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Cross country open race competition organized to promote sports tourism

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NUWAKOT — The second Jhiltung Cross Country Open Race Competition was organized in Belkotgadhi Municipality-5 in Nuwakot on Sunday to promote sports tourism in the district.

National and local-level athletes joined the tournament organized by Leo Club of Nuwakot Paropakar and other organizations.

Two different categories of women and men were held in the competition. In men’s category of 13.4 kms race, Bhumi Raj Rai, Kiran Bogati and Bibek Rai emerged first, second and third, respectively.

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Likewise, Kanchhi Maya Kojoo, Pushpa Bhandari and Rajpura Pachhai stood first, second and third, respectively.

The winner received Rs 15,000 in cash while second and third got Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 in cash.

Similarly, 29 runners took part in the ‘Cross Country Run for Fun’.

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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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