Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Player Of The Year

Kathmandu,Jan 04;Ronaldo was nominated in the player of the year category, alongside France duo Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann. The Portuguese enjoyed a fruitful 2018, having helped Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title. The 33-year-old also emerged top scorer in the Champions League, after netting an impressive 15 goals en route to Madrid’s triumph. Meanwhile, Mbappe and Griezmann also won multiple trophies in the year under, having played a key role in France’s World Cup triumph...

‘Mani Bikram Shah Youth Player Award’ to best youth player

Kathmandu,Jan 04–All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is to present ‘Mani Bikram Shah Youth Player Award’ to the best player of ongoing Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football.  Issuing a press release on Thursday, ANFA said that the award would be presented in memory of former Captain of National Team, Shah. The award carries a purse of Rs 100,000.  Shah passed away nine month ago. According to ANFA, It would be true tribute to late Shah while establishing the award...

A Division League Football: 10 goals scored in a single game

Kathmandu, December 31 The game between New Road Team and Machhindra Club saw 10 goals scored in a match for the first time in this season’s Martyr’s Memeorial A Division League. The game ended in a 5-5 draw making it the highest scoring match of the season. In an exciting half of football, Machhindra took an early lead through Vassadia Daimonde. However, their lead didn’t last as Machhindra scored an own goal in the eighth minute. But Machhindra quickly took the...

Manang Marshyangdi Club to represent Nepal in AFC Cup Football

Kathmandu, December 28 Winner of this year’s A-Division League Manang Marshyangdi Club will represent Nepal in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup tournament in 2019. According to ANFA, MMC will represent Nepal in Asia’s secondary club football tournament. Three Star Club was the last team from Nepal to participate in the AFC Cup in 2017. MMC have been drawn in Group E along with Minerva Punjab from India and Dhaka Abahani from Bangladesh. The last team in the group will come...

Big Bash League: Sandeep gets two more, becomes leading wicket taker

Kathmandu, December 27 Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane continues to impress. He claimed two wickets in his third match of the Big Bash League against the Sydney Sixers helping his side restrict the opponents to 130 and becoming the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Lamichhane added two more wickets to his name to take the tally to seven on Thursday. Austrailian international Moises Henriques was Lamichhane’s first victim of the day. Henriques was undone by a brilliant googly which pitched outside off trapping him...

Lamichhane bags three against the Hurricanes

Kathmandu, December 24 Sandeep Lamichhane impressed again taking three wickets in his four-over against the Hobart Hurricanes on Monday. Lamichhane, who took two wickets in the first game on Friday was the pick of the bowlers for his team Melbourne Stars who lost to the Hurricanes in a closely fought encounter. Alex Doolan was Lamichhane’s first victim who didn’t read the leg spinner’s googly. Doolan left a big gap between bat and pad and the ball sneaked through as...

Lo Manthang: Cycling to the lost kingdom on the other side of the Himalayas

Kathmandu,Dec 3 : “If you can dream it, you can do it”— Walt Disney At the age of 66, my mountain biking trip to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, not only made me realise my dream and rise to the daunting challenges put up by the punishing and unforgiving terrain, but also curiously helped me rediscover my own strength and grit. Believed to be a mystical Shangri-La, the 500-year old capital of Mustang, “the Kingdom of Lo”–Lo Manthang–was off limits...

ICC panel discussing steps to end Nepal cricket stalemate

Kathmandu, November 30 A meeting of the monitoring committee constituted by the International Cricket Council to find a solution to a dispute seen in the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is taking place on December 8. According to suspended CAN chair Chatur Bahadur Chand, ICC representatives, and representatives from the National Sports Council (NSC) and CAN will be participating in the meeting, which will also see formal discussions about the CAN’s district elections. The first meeting held in mid-July...

17th Int’l White Water Challenge kicked off

Kathmandu, Nov 26:The 17th edition of Himalayan White Water Challenge 2018 kicked off in Nepal on Saturday with the participation of national and international Kayakers.  Around 100 Kayakers from at least 20 countries have participated in the three-day event hosted by the Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) in Marshyangdi River, located some 190 km away from the capital city. According to the organizer, the adventurous event features kayaking related activities including Kayak Down River Race, Extreme Kayak Slalom,...

Prime Times Twenty20 Cricket Tournament to begin on January 15

Kathmandu, November 25 The Prime Times Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will begin in the capital from January 15 next year, say the organisers. The tournament will last till January 24. The competition venue is Kirtipur-based Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. Mahakali Sports Society and Nepalaya International Event Management are jointly hosting the event. Three teams each from Nepal, India and Sri Lanka will participate in the tournament, said President of the Society Suman Bhatta at a press conference organised here...

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