Third Ramailo Badminton begins
Lalitpur, February 20:
Kesh Gauchan and Basanta Nembang defeated Keshav Karki and Nir Kumar Pokhre 15-4, 15-4 in the inaugural match at the third Ramailo Badminton Tournament, which has been organised by Nakhipot Badminton Cricle, here on Monday.
In other men’s doubles first-round action, Anil Shah/Prabesh KC beat Bhisma Thapa/Raja Babu Maharjan 15-10, 15-3; Jink Rai/Shiva Rai beat Kiraj Basnet/Naresh tamrakar 15-7, 15-8; Niran Khadk/ Jaya Ram Khatri beat Prakash Rai/Kaman Dhoj Lawati 15-8 15-7; Suman Shakya/Ratna Kaji Shakya beat Bijay Maharjan/Lalit Maharjan 5-15, 17-15, 15-6; and Mani Kandanzwa/Bhawani Bikram Angdembe beat NB Sunuwar/Milan Rai 15-3, 15-13. In all, 55 shuttlers — 29 in men’s doubles, 13 in veteran doubles, six in women’s doubles and seven in mixed doubles — are taking part in the six-day event.