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ICC World Cricket League Championship : Nepal receives 156 run target

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KATHMANDU  — Nepal has received 156 run target against Kenya during the first innings of their second match in the ICC World Cricket League Championship at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on Monday.

After winning toss and elected to field first, Nepal’s good bowling performance saw bundle out Kenya for 155 runs in the match.

Vice-Captain Gyanendra Malla is leading the team today as well as Captain Paras Khadka has not recovered from a surgery yet.

Sharad Vesawkar, who claimed four wickets, showed an outstanding play during the match. He took Irfan Karim’s wicket at 30.4 overs and made a hat-trick as he claimed the last three wickets of the innings.

He took two consecutive wickets of Karan Kaul at 44.4 overs and Shem Ngoche at 44.5 overs and the last wicket of Elijah Otieno at 46.1 overs.

Nepal had suffered a loss against Kenya in their first of the two fifth-round matches held at the TU Stadium on Saturday. Kenya had achieved the double-reduced target of 94 runs in 25 overs at the loss of five wickets.

Nepal are rooted at sixth place in the eight-team standings with six points.

Nepal had suffered the other two defeats with the team during their ICC World Cricket League Division 2 games in Namibia in 2015.

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Province 6 named Karnali, capital Surkhet

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SURKHET — Province number 6 has became the first province to get a name as a provincial assembly meeting renamed it Karnali on Saturday. The meeting also fixed Birendranagar in Surkhet as its Capital.

A meeting of the provincial assembly convened on Saturday unanimously endorsed the proposal to name the province as ‘Karnali’ and also fixed Birendranagar in Surket as the capital of the province which until now, Birendranagar was the temporary provincial capital.

CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader of the province Yam Lal Kadel had proposed the name of the province while Din Bandu Shrestha of Nepali Congress, Ganesh Prasad Singh of CPN (Maoist Center) and Sohila Sahi of Rastriya Prajatantra Party seconded the proposal.

The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 provincial assembly members.

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Likewise, Birendranagar, Surkhet, as Capital was proposed by opposition Nepali Congress’s Jiban Bahadur Shahi.

Speaking at the assembly, lawmaker from Jumla Dig Bandu Shrestha said Karnali will be an appropriate name as it sends out a strong message of geographical unity.

The meeting later unanimously endorsed the proposal. After that, another proposal was also tabled at the assembly, to fix Birendranagar as the provincial capital .

Nepali Congress PP leader of the province Jiwan Bahadur Sahi had proposed to make Birendranagar the province capital while Ambar Bahadur Sahi of CPN-UML and Naresh Bhandari of CPN (Maoist Center) seconded the proposal.

Lawmakers from CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Congress voted for the proposal. Only Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Soshila Sahi voted against .

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