National Campus win

KATHMANDU: National Campus beat St Xavier’s by eight wickets while Budhanilkantha and Kathmandu Valley College tied their match at the National Campus Twenty20 Inter-college Cricket Tournament on Saturday. St Xavier’s made 88-6 in 16 overs and National Campus chased the total for the loss of eight wickets in 7.2 overs. In another match, Budhanilkantha scored 120-9 and Kathmandu Valley also made 120-07. Both the teams shared a point each. — HNS

Ramailo badminton

LALITPUR: Prakash Rai and Bimal Shrestha defeated Shiva Rai and Mani Kumar Thapa 21-10, 21-16 to win the men’s doubles titles at the fifth Ramailo Badminton Tournament here on Saturday. Nirmala Thapa and Kamala Limbu claimed the ladies’ doubles title with a 21-15, 21-19 win over Lila Limbu and Sashi Gurung. Likewise, the pair of Naresh Tamrakar and Ram Krishna Dangol beat Shiva Rai and Jagat Ram Rai for the veterans’ doubles championship. Prakash Rai and Tulasi Limbu claimed the mixed doubles title with a 22-24, 21-11, 23-21 win over Ganesh Chand and Nirmala Thapa. — HNS

SGYC beat Bansbari

KATHMANDU: Sano Gaucharan Youth Club (SGYC) edged out Bansbari Club 2-1 to enter the semi-final of the seventh Sano Gaucharan Knockout Football Tournament here on Saturday. Khum Gurung and Kiran Rai scored first half goals for Sano Gaucharan before Naresh Gurung pulled back one for Bagmati Club in the 64th minute. In another match, Bhagwati Club defeated Madhyapur Youth Association 1-0 on a solitary goal from Dipendra Shrestha and advanced to the quarter-finals. — HNS

Gilchrist to retire

ADELAIDE: Record-breaking Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist unexpectedly announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a remarkable career. The 36-year-old told his teammates before the third day’s play in the fourth Test against India, and his retirement, effective at the end of the upcoming triangular one-day series, was announced at the end of play. The shock announcement came just 24 hours after he claimed the world record for wicketkeeping dismissals in Test cricket. He had then given no indication retirement was imminent. — AFP