DHAKA, March 11: While captain Paras Khadka was upbeat about Nepal´s maiden appearance in the World T20, beginning on Sunday in Bangladesh, the host, pitted in the same group against Nepal, downplayed its ambitions saying it had ´no idea´ of the neighbouring team.
Paras, speaking at a press conference in Dhaka on Monday, said, “We are here to present Nepali cricket in front of the whole world. It is a great opportunity for us as we have always wanted to be here.”
POKHARA, March 10: Machhindra Football Club came back from a goal down to stun Saraswati Youth Club 3-1 and secure the last semifinal berth in the Aaha-Rara Gold Cup football tournament in Pokhara on Monday.
Bishal Rai cancelled Jagjeet Shrestha´s lead for Saraswati to restore parity before the break and Jaja and Dylan Loktan added two more for Machhindra in the second half to snatch victory from Saraswati.
KATHMANDU: Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya won the Chief of Army Staff Inter-school Running T20 Cricket Tournament defeating Galaxy Public School in the final on Monday in Kathmandu.
Sainik bagged a purse of Rs 20,000 while Galaxy received Rs 10,000. Adil Khan of Galaxy was declared the man of the series, while Dinesh Dhanuk of Sainik, Biraj Tandukar of Nightingale School, and Dinesh Yadav of Adarsha Vidya Mandir won the awards for best batsman, best bowler and best wicket-keeper respectively. Altogether 16 teams participated in the tournament.
KATHMANDU, March 10: Ram Thapa and Ramesh Adhikari share the lead after the first round of CMS Open golf tournament, which kicked off at the Gokarna Golf Club on Monday. Ram and Ramesh carded three-under 69 at the par-72 golf course.
Sanjay Lama is in the third position with a score of one-under 71. Nepal number one Shiva Ram Shrestha and Surya Prasad Sharma are tied for fourth on even-par 72. Ram Krishna Shrestha is sixth with a score of one-over 73 along with amateur Sunil KC, who is also leads among the amateurs.
LONDON, March 10: Second-tier Wigan pulled off a stunning victory over Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup on Sunday, leaving one of the most unlikely semifinal lineups in the famous competition´s recent history.
City, one of Europe´s top teams, was looking to avenge its shock defeat to Wigan in last year´s final but slumped to a 2-1 loss at home, ending its hopes of a domestic treble just seven days after winning the League Cup final.