Zurkhaneh begins today


Nepal Zurkhaneh Sports Association (NZSA) is organizing the second Asian Zurkhaneh Sports Championship here from Thursday. In all, 150 players will vie for the 18 gold medals in the three-day tournament. Nepal will field 23 players in Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Women’s section.

President of International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation Mohsen Mehralizadeh and NZSA president Karna Bahadur Shahi among others were present during a prees meet on Wednesday. Mehralizadeh, who is the former Vice President of Iran, said the game was being held for the first time outside Iran. — HNS