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ICC WCL Championship: Nepal defeat Namibia by 3 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated Namibia by 3 wickets in a second match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Monday.

With this victory Nepal have hope in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018.

Nepal achieved the 240-run target set by Namibia with one ball remaining.

Opening batsmen Naresh Budayair and Gyanendra Malla of Nepal have begun batting to pursue a 240-run target posted by Nambia.

Khadka was top scorer for Nepal with 103 runs. He scored the runs confronting 94 balls hitting seven sixes and five fours.

Sharad Veswakar remained not out at 74 runs, while Gyanendra Malla contributed 22 runs for Nepal.

Earlier, Namibia have posted a total of 239 runs losing nine wickets for Nepal.

Nepal had won the toss and chose to bat first.

Namibia skipper scored an impressive 51runs off 60 balls before being caught behind in the 21st over off Sandeep Lamichhane’s delivery. He was followed by HelaoNafidiYa France after being run out in the 23rd over scoring just four runs.

Zane Green scored 47 runs, followed by Sarel Burger with 43 runs. Later in the innings, JP Kotze played a 32-run cameo to push the Namibian total further.

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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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