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SAG: Indian men beat Bangladesh, women defeat Nepal in Volleyball

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

India made a fine start to their campaign at the 13th South Asian Games with the men's and women's volleyball teams registering wins over Bangladesh and Nepal respectively in their opening matches here on Thursday.

The Indian men's team beat Bangladesh 25-18 25-14 25-15, while the women's side defeated hosts Nepal 26-24 25-12 25-16.

Now in their last group A matches, Indian women's team will take on Bangladesh, while the men side will clash with Nepal on Friday.

Though formal opening ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games will take place on Sunday, some events have already begun.

Over 2700 athletes will compete for 1119 medals, including 319 gold, in 26 game categories.

As many as 499 athletes from India are participating in the biggest sporting event of South Asia.

The closing ceremony will be on December 10.

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First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 22:25 IST