President XI triumph:

KATHMANDU: President XI beat General Secretary XI by 23 runs in a friendly cricket match organised by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum today. Put into bat after General Secretary Hemanta Kafle won the toss, President XI posted 166 for two in 25 overs, riding on Ujjwol Acharya’s 39 and Binod Pandey’s 31. Nabin Aryal (9) and Upendra Shrestha (12) remained unbeaten. In reply, General Secretary XI could manage 144 runs in 18 overs. Devendra Subedi hit 11 fours in his 34-ball 57 and Roshan Raut scored run-a-ball 11. Man of the match Ritesh Rijal took four wickets for President XI. — HNS

Tri Jyoti clinch title:

KATHMANDU: Tri Jyoti School defeated hosts Amar English School 2-1 in the final of the Immortal Martyrs Cup Under-5ft Football Tournament today. Dipesh Shrestha and Sundar Tamang scored for Tri Jyoti and Madhuban Shrestha netted a consolation goal for Amar. Sushil Dangol of Greenland was the highest scorer, Dipesh Shrestha was adjudged the best player, Rajesh Shrestha of Amar School was named the best goalkeeper and Trungram International Academy was declared the best team. ANFA president Ganesh Thapa gave away prizes to the winners. — HNS

National College win:

KATHMANDU: Man of the match Sudhir Gurung took four wickets and scored 39 runs as National College defeated City College by seven wickets in the semi-final of the 3D Cup Knock out 20-20 Inter-college Cricket Tournament today. Batting first, National College scored 133 runs losing three wickets. In reply, City College could muster just 49 runs. In Sunday’s final, National College will face Universal College, which beat Cosmos College by 10 runs on Friday. — HNS

BBC get new president:

LALITPUR: The general assembly of Brigade Boys Club elected Durga Prasad Gurung as the new president of the club for the next four years. Khadak Prasad Thapa, Sagun Rai, Ramesh Rana and Jeevan Limbu were elected as vice president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer respectively. The newly elected members included Ganga Prasad Pun, Samir Gurung, Hem Thapa, Niras Gurung, Proges Rai, Thap Prasad Pun, Tej Limbu and Taraman Rai. BBC finished ninth in the Martyrs’ Memorial ‘A’ Division League. — HNS

Japan beat Kazakhstan:

YOKOHAMA: Keiji Tamada, Naoki Matsuda and Alessandro Santos scored in the first half to lead Japan to a 4-0 victory over Kazakhstan in the first of two friendlies ahead of their World Cup qualifier against North Korea. Japan will face Syria on Wednesday before they take on North Korea on February 9 in a crucial World Cup qualifier. Tamada added another goal after the break to complete the scoring for Japan. — AP

Altaf new PCB director:

LAHORE: Former Pakistani fast bowler Salim Altaf was on Saturday appointed Pakistan’s new cricket director, filling a post vacated by Ramiz Raja last year. “Altaf has been appointed director cricket operations who will be in-charge of all cricketing issues and would represent Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at ICC and ACC meetings,” a PCB statement said. A five-member committee consisting of Altaf, Imtiaz Ahmed, Naseem Ashraf, Mueen Afzal and Ali Reza was also announced to assist the board. — AFP