SYDNEY, Nov 28: Steve Smith and Aaron Finch led the way with centuries as Australia opened their home summer with a one-day victory over India by 66 runs on Friday in the first men’s international played in front of a crowd since March.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The training sessions for the Nepali national cricket team that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are scheduled to resume after eight months.

MELBOURNE, Aug 14:  Australia confirmed on Friday next month’s limited-overs tour of England, boosting the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) bid to navigate past a financial crisis brought by the novel coronavirus.

MELBOURNE, July 31: Australia batsman Matthew Wade expects India’s pacemen to make use of the short ball when they tour Down Under but says none will be as effective as New Zealand’s Neil Wagner with the bouncer.

LAHORE, July 30: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year ban for an anti-corruption breach has been halved by an independent adjudicator, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, July 11: West Indies hold a commanding 99-run lead over England at the end of a fascinating third day of the first test on Friday after posting 318 in their first innings at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

LONDON, June 27: Pakistan’s team will arrive in England on Sunday before entering a two-week quarantine period ahead of their tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

LONDON, June 10: Players will be banned from the age-old technique of using saliva to shine a ball when cricket emerges from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

WELLINGTON, Feb 19: Virat Kohli will continue to play all three formats with the same intensity for the next three years before reassessing his workload, the India captain said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old is one of the busiest players in contemporary cricket who leads India across formats and is also captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: All-rounder Bibek Kumar Yadav scored unbeaten 25 runs after picking up two wickets to help Birgunj Stars win the Eliminator match by six wickets against KIEC Birgunj to reach the final of the Birgunj Premier League (BPL) match played in Birgunj on Sunday.

EPL completes auction for local players

January 29, 2020 09:36 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Everest Premier League’s (EPL) franchise teams have finalized its respective squad of Nepali players for the upcoming season of T20 premier event in Kathmandu. Local players release, exchange and bidding for new players were completed on Tuesday.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 28: England bowled South Africa out for 274 runs on Monday to win the fourth test at The Wanderers by 191 runs and ensure an emphatic 3-1 series victory.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The winner of the last edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL) Lalitpur Patriots have contracted Sri Lankan star cricketer Upul Tharanga for the upcoming edition of the premier franchise T20 cricket event slated to begin from March 14.

WELLINGTON, Jan 26: India’s bowlers highlighted the balance of their side as they set up an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26: Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius provided some resistance on Sunday with a 79-run partnership but then both lost their wickets in quick succession before South Africa were dismissed for 183 in their first innings on the third day of the final test against England.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26: England all-rounder Ben Stokes was fined and given a demerit point by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday after a foul-mouthed row with a spectator on Friday in the test against South Africa.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: New Zealand has won the toss in the 2nd T20 International match, being played at the Eden Park ground in Auckland, New Zealand. The Kiwis will be looking to post a big total to help put up a strong contest against the impressive Indian team, after their loss in the first match of the series.

DCC Birgunj upsets home team Stars

January 26, 2020 11:23 am

KATHAMANDU, Jan 26: DCC Birgunj won the inaugural match of the Birgunj Premier League T20 cricket event by 14 runs against home side Birgunj Stars held in Birgunj on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Rohit Kumar Paudel hit purple patch top-scoring for Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) President XI during the chase against Malaysia Secretary XI to secure the third consecutive win in the three-match practice series played at Pokhara Stadium’s cricket ground in Pokhara on Thursday. CAN XI sealed the series 3-0.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The wicket keeper's position in the Indian Cricket Team has once again come under the spotlight as the 'Men in Blue' continue to test and try a multitude of players and positions to try and replace the stalwart that is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Ever since the World Cup in England, the former Captain of the team has been left out of all the shorter formats of the game that India has played in.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Oman cricket team announced an unchanged squad for participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series hosted by Nepal from February 5-12 in TU Cricket Ground. The United States (US) is the third team in the One-day International triangular series.

BENGALURU, Jan 22: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

Mahato shines with ball in 172-run win

January 22, 2020 09:53 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) President XI registered a whopping win of 172 runs against Malaysia Secretary XI in the second practice match played at Pokhara Stadium’s cricket ground in Pokhara on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: USA Cricket, the cricket board of the United States, announced a 14-man unchanged squad to represent its national cricket team to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 Series to be hosted by Nepal from February 5 to 12 in TU Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.  The United States will play two One-day Internationals (ODIs) each against Oman and host Nepal.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his exuberant celebration of Joe Root’s dismissal in the third test against England but knows he cannot keep letting his team mates, and himself, down.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: England have set the template for how they want to play test cricket by hitting a big score early that allows them to then dictate the game, said captain Joe Root after they won the third test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

POKHARA, Jan 21: Aarif Sheikh completed his first century in one-day cricket during CAN (Cricket Association of Nepal) President XI’s win in the first practice match against Malaysia Secretary XI in the Nepal cricket team’s closed camp held at Pokhara Stadium’s cricket ground in Pokhara on Monday.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 17: Ben Stokes survived several scares but featured in a 76-run late afternoon partnership with Ollie Pope as England reached 224 for four wickets at close on the opening day of the third test against South Africa on Thursday.

Police sets MM Cup final date with Army

January 17, 2020 10:57 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Left-arm spinner Sagar Dhakal registered a timely five-wicket-haul to propel the departmental team Nepal Police Club to the final of the ongoing Manmohan Memorial (MM) Cup National One-day Cricket Tournament in Sunsari on Thursday.

Army into MM Cup final

January 16, 2020 09:59 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Bowlers defended an average total as Tribhuvan Army Club overcame Province 3 challenge by 64 runs to reach the final of second edition of the Manmohan Memorial National One-day Cricket Tournament (MM Cup) being held at Sunsari on Wednesday.

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.

Australia, Jan 15: AB de Villiers has confirmed there have been talks about his return to South Africa’s team for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

INDIA, Jan 14: Indian selectors on Sunday recalled explosive batsman Rohit Sharma to their Twenty20 squad for the five-match series on their tour of New Zealand starting on Jan. 24.

Malaysia XI decimates Gandaki Province

January 14, 2020 10:43 am

KATHAMANDU, Jan 14: Malaysia Selection XI produced an improved performance to decimate Gandaki Province by 192 runs during the Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cricket Tournament (MM Cup) match being held in Sunsari on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The fifth edition of Pakistan Embassy T20 cricket tournament was concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday. Kathmandu Cricket Training Centre (KCTC) won the tournament while Institute of Engineering Cricket Club (IOECC) finished as runner-up.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a preliminary squad of 24 players on Friday for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup League II. The closed camp will be held in Pokhara. Oman and the United States will play in double round-robin league against Nepal in February 5-12.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 11: Buddha Sport Club has defeated Mat Khola Cricket Club by 31 runs to start the 19th edition of the Nepal Telecom Rupandehi Super League on a winning note on Friday.

Tigers, Kings XI swap marquee players

January 11, 2020 09:31 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Everest Premier League (EPL) franchises Kathmandu Kings XI and Chitwan Tigers have swapped its marquee players for the upcoming season of the league in March. As per the new EPL rules, franchises could swap Category A players from January 2-9. Kings XI captain Sompal Kami was traded in by Tigers as Dipendra Singh Airee went the other way for the coveted deals for both teams.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Former Nepal U-19 international Hasim Ansari and wicket-keeper-batsman Suraj Patel shared an unbeaten partnership of 118 runs to help Province 2 secure 8-wicket rout of Karnali Province during the eighth day of Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cup Tournament being held in Sunsari on Thursday.

Police Club routs Karnali by 267 runs

January 9, 2020 09:29 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Departmental team Nepal Police Club registered the biggest win by run-margin in the ongoing Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cricket Tournament defeating Karnali Province by 267 runs during the first Group B match played at Inaruwa cricket ground in Sunsari on Wednesday.

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.

MUMBAI, Jan 6: The first of the three Twenty20 internationals between India and Sri Lanka at Guwahati was called off due to rain on Sunday.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 6: James Anderson says a couple of days of hard test cricket has reminded him why he is in love with the game after claiming an England record 28th five-wicket haul in the second test against South Africa on day three at Newlands on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Kushal Malla’s record-breaking century helped the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club register a whopping 108 runs over Armed Police Force (APF) Club in the first Group D match of the Manmohan Memorial (MM) Cup National One-Day Cricket Tournament in Sunsari on Sunday.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2: England paceman Jofra Archer may miss out on second test against South Africa after skipping bowling practice at Newlands on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: 2010: Fate from fans’ farce Nepal had stayed in Division 5 after finishing third during the ICC World Cricket League held in Jersey. Soon, Nepal defeated the United States in home soil to win the ICC WCLC Division 5 2010 title, held at TU Cricket Ground in Kathmandu in February.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: As the year 2019 draws to a close, let’s look at some of the sporting moments from the year which had a lasting memory and meaningful impact on sports fans all around the world. This year had it all in the world of sports, World cup year for Cricket and Rugby, which was as enthralling and nail-biting as had been suggested pre-tournament in both cases. Also, there was the Women’s Football World Cup, which witnessed more viewership and fan presence than ever before.

MELBOURNE, Dec 31 : Australia have added D’Arcy Short to their one-day squad for next month’s tour of India after seam bowler Sean Abbott was ruled out of the trip with a side strain, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday.

PRETORIA, Dec 30: England won cricket’s World Cup in 2019 but in the test arena it proved 12 months of frustration for captain Joe Root as they began the year with defeat in the West Indies and ended it with a loss in Pretoria.

MELBOURNE, Dec 29: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 35 after taking 221 wickets in a distinguished 67-test career.