KATHMANDU: Nepali boxing team left for Thailand on Monday for a 21-day training programme as part of their 11th South Asian Games preparation. Sachin Raut (48Kg), Laxman Saud (51kg), Devendra Singh Thakuri (54Kg), Dinesh Shrestha (57kg), Ajit Gurung (60kg), Sushil Ghimire (64kg) and Deepak Maharjan (81kg) were accompanied by coaches Prachanda Sharma and Ching Oidom Chiring Nyayama to Bangkok. Team manager and Nepal Boxing Association (NBA) General Secretary Rajeev Shrestha also accompanied the team. The NBA president Rabi Raj Thapa
bade farewell to the team. Meanwhile, Prime Education Information Centre and Mets Education jointly provided the boxers with track suits.
KATHMANDU: The first BST Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament begins here from Tuesday. A total of 20 teams will be participating in the league-cum-knockout tournament organised by Bishnumati Awasiya Higher Secondary School. The participating colleges are divided into four groups with top two teams advancing to the quarter-finals. Hosts BST will take on Nava Jeevan in the opening match.
Gordon in town
KATHMANDU: England’s Sihan Adrian Gordon Rowe arrived here to observe the Martial Arts development in Nepal. Gordon will also coach the Nepali martial arts players during his stay here. The Nepal Martial Arts Games Committee (NMAGC) invited Gordon to Nepal. Gordon is the judo coach of British Army and Sihan of Kendo and Ikedo, informed the NMAGC.
KATHMANDU: The quarter-final matches of the Akhil Cup Inter-college Football Tournament will begin from Tuesday at the ANFA Technical Centre in Chyasal. Xavier International College will play Trungram International Academy in the first quarter-final. Patan Multiple Campus, Triton College, Golden Gate International College, Himalayan White House College, Nepal Commerce Campus and Shankar Dev Campus are the other teams to play the last eight matches. The eight teams advanced to the quarter-finals after the knockout matches between 73 colleges.
A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2010 of The Himalayan Times.