Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

Paris,June 18 : The former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested by cops as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process. He was picked up as part of an ongoing inquiry into alleged rigging of the vote which saw Qatar earn the rights to stage the 2022 World Cup. He was detained at the offices of anti-corruption police in Nanterres, a suburb in Paris. Platini served as UEFA president for...

2019CricketWorldCup – Schedule

Kathmandu,May 28 : The ultimate showdown of world cricket is here and we are more than excited! The 12th ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins on May 30, 2019, and will continue until July 14, 2019. The large-scale event is being organized by England and Wales. Ten teams will compete against each other to catch a spot in the top four for the semifinals, which will be held on July 09 and 11, 2019. 2019 World Cup Cricket Format –...

Learnt a Lot From IPL 2019, says Sandeep Lamichhane

Kathmandu,May 13 : Nepal has been closely watching the India’s Twenty 20 cricket this season. What made Nepal to do so? And, the answer is Sandeep Lamichhane, the country’s young spinning sensation! Sandeep, who was in India for IPL 2019, has returned home on May 12, 2019, after playing a total of six matches of #IPL2019. “I could learn a lot this time even if I played six matches,” said Sandeep upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)....

Nepali Youth Cricket Team Thrashes Singapore By 219

Kathmandu,April 12 : Nepalese under 19 cricket team has secured sweeping victory over Singapore by the margin of 219 runs. Held in Malaysia, Nepalese team played aggressively from the beginning. Batting in the first inning, Nepal secured 282 run in 46 over. Captain of Nepalese team bat 95 runs followed by Rasid Khan 48, Pawan Sarraf 47, Kamal Singh Airi 31 and Bhim Sarki 26. Pawan Sarraf sent three Malaysian bats men out and Kushal Malla and Surya Tamang...

Paragliding included for the first time in National Games

Kathmandu, April 8: Fifty-five athletes will be competing in paragliding under the Eighth National Games scheduled at different places of state 5 from April 18. According to the National Sports Council, the paragliding competition would be organised at Pokhara from April 19 as there are no physical infrastructures in state 5 for the same. Paragliding has been included in the National Games for the first time in its history. General Secretary at the Nepal Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association,...

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...

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