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Rajan Shah


Nepali cricket legend Gauchan bids farewell to all forms of cricket

December 16, 2018 08:02 AM

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

December 14, 2018 11:20 AM

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

December 8, 2018 11:00 AM

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

December 7, 2018 08:51 AM

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

December 7, 2018 08:49 AM

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.

With more people than Australia, Nepal has to have more talents: Dodd

December 6, 2018 09:23 AM

Pokhara Rhinos, an Everest Premier League (EPL) outfit, has appointed a foreign coach in Nepali franchise cricket for the first time ever. The signing of Australian Nathan Dodd is considered a breath of fresh air and a giant leap for Nepali cricket toward the next level.

Nepali young lads are the best in Asia: Jonty Rhodes

November 19, 2018 06:59 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: South Africa cricket legend Jonty Rhodes along with former West Indies and Afghanistan coach Ryan Maron arrived in Nepal a week ago to lead a 10-day high-performance coaching camp for select few young players at TU international cricket ground, Kathmandu, organized by Sports ED and Nepal Cricket School (NCS).

The underappreciated beauty of PPL

November 6, 2018 05:30 AM

POKHARA, Nov 6: The inaugural season of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) under the lap of the Himalayas caused many hearts throb in Nepal and elsewhere. The jaw-dropping backdrop of Mount Machhapuchhre along with its peers Annapurna and other mountains in the range made a majestic view for the cricket being played on the ground. The arrival of ICC World Cup trophy in the midst of all this made the occasion more so worthy, especially, after winning the ODI status in Zimbabwe earlier this year.

Pokhara Premier League: A new dawn in Nepali cricket

October 26, 2018 07:55 AM

POKHARA, Oct 26: The world cricket has been taken by the storm of T20 cricket. Nepal is no exception. Whilst Sandeep Lamichhane has become a globe-trotter as Nepal’s flag-bearer, Nepal’s third ICC sanctioned event the Pokhara Premier League (PPL) is set to start today at the Rangshaala Cricket Ground in Pokhara. The PPL on Wednesday announced Rs 2.7 million, the highest winning prize and Rs 1 million for the first runner-up.

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.