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ICC WCL Div II : Nepal defeat UAE by 4 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 4 wickets in their third match of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 underway at Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday.

Skipper Paras Khadka’s whirlwind half-century and spearhead Sompal Kami’s four wicket scalps propelled Nepal to seal convincing victory over UAE during the ongoing ICC WCLD II. Nepal achieved the target in the 29th over.

With today’s emphatic victory over UAE, Nepal register two victories out of three matches of the ICC World Cricket League Division II played at Windhoek, Namibia, on Sunday.

Skipper Parash Khadka played a blistering innings of 51 runs off just 48 balls, studded with two cracking fours and five sixes.

After winning the toss, UAE was invited to take the first strike before folding them for a meagre 114 runs in 31 overs.

Shaiman Anwar top scored for UAE with 30 runs in 64 balls which included two hit to the fence.

Sompal Kami was pick of the bowlers with 7-0-30-4. Leg spin bowler Sandeep Lamichanne took three UAE scalps where as Khadka bagged two wickets.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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