I might not be a very great fan of football but I really like the vibes of our country when world cup comes in because of the emotions people attach to the game and the warmth they share with each other.

BARCELONA, Sept 16: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be part of the squad to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday as he prepares to make his comeback from injury.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Although having suffered a humiliating loss to Kuwait in its first match of second-round qualifiers of FIFA World Cup, Nepal on Tuesday thrashed Chiese Taipei 2-0 in a match held at Taipei Athletic Stadium.

Nepal announces squad for ACC U-19

August 22, 2019 14:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A 15-member Nepali cricket squad has been announced on Thursday for the upcoming ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket which starts from September 5.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Host Nepal have lost their first match against Kyrgystan at the ongoing Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Central Zone Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship in a straight 3-0.

JHAPA, Aug 14: 'Our Eastern Regional International Football Gold Cup-2076' is to take place at Domalal Rajbamshi Stadium in Birtamod of Jhapa from September 28 to October 5.

Bhimduttanagar, Aug 13 : Nepal is hosting the 13th South Asian Games, third time since after 1984, in coming December.

A fitness center, Gymkhana organized ‘GymKhana Fight Night’ at its premise, Maharagunj on Friday. The night had three boxing and three Muay Thai fights in 60kg, 65kg and 70kg categories.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Nepali volleyball, which was once in a sorry state, is picking up the pieces to rise in the country’s sports arena. The game has taken a respectable height after it was declared Nepal’s national game.

Power of sports

July 6, 2019 00:30 am

Nepal’s teams and athletes are still the underdogs like the Raptors and Warriors many years ago. But change is possible

KATHMANDU, June 28: The US Embassy in Kathmandu in partnership with All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and We United Project is set to endorse five female youth footballers for the Sports Visitor Program (SVP) of the United States. The announcement was made at a function organized in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KASKI June 21: Minister for Youth and Sports, Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma, has argued that the country could not achieve prosperity unless the development in sports.

LONDON, June 15: Aaron Finch’s brilliant 153 lifted Australia to an imposing total of 334 for seven in their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has increased the budget for sports development by Rs 1.96 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Kathmandu Sports Society felicitated the National Para Taekwondo team coach Kabiraj Negi Lama on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government in its policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20 unveiled on Friday has given priority to the development of sports infrastructures.  The policies and programs, presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari in the federal parliament in Kathmandu, have prioritized the building of cricket infrastructures across the country and the hosting of the 13th South Asian Games.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal national cricket team members have been awarded with a cash prize of Rs 500,000 each in an official program held at Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) in Kathmandu on Thursday. The support staff received Rs 200,000 each whereas the head coach was awarded with Rs 300,000.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepal Communist Party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal said sports has pivotal role in maintaining good health and discipline as well as establishing the country's identify of country.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal has posted a target of 235 runs before Thailand in today's final match of group stage under ACC U-16 Eastern Regional Cricket Championship taking place in Thailand.

NEPALGUNJ, April 25: On a day when five new national records were either improved or created, Tribhuvan Army Club’s Gaurika Singh on Wednesday managed to improve her three previous national records in swimming at the Eighth National Games in Nepalgunj.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Bowlers helped Nepal U-16 cricket team wrap up the win by 39 runs against Malaysia U-16 during the ongoing ACC U-16 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament in the second group match played at Prem Tinsulanonda International School Cricket Ground in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: With the completion of all the five matches of the ICC Asia Under-19 World Cup Qualifier on Thursday, Nepal failed to qualify for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa in 2020 despite that Nepal won four of the five matches with good performance throughout the league.

Testing her own limits

April 19, 2019 09:17 am

If you keep up with the Nepali sports scene, you have probably heard of Sheshuka Rai. She is a third dan (10th dan being the highest rank) at the Nepal Karate Federation, the winner of Sports Icon Nepal 2016, and a licensed karate referee at the Asian Karate Federation.

RANJHA, April 18: Well-equipped sports infrastructures have been developed in Banke at the investment of Rs 480 million in view of the 8th National Games.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Sharad Vesawkar bagged player of the match award for grabbing five wickets in the match to provide Armed Police Force (APF) Club first win in cricket in the ongoing Eighth National Games by three wickets against Province 7 held at Siddharth Stadium in Bhairahawa on Wednesday.

Army dominates Eighth National Games

April 18, 2019 09:32 am

NEPALGUNJ, April 18: The departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club’s Manju BK and Province 4’s Rupak Nepali have won gold medals in the open weight categories in the National Full Contact Karate Tournament under the ongoing Eighth National Games in Nepalgunj on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The Nepali year of 2075 BS was a memorable time for Nepali sports, with Nepal national cricket team winning its first ODI series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), athlete Ajit Yadav winning a historic gold medal in Asian-level athletics championship and Women’s SAFF Championship being hosted in the country where Nepal finished as the runner-up.

Sports for better society

April 13, 2019 00:05 am

International Day of Sports for Development and Peace which was celebrated on April 6 this year offers an opportunity to reflect and introspect on the potentials of leveraging sports for the good of the society. The other day I was reading news about recent cases of racism across European football fields with more instances of verbal abuses against players just because of the colors of their skin. Sadly and unsurprisingly the targets were not only foreign players but also native players of diverse background, whose parents or grandparents had settled in Europe.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Player of the match Bishal Sushling put up an all-round performance scoring an unbeaten 28 runs chasing the target of 114 runs after picking up two wickets to propel home team Janakpur Cricket Club to a five-wicket win against United Cricket Club during semifinal match of the 3rd Shahid T20 Cup played at Barahabigha cricket ground in Janakpurdham on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: A total of 5,211 athletes are competing for 1,307 medals in the eighth National Games taking place at different places of state 5 from coming April 18.

POKHARA, March 11: Minister of Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma laid the foundation for a multi-purpose stadium with the capacity of 18,500, in Pokhara on Sunday. An advanced football ground will be its main attraction.

Impressive achievements in sports

March 8, 2019 11:53 am

KATHMANDU, March 8: Nepali women athletes have made significant achievements in sports over the years.

KATHMANDU, March 7: There is a common understanding that only normal people can involve in Taekwondo game. However, differently abled like, Ram Bahadur Adhikari, Govind Thapa and Ranjana Dhami have shown an example that they can also be successful like other normal people.

KATHMANDU, March 5: There have been many changes in Nepali politics during the last seven decades in the country. Nepal has entered into an era of federal democratic republic system from the Rana Regime. The Nepali society gets integrated to a different type with every political change in the country.

NEW DELHI, Feb 22: The International Olympic Committee have suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Former Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said sports can play a very significant role in forging unity and friendly relations among Nepali people.

Mahesh Maharjan made us all proud as he secured gold on 10th World Bodybuilding and Physique sports Championships in 75 KG category, held in Thailand. Carrying the triangular-shaped Nepal’s flag on his shoulder during the     award ceremony, Maharjan cried with joy when Nepal’s national anthem was played.

KATHAMANDU, Jan 19: Skipper Rubina Chhetri picked up four wickets in 3.1 overs conceding two runs register a win by 92 runs against Indonesia in the first semifinal of Thailand Women’s T20 Smash played at Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Dhorpatan Volleyball Club is organizing the 14th Dhorpatan Suzuki Women’s Double Volleyball League Championship from Saturday, without one of the tournament favorite New Diamond Academy. New Diamond had been participating in the tournament from the first edition, but has not yet won the title.

Sports for social change

January 19, 2019 00:05 am

Sports should be played by women and men alike without any forms of discrimination in terms of gender and disabilities

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: It started with a tiny village in Pangboche, situated just six miles from Mount Everest. A group of volunteers mainly originated from England are on a mission to equip schools in the mountainous area and thereby radically increase the quality of education and learning for young students to have a better chance to progress in life.

Sportsman for life

December 21, 2018 09:15 am

Badminton has been, for a very long time, called a ‘gentleman’s game’. The sport is Eurasian in its roots and easily one of the most played sports in the world, especially the Asian countries. Players from China and Japan have been dominating the world rankings for decades now. In Nepal too, badminton has always been a cherished sport. Shuttles and rackets have never been objects of curiosity, they have always been around. Kids, the aunties and the uncles, the young and the elderly have been besotted by the sport for very long.

SANKHU, Dec 16: Minister for Youth and Sports, Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma, has said prosperous Nepal could not be imagined without the development of sports.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino appears hugely hopeful that he has stumbled upon the long-lost secret to filling one of the world’s greatest voids: peace in the Middle East.

Sports for inclusion

November 21, 2018 01:00 am

Through sports, people with disabilities acquire vital social skills, develop independence, and become empowered to act as agents of change

POKHARA/SYANGJA, Nov 3: Slovenia has taken the lead at the end of the second round in the ongoing Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) being played at Sworek in Syangja district. In individual event, Nepal is currently at the fifth place at the end of the second round of matches.

HYDERABAD, Oct 30:  Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoib Malik, who were blessed with a son on Tuesday morning, have named the little one Izhaan Mirza-Malik.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Managing Director of Everest Premier League Aamir Akhtar confirmed December 8 as the commencing dates for the brand new season in an official program held at Tripureshwar, Kathmandu on Thursday. The premier T20 cricket event is set to run for 15 days as the final will be played on December 22.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepal Police’s Tara Devi Pun and Sandesh Gurung have been adjudged Nepal’s strongest in Nepal Strongest Weightlifting Tournament 2018 in Kathmandu on Thursday. Pun lifted 166 kg in women’s 75 kg category and Gurung registered 258 kg in men’s 105 kg category. Both received cash prize of Rs 11,000.

Watford's Kabasele has red card rescinded

September 28, 2018 15:17 pm

Sept 28: Watford defender Christian Kabasele will be available for the Premier League encounter against Arsenal at the weekend after the English Football Association rescinded the red card he received on Wednesday.