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9th Women’s and 18th Men’s National Handball Championship kicks off in Pokhara

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POKHARA — The 9th Women’s and 18th Men’s National Handball Championship has kicked off here at Pokhara Stadium from today.

Seven teams each from the male and female groups of five development regions, the Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have participated in the championship organised by the District Handball Association, Kaski with support from Nepal Handball Association.

The Hong Kong Beauty Institute is the main sponsor of the championship.

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Teams coming out first, second and third in the championship will get Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000, trophy, medal and certificates, respectively.

Central Chairman of Nepal Handball Association, Tej Gurung, said that the best players would be selected from the championship for 13th South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Nepal in 2019. The Championship will run till January 6.

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Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.

Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.

Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.

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Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.

Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.

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