KATHMANDU — Namibia Under-19 cricket team have posted a 226-run target to Nepal in their seventh place match in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium of Fatullah in Bangladesh on Thursday.
Batting first in the wake of winning the toss Namibia made 225 runs losing nine wickets in the reduced 45 overs.
The match, which was scheduled to be played at 9 am, was postponed for 60 minutes to because of mist and reduced to 45 overs.
Lohan Louwrens scores highest 59 runs studded with five boundaries and one six off 96 balls.
M van Lingen hit 58 runs four fours and one six facing 36 balls while F Rautenbach contributed 39 runs including two fours and two six off 30 balls.
Sandeep Lamichhane took the first wicket on the very first ball, pitched by Sunil Dhamala, sending Niko Davin back empty handed.
Jurgen Linde scored 19 runs before being caught out by Dhamala in Sushil Kandel’s ball at 15.6 overs.
Captain and wicketkeeper Raju Rijal caught the ball sending Namibian captain Zane Green back with 17 runs off 35 balls.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
CPN Maoist Centre
Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost