Inter-school football

KATHMANDU: The Coca Cola Inter-school Football Tournament is scheduled for May 30 to July 15 in Kathmandu. Around 100 schools across the nation are expected to take part in the knock out round, said the organisers ANFA at a press meet on Thursday. The top 12 teams will qualify for the final round. The champions will get Rs 200,000 — HNS

Resignation sought

KATHMANDU: Calling a total failure for paving the path for the overall development of sports in the country, a group of National Sport Council staff have demanded the resignation of member secretary Kishor Bahadur Singh and other members, who were nominated 10 month ago. A press statement issued by the staff members on Thursday said Singh had no right to continue at his post. — HNS

Neville loses appeal

LONDON: Manchester United captain Gary Neville lost his appeal on Wednesday against a $9,000 fine for his over-zealous celebrations during a match against Liverpool in January. The 31-year-old ran towards the small section of Liverpool fans at Old Trafford after defender Rio Ferdinand scored a last-minute winner for the Red Devils. Neville had kissed his badge and celebrated right under the noses of the Liverpool fans. — AFP