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Nepal Storms wins APL T20 Cricket Tournament

Storm scored a total of 108 runs losing seven wickets in the allotted 10 overs due to rain

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Storm has won the trophy of the Asian Club Premier League (ACPL) T20 Cricket Tournament defeating Sri Lankan Lions by 20 runs on Tuesday.

With the trophy, Storm has also bagged a cash prize of Rs 4 million. Likewise, the runner-up Lions received rewarded with Rs 1.6 million.

Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Storm scored a total of 108 runs losing seven wickets in the allotted 10 overs due to rain. In reply, Lions was bowled out for 81-7 in 10 overs.

Storm’s Pawan Chandel stroked highest 42 runs facing 19 balls and Jitendar Sharma made 23 runs off 10 balls for the winning side. Likewise, Bhupendra Thapa added 14 runs off 14 balls for Storm while Utsav Chandra, Harshana and Lovi Brar pocketed one wicket each for Lions.

Harshana struck 26 runs off 20 balls while unbeaten Sanjay Khichad made 23 runs facing 16 balls. Likewise, Akash Goutal scored 12 runs off seven balls while none other batsmen touched double digit.

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Shubhanshu Sahu was dismissed for four runs while Utsav Chandra, Lovi Brar and Sandeep were sent to the pavilion for one run respectively.

Malwinder, Gaurav Barabade and Ashish Bisht claimed two wickets for Storm.

The tournament was organized by Indian sports management company Ultimate Sports Management (USM) in association with National Sports Council (NSC).

Six franchise teams from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have participated in the competition.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

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Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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