KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government has a policy to make all sports infrastructures disabled-friendly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has vowed assistance for development of the sports sector.

KATHMANDU, May 31: If we look back at the budget allocated for the last seven years, the investment in sports is decreasing. The budget, which once reached about four billion, is constantly decreasing. On Monday, Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat presented a budget of Rs 1.75 trillion for the fiscal year 2023/24. However, in the budget submitted by him, he did not mention the budget size of sports.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The policies and programs announced by the Government of Nepal this year have nothing substantial to address the existing problems faced by the sports sector and to advance the long-term plans.

Sports for Unity

May 18, 2023 18:30 pm

Despite being rocked by one scandal after another, ranging from match-fixing to rape charges, Nepal's sports community has consistently united the country in matters pertaining to national pride, although the country is deeply divided politically.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale Magar has stressed the need for promoting sports tourism in the Sudurpaschim Province.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The fourth competition of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021/022 season 'Surya Nepal NPGA Matchplay' has started at the Royal Nepal Golf Club from today.

JHAPA, March 6: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has argued that the sports sector should not be part of politics.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Pakistan Embassy organized the inauguration Ceremony of the 7th Edition of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament 2022 on Wednesday. As many as 12 cricket teams are participating in the nine days event which was inaugurated by Bidya Sunder Shakya, mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: A total of 19 football players associated with the Chyasal Youth Club have been infected with COVID-19 at the same time, leading to the postponement of today's match under Martyrs Memorial 'A' Division League.

From boccia to table tennis to swimming to taekwondo to cricket, powerlifting to wheelchair basketball to mention just a few, there are a multitude of sports disciplines where adaptive athletes have been active for many years.

Pokhara International Marathon kicks off

February 13, 2021 08:28 am

POKHARA, Feb 13: Pokhara International Marathon tournament, which seeks to develop Pokhara as a sports city, has kicked off on Saturday.

TOKYO, Jan 22: Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a pandemic.

KATHMANDU: The government has decreased the budget for the sports sector by Rs 1.63 billion for the next fiscal year.

Fatal Digital Addiction

March 17, 2020 09:35 am

In a 2018 paper published by International Society for Neurofeedback Research (ISNR), Erik Pepers and Richard Harvey have described various symptoms of digital addiction in a sample of undergraduate students. Identified based on the self-declaration based data of the students, the symptoms include increased loneliness, anxiety and depression.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Kobe Bryant- Two powerful words in sports, yes not just in the sport of basketball, but the whole wide world of sports. The name and the man had a lasting impact on the lives of so many around the world.

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.

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.

VALENCIA, Jan 26: La Liga champions Barcelona were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday for their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien.

LONDON, Jan 26: Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday.

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.

LIVERPOOL, Jan 18: Liverpool have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday with defender Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho both fit, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.

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 11: Nepal Basketball League Pvt Ltd (NBL) on Friday roped in popular sports apparel producers Li-Ning as the title sponsor for the upcoming Nepal Basketball League (NBL) 3X3 West on Friday. The basketball tournament starts on January 14 at the Pokhara Stadium and will be held over three different cities of the western part of the country. NBL has already organized NBL 3X3 East.

London, Jan 10: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta does not expect the club to make any major signings in the January transfer window but said he is hopeful captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a contract extension.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: It was a tale of a bridge of difference between the two departmental teams on the last day of the fifth round matches on Thursday as Tribhuvan Army Club shot its way to the top of the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League, while Armed Police Force (APF) Club lost yet another match and is languishing in 11th place.

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.

BRESCIA, Italy, Jan 6: Two goals from Serie A’s leading scorer Ciro Immobile, the second in stoppage time, gave third-placed Lazio a dramatic 2-1 win at 10-man Brescia on Sunday as they chalked up their ninth successive league victory.

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.

10 players to watch in 2020

January 1, 2020 11:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The decade in Nepali sports ended with a lot of ups and downs, but certainly the 51 gold medals it won in the 13th South Asian Games, that concluded December, has given a sense of belief that it could achieve similar feats in the upcoming events.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Chyasal Youth Club has lost two matches in a row despite presenting a strong challenge in the  first two matches of the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial ‘A’ Division League as it suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Jawalakhel Youth Club in Lalitpur on Tuesday.

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.

Premier League talking points

December 31, 2019 11:15 am

MANCHESTER, England Dec 31 : The following are three talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action:

KATHMANDU, Dec 31:  Leader's Manang Marshyangdi Club missed a chance to pull three points clear of second-placed Machhindra Club as it was held to a 1-1 draw by struggler Friends Club in the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League in Lalitpur on Monday.

LONDON, Dec 30: Arsenal’s misfiring Mesut Ozil got a boost on Sunday from their new manager Mikel Arteta who expressed confidence in the way the German playmaker was training and performing on the pitch.

MANCHESTER, England, Dec 30: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared the VAR video review system a “big mess” on Sunday after a weekend which saw a series of controversial decisions from the system.

LONDON, Dec 30: West Ham United have reappointed David Moyes as head coach on an 18-month deal to replace the sacked Manuel Pellegrini and help them move away from the bottom half of the table, the struggling Premier League club said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The third round of New Diamond Cup Open National Women’s Volleyball Tournament will be held from January 8 to 11 at Dhorpatan Sports Club grounds in Kathmandu.

LONDON, Dec 29: Andy Murray has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open because of a pelvic injury, the three-time Grand Slam champion’s management team announced on Saturday.

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.

Bengaluru, Dec 29: India’s veteran tennis player Leander Paes announced on Wednesday that 2020 would be his “farewell year” as a professional before he hangs up his racket.

PRETORIA, Dec 29: A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns on Saturday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first test against South Africa at Centurion Park.

LONDON, Dec 29: West Ham United sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini on Saturday after a 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City put the Foxes’ distant pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool back on track.

WASHINGTON, Dec 29: Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.

KATHMANDU, DEC 27: There were no major surprises as BCCI announced its squads for the Sri Lanka T20 series and the ODI series against the Aussies from Down Under.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The 7th edition of the COAS invitational international women's football tournament that was hosted by the Nepal Army, was concluded at the Nepal Army headquarters’ ground, by COAS General Purna Chandra Thapa, amidst a grand closing ceremony.

AP, December 25: A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans at Denver.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma has said Nepal achieved an expected progress in sports.