Ratna Shield soccer


Panga School will take on Manju Shree School in the final of the Ratna Shield Inter-school Football Tournament, which has been organised by All Nepal Football Association to mark the 78th birthday of Queen Mother Ratna, at Dasharath Stadium on Friday. The second half of the match, slated for 5pm kick off, will be played under lights. Panga entered the final beating Malpi 3-2 and Manju Shree enjoyed a 3-2 win over Dipendra Police School. — HNS

Tendulkar doubtful


Sachin Tendulkar may not play in the ICC Super Series in October due to his slow recovery from tennis elbow surgery. Orthopaedic specialist Anant Joshi, who is on the Indian cricket board’s medical panel and has monitored Tendulkar’s recovery, told the Times of India that he may still need “a month and a half” to be fully fit. “I noticed that the muscles on his left hand are weaker than the right.” On Wednesday, Tendulkar withdrew from the two-Test series in Zimbabwe. — AFP