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NSJF announces Annual Sports Award; Khadka becomes Player of the Year


KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) has announced the annual awards in various eight categories at a special function organized in Kathmandu Tuesday afternoon.

Ganga Devi Adhikari from karate and Paras Khadka, skipper of Nepali cricket team, have been declared as the winners of this year’s Pulsar Sports Player of the Year (PoY) award in female and male categories respectively. Khadka is the captain of Nepali cricket team that won different international tournaments this year.

Similarly, Wushu player Jharana Gurung won the ‘Popular Player of the Year’ title. She received the highest SMS votes among five nominees of the categories. The coach of national cricket team Pubudu Dassanayake won the ‘Coach of the Year’ title.

Bikram Bahadur Rana of cricket was honoured with the ‘Para-athlete of the Year’ for Nepal’s success in international blind cricket tournaments.

Likewise, Cricket Association of Blind Nepal grabbed the Special Award for its contribution in development of cricket for blind players in Nepal.

The Male, Female and Popular Players of the Year award winners received Pulsar motorcycles, while Youth PoY, Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Special and Para-athlete of the Year bagged a purse of Rs 50,000 each along with gift hampers.

Former coach of the Nepali football team who is one of the first players of the Nepali team that played international match, Bhim Thapa was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award this year.

The five categories including Player of the Year – Male, Player of the Year – Female, Popular Player of the Year, Player of the Year – Youth and Coach of the Year had five nominees in each. The winners of the Special Award, the Para-athlete of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award were announced at the program itself.

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