Dissenting 33 parties call off September 11 band

Nepal football team celebrates their second goal against Bangladesh during the first match of eighth SAFF Championship in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU: The CPN Maoist led 33-party alliance has called off Nepal-band strike considering the final match of SAFF Championship 2013 due on that day at the Dasharath Stadium.

Though they have decided to deffer the protest program, new date for it has not been released yet.

A meeting of the 33 parties held at the CPN-Maoist’s central office in Kathmandu on Wednesday decided to reschedule their protest programme.

In a statement issued on behalf of the parties, CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung said that the decision was made at the request of Nepal Football Association.

National teams of the eight South Asian countries are taking part in the eight edition of SAFF Championship, which kicked off in Kathmandu on August 31.