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Bharatpur metropolis to provide land to Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation to construct cricket stadium

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CHITWAN — Bharatpur Metropolitan City has announced that it would provide a land plot to the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation for developing it into a cricket pitch.

Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, announced this in a news conference here today.

“Bharatpur metropolis is an area with all types of possibilities. I invite you to come to Chitwan for cricket and the Bharatpur Metropolitan City will provide whatever support it can,” she said.

The Foundation was looking for land plots in various places of Province-3 for construction of cricket stadium, one of its dream projects.

Mayor Dahal said the metropolis was ready to provide the ground located at the metropolis’ ward number 20 for the construction of cricket stadium.

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A sports stadium is under construction at this site. She was of the view that the area at the Chitwan stadium could be expanded a piece of its land allocated for constructing a cricket stadium.

She said the metropolis is also ready to provide the required financial and material support for this purpose, adding that a letter would be sent to the Foundation after getting the proposal to provide the land plot endorsed by the metropolis’ board today alone.

The Bharatpur Metropolitan City has said that it has allotted Rs 10 million for this purpose.

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France beats Croatia 4-2 to clinch 2nd World Cup title

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MOSCOW — France has clinched its second FIFA World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the finals in Moscow on Sunday in the highest-scoring final since 1966.

France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final. The own-goal off the top of Mario Mandzukic’s head was the 12th of the tournament.

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana initially didn’t call the handball but awarded the spot kick after a video review – the first time in a World Cup final. Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty to put France back in front.

Croatia rallied to equalize with a terrific left-foot strike by Ivan Perisic; however France took the lead right back when Perisic handled the ball in his own penalty area.

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The match was temporarily disrupted when four pitch invaders ran onto the field in the 52nd minute before being dragged away by security and police.

Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russia.

Play resumed and France quickly took a 4-1 lead with goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe in the 59th and 65th minutes.

Croatia was playing in its first World Cup final. For France, it was a first World Cup crown since winning on home soil in 1998.

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