Due to the sudden change in climate in Pokhara, the event of the Paragliding Pre-World Cup planned for Saturday has been scratched off.
The paragliding Pre-World Cup was commenced on Friday for the first time in Nepal where as many as 150 paragliding pilots from 36 countries including Nepal are participating.
Hosted by Nepal Airsports Association (NAA), the competition will last for a week.
According to NAA technician, Rabin Gurung, the pilots have taken their flights over Sarangkot, Armala, Dhikidanda and Toripani of Kaski amid the practice on Friday.
Upwards of 30 pilots are participating from Nepal, according to NAA Chairperson Yogesh Bhattarai.
The winner of the event will get Rs 50,000 cash prize besides trophy, medal and certificate; while the first and second runner-ups will get Rs 40,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.
The organiser will also honor best three contenders of Overall Women, Overall Nepali and Sports Class classifications.
NAA said the effective completion of the worldwide event will help to promote adventurous sports and tourism industry in the country.Follow @gorkhapost
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers : Nepal go down to Netherlands
KATHMANDU — Nepal finished eighth in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers after losing to Netherlands by 45 runs in the 7th place play off at Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, on Saturday.
The Netherlands won the toss and chose to bat before making a total of 189-9 in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, Nepal managed to make 144 runs only in 44.4 overs losing all the wickets.
Sompal Kami made the highest 36 runs where as Dipendra Singh Airee (25) and Paras Khadka (22) were the other big scorers for Nepal.
Player-of-the-match Roelof van der Merwe was pick of the Dutch bowling as he took 4-20 and he was supported by Fred Klaassen and Pieter Seelaar who bagged two wickets each. Likewise, Timm van der Gugten and Shane Snater added one wicket each.
Earlier, Bas de Leede top-scored for Dutch side with 39 runs which included four boundaries. Nepal had kept the Netherlands under pressure with Sompal Kami bagging two early wickets inside three overs. Dutch opener Wesley Barressi abd Ben Cooper were dismissed for zero run in Kami’s delivery.
Captain Peter Borren (7) also failed to manage to add significant runs but middle-order batsmen Roelof van der Merwe and Scott Edwards contributing 25 runs each rescued the Netherlands innings. Max O’Dowd was another notable contributors for the Netherlands as he smashed 44-ball 28 where as unbeaten Shane Snater and Pieter Seelaar added 23 runs each.
Sompal Kami took four wickets for Nepal. Likewise, spinners Sandip Lamichhane and Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi had two each and Shakti Gauchan bagged one wicket.Follow @gorkhapost