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U-17 stun CAN President XI

KATHMANDU: National Under-17 cricket team beat CAN President XI by 81 runs in a friendly match here on Tuesday. Played as a preparation for the upcoming ACC U-17 Elite Cup, the U-17 team scored 217 in 39 overs and dismissed CAN-XI for 136 runs in 34.1 overs. Nischal Chaudhary top scored with 39 runs while Pradeep Ayree (33), Kriten Gurung (32) and skipper Prithu Baskota (26) also contributed significantly. For CAN-XI Sunam Gautam top scored with 49. The ACC U-17 Elite Cup is scheduled here for February 4-13. — HNS

Advance beat NCIT

LALITPUR: Advance ‘A’ entered the quarter-finals of the Inter-Technical College Football Tournament with a 1-0 win over NCIT on Tuesday. In other matches held at the FIFA Technical Centre in Chyasal, Kantipur Engineering College beat Advance ‘B’ while Himalaya and Pulchowk Engineering played a 1-1 draw. — HNS

Nirmala, Shiva enter quarters

LALITPUR: Nirmala Thapa and Shiva Rai cruised to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the sixth Ramailo Badminton Tournament with a 21-14, 21-14 victory over Mina Rai and Top Sunuwar on Tuesday. Also through to the last eight were Prakash Rai and Tulasi Limbu. Likewise, Bhimsen Gurung/Subhash Rai, Ramchandra Rai/Nar Bahadur Rai, Dhruba Lal/ Kamal Rai and Madan Karmacharya/Anil Upadhyaya also advanced to the veterans’ doubles quarter-finals. — HNS

Bouddha hammer Shuvatara

KATHMANDU: Bouddha Secondary School hammered Shuvatara School 7-0 in the inaugural match of the third Valleywide Seven-A-Side Inter-school Junior Football Tournament on Tuesday. Ashok Lama, Izra Jirel and Muskan Lama scored two goals apiece while Ashok BK scored the other for Bouddha. — HNS