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  • Nepal’s football governing body embraces federal structure

    ANFA President Karma Chhiring Sherpa during the organisation’s special general meeting, in Chitwan, in August 2018. Kathmandu, August 15:  Nepal’s domestic football governing body, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), has decided to transform its organisational structure in line with the country’s new political structure. A special general meeting of ANFA currently underway in Sauraha of Jhapa district made the decision. ANFA President Karma Chhiring Sherpa says the decision was made as all government structures have been changed into the...

    Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane enters ICC ODI Player Rankings

    File: Sandeep Lamichhane Kathmandu, August 13:   Nepal’s young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has secured the 217th position in the MRF  Tyres ICC ODI  Player ranking that the international cricket governing body published on Monday. The ICC attributed his position to his finishing with four wickets in two recent matches against the Netherlands in the Netherlands. The matches played on August 1 and 3 were Nepal’s first one day international matches. Meanwhile, Sompal Kami (229th) and Gyanendra Malla (236th) have been declared leading...

    Qatar Airways becomes Official Airline Partner of Dublin Horse Show

    Kathmandu, Aug 10: Qatar Airways is pleased to sponsor the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show as the Official Airline Partner for the second consecutive year. The event, taking place from 8-12 August, will welcome more than 100,000 local and international visitors to see the world’s finest horses and international show jumpers from around the world. The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show, one of Ireland’s most prestigious sporting events and a...

    India invites Nepal U-19 cricket team to play one day series

    File: Nepal’s U-19 cricket team   Kathmandu, August 7:  The Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited Nepal’s U-19 cricket team to play one day series to be held in Kolkata of India from September 9 to 20. The team’s coach Binod Das says the Nepali team, however, are yet to make a decision on whether to participate. “We are still discussing the invitation,” he says, “Our team are not training since a long ago. Therefore,...

    Nepal play their first one day international cricket match today

    Nepal cricket team members   Kathmandu, August 1: Nepal are playing the first match after obtaining the status of one day international with the hosts in the Netherlands on Wednesday. It will be Nepal’s first match in the two-match limited over series. The match will begin at 2:45 pm Nepal time (11 am Dutch time) at VRA Ground, Amstelveen. The second match has been scheduled for Friday. The international cricket governing body had added Nepal  to the list of...

    Triangular Twenty20 Series: Nepal playing against MCC, Netherlands at Lord’s

    Members of the Nepal national cricket team in their practice session in London, in July 2018. Photo: Raman Siwakoti   Kathmandu, July 29:Nepal are playing against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Netherlands at the Lord’s in England on Monday. Both the matches are parts of the international Triangular Twenty20 Series. Each of the three teams will play against the rest two today itself. Nepal will first play against the MCC at 6:15 pm Nepal Standard Time. Their second...

    Football finally came home… to France

    Kathmandu,July 16: When England hosted the 1996 European Championships, a song by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds inspired the popular chant: “football’s coming home”. Ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, many fans were again talking about football coming home. But were they right to do so? After all, there is a chance that football will still be coming home – despite England’s elimination. Given their team’s recent performances and their country’s role in...

    Japan make history with World Cup win against 10-man Colombia

    Russia, June 20 : Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako’s 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk. After leaving Brazil without a win four years ago, Japan made a dream start...

    Predicting the World Cup winner: An engineer’s working guide

      As a civil engineer, I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering. For the finals, there’s a wide variety of forecasts. In addition to armchair fans’ predictions, there are those by the seasoned football experts. Then there are the predictions based on betting tips. In a completely different class are the quirky animal “predictions” that belong between inverted commas. The most famous was...

    ICC includes Nepal for ODI teams ranking

    Kathmandu, June 1 (RSS): Nepal has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s ranking for one day international (ODI) teams. According to the ICC, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates including Nepal have been included in the ODI ranking teams effective from today. With this decision, the number of countries in the ICC ODI teams has reached 16. Nepal got the ICC’s ODI recognition as its Associate nation after it secured its place in the top-three...

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