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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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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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