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Nepal, UK To Play First Ever Blind Womenīs Cricket Series
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KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Nepal and the United Kingdom (UK) are set to play the world´s first ever blind women´s cricket series. No international match has been played between blind women cricketers so far. The three-match series will be held at the Pulchowk Engineering College Cricket Ground starting Sunday.

Nepal is the first country in the world to form a blind women´s cricket team, followed by the UK. The UK team arrived in Nepal on Monday and is currently preparing for the series in Pokhara.
MMC Loses On Penalties In Governorīs Gold Cup Final
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KATHMANDU, Oct 21: A Division League champion Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) lost 2-0 on penalties to ONGC Mumbai of India in the final of the Governor´s Gold Cup football tournament in Sikkim on Tuesday.

The title-decider went straight to a penalty shootout after MMC came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in the normal 90 minutes. But the Nepali league champion, playing without most of its senior players including captain Sagar Thapa, had to be content with a runner-up finish as none of its players found the net in the tie-breaker.
India To Suspend Cricket Tours With West Indies
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NEW DELHI, Oct 21:  India´s cricket board suspended bilateral ties with the West Indies on Tuesday and decided to begin legal action over the abandoned tour of India.

"The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour," it said in a statement after meeting in the southern city of Hyderabad.
Indian Player Dies From Injury In Goal Celebration
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NEW DELHI, Oct 21:The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults.

Peter Biaksangzuala landed on his back while doing flips last Tuesday in the northeastern state of Mizoram. He died Sunday.
Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison
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PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 21: Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic athlete´s sentence provides for a maximum of five years in prison and Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
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