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ICC WCL Championship: Namibia post 240 run target to Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Namibia has posted a 240-run target to Nepal in the second-day match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Monday.

Batting first subsequent to losing the toss, Namibia scored 239 runs loosing nine wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Namibian player S Baard topsocored with 51 runs studded with eight fours off 60 balls. Similarly, Zane Green hit 47 runs including six fours off 87 balls while SF Burger made 43 keeps running off 60 balls and remained not out.

Jean-Pierre Kotze and Nicolaas Reimert Petrus Scholtz scored 32 and 22 runs respectively.

Basanta Regmi, Sandeep Lamichhane and Shakti Gauchan took two wickets every conceding 44, 45 and 39 runs respectively.

Nepal dropped Raju Rijal and included Sagar Pun in the playing eleven. Today’s Nepali team contains Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Shakti Gauchan, Binod Bhandari, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Sagar Pun, Basanta Regmi, Sompal Kami, Naresh Budhaer and Sandeep Lamichhane.

Nepal had defeated Namibia by five-wicket in the first on Saturday.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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