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...

Dhurmus, Suntali to complete cricket stadium project in 2.5 yrs, spending Rs 3 bln

Kathmandu, January 30 Dhurmus Suntali Foundation established by comedian duo Sitaram Kattel ‘Dhurmus’ and Kunjana Ghimire ‘Suntali’ have signed an agreement with Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district to construct an international cricket stadium. In the agreement, the Foundation has expressed a commitment to complete the project within next two and half years and hand over the stadium to the local government. The preliminary cost of the project is Rs 3 billion. Dhurmus says the funds will be collected...

Finally, Dhurmus, Suntali find land for their cricket stadium in Bharatpur

Kathmandu, January 27 Now, it’s final–popular comedian duo Sitaram Kattel ‘Dhurmus’ and Kunjana Ghimire ‘Suntali’ will construct an international cricket stadium in Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district. The formal announcement will be made amidst a function in Kathmandu this Wednesday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will attend the function, during which the comedians’ Dhurmus Suntali Foundation and the local government will sign an agreement to construct the stadium. The city government is providing 20 bigaha eight kaththa (around...

Nepal vs UAE: Key factors that decide the Rhinos’ chance of victory

Kathmandu,Jan 25:Nepal are facing the UAE in three match ODI and T20 series commencing from Friday. The sides have played against each other regularly in ACC competitions as well as at the World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia last February and during preparations for the World Cup Qualifier. Even though both the teams are familiar with one another, this is the first bilateral series between two emerging cricket teams. Therefore, it will be interesting to know various dimensions...

Marcelo Wants To Join Cristiano Ronaldo At Juventus

Kathmandu,Jan 24:Real Madrid defender Marcelo wants to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, Ok Diario reports. The Brazilian is eager to reunite with his former team-mate and according to the editor of the Spanish paper he has informed Real Madrid about his desire. “If Juve make an offer to sign me, please let me go”, Marcelo reportedly told Real Madrid chiefs. The Brazilian is not going to leave Real Madrid in January, but his transfer could be completed in the...

Nepal beat Indonesia and reach the final

Kathmandu, January 18 Nepal have beaten Indonesia by 92 runs to book a place in the final of Women’s T20 Smash Tournament in Thailand. Batting first, Nepal posted a score of 119/3 with help from Sita Rana (48) and Indu Barma (37*) in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Indonesia were all out for 27 in 11.3 overs. Nepal’s captain Rubina Chettri tore through the Indonesian middle order and took four wickets giving away only two runs. Nepal have reached...

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