Morang has been crowned the champion of the 8th National Deaf Cricket Tournament 2073 that concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
In the final match played at Engineering Ground, Pulchowk, Morang team registered 66 runs victory against Kathmandu to clinch the title of the tournament.
Morang had posed the target of 129 runs with the loss of four wickets in allotted 20 overs in its first batting. Mohammad Sabir scored highest 37 runs off 32 balls while Subodh Thapa 23 runs off 29 balls, Lalan Chaudhary 20 runs off 26 balls and Zulfakar Ansari 15 runs off 19 balls.
In return, Kathmandu was restricted just to 62 runs in 13 overs as Lalan Chaudhary alone claimed four wickets and Ranjan Niraula two wickets. Aarif Ansari, Baidhana Chaudhary and Mohammad Sabir took a wicket each for winner.
Ribesh Shrestha was the only double digit scorer for Kathmandu.
With the title, Morang won a cash prize of Rs 50,000 while runner-up Kathmandu had to satisfy for Rs 40,000 and third place Sunsari bagged Rs 30,000 cash prize.
Morang’s Mohammad Sabir was adjudged best batsman and Lalan Chaudhary best bowler while man of the series Lalan Chaudhary got Rs 3,000.
National Sports Council (NSC) member-secretary Keshab Kumar Bista handed over the cash prizes and trophies to the winners amidst a closing function.
Altogether, six teams - Kathmandu, Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Banke and Kaski - had competed in the tournament.