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Rara Gold Cup Football Championship prize amount increased

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POKHARA — Prize amount of the 16th Rara Gold Cup Football Championship has been increased.

The championship to be organised the Sahara Club Pokhara and sponsored by Himshree Foods Pvt Ltd will take place in Pokhara from January 23 to February 3.

A team winning the match will go home with Rs 700 thousand, a trophy and a certificate while the first runner up will bag Rs 300 thousands. Last year, the winner received Rs 501 thousands while the first runner up team Rs 251 thousands.

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Speaking at a press meet organised by Sahara Club here today, Club president Keshab Thapa said a total of 12 teams from home and India and Bangladesh are taking part in the tournament.

They are Manang Marsyangdi, APF Club, Sankata Club, United Sikkim Football Club India, Rumpum Jhapa 11, Uttar Barindhara Club Bangladesh, Tribhuvan Army, Nepal Police, Dharan Football Club, Sudurpaschim-11, Three Star and the host Sahara Club.

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Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.

Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.

Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.

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Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.

Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.

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