Shrestha advances

KATHMANDU: Nepal No 1 table tennis player Nabita Shrestha advanced to the knockout round of the women’s singles event at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea on Thursday. Shrestha defeated Algerian Nasri Yashmin 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 in group 22 league match, while she received a walkover win from Sierra Leone player. Shrestha will play her last league match against a Maldivian player on Friday. Other table tennis players Deep Saun and Jyaki Maharjan registered wins in men’s singles, while Anita Maharjan, Aashis Awale, Binesh Khaniya and Abhay Raj Shrestha lost their matches. In swimming, Nepali swimmer Jeetzwelly Maharjan finished in the 32nd position among the 33 participants with the timing of 36.28 seconds in 50m free style.

League to resume

LALITPUR: The meeting of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘A’ division clubs on Thursday decided to resume the National League from September. In a press release, ANFA said the meeting agreed to finish the league — which has 40 matches left — by October 17. The league was postponed indefinitely following the devastating April 25 earthquake that struck the country claiming more than 8,500 lives across the nation. The meeting, chaired by ANFA President Ganesh Thapa, also decided to allow the club continue with the same players to ease the participation, while the meeting agreed the provision of re-signing in the case of foreign players. Jhapa XI — who registered a 5-1 victory over Morang in the last league match played in Jhapa on April 25 — are at the top of the standing with 16 points from eight matches.