Surbir wins

KATHMANDU: Surbir Lama won the Nationwide Open Chess Tournament, organised by Tarani Makhan Club, on Wednesday. In the nine-round tournament played under the Swiss League Format, Surbir finished with 41.5 progressive points while runner up Badri Lal Nepali earned 38 points. Niraj Niraula ended up third with 37 points. Mahesh Thapa, reigning national champion Keshav Shrestha, Laxmi Nath Kandel, Prem Krishna Maharjan, Rajan Chhetri, Shyam Shrestha and Bikash Kuluju came fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and tenth position. — HNS

‘C’ Div selection

KATHMANDU: Man-XI Football Club beat Ramhitti Nayabasti Tole 5-3 in the ‘C’ Division Selection Football Tournament on Wednesday. Abhishek KC struck twice and Nem Lal Chaudhary, Sandeep Shrestha and Bibek Shrestha added one goal each for Man-XI while Pramit Lama scored two and Shyam Lama one goal for Ramhitti. In another matches, Moti Yuva Club edged out Madhyapur Association 3-2, Chyasal Youth Club thrashed Badri Nath Yuva Club 6-1 and Jwala Bhairav Yuva Club defeated Friendship Yuva Club 4-1. — HNS

Ganguly doubtful

NOTTINGHAM: Sourav Ganguly’s fitness was called into question just two days before the start of the second Test against England when he missed an indoor practice session with a back injury. Ganguly appeared to be struggling with a back problem during the second innings of the drawn series opener at Lord’s. Yuvraj Singh would be the most likely replacement if Ganguly was declared unfit. The second Test starts from Friday. — AFP