Sports should be isolated from politics: Oli

Published On: March 6, 2022 10:04 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JHAPA, March 6: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has argued that the sports sector should not be part of politics. 

Addressing the inaugural session of the Fifth Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament at Domalal Rajbansi Stadium on Saturday, Chairman Oli said sport activity is not a political party and it should be kept aside from politics while urging different sides to unite for the development of the sports sector.

The Domalal Rajbansi family had given land for the construction of the stadium in Birtamod.

Ten different teams are participating in the tournament in which the winner will bag Rs 1,255,000 in cash while the first runner up will get Rs 605,000.

The organizer said the most valuable player will get a motorbike while the best goalkeeper, best defender, best midfielder and best coach will receive Rs 21,000 each.

The highest scorer striker will get Rs 25,000 in cash. Similarly, the man of the match of each game will receive Rs 9,999.

Meanwhile, Oli laid foundation stone for river embankment to be built against Ratuwa river in Kamal Rural Municipality-6 in the district of Jhapa.

Oli said the local residents here won't have to bear losses from the Ratuwa river during monsoon after the construction of a well-managed embankment. He also hoped for the timely completion of the embankment, which is 12 km long.


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