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15-member cricket squad announced for ACC U-19 Asia Cup

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KATHMANDU — The national cricket squad to play in the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup has been announced on Sunday. The international cricket tournament is scheduled to be held in Malaysia from November 9 to 20.

Dipendra Singh Airee is the captain of the 15-member team announced by a selection committee comprising U-19 team coach Binod Das and ACC representative Venkatapathy Raju.

The final name list of players for the tournament was declared among 19 players remaining in the closed training session.

Rohit Kumar Poudel, Sandip Lamichhane, Sandip Sunar, Anil Kumar Shah, Pawan Sarraf, Aasif Sheikh, Kishore Mahato, Shahab Alam, Prakas KC, Kamal Singh Airee, Bhim Sarki, Pranit Thapa Magar,Rashid Khan and Jitendra Singh are in the squad.

Likewise, Sndeep Jora, Bikram Kumar Bhusal, Ankit Subedi and Bijay Chaudhary have been chosen as alternative players.

The team is leaving for Bangladesh Monday to play three practice matches with the Bangladeshi U-19 team.

Eight countries with the ‘test status’ including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan are taking part in the tournament.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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