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...

NARA to organize 7th Himalayan Whitewater Challenge

Kathmandu, Nov 23: Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organizing the 17th International Water Sports Tournament in the Marsyangdi River from 24th – 26th November.   NARA is organizing the three-day event titled, ‘Himalayan Whitewater Challenge’, with the objective of promoting general and adventurous tourism along with promoting rivers of Nepal as the world’s best destination for white water rafting and kayaking as well as keep rivers safe for tourism and environment. Events like ‘kayak extreme slalom’; ‘down river Race’; ‘boater cross’ and the...

Sandeep Lamichhane to get minimum USD 50,000 for PSL berth

Kathmandu,Nov 21:Annapurna Post and Rajdhani report that Pakistan’s Lahore Qalandars has contracted Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane for this year’s Pakistan Super League. The team bought Lamichhane during the auction held on Tuesday. As Lamichhane has been selected under the Gold category, he will receive at least US 50,000, which is approximately equal to Rs 5.7 million, according to Annapurna Post.

ICC recognises Everest Premier League

Kathmandu, November 15 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the recognition to Everest Premier League (EPL), one of the biggest domestic cricket leagues of Nepal. The announcement comes just three weeks before the third edition of the League. The 2018 edition of the EPL is scheduled to begin on December 8 in Kathmandu. The tournament will conclude on December 22. The organisers say  the recognition cost Rs 2.75 million. However, the ICC has stated that the revenue will be spent...

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