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ICC WCL Championship: Namibia chooses to bat first after winning the toss

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KATHMANDU — Namibia won the toss and selected to bat against Nepal in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Saturday.

In a tournament that provides 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers billet for main four groups, winless Nepal are right now moping at the base of the points table while Namibia are at the sixth position on the basis of run rate.

To stay in hunt for the top four spot, Nepal face a tough task to beat Namibia in both the matches. Both Nepal and Namibia are under pressure to win both games to secure their berth.

The Netherlands is at the top of the table with 10 points from six games followed by Hong Kong (nine points), Scotland (seven points), Kenya (six points ) and Papua New Guinea (four points).

Earlier, Nepal had lost to Scotland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the first two rounds. Namibia had edge Hong Kong and lost to Kenya.

The top four teams would secure their berth in the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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