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Little Step win

POKHARA: Little Step Higher Secondary School of Pokhara won the third Danfekala Open Handball Tournament with a 24-12 win over the Armed Police Force (APF) team of Kalika Batallion here at the Pokhara Stadium on Sunday. The last year’s runner up, APF team faltered despite having four players — Deepak Bohara, Birendra Chan, Manoj Thaguna and Kul Bahadur Tamang - from the 11th South Asian Games camp. Defending champions Mary Gold School failed to advance beyond the league round. Jumaji Gurung of Little Step, who scored 11 goals in the final, won the highest scorer’s award, while Bishal Nepali of Nava Adarsha was named the best player of the tournament. APF DSP Khoj Bahadur Gurung, President of Nepal Handball Association Tej Bahadur Gurung, President of Kaski District Badminton Association Indra Bahadur Gurung and President of Kaski

District Handball Association

Sher Bahadur Gurung gave away prizes to the winners of the six-team tournament. — HNS

CAN officials depart

KATHMANDU: A two-member Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) team on Sunday left for Thailand to take part in the ICC/ACC Budget Template Workshop. CAN General Secretary Tanka Prasad Paneru and Member Pawan Kumar Agrawal will participate in the ACC-organised workshop slated for October 12-13 in Bangkok, said CAN in a release on Sunday. — HNS

Judo selection begins

KATHMANDU: Nepal Judo Association on Sunday began the selection procedure for the 11th South Asian Games slated next year in Dhaka. Selected for the second phase on Sunday were Saroj Maharjan and Parsu Chaudhary in 60kg section, Ramesh Magar, Prakash Nepal and Sher Bahadur Dam in 66kg, Deepak Krishna Shrestha, Shiva Baral and Raj Kumar Chand in 73kg, Karan Bahadur Bum and Sri ram Makaju in 81kg, Raju Shrestha and Naresh Giri in 90kg, Kaluman Tamang and Alen Maharjan in 100kg and Rajan Joshi in above 100kg category. — HNS

Kumari in semi-finals

KATHMANDU: Kumari Youth Club defeated hosts Samaj Kalyan Khelkud Kendra 2-0 in a tiebreaker to reach the semi-finals of the third Sujan Memorial Six-A-Side Football Tournament here at the Naya Bazaar grounds on Sunday. The match was forced to the penalty shootout after a goalless draw in the normal time. Sunil Maharjan and Sunil Sethi scored for Kumari. In another match, Social Sports Centre Football Academy overcame Pakshing United 1-0 in the tiebreaker to reach the quarter-finals after a 1-1 stalemate in regular time. Tshering Sherpa scored for Pakshing while Alik Tamang scored for Social Sports. Siddhartha Banasthali School and Seti Opi Youth Club also made it to the last eight after winning their respective matches. — HNS

Budokaido tourney

KATHMANDU: Thankot Budokaido and Kisipidi Budokaido are jointly organising the first Rupak Raj Memorial Cup Nationwide Budokaido Tournament in Thankot on October 30-31. The tournament features four categories for men — below 35kg, below 45kg, below 55kg and Open. There will be only an Open weight category in the women section, said the organisers here a press meet on Sunday. The estimated cost of the tournament is Rs 225,000. — HNS