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Cricketers felicitated

KATHMANDU: Nepal Women Association, a sister organisation of Nepali Congress, on Saturday felicitated the Nepali cricketers that recently returned home with ACC Women’s Tournament runner-up trophy. In its first ever international participation, the cricketers reached ACC Women’s Tournament final but lost to favourite Bangladesh. Nepali Congress central executive member Arjun Narsingha KC gave away letter of appreciation and token of love to the team. — HNS

‘C’ Div selection

KATHMANDU: All Star Club edged out Saraswoti Nagar Tole Sudhar Sammite 2-1 in the ‘C’ Division Selection Football Tournament here on Saturday. Amar Kandel and Ek Raj Rana scored for All Star while Prakash Lama converted for Saraswoti Nagar. In other matches, Naya Nagar Yuva Club defeated Raniban Yuva Club 7-4 and Shree Chandeswori Yuva Club sneaked past Khumal Height Tole Sudhar Sammite 5-4 in tiebreaker after a 2-2 deadlock. — HNS

Balaju team champion

KATHMANDU: Balaju Dojo claimed team championship in the third Valleywide Karate and Kickboxing Tournament here on Saturday. Balaju won six gold, two silver and three bronze medals while hosts Samakhusi Dojo finished second with three gold, three silver and five bronze medals. With two gold medals Naxal Dojo ended up third. Sujan Thapa of Dhading and Sunny Tamang of Sundarijal were adjudged the best players in men’s and women’s karate respectively. Mimlal Khanal of the organising dojo and Kausila Dhungel of Goldhunga were named best male and female kickboxers respectively. — HNS

England restrict India

LONDON: James Anderson took three wickets on his way to his best Test figures of 5-42 to help restrict India to 201 on the third day of the first Test on Saturday. Ryan Sidebottom took four wickets for England, which opened up a lead of 97 runs on its first innings score. That lead was extended to 105 after England played two overs of its second innings before lunch. Alastair Cook was unbeaten on eight and Andrew Strauss was yet to score. — AP