National Sports Briefs

Cricketers feted

BHAIRAHAWA: The Regional Cricket Development Committee of Region No-IV, Bhairahawa and Rupandehi Cricket Association on Tuesday feted four players — Shakti Gauchan, Basanta Regmi, Rahul BK and Amrit Bhattarai — and assistant coach Jagat Tamata, who represented Nepal at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division-V with cash prizes. All the five were presented with Rs 20,000 each. The Rupandehi Chief District Officer Nagendra Jha among others handed over the amount to the players and the coach. Umpire Sanjaya Gurung, who officiated in the February 20-27 tournament, was also feted on the occasion.

ASOP grant

KATHMANDU: The Australian Government has donated Rs 830,000 to two sport programmes in Nepal through the Australian Sports Outreach Programme (ASOP). On Monday, the Charge de Affaires of Australian Embassy Elizabeth Morris handed over Rs 516,000 to the Women’s Committee of the Cricket Association of the Blind and Rs 314,994 to the Sports Training and Tournament for the Intellectually Disabled children and adolescents programme of the Lumbini Guardians Association of the Intellectually Disabled, informed the ASOP.


KATHMANDU: Pritvi Narayan (PN) Campus defeated hosts Tribhuvan University 25-21, 25-12 in the Sahid Benoj Memorial Cup Inter-college National Volleyball Tournament here on Tuesday. Also winning on the first day were CTEVT, Tikapur Multiple College, Patan Multiple College, Xavier International College and St Lawrence. A total of 21 colleges are participating in the tournament.

Kidney Walk

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Transplantation Sports Committee (NTSC) are organising the Kidney Walk on March 13 and Nepal Transplantation Sports on April 14. The Kidney Walk will start from Dasharath Stadium and will travel through Sundhara, New Road, Ratnapark, Sahid Gate before culminating at Basantapur. The organisers have appealed all quarters of the society to participate in the walk. The Nepal Transplantation Sports will include Short race, Javelin Throw, Marathon, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump, the organisers informed.