— HNS

Kits distributed


Machapuchhre Bank Limited distributed the sports kits to the national cricket players and officials. According to the ....., the 14 national cricketers, who are at the camp for the preparation to take part in the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2 Cricket Tournament to be held in Malaysia from February 21, were given track suits, T-shirts and other kits. — HNS

Cricket tourney


Cricket Fans of Nepal, in association with Rural Development and New Dynamic Society, is organising the Cricket Promotion Cup from February 19. In all, 15 teams are taking part in the league-cum-knock out tournament. The winners will get Rs 10,000 and the runner-up will be given Rs 7,000. — HNS