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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier: Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by 9 wickets

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal defeated Papua New Guinea by 9 wickets in their first match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Kinrara Academy Oval of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on Thursday.

After winning the toss and opting to field first, Nepal bowled PNG out for only 48 runs in 28.2 overs. For Nepal, Sunil Dhamala claimed five PNG wickets giving away just 7 runs in 8.3 overs while Arif Sheik snatched three wickets.

For PNG, Lohia Guba and Nou Toua scored with 13 and 11 runs. Only these two PNG batsmen reached double digit scores in the match.

Nepal chased the target of 49 runs in 9.1 overs with the loss of just one wicket. Opener Sandeep Sunar judged LBW out for just four runs. Sunil Dhamala and Yogendra Singh Karki made 24 and 16 runs respectively for the team.
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Five countries including Nepal, the United States of America, Ireland, Uganda and Papua New Guinea are locking their horns for the title.

The winner will make it to the U19 World Cup Championship to be held in Bangladesh next year.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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