The three teams taking part were QA-Admin led by Subin Shrestha, R&D led by Ritesh Sapkota and Operation led by Anup Sharma. The first day of the tournament kicked off with two games. The first one was the clash between QA-Admin and R&D. The game was expected to be a tight contest. However, the QA-Admin team seemed to be slightly off just before the game started at 7 A.M. Some people at the ground remarked that this was due to the absence of their much beloved astrologer Badri Adhikari. The result was a morale crushing 7 wicket defeat of the QA-Admin at the hands of the mighty R&D. R&D won the toss and elected to field first in order to take advantage of the early morning dew on the ground and things turned favorable for them. Superb bowling by Chiranjib Karna enabled them to shatter QA’s dream of building a high score. QA were bowled out cheaply, managing only 48 runs. In reply, R&D easily chased down the target with some cracking strokes by Tejaswani along the way.
I have managed, counseled and led many graduates from IOE, Pulchowk. I have seen them grow, learn, mature and even struggle. I certainly feel that I have enough information about range of graduates from the school. The graduates from the school can be put all over the map. I have seen both the best and worst side of the graduates from the crème engineering school. By the way, the school has been producing so many great graduates for so many years not because of teachers or administration.