Kathmandu, August 22

The district-level selection for the 9th national sports competition to be held in October is going to start on August 26 in Baitadi.

According to the head of the Baitadi District Sports Development Committee Tarkaraj Joshi, the selection of women and men players who have filled the application and are interested in participating in the competition will be held from August 26 to August 31.

On the first day, Table Tennis (women/men), Chess, Weightlifting (men), Karate and Taekwondo (women/men) selection will be held at the headquarters. On the second day, the selection of badminton (women/men), Wushu full contact karate (women/men), and volleyball (women/men) at the Melauli playground will be held on August 28 at the headquarters.

Similarly, Kabaddi (women/men), Athletics (women/men), Football, Boxing (men) at Patan Sports Ground on August 29, Men’s Cricket at Dahimandu Sports Ground on August 28 and Women’s Cricket Selection Tournament will be held at the same ground on August 31, informed District Sports Committee.

There are 325 players who have applied to participate in the qualifying tournament. The players selected from the district will also be able to participate in the state-level selection competition.

The ninth national sports competition organised by the National Sports Council is scheduled to be held in Pokhara, Gandaki province from October 14 to October 20.