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EPL Day 1: Five Talking Points

Published On: December 18, 2017 05:51 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

The Everest Premier League’s second season is underway promising to be more exciting and entertaining than previous one. The opening match rather turned out to be a lame affair but there were enough talking points to indicate what is in store for coming days.

Foreign players guide Lalitpur Patriots to comfortable first win (with photos)

Published On: December 18, 2017 03:47 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Jaykishan Kolsawala anchored Lalitpur Patriots to the first win of the Everest Premier League 2017. Kolsawala scored 44 runs off 48 deliveries and remained not out to guide Patriots to a comfortable first win of the tournament by seven wickets.

The overlooked side of Reecha Sharma -Chhakka Panja controversy

Published On: November 30, 2017 01:37 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Reecha Sharma didn't have to comment like she has been cheated or double-crossed by the viewers. Her movie ‘Aadha Love’ didn’t work because if failed in entertainment quotient or impressing the critics. A movie made on ill-practiced ancient social values ‘Jhola’ was liked and loved by masses. Similarly, ‘Soongava’ represented women in Nepal like never before. It was critically acclaimed too.

Lies, damn lies, and sports in manifestos!

Published On: November 22, 2017 08:38 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

"Sport has the power to change the world; it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than a government in breaking down racial barriers,”

Nepal cricket’s problem lies where people search for answers

Published On: November 15, 2017 02:45 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Mulpani is yet to host an international match, Nepal’s only international ground is still owned by Tribhuvan University and Pokhara’s most productive cricket ground is set to be demolished for Government quarters.

Semi-final a possibility for Nepal in Youth Asia Cup

Published On: November 8, 2017 05:02 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Tournament Preview: The momentum is with Nepal after defeating Bangladesh. If they can repeat the same feat, the semi-final is a possibility.

Govt plans to close thriving cricket ground to build quarters

Published On: November 7, 2017 11:13 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: People were in awe when Karan KC delivered one of the most brilliant displays of fast bowling in recent memory against Hong Kong last month. His immaculate line and length went on to remove the most successful batsman of ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) and Middlesex alumni Anshuman Rath. Karan is also the member of the inaugural winning team of Everest Premier League (EPL) Panchakanya Tez.

Gathering clouds

Published On: November 4, 2017 12:09 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

In absence of top-flight domestic cricket in Nepal the player production process for the national side has been blocked.

4 ups and 4 downs for Nepal heading into Hong Kong clash

Published On: October 7, 2017 12:30 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Sandeep Lamichhane has been more than capable replacement for ill Shakti Gauchan in the playing XI but the amount of experience ‘The Big Shak’ could provide remains ominous at Nepal’s bowling artillery.

Batting for Nepal

Published On: September 9, 2017 04:56 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Nepal should emulate Afghanistan and Ireland, not because they did it but it is the right thing to do.

Football match that broke my heart

Published On: August 31, 2017 05:23 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

In age-level sports, results should be a secondary target. The intent, tactical approach and proper implementation of plans should unequivocally be made the first priority. A magic moment by a particularly gifted player can win a game or two but proper implementation of game-plan, supported by right players at the right positions, will bring more consistent results. On a continuation, a team can be molded into a winning machine over the time. A system will be created that will promote and acquire players according to the vacated position and provide for the senior teams.

Nepali cricket dwelling in crisis

Published On: August 26, 2017 08:48 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, August 26: Nepali cricket has dwelled in crisis since the International Cricket Council suspended the membership of CAN on April 25 after an intervention by Nepal Sports Council which saw existence of two parallel cricket governing bodies in Nepal.

Preliminary squad for U-19 Asia Cup qualifiers announced

Published On: August 13, 2017 04:34 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, August 13: The 28-men preliminary squad of Nepal U19 cricket team for upcoming ACC U-19 Eastern Region qualifiers for U-19 Asia Cup has been announced.

The fading shtick of love and self-discovery

Published On: August 10, 2017 12:18 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

Genre films essentially ask the audience, "Do you still want to believe this?" Popularity is the audience answering, "Yes". Change in genre occurs when the audience says, "That's too infantile a form of what we believe. Show us something more complicated,” as per Leo Braudy in his book ‘The World in a Frame: What We See in Films’.

Second edition of EPL to be held in December

Published On: July 30, 2017 04:37 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, July 30: The second edition of Everest Premier League (EPL) will be organized in December 2017. It was officially announced in a press meet held at Hotel Annapurna on Sunday. The revamped tournament is set to be participated between six franchises named on popular cities of Nepal. The biggest cash prized competition will be played at Tribhuvan University Ground.

Nepal U-19 in Singapore: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Published On: July 27, 2017 07:45 AM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal U-19 cricket team had left for Singapore to take part in the ICC U-19 World Cup Division -1 Asia Qualifier with a target to qualify for the final round to be held in New Zealand next year.

Afghanistan defeat Nepal, qualify for ICC U19 World Cup 2018

Published On: July 25, 2017 02:56 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

KATHMANDU, July 25: Afghanistan have sealed the berth for the next year’s ICC U19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand.

5 areas Afghanistan is ahead of Nepal

Published On: July 18, 2017 09:54 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

It is no secret that most of the people expect the tussle between Nepal and Afghanistan in the forthcoming matches to hold the final grip in the league position.

Nepal to resume World Cup hiatus

Published On: July 15, 2017 08:55 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

A spot in ICC U-19 World Cup beckons as Nepal is set to commence their campaign on Monday participating in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Asia Division One, 2017  league hosted by Singapore.

ACPL is a lesson, not a lynchpin

Published On: July 11, 2017 07:57 PM NPT By: Rajan Shah

On June 12, 2017, International Cricket Council (ICC) wrote a letter to its Associate members stating: “This (ACPL-Asian Club Premier League) is a Disapproved Cricket and Members should not issue any No Objection Certificate (NOC)’s for this event.”