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Nepal vs Malaysia: An opportunity to prepare for Asia finals

Published On: July 13, 2019 07:54 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, July 12: Nepal national cricket team’s T20 international (T20I) series of two matches against Malaysia is the first foray into international cricket after a six-month hiatus. Nepal completed its first T20I series win against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last time it donned the national colors.

Nepal strong favorite to book Asia Cup spot

Published On: July 3, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, July 3: Nepal U-19 cricket team faced an agonizing loss by a run under DLS method against the United Arab Emirates U-19 in a rain-marred match during the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Asia Qualifiers held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year.

Will she quench Nepal's thirst for Olympic medals?

Published On: June 22, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, June 22: Hard work, dedication and perseverance are the three fundamentals that define Gaurika Singh, at 13 years and 255 days at the time the youngest participant in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Success for Gaurika, who is London-based, did not come overnight. She started swimming at age six and enrolled for professional training at nine. Swimming was initially for her an important life skill and good exercise before she started to move up in the swimming groups and entered competitions. She has now ignited Nepal's medal hopes in the Asian Games and the Olympics .

The undeniable importance of PM Cup

Published On: May 23, 2019 11:25 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, May 23: The third edition of the Prime Minister Cup is set to carry a greater value than its previous editions. It is the only marquee 50-over event in the One-Day International (ODI) nation that hosts three ICC-sanctioned franchise T20 events.

Nepal starts Asia qualifiers as strong favorite

Published On: April 11, 2019 09:59 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, April 11: Nepal U-19 national cricket team will begin its world cup qualification challenge with a match against Singapore on Friday. Nepal starts as strong favorite for the regional Asian qualifier which provides teams with a winner-takes-all opportunity to compete in the World Cup.

T20 leagues, Umesh Patwal, and successful debutants in international cricket

Published On: February 6, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal national cricket team arrived home on Monday after being triumphant in both One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at ICC Academy in Dubai, UAE. Nepal won both three-match series 2-1, after losing the first match of each series.

Khadka’s secret of staying motivated: Live life with no baggage, live freely

Published On: January 30, 2019 07:23 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal cricket has been marred by controversies and unaccountability for years. It has lacked basic facilities or requirements to create a proper playing environment for cricketers. The suspension of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in April 2016 came as the pinnacle of incompetency that pushed Nepal into further uncertainty.

UAE tour an opportunity to reinforce ODI status

Published On: January 25, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepal’s first ever full-fledged bilateral series tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a good opportunity to reinforce its One-Day International (ODI) status earned last year for four years. The selection of young players and improved performance by experienced players is the first step in that direction.

2019: Time is ripe to realize Nepali cricket’s true potential

Published On: January 12, 2019 12:33 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Jan 12: Nepali cricket recorded historic achievements last year, both as a team and in individual level as well.

Legacy of Grace supporting children in Nepal

Published On: January 4, 2019 11:08 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: It started with a tiny village in Pangboche, situated just six miles from Mount Everest. A group of volunteers mainly originated from England are on a mission to equip schools in the mountainous area and thereby radically increase the quality of education and learning for young students to have a better chance to progress in life.

Everest Premier League: The plethora of possibilities

Published On: December 28, 2018 08:19 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Indian first-class cricket veteran Ravi Inder Singh scored most runs in the third edition of Everest Premier League (EPL) which concluded on Saturday with Lalitpur Patriots securing the trophy riding on Jaikishan Kolsawala’s half-century in the final. Another Indian batsman Gaurav Tomar scored most runs for Patriots in a title-winning campaign.

Everest Premier League: The plethora of possibilities

Published On: December 28, 2018 02:25 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Indian first-class cricket veteran Ravi Inder Singh scored most runs in the third edition of Everest Premier League (EPL) which concluded on Saturday with Lalitpur Patriots securing the trophy riding on Jaikishan Kolsawala’s half-century in the final. Another Indian batsman Gaurav Tomar scored most runs for Patriots in a title-winning campaign.

Everest Premier League: The CAN and the ICC

Published On: December 27, 2018 10:45 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The successful completion of the third season of Everest Premier League (EPL) has proved once again that with strong will, hard work and transparency at work, Nepali cricket can go a long way, and host flagship events that would be recognized by the world even in the absence of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).

Everest Premier League: The trendsetter

Published On: December 26, 2018 01:01 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The completion of Everest Premier League on December 22 marked another chapter in Nepal’s cricket history.

Everest Premier League: A saga of parallel success

Published On: December 25, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Everest Premier League (EPL) successfully completed its third season on December 22 providing the cricketers and cricket fans a reason to celebrate an early Christmas as Lalitpur Patriots won the tournament defeating Bhairahawa Gladiators in the final played at Kirtipur.

Nepali cricket legend Gauchan bids farewell to all forms of cricket

Published On: December 16, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Nepal's all-rounder cricketer Shakti Prasad Gauchan retired from all forms of cricket after his team crashed out of the ongoing Everest Premier League (EPL) on Saturday. Gauchan-led Pokhara Rhinos' match against Chitwan Tigers at the Tribhuvan University international cricket ground in Kirtipur was his final match as a professional cricketer. Gauchan had retired from international cricket in July after playing for the national team of Nepal against the Netherlands.

The curious case of TU Cricket Ground wickets

Published On: December 14, 2018 11:20 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The wickets of Tribhuvan University international cricket ground has always received a load of flak from the cricketers, coaches, experts and observers of the game in the past. The same trend continued in the first few games of the current season of Everest Premier League (EPL) being played at the Kirtipur’s most iconic place. Three strips have been used in this edition of marquee T20 event where barring three matches; the first batting team has not been able to cross 143 runs.

An opportunity for young Nepali players to learn from the bests

Published On: December 8, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal’s marquee cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) is set to commence today with a match between last year’s winner Biratnagar Warriors led by Paras Khadka and Lalitpur Patriots led by Gyanendra Malla at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

I haven’t won T20 tournament in my career, it will be nice to start here: O’Brien

Published On: December 7, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

A popular player Kevin O’Brien became the first ever centurion from his nation Ireland after achieving the gallant feat in Ireland’s first ever Test match against Pakistan back in May. O’Brien had scored a match winning century against England in ICC World Cup 2011, which is arguably the biggest moment in Ireland cricket’s history. He arrived in Nepal on Wednesday with much fan fare to represent Kathmandu Kings Xi in the Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on Saturday.

Kathmandu Kings XI pushing Nepali franchise cricket’s boundaries

Published On: December 7, 2018 08:49 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Kathmandu Kings XI made the first foray in the ever increasing extravaganza of franchise cricket in Nepal with the announcement of signing with couple of big international stars Zimbabwean Sikandar Raza and Irish Kevin O’Brien for the upcoming third season of Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on December 8.