Sankata in quarters


Kailash Dangol and Raj Kumar Ghising scored a goal each as Sankata Club defeated Dharan Football Club 2-0 and entered the quarter-finals of the third Aha Gold Cup Football Tournament here today. In quarters, Sankata will play Manang Marsyangdi Club on January 17. Dangol scored in the 68th minute and man of the match Raj Kumar Ghising doubled the tally in the 88th minute. On Friday, Sahara ‘Blue’ will take on Rupandehi XI. — HNS

Michael Clarke fit


Batsman Michael Clarke will be fit to play for Australia in their opening tri-series limited overs international against the West Indies. Clarke had been hampered by a foot injury, but moved freely at Thursday’s training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the venue for Friday’s match. Fellow Australian batsman Simon Katich remains in doubt with a virus. If Katich is ruled out, either Clarke or Damien Martyn will open the batting with Adam Gilchrist in Matthew Hayden’s absence.— AFP