Category: Sports

Ultra-marathon runner Mira Rai honoured

25 April, Itahari: The Kirat Manch Nepal on Monday felicitated the world ultra – marathon runner Mira Rai here in the district. Former Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) leader, Gopal Kirati, conferred the award and cash prize on Mira amidst a function held at Kirat Rai Yayokha Tayararipchi Building. Leader Kirati handed over Rs 50,000 in cash prize along with an appreciation letter to Mira and said her contribution to Nepal is highly commended. He also expressed his joy that a girl from the indigenous community has become a world class marathon runner to achieve a courageous feat of...

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Mumbai Indians look to continue winning streak against KXIP

19 April, Indore: On a roll with four consecutive victories, two-time champions Mumbai Indians would look to continue the winning streak when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match, here on Thursday. Having won four out of the five matches they played so far, Mumbai Indians are placed second with eight points and would certainly start as favourites against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just two of their five games. Even though Mumbai’s top order is yet to click, the middle and lower order have more than made up for the...

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Volleyball tournament in Rauta

15 April, Gaighat (Udayapur): Minister for Livestock, Sri Prasad Jagebu, on Friday inaugurated the district – wide volleyball tournament at Rauta area of Rautamai Village Council coinciding with New Year 2074. Eight teams are taking part in the event being organized by Rauta Sports Club. The winning team will take home Rs 20,000 while the first-runner up will be awarded Rs 10,000, Rauta Sports Club and Game Organizing Committee Secretary, Tek Raj Rikham said....

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Dhangadi Premier League kicks off

10 April, Kailali: CYC Attariya began with a victory in the Sagarmatha Cement Dhangadi Premier League (DPL) that began in Kailali-Dhangadi on Sunday. In today’s match held at the SSP Office ground, CYC Attariya defeated Kathmandu Goldens by 40 runs. Put into bat, CYC Attariya posted a total of 146 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Yogendra Singh Karki topscored with 57 runs followed by Gyanendra Malla, who remained not out with 34 runs. Sompal Kami took 2 wickets for Kathmandu Goldens. In reply, Kathmandu Goldens were all out in 18.4 overs with...

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Nepal retains 170th position in FIFA ranking

6 April, Kathmandu: Nepal has retained its 170th position in the FIFA ranking published on Thursday. Bhutan has climbed 13 slots to 164th spot. India topped the list among Saarc countries by jumping 31 slots to reach 101st position. But Maldives slid down 13th steps to reach 151st place while Afghanistan has climbed three steps to claim 153rd spot. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are placed in 193rd, 197th and 201st position respectively. Brazil topped the ranking followed by Argentina and Germany with second and third place respectively....

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University T-20 Cricket tournament from tomorrow

3 April, Kathmandu: The University Cricket Club is organising the University T-20 Cricket Championship. The championship will begin at the Tribhuvan University cricket ground at Kirtipur from tomorrow. Sixteen colleges within the Kathmandu Valley will be competing in the tournament. Club president Suman Raj Karki, speaking in a press conference organized here today, said the Great Himalaya Cricket Academy will provide cost-free training and opportunity to play in various competitions to five players who make outstanding performance in the championship and to others three rising players for one year. The winning team will take home the trophy and cash...

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U-19 Itahari Premier League from April 9

2 April, Itahari: The first U-19 national Itahari premier league cricket tournament is to begin here from coming April 9. A total of six teams are competing in the five-day-long tournament, according to Chairperson of Itahari Cricket Academy Kailash Bista. Those taking part include the host Itahari cricket academy, eastern, central, mid-western, western region and far-western region. The winning team will win a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 while the runners-up will walk home with Rs. 30,000. The best batsman and best bowler will receive Rs. 2,000 each, according to the organisers....

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Asian Mountain Bike race from April 6

31 March, Kathmandu: The second edition of Asian Enduro Series Mountain Bike Race is to be held in Nagarkot, Bhaktapur from April 6-9. Eighty-one individuals from 17 countries including Nepal will take part in the thrilling race to be organised by Mountain Bike Company Pvt Ltd. Information about this was shared at a press meet here today. According to event coordinator Anujh Adhikary, 42 individuals are contesting for the race alone from Nepal. Others participants will be from India, the UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, America, Australia, Bhutan, the Netherlands, France, New Zealand, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico and Malaysia. The...

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Nepal defeats Hong Kong by seven wickets

30 March, Kathmandu: Nepal defeated Hong Kong by seven wickets to register a consolation victory in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup underway in Bangladesh. Chasing the target of 215 runs, the Nepali team achieved the target by scoring 220 runs in 42.2 overs at the loss of three wickets. Captain Gynendra Malla topscored 70 runs off 82 balls with 11 fours, creating a foundation for the Nepali team to claim the win. The 105 runs partnership between Dipendra Singh Airi and Sharad Bheshwakar also contributed. Airi made 60 runs from 83 balls including one six and five fours while...

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Nepal to play in Copa Puma U-12 football championship

30 March, Tokyo (Japan): Nepal is sending an energetic team of 12 players to compete in the Copa Puma Toreros Cup U-12 football championship that is kicking off here on Friday. Currently, the Nepali team is undergoing vigorous training in preparation for the championship. Former national players Basanta Gauchan and Rajendra Tamang are coaching the team so as to hone the skills of the Nepali U-19 team for an aggressive performance. Last year, Nepal was ranked 18th in the championship and the coaches hope to improve the rank this year. Gauchan, who works at the Japan Academy, said the...

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