NSC reform NGA
KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday dissolved the Nepal Gymnastic Association (NGA) headed by Nepal Olympic Committee President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and formed a new one under the presidency of former NSC Member Secretary Kishore Bahadur Singh. The 15-member committee includes vice-presidents Babu Ram Thapa and Padma Narayan Timilsina, General Secretary Mukunda Lal Nakarmi, Secretary Nabin Upretti and Treasurer Rajeshwor Man Sthapit. Among the members include Pawan Upadhayaya, Suresh Bhele, Mohan Bhatta, Kamala Sharma, Rakesh Sumsher Rana, Suraj KC and Purna Singh Bohara.
KATHMANDU: The central sports committee of the Nepal Tarun Dal — a sister organisation of Nepali Congress — are organising the first Girija Prasad Koirala Memorial National Open Kick-boxing Tournament from May 4-6. A total of 22 teams including 14 districts and three departmental teams will try their luck in 12 different weight categories — seven in men’s and five in women’s section, said the organisers on Tuesday. The Rs 2.7 million tournament will give away Rs 25,000 to winners, Rs 12,000 to the runners up and Rs10,000 to the losing semi-finalists each in all the weight categories. The best players in both sections will pocket Rs 25,000 apiece while the top three teams will earn Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively.
Youth Forum triumph
KATHMANDU: Youth Forum of Panga claimed the first Chakratirtha Cup Seven-A-Side Football Tournament with a narrow 1-0 win over hosts Chakratirtha ‘white’ here on Tuesday. Man-of-the-match Jitendra Maharjan scored the decider in the 52nd minute. With the win, Youth Forum also bagged Rs 50,000 while Chakratirtha received Rs 30,000. Simol United Club beat Spark Sports Club 3-2 to win the third-place decider. Man-of-the-match Subhash Gurung scored a brace and Milan Adhikari added the other for Simol. Simol got Rs 15,000. Subhash Gurung of Simol was declared the best player of the tournament.
A version of this article appears in print on March 23, 2010 of The Himalayan Times.