Players feted

LALITPUR: Lalitpur District Sports Development Committee felicitated 13 Lalitpur-based players, who won medals in the 15th Asian Games and 10th South Asian Games. Ayesha Shakya, the 15th Asiad bronze and the 10th SAG silver medallist, was awarded with Rs 14,000. The SAG karate silver winner Amrita Shakya got Rs 7,000. The SAG bronze medallists, who got Rs 5,000 each, were Anju Shrestha and Nani Tamang (volleyball), Raju Tamang, Anjan KC and Sangeet Rajak (football), Rabindra Shakya, Rajendra Kapali and Sushil Poudel (table tennis), Manida Shahi and Bhawana Sunuwar (squash), Mahesh Rijal (boxing), Binod Shakya (karate). Coaches and managers were also honoured. — HNS


KATHMANDU: CAN-XI defeated All India Cricket Research Institute (AICRI) by four wickets in the third friendly match. Batting first, AICRI made 100-9 in 20 overs with Vidur Sikand scoring unbeaten 21 and Avimanyu 16 runs. In reply, CAN-XI scored 104-6 in 17.3 overs. Prithu Baskota struck 33 including five fours for CAN-XI. Man of the match Devendra Yadav took four wickets for CAN-XI. For the visitors, Arjun Yadav bagged four wickets. — HNS

Fun cricket

LALITPUR: Shangri-La Cricket Academy is organising the Serious Fun Cricket Tournament at The British School from Friday. In all, 10 teams are taking part in the event. All the matches will be held on Australian artificial grass under lights. — HNS

Baba oust RIBS

KATHMANDU: Baba School entered the semi-finals of the third HIMS Inter-school Basketball Tournament with a 47-45 win over defending champions RIBS. Niraj Thapa of RIBS scored 26 points, while Thiyung Lama netted 24 for Baba. In other quarter-finals, Sambotta beat Valley Public 60-39, Shridiwa defeated TIA 48-43 and Wilson Academy edged past Unique Academy 49-47. — HNS

Pashupatinath win

KATHMANDU: Pashupatinath Brigade won the first APF Running Trophy Volleyball Tournament defeating Baraha Brigade 13-25, 30-28, 25-21, 25-19. In all, seven teams took part in the competition organised by Central Sports Committee of the Armed Police Force (APF). The winners received Rs 25,000, while the runners up got Rs 15,000. APF IGP Basudev Oli gave away prizes. — HNS

Bayliss new SL coach

COLOMBO: Trevor Bayliss of Australia was named coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team, Sri Lanka Cricket spokesman Samantha Algama said. “Bayliss has been appointed for a two-year period starting on August 1,” Algama said. Bayliss, 44, who currently coaches New South Wales, replaces another Australian Tom Moody, who quit last month to work with Western Australia. — AFP