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National Men’s Volleyball Tournament from Feb 21

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Kathmandu, January 23, 2017: National Youth Campaign is going to organize the first National Men’s Volleyball Running Shield Tournament from February 21-24.

The tournament is being held to encourage the players and provide a platform to them with the platform.

A total of eight teams: three departmental and five development regionals will take part in the tournament which is the biggest event in terms of cash prizes, informed National Youth Campaign Spokesperson Tekendra Joshi at a press meet on Sunday.

The top two teams will bag Rs 350,000 and Rs 200,000 respectively, while the two losing semi-finalists will receive Rs 50,000 each. The best player of the tournament will take away Rs 25,000, while fair play team and best individuals will receive Rs 10,000 each.

Tournament coordinator Kumar Gurung informed that the event will cost Rs 2.2 million and participating teams will be provided with accommodation and transportation expenses apart from daily allowance of Rs 200 for the players.

Nepal Volleyball Association President Manoranjan Raman Sharma expressed happiness for the association with National Youth Campaign. Speaking on the occasion, he urged the authorities to declare volleyball as the national sport.