KATHMANDU, March 21: The national cricket team ended its ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 campaign last week with a historic achievement of securing the One Day International (ODI) status and an eighth-place finish in Zimbabwe above two fellow associates Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Hong Kong.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal will complete a full circle taking the field on February 5 for their Division 2 match against the host team Namibia, after doing the same in 2015. Back then, Nepal finished third on net run rate behind the table toppers Namibia and Netherlands, securing a place in ICC World Cricket League Championship table for 2015-17 season along with Kenya after Afghanistan and Ireland were withdrawn from the original list.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A late innings charge by Indian all-rounder Dipesh Bhandari scoring 22 runs from nine deliveries propelled Lalitpur Patriots total to 132 runs in 20 overs for the loss of six wickets. Another Indian player for Patriots, Jaykishan Kolsawala made 42 runs at top of the innings.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Biratnagar Warriors has moved a step closer to the title of Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 Cricket Tournament, as the Paras Khadka-led side reached the final with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Bhairahawa Gladiators in the first qualifier match on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Six different Lalitpur Patriots bowlers picked up a wicket each in their quest to bundle Rhinos out for 111 runs and win the eliminator by 27 runs. They have qualified for the second qualifier. Lalitpur will face Bhairahawa Gladiators tomorrow in a virtual semi-final. The winner of that match will tussle against Biratnagar Warriors in the final of EPL 2017 on 30th December.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Babar Hayat’s third fifty of the tournament secured Biratnagar Warriors’ place in the final with an emphatic win by eight wickets. The Hong Kong captain scored 62 runs from 44 deliveries including four boundaries and five sixes to seal the win for Warriors in the first qualifier of EPL 2017.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: A 82 runs partnership between all-rounder Aarif Sheikh and Puneet Mishra rescued Bhairahawa to a respectable total of 127/8 in 20 overs. At one stage, Gladiators were struggling at 27/4 when Rohit Poudel was caught behind by Aasif Sheikh off Sahan Adeesha.
PARIS, Oct 9: Chelsea midfielder N‘Golo Kante has been ruled out of France’s final World Cup qualifier at home to Belarus on Tuesday due to a muscle injury, national team coach Didier Deschamps has said.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5: Argentina will start Thursday’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Peru with a mind on all-out attack in the hope of gaining the three points that would ease the pressure on them for a place in Russia next year, coach Jorge Sampaoli has said.
KATHMANDU, June 12: As Nepal takes on Yemen at the Halchok-based Armed Police Force (APF) ground for a match to be held under the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification round tomorrow, Nepali team head coach Koji Gyotoku is hopeful that the team would give an 'outstanding' performance.
ZURICH, March 28: FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Lionel Messi after TV pictures showed the Argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile.