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Emerging Teams Cup: Nepal win by 7 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has wrapped up the journey of ACC Emerging Teams Cup defeating Hong Kong by seven wickets in their last match held at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground No 2 in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh on Thursday.

Hong Kong had set a target of 215 runs for Nepal which Nepal successfully made beating Hong Kong by seven wickets.

Gyanendra Malla and Asif Sheikh had opened for Nepal. Malla made 70 our of 82 balls including 11 4s. Malla made three different partnership. He made 37 out of 62 balls with Sheikh, 44 our of 57 with Dilip Nath and 34 out of 44 balls with Dipendra Singh Airee.

Nepal have made a century by the end of the 24th over.

Similarly, with the partnership of 105 runs of Dipendra Singh Airee and Sharad Veswakar, Nepal crossed the target and ended the match at 220 runs with 34 balls remaining.

Airee and Veswakar  were not out with 60 runs  with five fours and one six and 55 runs  with three fours and three sixes respectively.

Earlier, invited to bat first after losing the toss, Hong Kong made 214 runs losing all the wickets in the alloted 50 overs.
Hong Kong’s skipper Anshy Rath topscored with 51 runs including seven fours off 64 balls before being caught by Gyanendra Malla.

Cameron McAuslan made 43 runs includig five fours in 69 balls while Waqas Khan contributed 30 runs including three fours off 65 balls before being bowled out by Sushan Bhari.

Nepal now stands third with 2 points in the scoreboard.

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Province 6 named Karnali, capital Surkhet

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SURKHET — Province number 6 has became the first province to get a name as a provincial assembly meeting renamed it Karnali on Saturday. The meeting also fixed Birendranagar in Surkhet as its Capital.

A meeting of the provincial assembly convened on Saturday unanimously endorsed the proposal to name the province as ‘Karnali’ and also fixed Birendranagar in Surket as the capital of the province which until now, Birendranagar was the temporary provincial capital.

CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader of the province Yam Lal Kadel had proposed the name of the province while Din Bandu Shrestha of Nepali Congress, Ganesh Prasad Singh of CPN (Maoist Center) and Sohila Sahi of Rastriya Prajatantra Party seconded the proposal.

The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 provincial assembly members.

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Likewise, Birendranagar, Surkhet, as Capital was proposed by opposition Nepali Congress’s Jiban Bahadur Shahi.

Speaking at the assembly, lawmaker from Jumla Dig Bandu Shrestha said Karnali will be an appropriate name as it sends out a strong message of geographical unity.

The meeting later unanimously endorsed the proposal. After that, another proposal was also tabled at the assembly, to fix Birendranagar as the provincial capital .

Nepali Congress PP leader of the province Jiwan Bahadur Sahi had proposed to make Birendranagar the province capital while Ambar Bahadur Sahi of CPN-UML and Naresh Bhandari of CPN (Maoist Center) seconded the proposal.

Lawmakers from CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Congress voted for the proposal. Only Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Soshila Sahi voted against .

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