ANFA announces Rs 100,000 prize to women SAFF football players

Biratnagar, March 24 (RSS): All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced a prize of Rs 100,000 to each player of the Nepali football team who played in the Fifth SAFF Football Championship. ANFA spokesman Kiran Rai made the announcement at a press conference held at the conclusion of the 18th annual general meeting of ANFA in Biratnagar on Saturday. Before this, the State-1 government has declared to provide Rs 100,000 to each player of the Nepali team playing in the Fifth...

Province government team inspects site to construct international cricket ground

Pokhara, Feb 27 : A provincial government team has inspected a project site at Bharatpokhari in Pokhara Metropolitan City-33 as part of a plan to build an international cricket ground. The project has been put in priority after the Gandaki Provincial government has announced construction of the ground in its policies and programmes for the fiscal year of 2018/19. The team led by the provincial Minister for Social Development Naradevi Pun carried out a feasibility study, said the ministry’s undersecretary...

Lamichhane conferred with ‘Breakthrough Star’ title

Kathmandu, February 26 Nepali youth cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been awarded with ‘Breakthrough Star’ title under the Caribbean Premier League of West Indies. Lamichhane was awarded for his outstanding performance in CPL last season. The Nepali spinner was associated with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots of CPL soon after his selection in IPL last season. He was successful to take seven wickets in five matches in course of showing his outstanding performance. Lamichhane is now in the UAE for...

ANFA announces 20-member squad to play Centenary Championship

Kathmandu, Feb 13(RSS): The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced a 20-member U-21 National Soccer Team to play the Centenary North East Football Championship scheduled to be held in India. The tournament has been scheduled to take place from coming February 20 to March 1. The squad comprises Sojit Gurung (goalkeeper), Bishnu Kumar KC, Surya Adhikari, Rajan Gurung, Asim Bhusal, Bishwas Udas, Gautam Shrestha, Ranadin Poudel, Chhiring Gurung, Anil Maharjan, Arik Bista, Minas Thapa, Mikchhen Tamang, Nitin Thapa, Abhishek...

Hockey in the Himalayas

Kathmandu,Feb 11: An ice hockey match will take place in Nepal in July. The 70-minute match will take place 5,200 metres above sea-level within the dramatic Annapurna mountain range. The campaign titles ‘Hockey for Heroes’ will be livestreamed in its entirety in conjunction with Guinness World Record specifications. The organisers say that they have high hopes of introducing a love of the sport to some of the remotest Nepali communities. Hockey for Heroes spokesman Joel Forrester said he hoped...

NCP chair Dahal congratulates Nepali cricket team

Kathmandu, Feb 5: Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has congratulated the Nepali cricket team for its ‘outstanding’ achievements in international cricket tournaments. During his meeting today with the squad at his Khumaltar-based residence, the former Prime Minister said the team took the country’s position to a new height through their historic achievements. “The team was succeeded in creating a history, bringing abundant joy for the entire country, for him personally and his party as well,” he said. NCP...

Cabinet to honour Nepali cricketers with cash prize

Kathmandu, Feb 5 (RSS): A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday decided to honour the Nepali cricket team who returned home with the series victory in the recent one day international and the T-20 international against the UAE with a cash prize of Rs 500,000 each. Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma shared information about this at a face-to-face programme today organised by the Reporters’ Club Nepal. As he said, preparations are underway to elect a leadership...

The Cricket Pod: Nepal determined to match Afghanistan’s progress

Kathmandu,Feb 4: This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss Nepal’s 2-1 Twenty20 international series win against the UAE in Dubai. After shocking the home team in the preceding one-day internationals, how did Nepal do it again? And does a successful tour of the Emirates mean Paras Khadka’s team are now ready for the big time?

Nepal complete historic double

Kathmandu,Feb 4: Nepal’s national cricket team followed up its first-ever One Day International series win with its maiden Twenty20 International series victory over the United Arab Emirates at the ICC Academy in Dubai. Nepal, who defeated the home side 2-1 in the ODI series, beat the UAE by the same margin to win the T20I series, coming from behind on both occasions. In the three-match T20I series, Nepal lost the first game by 21 runs and levelled the rubber...

SC case against land allocated for new cricket stadium

Kathmandu,Feb 01: The land which is going to be used by the Dhurmus-Suntali foundation to build an international cricket stadium has a case against it in the Supreme Court. A case was filed by the Agriculture and Forest University in 2011 seeking permission from the SC to use the land owned by Tribhuvan University. However, Bharatpur Municipality without waiting for the decision from the SC allocated a part of the land to Dhurmus-Suntali foundation to build an international cricket...

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