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Nepal defeat UAE by 5 wickets in ICC World Cup Qualifiers warm-up match

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated United Arab Emirates by five-wicket in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers warm-up match on Tuesday played at Kwekwe Sports Club’s cricket ground, Zimbabwe.

Chasing the modest 172 run target posted by UAE, Nepal reached the target in 28.2 overs.

Nepal Captain Khadka tried to lay the foundation making 61-ball 28 while fourth numbered batsman Anil Kumar Sah contributed 11 runs off 18 balls.

Sharad Vesawkar and Dipendra Singh Airee them smashed 41 runs each which were crucial for Nepal to register win over World Cup Qualifier opponent. Likewise, Aarif Sheikh contributed 23 runs facing 19 deliveries.

Openers Gyanendra Malla made 12 while Dilip Nath only 4 .

Amir Hayat claimed two wickets for UAE whereas Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza and Rohan Mustafa bagged one wicket each.

Earlier,after winning the toss, UAE chose to bat first and posted 172 run target in 28.5 overs in the match reduced to 29 overs.

Opener Ashfaq Ahmed to top-scored for UAE with 67-ball 42 while Adnan Mufti and Ghulam Shabber were two other notable contributors with 37 and 32 runs respectively. Likewise, Shaiman Amwar made 16 runs facing 10 deliveries.

Nepal, who are in Zimbabwe to take part in the in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers will now face Hong Kong in another warm-up match on March 1.

Lalit Bhandari took four wickets and he was supported by Karan KC who added three wickets. Similarly, Lalit Rajbanshi claimed two wickets whereas skipper Paras Khadka added one.

Nepal are in Group B along with hosts Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Scotland of the Qualifiers. Group A is formed of the West Indies, Ireland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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