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Rajan Shah


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

Published On: August 11, 2018 12:29 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: August 7, 2018 07:33 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: August 3, 2018 09:45 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: August 1, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: July 27, 2018 08:42 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: July 19, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: June 16, 2018 08:40 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: June 8, 2018 07:08 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Appeal to Asian Football Confederation planned

Inter-provincial PM Cup: An opportunity amid adversity

Published On: May 27, 2018 10:07 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: May 23, 2018 07:35 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: May 22, 2018 09:16 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: May 21, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: May 21, 2018 06:58 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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

Published On: May 20, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

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.

Defining moments in Sandeep Lamichhane’s meteoric rise in cricket

Published On: May 17, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, May 17: The world is at Sandeep Lamichhane’s feet as the wonder kid from Nepal’s Syangja district has already made a habit of breaking the internet back in Nepal every second day. From taking his first hat-trick in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2016 to being shortlisted in official ICC World XI squad to make his T20I debut in 2018, the journey for the 17-year-old wizard has been no less than a fairytale.

Sandeep Lamichhane makes it to ICC World XI

Published On: May 17, 2018 06:57 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, May 17: Spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane’s reputation continues to rapidly rise in international cricket as he was the latest name to be unveiled as a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World XI to face West Indies in May 31 charity T20I match. ICC World XI is set to take on West Indies national team in a T20I match at iconic Lord’s stadium in London to raise funds for Caribbean stadia ravaged by hurricanes last year.

Sandeep Lamichhane: Fresh and fearless flag bearer of Nepali cricket

Published On: May 14, 2018 09:33 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, May 14: Sandeep Lamichhane bowled 8 deliveries to AB, conceding 10 runs including that mistimed six that could easily have fallen in the fielders’ hand any other day. On the other hand, he also delivered 8 deliveries to Kohli while conceding 7 runs. His best came against Patel when he dismissed him LBW. Moeen faced the other two deliveries scoring a run. No extras were delivered. He registered the match figures of 1-25 in four overs defending 181 for Daredevils whilst delivering 16 of his 24 deliveries to two of the best batsmen of T20 cricket in the world.

Chauraha’s win marks Dhangadhi’s rise through DPL

Published On: April 16, 2018 08:49 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

DHANGADHI, April 16: It was a fitting end to a tournament that exemplified the rise of the far-western part of Nepal in cricket. Team Chauraha Dhangadhi successfully defended its title and became two-time champions, defeating Kathmandu Goldens by 21 runs in the second edition of the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL), which concluded Friday.

Takeaways from group stage of DPL 2

Published On: April 10, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

DHANGADHI, April 10: With the completion of the league phase, the top four teams -- Kathmandu Goldens, Team Chauraha Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar United and CYC Attariya -- have booked their places in the playoffs of the ongoing second Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL).

Happy Mustafa feels Nepal has great future in cricket

Published On: April 9, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

DHANGADHI, April 8: The United Arab Emirates skipper Rohan Mustafa is in Dhangadhi, Nepal representing home team Team Chauraha Dhangadhi under the captaincy of Sompal Kami. It won a nail-biter eight-over per side match against Rupandehi Challengers by three runs to secure its place in the playoffs of the second season of the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL).