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ICC WCL Championship: Nepal elect to bat first after winning win toss against Namibia

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KATHMANDU —Nepal selected to field winning the toss against Nambia in the second-day match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Monday.

Nepal had won against Namibia by five wickets on Saturday stepping close qualify for the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh.

Nepal has dropped Raju Rijal and included Sagar Pun in the playing eleven in today’s match.

Victory against Namibia in the second match will keep Nepal’s chances for playing in the qualifying round of the ICC World Cup 2018 (ODI) alive.

Nepal will next play away to table toppers the Netherlands in fourth round in August with three more rounds remaining against Kenya (at home), Hong Kong (away) and UAE (at neutral venue).

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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