ASIAN WOMEN’S V’BALL

Nepal lift title, hosts finish fourth 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:19, Nov 14,2019

 
 

Nepal players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Maldives in the final of the Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium on Thursday.— Courtesy photo

Hosts Bangladesh finished fourth in the Bangamata Asian Senior Women’s Central Zone International Volleyball Championship after they lost to Kyrgyzstan by 0-3 sets in the third place deciding match at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

Nepal emerged champions in the five-nation meet when they defeated Maldives by 3-0 sets in the final at the same venue. Nepal scored 25-13, 25-12 and 25-08 points in three sets.

On their way to lifting the title, Nepal earlier defeated Maldives, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and hosts Bangladesh by straight 3-0 sets in the league phase battles.

In the third place-deciding match, Kyrgyzstan scored 25-13, 25-14 and 25-12 points in three sets against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh secured two wins against three losses in the event. They began their campaign with a 3-0 set win over Afghanistan, lost to Maldives and Nepal by identical margins in their second and third matches before beating Kyrgyzstan by 3-2 sets in their last league phase game.

Bangladesh women’s volleyball team returned to international circuit with this event after a two-year break. Bangladesh last played in an international game two years back when they took part in a three-team invitational tournament in Nepal.

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