NeBA plans academy, training centre

Kathmandu, July 16:

The newly elected Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) is organising the seventh Men’s and

Sixth Women’s National Basketball Championship from September 18 here in Kathmandu.

At an interaction programme with the media on Monday, the NeBA informed that the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) of Asia had recognised the newly elected committee and were on line to get affiliation from world governing body.

The NeBA also nominated four members — Man Bahadur Ale, Jeetendra Chand, Sitasma Chand and Tek Raj Pachai — in its executive committee, said general secretary Mahendra Shakya. He also informed that NeBA was looking to set up its office on the premises of the National Sports Council. “In its long-term project, the NeBA is striving to secure four-ropani land for an indoor stadium and training centre,” Shakya added.

President Lama Tendy Sherpa said that the election was held as per the NSC’s instructions and NeBA’s decision. Reacting to the queries about the expulsion of some members including himself by the former president Kuldeep Singh Rathor, Tendy said Rathor was no more affiliated with the NeBA and had no right to make any decision on behalf of the NeBA. Rathor had issued a press release expelling Tendy after general assembly elected the 12-member committee under Tendy on July 7.

“The election was held as per the bylaws prepared by Rathor,” said Tendy presenting the copy of the decision undersigned by Rathor. “We were instructed (by NSC) to hold elections in democratic manner and we did,” he added. “He (Rathor) wanted to disrupt the elections and filed the writ at the Patan Appellate Court through two members, but the court quashed their writ,” Tendy said.