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Biratnagar Warriors clinch EPL title

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KATHMANDU — Biratnagar Warriors clinched the Everest Premiere Leaguge T-20 cricket tournament title defeating Bhairahawa Gladiators by one run in the final match at Kirtipur cricket ground on Saturday.

Elected to bat first after winning the toss, Biratnagar Warriors scored 149 runs loosing seven wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Anshuman Rath top scored 41 runs for Biratnagar. Skipper Paras Khadka contributed 27 runs and Anil Kumar Sah added 22 runs on the board.

Bhairahawa Gladiators, however, failed to reach the target of 150 runs. They required nine runs to win the title in the last over but could only make seven runs in the thrilling match.

Gladiators’ skipper Sharad Vesawkar scored 52 runs while opener Pratham Salunke contributed 30 runs and Arif Sheikh made 27 runs.

Anil Sah of Biratnagar claimed three wickets, Karan KC and Paras Khadka took two and one wickets respectively.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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