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ITF assistance

Kathmandu: International Tennis Federation (ITF) is providing $2,000 worth of tennis kits to All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) under Junior Tennis Initiative programme. ANLTA president Manoj Rana said that the five-year project will be conducted in nine schools of Kathmandu and one school each in Dharan and Pokhara. Coaches and students of the selected schools will also be provided training. According to Rana, ITF has also decided to provide $500 for the trainers who will conduct the programme. The ANLTA has nominated former Nepal No 1 Krishna Ghale and coach Surya Bhusan Bajracharya to conduct the programme. — HNS

DHL Soccer

Kathmandu: DHL Express Nepal is organising the DHL Six-A-Side fourth Corporate Football Tournament at the Dasharath Stadium from Saturday. In all, 22 teams from corporate houses and banking sector are taking part in the competition. The participating teams are divided into four groups with top two teams each of the groups — after the round-robin league scheduled for July 7 and July 13 — will advance to the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be held on July 14. — HNS

Sochi win bid

Guatemala City: Russian President Vladimir Putin inspired Sochi to become the first Russian venue to host the Winter Olympics when it was declared the winner of the contest to host the 2014 Winter Games. Sochi defeated Pyeongchang in final voting after Austrian city Salzburg was knocked out of the race. Sochi won by 51 votes to 47. — AFP

SL crush B’desh

Colombo: The highest partnership in Banglad-esh’s Test history was not enough to save them from an innings and 90-run defeat by Sri Lanka. Skipper Mohammad Ashraful put on 191 with Mushfiqur Rahim before Rahim fell for 80. Once Rahim had gone, last four wickets fell quickly and they were all out for 299. Ashraful ended 129 not out as Sri Lanka took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 451-6 in reply to Bangl-adesh’s 62 all out. — Agencies

WI level series

Birmingham: Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s unbeaten century set up West Indies’ 61-run win against England in the second one-day international at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Chanderpaul made 116 not out in a total of 278 for five after West Indies, who levelled the three-match series at 1-1, lost the toss. In reply, England were bowled out for 217 with four overs to spare. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul led the attack with four for 41. Together with Marlon Samuels (77), Chanderpaul put on 175 for the third wicket in 34 overs. Matt Prior scored 52 with one six and three fours, while Owais Shah made 45. Chanderpaul’s hundred was only his seventh in 219 ODIs. In all he faced 122 balls with three sixes and 10 fours. — AFP