MUMBAI, Oct 14: Former captain Sourav Ganguly is set to take charge as the head of India’s cricket board this month, completing his transition from star player to a top administrator.

MUMBAI, Oct 1: India maintained their formidable home record by crushing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second test at Pune to clinch the three-test series with a match to spare on Sunday.

MUMBAI, Oct 12: India fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami made early inroads to leave South Africa in complete disarray on day three of the second test at Pune on Saturday.

MUMBAI, Oct 11: India captain Virat Kohli compiled a sparkling double hundred on the way to his highest test score as the hosts amassed a huge first-innings total in the second test against South Africa at Pune on Friday.

MUMBAI, Oct 11: India captain Virat Kohli hit a sparkling hundred to help guide the hosts towards a commanding first-innings total in the second test against South Africa at Pune on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Host Oman has defeated Nepal by 6 wickets in Pentangular T20I Series held at Al Amerat on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal has defeated the Netherlands by four wickets in a nail-biting T20 match held at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket in Oman.

MUMBAI, Oct 6:  Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four in South Africa’s second innings to bowl India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening test at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

MUMBAI, Oct 3: India’s opening batsman Mayank Agarwal converted his maiden test hundred into a double century as they declared for 502 for seven before the hosts’ spinners made early inroads into the South African batting order on Thursday.

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DPL to be held in February next year

October 3, 2019 17:01 pm

DANGADHI, Oct 3: Fourth edition of the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL)--one of the popular franchise Twenty20 tournaments of the country--is taking place between February 15-27, 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: National Sports Council (NSC) organized a farewell program in Kathmandu on Wednesday for the national cricket team members touring for T20I series in Singapore and Oman.

PPL set to kick off from Nov 11

September 24, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The second season of Nepal’s franchise T20 league Pokhara Premier League is set to be held in November, confirmed the organizing body Queens Event Management through a press release issued Monday.

COLOMBO, Sept 20: The Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) confirmed their tour of Pakistan on Thursday after the Pakistan government pledged the same level of security to their players as is provided to visiting heads of state.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal today announced 15-member Nepal National Cricket Team for a Tri-nation T20 series to be held in Singapore and T20 series to be organised in Oman.

LONDON, Sept 17: The days of James Anderson and Stuart Broad spearheading England’s fast bowling attack are over, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

LONDON, Sept 16: Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.

LONDON, Sept 14: England’s Joe Denly and Ben Stokes calmly led the hosts to 193 for two as they extended their lead over Australia to 262 runs at tea on the third day of the final Ashes test on Saturday.

England extend lead in final Ashes test

September 14, 2019 18:13 pm

LONDON, Sept 14: Joe Denly led England to 88 for two as the hosts extended their lead over Australia to 157 runs at lunch on the third day to retain the upper hand in the final Ashes test on Saturday.

LONDON, Sept 14: Such is Steve Smith’s dominance during a stellar Ashes campaign, his dismissal for 80 on day two at The Oval was something of a triumph for England’s dogged pacemen and a cause for celebration in the British media.

LONDON, Sept 12: Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat in the fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval on Thursday.

BENGALURU, Sept 3: Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings.

Dhakal stars in Nepal U-19’s win

August 30, 2019 10:59 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Sagar Dhakal notched up a match-winning performance in Nepal U-19 cricket team’s commanding 80 runs win against Sri Lankan club Baduraliya Cricket Club in the second practice match played at Surrey Cricket Ground in Sri Lanka on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: U-19 starlets Rit Gautam, Kushal Malla, Sagar Dhakal and left-handed batsman Ishan Pandey have been included for the first time in the national cricket team during the 35-member preliminary squad announced for the South Asian Games (SAG) on Thursday.

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 24: Nepali Cricket Team Captain Paras Khadka on Saturday advised youngsters to balance studies and sports to be a successful cricketer.

Nepal slides down in ODI ranking

August 23, 2019 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nepal has moved one position down in the ICC ODI rankings.

LONDON, August 14: Rain looked set to wash out the first day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Wednesday, without a ball bowled as of the scheduled lunch break and a grim weather forecast clouding the outlook for action later in the day.

GALLE, August 14: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the opening test against hosts Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.

Kathmandu, Aug 13: The United States Embassy in Kathmandu has rejected visa application of  Nepal's leg-spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane on Tuesday.

LAHORE, August 7: Pakistan have decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Wednesday, following the team’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the 50-overs World Cup in England.

SYDNEY, Aug 6: Those Australians who eschewed late nights in front of the television woke up on Tuesday to the news that their cricket team had achieved a thumping first Ashes test victory lauded as “A Win for the Ages” in local media.

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.

BIRMINGHAM, August 1:  There were no handshakes as Australia won the toss and elected to bat in brightening conditions at Edgbaston as the Ashes series between England and Australia got underway in Birmingham on Thursday.

LONDON, July 31:  Australia’s returning batsman David Warner poses the biggest threat to England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes, according to all-rounder Ben Stokes who says his teammates must pressure the 32-year-old from the off.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepal national cricket team failed to book the spot in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers after losing a crucial match against Singapore played at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The ICC World T20 Asia Finals clash between Nepal and Singapore national cricket teams will be equivalent to a virtual final match for the two teams as the winner will seal a spot in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers. The match will be played at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal national cricket team has registered a victory against Kuwait on its third match of ICC World T20 Asia Regional Final Qualifiers in Singapore on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal sits on the third position after the completion of second round of matches in the ongoing ICC World T20 Asia Finals being held at Indian Association Ground in Singapore.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Nepal national cricket team recovered from a humbling four-wicket defeat at the hands of Qatar in the opener as it beat Malaysia by seven wickets in the ongoing ICC World T20 Asia Regional Final Qualifiers in Singapore on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal national cricket team has registered a victory against Malaysia on its second match of ICC World T20 Asia Regional Final Qualifiers in Singapore on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal national cricket team has suffered a humbling four-wicket defeat at the hands of Qatar in their opening ICC World T20 Qualifier in Singapore on Tuesday.

LONDON, July 14: Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal posted a target of 327 runs before Singapore in the group's concluding match held today under the ACC U- 19 Eastern Region Tournament going on in Malaysia.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Middle order veteran batsman Sharad Vesawkar has returned in the 14-men final squad for the ICC World T20 Qualifiers Asia Regional Finals set to be held in Singapore next month.

MAHENDRANAGAR, June 27: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club has clinched the Fourth Prime Minister (PM) Cup T20’s Women’s Cricket Tournament with a six-wicket win over Sudur Paschim Province in Mahendranagar on Wednesday.

MAHENDRANAGAR, June 22: Province 1 and Province 5 have registered wins in the ongoing Fourth Prime Minister Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament in Kanchanpur on Friday.

Malla appointed brand ambassador

June 20, 2019 11:02 am

KATHMANDU, June 20: Nepal national cricket team’s vice-captain Gyanendra Malla has been appointed as brand ambassador of Koshi Multiple College in Biratnagar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Kabita Kunwar produced an all-round performance in Sudur Paschim Province’s dominating nine-wicket win against Gandaki Province during the opening match of the Prime Minister (PM) Cup Women’s T20 played at Covered Hall Cricket Ground in Mahendranagar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane can truly be said the only Nepali player who remained in the limelight throughout a couple of years. The poster boy of Nepali cricket has emerged as a role model for aspiring youth cricketers across the country.