HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: After missing out on reaching the second round of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Nepal are taking on Kenya in the seventh place playoff semi-finals at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai on Thursday. The winner of the match will play the seventh place final on Friday at the same venue against the winner of the other semi-final match between Italy and Papua New Guinea. Thursday will
also decide a team to earn the ICC World Twenty20 ticket slated for September in Sri Lanka. The winner of the preliminary final between Group ‘A’ winners Afghanistan and Group ‘B’ toppers Namibia will qualify for the World Twenty20.
Employees chip in
DHARAN: The employees of the Dharan Municipality on Wednesday donated Rs 55,000 for the 14th International Invitational Tuborg Budha Subba Gold Cup that kicks off here on Saturday. The municipality employees chipped in a day’s salary to collect the amount. Dharan Employees’ Association president Chakra Bahadur Rai handed
over the amount to Dharan Football Association president Kishor Rai. A total of eight teams are participating in one of the prestigious tournament held outside the Kathmandu Valley.
Anju enters singles semis
KATHMANDU: Defending champion Anju Adhikari of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Guddi Karki of Nepal Telecom, Sabina Maskey Pradhan and Shradda Manandhar of NTV entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the PESDAN Badminton Championships here on Wednesday. Anju eased past Madhavi Bose of Siddhartha Bank, Guddi beat Sumina Shrestha of NEA 21-2, 21-10, Sabina rallied to overcome Sunita Shrestha of Civil Aviation 13-21, 21-14, 21-14 and Shraddha saw off Prabina Chhetri of NEA 21-9, 21-11. Guddi later paired with Prabina Chhetry to enter the doubles final. The NEA duo will meet Sabina and Shraddha in the final.
Int’l High School Karate
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Shito-Ryu Karate-do Association (NSKA) is organising the 18th International High School Karate and Kickboxing Championships here at the end of May. More than 1,300 players from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will compete for 40 gold medals, informed NSKA and Nepal Karate Federation president Dawa Gurung. The event comes under the annual programme of the NSKA.