Army becomes boxing champion

Published On: December 30, 2016 08:24 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Dec 30: Tribhuvan Army Club has become the champion in boxing event in the ongoing Seventh National Games winning a total of 11 gold, five silver and two bronze medals in both men’s and women’s category. Army, which had bagged 5 golds on Wednesday, added six on the last day of the event held in Jhapa. 

Similarly another departmental team Armed Police Club (APF) wrapped up the competition remaining in the second place with a total of four golds, five silvers and four bronzes while third-placed Central Region bagged two golds and two silvers alongside four bronzes. Nepal Police Club won one gold, three silvers and two bronzes to grabbed fourth place while home team Eastern Region snatched 10 bronzes. Similarly, remaining three regional teams--Mid-Western , Far-Western and Western-won five, four and three bronzes respectively.  

In the final, Bishnu Prasad Ghale, Punam Rawal, Dipesh Lama, Silu Dhangol, Shyam Khadka and Asish Dawadi bagged gold for Army. In the men’s 69 kg category, Armyman Bishnu won gold defeating Bikash Lama of APF in the final. Army added another gold in women’s 64 kg event after Punam defeated APF’s Binita Thapa Magar in the final. 

Similarly in the men’s 76 kg category, Dipesh won gold for Army while silver went to Central Region’s Diwash Lal Bhumi. In the men’s 91 kg event, Armyman Shyam won gold after he enjoyed walkover from Central Region’s Kabirash Sharma who left the game after picking up an injury during the match.  Silu won gold for Army in women’s 75 kg event defeating Samuna Khatun of Western Region in the final.  

Likewise in the men’s 91 kg plus category, Asish won gold for Army and the silver of the event went to Megh Daniel Lama of Central Region. 

In the women’s 69 kg event, Sangita Sunuwar of APF bagged gold beating Anuradha Lama of Police in the final. Central Region’s Manohar Basnet claimed gold in the men’s 81 kg event and the silver of the event went to Mahendra KC of Army. 

Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Sripali, Sports Secretary Mahesh Dahal, Nepal Boxing Association  President Ram Awale among the others distributed the medals to the winners .

APF, Army set final clash in cricket

Departmental teams Armed Police Force (APF) and Tribhuvan Army Club will vie in the final of men’s T20 cricket tournament under the Seventh National Games after they won their respective semifinal clashes played on Friday at Baijnathpur in Biratnagar. 

Both APF and Army registered identical eight-wicket wins over Central Region and Nepal Police Club respectively. 

In the first semifinal, APF bowled out Central Region for a meager total of 61 runs in 17.5 overs after the latter elected to bat. In the run chase, APF surpassed the target in 9.3 overs losing two wickets. 

Pradeep Airee contributed unbeaten 33 runs for APF while Prithu Baskota was not out on nine runs. 

Earlier, none of the Central Region batsmen besides opener Hari Shankar Shah (21 runs off 28 runs) scored in double digits. Karan KC and Basanta Regmi of APF pocketed two wickets each. 

In another match, openers Sagar Pun and Anil Mandal starred with the bat for Army as it achieved a mammoth target of 145 runs set by Police in 18.3 overs for the loss of two wickets. Sagar (59 runs off 48 balls) and Anil (not out 62 runs off 54 balls) played 114-run stand for the first wicket before the former was bowled by Manjeet Shrestha. Naresh Budhayer contributed five runs and Raju Rijal remained unbeaten for six runs. 

Earlier, opener Dilip Nath (35 runs), Sunil Dhamala (15 runs), Arif Seikh (35 runs), Dipendra Airee (10 runs) and Ram Naresh Giri (15 runs) contributed for Police as it made 144/10 at close. 

Sompal Kami of Army was the pick of bowling claiming three wickets. Bikram Sob and Chandra Saud shared two wickets each for Army. 

The final match will be played on Friday.

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