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Rajan Shah


Kerala Kings to be Lamichhane’s sixth franchise of the season

September 26, 2018 05:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The T10 franchise Kerala Kings is set to be Sandeep Lamichhane’s sixth franchise team in the 2017/18 season. The Nepali spin sensation was drafted by inaugural T10 league champions in round three of an official draft program held in Dubai on Monday.

As a team, we definitely need change in our ways of working: Khadka

September 8, 2018 10:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Nepal’s national cricket team arrived at Kathmandu after their participation in 2018 Asia Cup Qualifiers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they finished fourth in the league and missed out on final places.

Debate over Nepal’s debacle in Malaysia; players at losing side again

September 6, 2018 09:06 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal national cricket team’s participation in ICC World T20 back in 2014 introduced the sports to many new fans in the country. To an extent, it introduced the shortest and simplest format of cricket for Nepali enthusiasts ranging from the laymen to big corporate bodies.

Optimism on flow for Nepal with Asia Cup in sight

August 29, 2018 11:11 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: 2018 has been a remarkable year for Nepal national cricket team. From making heart beats pump at extraordinary levels in the ICC World Cricket League Division Two to securing one-day international (ODI) status for the next four years in ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Nepal, with a hint of luck, has been on upward spiral.

Sagar Pun, opening batsmen and Nepali batting

August 25, 2018 08:33 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Sagar Pun made a triumphant return to the national duties scoring 92 runs from 83 deliveries, including eight fours and three sixes, to help Nepal win the second practice match in Sri Lanka against Bloomfield Cricket Club on Friday. He was not done as he backed up his stellar batting performance with solid bowling display picking up a three-wicket-haul in an eight-over spell.

A thousand dreams!

August 18, 2018 10:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: More than a thousand teenagers from across Nepal reached the Velocity Arena in Kathmandu on August 13 with hopes and dreams to represent Nepal in the international arena. They appeared in the first phase of open audition to impress a host of former Nepal cricketers and current coaches to make to the second phase of 103 players.

I focus on planning ahead, rather than past achievements: Sompal Kami

August 11, 2018 12:29 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Nepal national cricket team is back home after squaring the two-match series one-all against the Netherlands in Amstelveen. Nepal defeated the Netherlands by a run in the second ODI match on August 3. The closed camp for Asia Cup Qualifiers is set to begin on August 14.

Nepal U-19 set to start preparations for World Cup qualifiers at Eden Gardens

August 7, 2018 07:33 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Nepal U-19 cricket team is set to participate in quadrangular U-19 tournament hosted by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) from September 9th to 20th in Kolkata, India. India U-19, Afghanistan U-19 and National Cricket Academy-India (NCA) U-19 will be the other teams in the four-team event.

Nepal seeks first win in second ODI against the Netherlands

August 3, 2018 09:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As Nepal scored 85 runs losing just 1 wicket, chasing the target of 190 runs, it was in strong position at this stage of Nepal’s debut One Day International (ODI) match. It was another commanding performance by Nepali bowlers in alien conditions like the Netherlands to limit the opposition from free stroke-making in its home ground.

Nepal embarks on new journey of ODI cricket

August 1, 2018 08:51 AM

KATHMANDU, August 1: Nepal is set to embark on a new journey of One-Day International (ODI) with its first appearance against the Netherlands today at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

Five-member ‘Independent Panel’ finalized for CAN reinstatement

July 27, 2018 08:42 AM

KATHMANDU, July 27: A five-member ‘Independent Panel’ (monitoring committee) has been formed to work for the reinstatement of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) from August, informed Ashok Nath Pyakurel, general secretary of the elected body of the CAN, the body that was suspended in 2016.

Shakti Gauchan inspired a generation of Nepal's players

July 19, 2018 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal's legendary all-rounder Shakti Prasad Gauchan announced his retirement from international cricket amid a farewell function in Kathmandu on Wednesday for the national cricket team before its Europe tour.

In an ideal world

June 16, 2018 08:40 AM

REPUBLICA, June 16: The second edition of the Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup was concluded on Monday with the departmental team Armed Force Police (APF) Club lifting the trophy comprehensively defeating the other departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in the final.

Court gives clean chit to football ex-captain Sagar Thapa, 5 others

June 8, 2018 07:08 AM

Appeal to Asian Football Confederation planned

Inter-provincial PM Cup: An opportunity amid adversity

May 27, 2018 10:07 AM

KATHMANDU, May 27: Saurav Khanal went into the cricketing stratosphere of Nepal last year when the inaugural edition of the Prime Minister (PM) Cup was held in Kathmandu. Khanal was in blistering form to take his side Western Development Region to the semifinals almost single-handedly.

All the stakeholders need to take the responsibility for cricket: Lamichhane

May 23, 2018 07:35 AM

KATHMANDU, May 23: Young leg-spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday after completing his debut stint with Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sandeep Lamichhane’s success ladder: Top five performances

May 22, 2018 09:16 AM

KATHMANDU, May 22: The praise for Sandeep Lamichhane is certain to continue for some time with humongous step up in his ability as a cricket player alongside top performers of the cricket world. The fact that he belongs from a country which is yet to play a one-day-international match, Nepal achieving the much-coveted ICC-ODI-status only earlier this year, makes it a compelling story of success against all odds. Here are his top five performances that laid strong ground for his journey this far.

Sandeep Lamichhane: The hype is real

May 21, 2018 09:25 AM

REPUBLICA, May 21: Sandeep Lamichhane had to wait for his debut for Delhi Daredevils whilst assumptions were made if the purchase of a starlet from lesser known but internet-friendly Nepal was all but a commercial stunt to boost up fan following in the top associate nation-- in terms of fan following.

Lamichhane, Mishra end Mumbai Indian’s IPL campaign

May 21, 2018 06:58 AM

KATHMANDU, May 21: Sandeep Lamichhane’s first three-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL) along with veteran spinner Amit Mishra’s three wickets has dented the chances of the defending champion Mumbai Indians of qualifying for the playoffs. The spinners played crucial roles in leading Delhi Daredevils to an 11-run win over Mumbai in the 55th match of the money-spinning IPL played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Sunday.

Stylish Lamichhane on top of the IPL’s most economical bowler list

May 20, 2018 08:20 AM

KATHMANDU, May 20: The expectations were multiplied when Sandeep Lamichhane was announced in the Delhi Daredevils playing XI for the second straight game in the match against Indian cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premiere League (IPL) on Friday.