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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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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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