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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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President nominates NA members

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has nominated three persons to the post of National Assembly Members on the recommendation of the government on Tuesday.

President Bhandari has nominated former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission (NPC) Yubaraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), CPN Maoist Centre lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and former NPC member Bimala Poudel Rai (Morang) to the posts as per Section B of the Article 86 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to the Office of the President.

Earlier today, a meeting of Council of Ministers had recommended their names to the president after withdrawing the recommendations made by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.

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Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious reservation over the government recommendation on National Assembly (NA) members.

NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that NC has protested the governmen decision on new recommendation to the NA that was made by calling back the recommendation made by Deuba-led government.

The Deuba-led government had recommended the names of Chandani Joshi, Gopal Basnet and Krishna Prasad Poudel as the NA members.

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