National Sports Briefs

Inter-school football

KATHMANDU: Daffodil Public School are organising the fourth Inter-school Junior Football Tournament and third Inter-school Senior Basketball Tournament from February 13-23. A total of 13 teams are participating in the football tournament while 27 teams — 18 in boys and nine in girls’ sections — are on fray in senior basketball, the organisers informed at a press meet here on Friday. The most valuable player and highest scorer will be awarded in basketball while the best player and best goalkeeper will be awarded in junior football. The expected cost of the tournament is Rs 250,000, said the oraganisers.

Ace beat Himalayan

KATHMANDU: Ace Development Bank started the first Fr Donelly Corporate Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament with win here on Friday. In the inaugural match, Ace edged past Himalayan Bank 14-2 riding on 12 points from Meenakshi Rana. Himalayan Bank were unable to score in the first half where Ace scored 10 points. Ace then comfortably won the match scoring four in the second half to that of Himalayan’s two. Bank of Kathmandu will take on NIBL and Ace will play DCBL on Saturday.

Training concludes

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) President Binaya Raj Pandey on Friday handed over the certificates to the participants of Regional Umpire and Scorer Training Programme organised by Regional Cricket Development Committee of Kathmandu. The training -- participated in by 20 trainees from various districts, colleges and schools -- mainly focused on the rules of the game. Umpires Binaya Kumar Jha, Ram Kailash Yadav, Raman Shiwakoti and Durga Nath Subedi conducted the training organised by CAN under their development programme.