KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Nepal national cricket team is set to host the United States and Oman in a historic home leg of One-day International (ODI) tri-series under ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2019-22 from February 5 to 12, to begin its bid to reach the World Cup Qualifiers which will further propel Nepal in contention for an elusive spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.

MUMBAI, Jan 15: Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch both hit centuries to complement their bowlers’ inspired display as the touring side handed out a 10-wicket thrashing to India in the opening one-day international on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: India captain Virat Kohli orchestrated yet another successful chase as his team thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series in Indore on Tuesday.

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KATHMANDU, June 6: Shahab Alam led the bowling attack registering a 3-wicket-haul to help Tribhuvan Army Club defeat Province 3 by 117 runs during the first semifinal match of Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Tribhuvan Army Club of Nepal Army has made a winning start to the 3rd Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cricket National Tournament by beating State 2 with 171 runs.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepal is set to host its first ever One-Day International (ODI) series after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the first eight series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 to begin in August 2019 on the Road to India 2023.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: National cricket team captain Paras Khadka’s maiden century in One-Day International (ODI) cricket inspired Nepal to its first-ever bilateral series win in international cricket after securing win by four wickets in the third and final ODI match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) played at ICC Academy in Dubai on Monday.

Nepal wins its first ODI series

January 29, 2019 07:32 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Nepal’s national cricket team captain Paras Khadka inscribed his name in history books for scoring 115 runs against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a successful run chase of 255 to secure Nepal’s first-ever One-Day International (ODI) series. Khadka smashed 15 boundaries and a six as Nepal defeated the host country by four wickets at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Monday.

Rohit Paudel recorded himself in the history to become the youngest man to hit a half century in an international match. He was 16 years and 146 days then.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Rohit Kumar Paudel has become world’s youngest cricketer to score an ODI half-century. Poudel scored 55 runs during Nepal’s three-match ODI Series against the UAE on Saturday at the age of 16 years and 146 days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: An inspired bowling performance by Nepali bowlers could not prevent a three-wicket loss against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first One-Day International (ODI) match of the bilateral series being played at ICC Academy, Dubai on Friday.

UAE beats Nepal by three wickets

January 25, 2019 19:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepal lost to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by three wickets in the first one day international cricket match today.

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.

Naveed to lead UAE against Nepal

January 11, 2019 08:55 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) fast bowler Mohammad Naveed has been announced on Thursday as captain to face Nepal in One-Day International (ODI) and T20 Internationals (T20I) bilateral series later this month in Dubai.

MUMBAI, Oct 24: India’s Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in one-day internationals as he scored a second consecutive century against West Indies on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chhumbi Lama, former chief operating officer of One-Day International (ODI) nation Nepal’s cricket governing body -- Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) -- has termed Nepal’s win over China during the ICC World T20 Asia Region Qualifier ‘B’ match on Wednesday as a mere ‘formality’. He made the remark talking to Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka was a relieved man when his team survived a cliff-hanger match and won it by a run in the last ball against the Netherlands in VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen on Friday. It was the second and final match of the series. Nepal needed six runs to complete their maiden win in ODIs, when the skipper took the responsibility to deliver the last over.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated the Nepali cricket team which achieved the maiden success in the one- day international (ODI) in a match against the Netherlands.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Nepal national cricket team’s Rohit Kumar Paudel became the fourth youngest player in the history of ODI cricket when he took field during the second ODI match at 15 years and 335 days against the Netherlands at the VRA cricket ground on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Sompal Kami smashed a scintillating half-century off 38 deliveries to register his first and Nepal’s fastest half-century in ODI cricket to propel Nepal to one run win in the second ODI match against the hosts the Netherlands played at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen on Friday. Nepal drew the two match series 1-1.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: With the contribution of 61 runs of Sompal Kami, Nepal has set a target of 217 runs for the Dutch team. In the second ODI, held at Amstelveen against the Netherlands, Nepal was elected to bat first after winning the toss. Nepal played 50 over game losing nine wickets.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Nepal suffered a disappointing 55-run defeat at the hands of the Netherlands in its first ever ODI cricket match in Amstelveen on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Nepal has received a target of 190 runs from Netherlands at the 1st ODI being held at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

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.

Nepal will play their first-ever One-Day International game against the Netherlands on Wednesday (August 1) but Paras Khadka, their captain, believes this is just the beginning for his side. Nepal had secured the ODI status by beating Papua New Guinea in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Harare in March this year.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepal national cricket team’s first ever One-Day International match against the Netherlands is set to be streamed live on the host-nation based streaming site (livebroadcast.nl). The Royal Dutch Cricket Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB)) confirmed the broadcast through its official twitter handle on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal veteran bowler Shakti Gauchan has announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the national colors after Nepal’s inaugural ODI against the Netherlands.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal and other emerging ODI sides, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined the 12 leading ODI nations on the expanded MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings with effect from June 1, 2018. Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing four more matches each.

KATHMANDU, Jun 1: Nepal has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s ranking for one day international (ODI) teams. According to the ICC, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates including Nepal have been included in the ODI ranking teams effective from today.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The national cricket team has returned home on Monday from Zimbabwe after securing the One Day International (ODI) status in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.

ODI Status: What next?

March 19, 2018 08:52 am

KATHMANDU, March 19: Nepal earned the elusive One-Day International (ODI) status after finishing eighth in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 played at Zimbabwe. This is the first time Nepal is recognized as ODI nation since their inception in International Cricket Council (ICC) as Associate Nation in 1996.

KATHMANDU, March 16: An all-round performance from player-of-the-match Dipendra Singh Airee, who picked up four wickets and scored an unbeaten 50 runs, has propelled Nepal to earn One-Day International (ODI) status.

Nepal earns ODI status defeating PNG

March 16, 2018 07:02 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: Dipendra Singh Airee picked up four wickets and scored an unbeaten half-century to lead Nepal to a famous six-wicket win against Papua New Guinea in an ICC Cricket World Cup playoff match at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe to seal the ODI berth, Thursday.

Nepal secures ODI status

March 15, 2018 19:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Nepal has secured the One Day International (ODI) status for four years till 2022 as the Netherlands thrashed Hong Kong by 44 runs in a playoff in ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: It boils down to the Nepal versus Papua New Guinea (PNG) match in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers (ICC CWCQ) for the much coveted One Day International (ODI) status after both teams missing out on Super Sixes during the group stage. The cross-over playoff match between Group B fourth placed Nepal and Group A fifth placed PNG will decide the fate of the two associate nations at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 13: An unbeaten partnership of 89 runs between Rohit Paudel and Sompal Kami has delivered Nepal’s first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier by five wickets in Bulawayo Athletic Club, Zimbabwe on Monday. Player-of-the-match Rohit displayed immense maturity on his way to score unbeaten 48 runs, aptly supported by Sompal’s fluent 37 runs including five boundaries each. The team lost five wickets for 25 runs at one stage. But the duo’s partnership pacified the enduring chase, helping Nepal seal the win in 40.4 overs.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal is set to face Hong Kong in the last match of group stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe on Monday.

SYDNEY, Nov 20: The new Perth Stadium will host the one-day international between England and Australia on Jan. 28, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a news release on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar has been caught on camera talking to India Today reporters disguised as bookies revealing the pitch will be made according to their demands.

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23:  Struggling Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first Monday against Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international.

CAPE TOWN, Oct 04: Bowler Dane Paterson was handed a first call-up to South Africa’s one-day international team on Wednesday for the series against Bangladesh, two days after receiving his first selection for the test side. He is the only uncapped player among the 14 called up for the three ODIs in Kimberley on Oct. 15; Paarl on Oct. 18 and East London on Oct. 22.

COLOMBO, September 3: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remaining two matches of India’s limited overs series in Sri Lanka to fly home to tend to his sick mother, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said.

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 10:  Zimbabwe clinched its first one-day international series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday.

HAMBANTOTA, July 9: Zimbabwe has leveled the five-match one-day international series at 2-2 after defeating Sri Lanka by four wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-hit fourth match on Saturday.

KINGSTON, July 7: An unbeaten century from captain Virat Kohli and a half-century by Dinesh Karthik steered India to a comfortable eight-wicket win over West Indies in their fifth one-day in international on Thursday, sealing a 3-1 series victory.