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ICC World League Championship: Nepal loses against Kenya by 5 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has lost its first match against Kenya by 5 wickets in ICC World League Championship on Saturday.

Nepal managed a score of 112 for eight before rain halted the game for first time at the TU cricket ground and target run was revised to 104 by D/L method.

But following another rain interruption in the 22nd over, the target was revised to 94 runs from 26 overs.

Kenya met the target with the loss of 5 wickets with 11 balls remaining.

For Kenya, RR Patel scored 34 runs (not out) off 52 balls that included 3 fours, CO Obuya hit 24 runs off 32 balls with 3 fours and Gurdeep Singh hit 12 runs (not out) off 19 balls with one four. Other batsmen could not score double digit run.

Sagar Pun and Sandeep Lamichchane took two wickets of Kenya, each giving away 8 and 21 runs respectively.

Earlier, electing to bat first after winning the toss, Kenyan player SO Ngoche took highest 3 wickets giving away 18 runs whereas NM Odhiambo grabbed 2 wickets.

Nepal is taking on Kenya in the second match ICC World Cricket League Championship on Monday.

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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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