Inter-college football

KATHMANDU: Star Club of Budhanilkantha is organising the first NK Memorial Inter-college Football Tournament here from Thursday. A total of 16 teams are vying for the championship played under league-cum-knockout format. Shree Budhanilkantha School is the defending champion. The tournament was thrice played as STAR Inter-college Football Tournament before

but is now named as NK Memorial

after the demise of the school teacher and founding chairperson of the Nepal Wado-Ryu Karate-Do,

Narayan Khadka. — HNS

Darts clinic ends

KATHMANDU: The first Nepal National Darts Coaching Clinic organised by Nepal Darts Association (NDA) concluded here on Sunday. A total of 26 participants from different schools and District Darts Associations associated with NDA took part in the two-day coaching clinic conducted by General Secretary of NDA, Dinesh Thapa. The NDA claimed that the clinic was the first of its kind in Nepal and was organised to develop darts and produce coaches. — HNS

JYC felicitate minister

LALITPUR: Samsung Jawalakhel Youth Club patron and social worker Ram Lal Shrestha on Sunday felicitated Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Sharat Singh Bhandari, who is also the advisor of the club. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the government would focus on sports tourism to make the Visit Nepal 2011 a grand success. Bhandari figured out golf, cricket, football, paragliding, rowing, rock climbing and skiing as the integral parts of the tourism in Nepal. Bhandari also revealed that the government had already discussed with the regional representatives to develop golf as a tourism sport. “The government has also made an agreement with the Cricket Association of Nepal to organise an international tournament in Nepal,” said the minister. — HNS

Bangladesh win

BULAWAYO: Bangladesh crushed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the first of five One Day Internationals at the Queen’s Sports Club here on Sunday. Zimbabwe, put in to bat after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field, were restricted to 207 with Mohammad Ashraful’s century lifting the tourists to 211-2 to take an early series lead. Ashraful hit run-a-ball 103 including 12 fours and two sixes. Mark Vermeulen top scored for Zimbabwe with 92 runs. Nazmul Hossain was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers with 3-29 in 6.5 overs. — AFP