Gyan Carnival

KATHMANDU: Sanjay Gurung scored eight points as Xavier Academy sneaked past Ace 23-21 in the Gyan Carnival Basketball Tournament here on Sunday. In another match, Prime College outplayed Capital College and Reseach Centre (CCRC) 46-20. Ravi Giri netted a match-winning 25 points for Prime. Likewise, Rhododendron International Boarding School (RIBS) defeated Lincoln 31-26 riding on 15 points from Robin. Gyanodaya will take on Lincoln and RIBS will meet British Gorkha in Monday’s semi-finals. — HNS

Atapattu’s criticism

COLOMBO: Marvan Atapattu made his final goodbye to Sri Lankan cricket on Sunday with another scathing attack on the selectors he had earlier described as “muppets headed by a joker.” The 37-year-old, who retired from international cricket earlier this month, left Colombo to play in the Indian Cricket Twenty20 League (ICL), which begins on November 30. Atapattu, a former Test captain, told local media the selection process had to be overhauled. “The entire process of selection is highly subjective,” Atapattu was quoted saying. “Personal feelings and vested interests should be set aside and cool judgements made.” — AFP