TAC, APF claim Shreejana International Volleyball titles

Pokhara, February 11

Departmental sides Tribhuvan Army Club and Nepal APF Club won the titles of the Shreejana International Volleyball Tournament here today.

TAC beat Nepal Police Club 3-1 sets to win the men’s section title, while APF clamied the women’s title beating New Diamond Academy 3-1 sets. In the men’s final, TAC took first set 25-21 but lost the second set 21-25 as NPC levelled the scores at 1-1. TAC almost squandered the 24-21 lead in the third set before winning 27-25 to restore the lead. TAC then registered a comfortable 25-13 victory in the fourth set to complete the victory.

In the women’s category final, APF claimed first two sets 25-18, 25-14 before NDA bounced back to take the third set 25-18. However, APF won fourth set comfortably 25-15 and sealed the trophy.

Winners and runners-up in both the sections earned Rs 155,555 and Rs 77,777 respectively. TAC’s Dhan Bahadur Bhatta and APF’s Saraswoti Chaudhary were named the best players in men and women’s sections and got Rs 10,000 each.

Likewise, TAC’s Hari Adhikari and Man Bahadur Shrestha were the best server and blocker respectively, while NPC’s Im Rana was the best setter, Kul Bahadur Thapa won the award of the best spiker and Shamsher Bahadur Chand was the best libero in the men’s category.

In the women’s section, NDA’s Pratibha Mali received the best spiker’s award, while Kripa Adhikari, Salina Shrestha, Lalita Nath and APF’s Reshma Bhandari were named the best setter, libero, blocker server respectively.

Paudel blasts NSC for being indifferent towards the sports development

POKHARA: President of Western Regional Sports Development Committee Khagaraj Paudel blasted the National Sports Council for being indifferent towards the sports development.

“We need people who believe in action rather in delivering speech. The NSC had promised an international standard training centre in Pokhara a year ago but the situation remains the same till date,” said Paudel.

Paudel also flayed the NSC of organising the sub-standard seventh National Games. “The standard of this tournament is far better than the seventh National Games held in Eastern Region in December last year. The National Games was held poorly and that is not the way we treat the sports,” he added.

Paudel also criticized NSC of giving the hosting rights of eighth National Games to Mid-western Region. “It was our turn to host the Games but we lost that only because of the NSC. Still there is a chance as the NAC is yet to make formal decision and I hope Member Secretary will take his stand at that time,” he added. NSC Member Secretary Bista said Pokhara was going to be the sports hub in future. “We have already started a couple of projects and we are ready to help the region,” he said.