Boxers felicitated

KATHMANDU: Nepal Boxing Association on Monday felicitated boxers Depa Chhetri and Anuradha Lama for their medal-winning performance at the fourth Asian Women Boxing Championship held in Guwahati on September 23-28. Both Chhetri (70kg) and Lama (63kg) had won bronze medal in the tournament. Minister for Youth and Sports Gopal Shakya handed

over Rs 25,000 each to the boxers. Other participants at the Guwahati event Mala Rai, Sanju Lama and Sumitra Napit along with coach Prachanda Sharma, assistant coach Kiran Thapa, team manager Kiran Bahadur Shrestha and referee Om Maskey were also honoured on the occasion. — HNS

New Diamond win

KATHMANDU: New Diamond claimed the Western Region Volleyball championship in both men

and women’s section here on Monday. New Diamond ‘A’ defeated Deurali Club 25-21, 11-15, 25-20, 25-23 to lift the men’s trophy. The women’s team overcame Shamakhushi English Boarding School 25-17, 16-25, 25-16, 25-19. Krishna Hari Shrestha of Deurali Club was declared the best player in the men’s section while Ramila Maharjan of New Diamond the best player in the women’s section. Democratic National Youth Union had organised the tournament. — HNS

Rain plays spoilsport

Dhaka: Wet conditions forced the umpires to call off play on the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand on Monday. The first two days were also washed out due to rain and bad weather. With only two days remaining in the match, Bangladesh have lost all realistic hopes of squaring the two-match series. They lost the first Test by three wickets at Chittagong last week. Some sunshine following overnight heavy rain had raised hopes of action later in the day but conditions proved unsuitable. New Zealand won the three-match one-day series 2-1. — AFP