Sunar, Thapa win best player awards during Mid-western NSJF Sports Award 2013
Judoka Yuvaraj Sunar and cricketer Nery Thapa, both of Banke, have been honoured with the Player of the Year awards in the male and female categories respectively during the Mid-western NSJF Sports Award 2013 on Sunday.
Karateka Man Bahadur Dangi of Dang, cricketer Mahesh Chhetri of Banke, ITF player Bharat BK of Banke and boxer Kalu Rawal of Jumla were other nominees for the Player of the Year (Male) award.
Similarly, handball players Deva Kumari Oli and Kalpana Chaudhary of Dang, ITF player Hima Khadka of Banke and judoka Deepa Gurung of Banke were other nominees for the award in female category.
Sunar had clinched gold medal in the South Asian Cadet Judo Championship held in Bangladesh last year while Thapa was one of the players of the Nepali women´s cricket team that finished third in the ACC Women´s Championship.
Meanwhile, judo coach Bijay Gurung clinched the Best Coach of the Year award while Akash Bista, a member of the Nepali U-16 national cricket team won the Player of the Year (Youth) award.
Former president of Nepal Weightlifting Association Ratan Kumar Tandon was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award while Jumla District Football Association president Bharat Budha Thapa received the Encouragement Award.
Similarly, former captain of the national cricket team LB Chhetri was honored with the Special Award for his contribution in the women’s cricket while cricketer Chandra Sawad won the Far-western Special Award.
The award function was organised by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) Banke. nepalnews.com