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Nepal team for ACC Emerging Nations Cup announced

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KATHMANDU — The Nepal national cricket team has been announced for the ACC Emerging Nations Cup scheduled for March 25 to April 4 in Bangladesh.

A three-member selection team comprising ICC-Asia Cricket Development Officer Venkatapathy Raju, Nepal head coach Jagat Tamatta and skipper Khadka had made the selection.

Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla will lead the 15-member team after captain Paras Khadka withdrew from the tournament citing his health condition.

Other members in the team are Sharad Vesawkar (Vice-Captain),Binod Bhandari, Sagar Pun, Md. Arif Sheikh, Mahaboob Alam, Dipendra Sing Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mahamad Asif Sheikh, Avinash Karn, Sunil Dhamala, Bhuwan Karki, Sushan Bhari, Dipesh Shrestha and  Dilip Nath.

Likewise, four reserve players —  Kushal Bhurtel, Jitendra Kumar Mukhiya, Rajesh Pulami Magar and Sushil Kandel — have also been named:

Nepal’s National team, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Afghanistan and the U-23 teams from the four Test-playing nations of the region — India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh — are taking part in the event.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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