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CAN announces Nepal squad against Namibia

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KATHMANDU — Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a 18-member squad on Thursday for the ICC World Cricket League Championship round-three matches against Namibia.

There are 14 regular and four reserve players in the squad, according to CAN. Paras Khadka will lead the squad with Gyanendra Malla as his deputy.

Other members of  the team are Sagar Pun, Naresh Budhayer, Sharad Vesawakar, Shakti Gauchan, Rajesh Pulami, Binod Bhandari, Basant Regmi, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Bikram Sob, Anil Mandal, Dipendra Singh Airee.

Likewise, Nepal U-19 captain Raju Rijal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Susan Bhari and Prem Tamang are also  in the team. Bikram Sob, Dipendra Singh Airee, Prem Tamang and Anil Mandal have been kept in the reserve squad.

The matches will be played at the Tribhuvan University cricket stadium in Kirtipur on April 17 and 19.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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