NMGC formed

KATHMANDU: A 16-member Nepal National Martial Arts Games Committee (NMGC) has officially been formed here on Tuesday. Krishna Bahadur Balal is the president of the newly formed NMGC, an umbrella committee of non-official marital arts in Nepal. Kumar Thapa Magar is the senior vice-president while Sunil Shresha and Niran Khadka the vice-presidents. Likewise, others in the committee include general secretary Swayambhu Prasad Dangol, secretary Omkar Budha Magar and treasurer Lila Adhikari. Among the members are Binod Khadgi, Ramesh Shivakoti, Dan Bahadur Ghising, Rajesh Mahat, Deepak Shrestha, Tika Ram Mote (Jiven), Som Bahadur Rai, Sudip Pandit Chhetri and Shiva Thapa. — HNS

Women’s cricket

KATHMANDU: Baluwatar Cricket Academy defeated Tri Jyoti School by eight wickets in the Wai Wai Women’s Regional T20 Open League Cricket here on Tuesday. Batting first, Tri Jyoti were all out for 30 runs in 13.1 overs and Baluwatar overcame the total losing two wickets in just two overs. Nira Rajopadhyaya and Samikshya Aryal took three wickets each for Baluwatar. Meanwhile, Greenland Children’s Academy (GCA) was awared the match after Lab School refused to play today. — HNS

Wilson Hoops 2008

KATHMANDU: Nivaraj Dahal netted as hosts Wilson Academy overwhelmed HIMS 79-42 in the senior section match at the eighth Wilson Hoops 2008 Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. Unique, Pennwood Academy and Sambotta also won today while HIMS compensation their loss by beating Glen Buds 30-26. Gyan Niketan beat Alpha’s 21-13 in the boys’ section while Teresa defeated Pennwood 29-17 and Mahendra Bhawan dispatched Young Hearts 30-14. Shuvatara overcame Whitefield 66-39 in the staff section semi-final match. — HNS

Australia win 1st Test

Kingston: Fast bowler Stuart Clark grabbed a career-best 5-32 to lead Australia to a 95-run victory over West Indies on the final day of the opening Test on Monday. West Indies, overnight 46-1 in pursuit of 287, were bowled out for 191 midway through the second session. Clark and fellow pacer Brett Lee (2-81) ripped through the top order to set the tone on the final day. Australia scored 431 and 267 and West Indies 312 and 191. Denesh Ramdin topscored for West Indies in the second innings with 36 while Darren Sammy (35) and Daren Powell (27) provided some lower order resistance. The second Test starts on Friday at Antigua. — AP

Flintoff out of ODIs

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff is set to miss England’s forthcoming one-day series against New Zealand as he continues his recovery from a side strain. England will announce their squad for the series on Friday. They were hoping to include the 30-year-old in their plans after he was ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand with the side strain. But Flintoff admitted he is only halfway through a six-week recovery programme which would effectively rule him out for the whole of the one-day series. — AFP