The fourth Bir Ganeshman Singh Memorial National Open Kick Boxing Tournament began here on Thursday.

More than 200 players are taking part in the three-day tournament that features 12 events - seven in men's section and five in women's category.

According to event convenor Meen Krishna Maharjan, who is also the Secretary of the Central Sports Department of Nepali Congress and former Treasurer of the National Sports Council, the tournament offers a cash purse of Rs 957,000.

The team championship winning side will be richer by Rs 100,000, while top four players in all weight categories will receive cash prizes.

Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba inaugurated the tournament organised by the Central Sports Department and Lalitpur District Kick Boxing Association Nepal at the Pyangaon grounds in Chapagaon.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 9, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.