Bagmati, APF knocked out of 9th National games without playing a match

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Title contenders Bagmati Province and Armed Police Force (APF) club are knocked out of the ongoing 9th National games without playing a single match.

Both teams from group ‘B’ finished on four points after all their fixtures were washed out due to the rain.

NRNA and Sudurpaschim Province advance through to the semi-final from group ‘B’. NRNA won one match while the other three were abandoned. Sudurpaschim on the other hand edged past two strong sides having positive Net Run Rate (NRR). Only two matches were completed from group ‘B’.

Meanwhile, Eight contests are abandoned due to the rain in Group ‘B’, and only five matches are completed. Two departmental sides, Nepal Police Club and Tribhuwan Army are almost through to the semifinals. Gandaki Province whose all four matches are cancelled so far needs to beat Karnali by a huge margin and also pray for Police’s massive win over Army on Wednesday, which is less likely to happen.

On Tuesday’s clash, Karnali stunned Madhes province in a low-scoring thriller. Aadil Aalam’s fifer went in vain as Madhes were three runs short chasing a mere total of 115.

Army slammed Lumbini Province in the next match after Sushan Bhari’s heroic. Bhari grabbed a fifer taking a hat trick to wrap Lumbini for a meagre 85 runs.