Kathmandu: A six-member Nepali tennis team including five players is going to Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday to participate in the ITF Asia 12 and Under Team Competition.Five players including three men and two women will take part in the competition which will be held from September 13 to 15. Among the men are Boris Adhikari, Nishad Joshi and Darsil Shrestha and among the women are Shivali Gurung and Mansa Kandel. Krishna Raj Ghale is the coach.
Parents Vimala Bhandari Chhetri, Rovin Joshi, Navin Shrestha, Simanta Gurung and Parsharam Kandel are also going to Pakistan with the team.
The tournament will be the South Asian selection for the finals of the Asia 12 and Under Team Competition to be held in Tajikistan from November 22. The top two men’s / women’s nations will ensure a trip to Tajikistan.
Wishing success to the team, Nepal Tennis Association President Jyoti Rana and Vice President Keshav Raj Pandey bade farewell at a function on Thursday.