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Rajan Shah


Cricket legend Tendulkar inspires Nepali cricket enthusiasts

Published On: November 17, 2019 07:34 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar believes that sports is the best medium for children to express themselves. Speaking at a charity match held at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday, Tendulkar shared that sports made him focused and disciplined in life.

Gyanendra Malla named interim captain of national cricket team

Published On: October 30, 2019 03:44 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Wednesday has named Gyanendra Malla as the interim captain of the national cricket team following the resignation of former captain Paras Khadka on October 15.

Women’s Champions League set to create history today

Published On: October 16, 2019 12:24 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The first franchise T20 premier league for women cricketers, Women’s Champions League (WCL), in the nation will make history when Kat Queens Kathmandu and Chitwan Rhinos face each other in the inauguration match at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

Paras Khadka resigns, ending Nepal’s longest innings as captain

Published On: October 16, 2019 07:53 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal’s longest-serving and most successful national cricket team captain Paras Khadka resigned from his position on Tuesday. Khadka, who started captaining the national side in 2009, was the longest-serving overall international captain until Monday.

Chand panel clean sweeps CAN elections; vows to end stagnation of cricket in Nepal

Published On: September 29, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Chatur Bahadur Chand and his panel have been re-elected in the central governing body of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), during elections held on the final day of the association's Special General Meeting held in Kathmandu on Saturday.

CAN gears up for election for new leadership

Published On: September 28, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Special General Assembly of suspended Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) and the election process to elect new leadership of the CAN was inaugurated in Kathmandu on Friday.

Nepali cricket at the crossroads of new era

Published On: September 27, 2019 07:58 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: As Nepal is set to face Test nation Zimbabwe in the first T20 International match on Friday at India Association Ground in Singapore, the country’s cricket is on the crossroad of new era- both in the field and off the field.

I have not done anything wrong to be afraid of: Chand

Published On: September 21, 2019 08:59 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The president of elected body of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Chatur Bahadur Chand is among the candidates set to contest for the presidency of new central working committee in the elections scheduled for September 27 and 28. The election that was deferred earlier was fixed as the International Cricket Council (ICC), Independent Panel and National Sports Council (NSC) agreed on the dates on Monday.

Nepal optimistic to pull off upsets in ACC U-19 Asia Cup

Published On: September 6, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal U-19 national cricket team is aiming to reach as far as possible in the upcoming ACC U-19 Asia Cup’s eight edition starting on Thursday.

Team Nepal on the decline in absence of cricketing body

Published On: August 5, 2019 12:44 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal’ new head coach Umesh Patwal tried a few different things at the ICC World T20 Asia Finals qualifiers. Nepal lost the first match against Qatar and rounded-up the poor outing with a humiliating loss against host Singapore in a virtual final.

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.