Sharmila wins gold

BHAKTAPUR: Surendra Gwachha and Sharmila Chhetry won the 1,500m gold medals on the first day of the districtwide first President Running Shield here on Saturday. Surendra finished the distance in 4min, 47.53sec to win the boys’ section gold, while Sharmila came in 5:59.10 to win the girls’ section gold. Saraswoti KC and Arun KC won the shot put golds, while Sunita Shrestha and Sudip Bista claimed the javelin throw gold medals. In football, Bhaktapur English School defeated Bageshwori HS School 3-0 and Mount Everest beat Bright Star 1-0. Earlier, Member Secretary of National Sports Council Jeevan Ram Shrestha inaugurated the championship. —THT Online

ICC move illegal: PCB

Lahore: Pakistan is mounting a legal challenge to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to move its World Cup matches over security fears. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday said the decision to deprive it of the fixtures was legally flawed, and that it had served notice of the challenge through its lawyer to ICC president David Morgan. The ICC last month stripped Pakistan of 14 World Cup matches citing the “uncertain security situation” in the country. Co-hosts India will now host 29 matches inclusive of a semi-final and the final, while Sri Lanka will host 12 matches with one-semi-final and Bangladesh eighth matches and the opening ceremony. — AFP