Team Nepal/Photo: NVA
KATHMANDU: Nepal is facing Kazakhstan and India is playing against Uzbekistan in the semi-final matches under NSC- CAVA Women’s Challenge Cup volleyball undergoing in the capital.
Under the competition, the first semi-final match between Uzbekistan and India will be held on Friday at 2.30 pm. Nepal will face Kazakhstan in the second semi-final at 5 pm.
Earlier, in the match held on Thursday at the National Sports Council’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwar, Kyrgyzstan won against Maldives and Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh in the next match. With the victory of both teams, the clash of the two winning teams has been decided for fifth place. Kyrgyzstan registered a comfortable 3-0 victory over Maldives in the first match of the playoffs on Thursday. Kyrgyzstan defeated Maldives 25-20, 25-20, and 25-15. The fifth-place match will be held on Saturday.
Similarly, in the second match held on Thursday, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh 3-0 to set up a meeting with Kyrgyzstan. In the exciting match, Sri Lanka won easily over Bangladesh by 25-16, 25-15 and 25-7. Along with this, the teams competing for the sixth and seventh positions have also been decided. There will be competition between Maldives and Bangladesh for this place.
The final match will be held on Sunday.
Nepal is aiming for a hat-trick of champions bagging victory in this tournament at the home court.