Category: Sports

Nepal Storm defeats Sri Lankan Lions

24 June, Kathmandu: Nepal Storm has defeated the Sri Lankan Lion by a wicket in the ongoing Asian Club Premier League (APL) played at TU cricket ground Friday. The Sri Lankan Lions, batting first after winning the toss, secured 148 runs at the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. For the Lions, Utsab Chandra made the highest runs- 40; while Nikhil Namdev made 26 and 19 runs respectively. Similarly, Ashish Bista, captain Hasiba Hamajad and Gaurav Barbde from Nepal Storm took two wickets each. Nepal Storm chasing the target of 149 runs posed by Sri Lankan Lions finally...

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18-member team chosen for U-19 ICC world cup qualification

19 June, Kathmandu: Nepal has selected an 18-member cricket team to play the Under-19 ICC world cup cricket qualifier to be held in Singapore. A three-member team comprising ICC- Asia Chief Development Officer Venkatapathi Raju, Nepali Cricket team main coach Jagat Tamata and U-19 national cricket team coach Binod Das finalised the players to play in the qualifying match. Sandip Lamichhane, Dipendra Singh Airee, Asif Sheikh, Sandip Sunar, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Anil Kumar Saha, Kishor Mahato, Sushant Singh Thapa, Bikram Kumar Bhusal, Prakash KC, Sandip Zora, Rajan Dhakal, Pranit Thapa Magar, Sahab Alam, Raseed Khan and Adil Khan...

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Nepal facing Yemen tomorrow

12 June, Kathmandu: As Nepal takes on Yemen at the Halchok-based Armed PoliceForce (APF) ground for a match to be held under the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification round tomorrow, Nepali team head coach Koji Gyotoku is hopeful that the team would give an ‘outstanding’ performance. The United Arab Emirates is hosting the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Speaking at the press meet organised by the All Nepal Football Association on the eve of the match, he said the Nepali team would give their best in the match. “Yemen is the tough competitor for Nepal, however.” It is noted that...

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Badminton covered hall constructed in Parbat

11 June, Phalebas (Parbat): A well-equipped badminton covered hall has been constructed in the district. Initiated by Parbat Badminton Association, the project costs Rs 5.1 million and it took about six months to complete it. Money for the project was donated by people from various walks of life like athletes, lawmakers and various organisations including the District Coordination Committee, District Sports Development Committee, Kushma Municipality Office and Kaligandaki Corridor Transmission Line branch. The project aims to produce new badminton athletes from the district, said Chairman of the Badminton Association and Chairman of the Covered Hall Construction Committee Prem Gurung....

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Egypt jails 8 soccer fans two years over illegal protests

11 June, Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday eight football fans to two years in prison over charges of inciting riots and holding illegal protests to mark the fifth anniversary of tragic clashes that killed 72 fans in February 2012, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported. The eight convicts from “Ultras Ahlawy,” a group of supporters of Egypt’s number one football team Al-Ahly, were arrested in February among others outside the club in downtown Cairo while trying to mark the post-match riots in costal Port Said city which resulted in mass deaths of Al-Ahly fans. The eight will also...

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Army, Police clubs meeting for title of prime minister cricket tournament

8 June, Kathmandu: Two departmental clubs–Tribhuvan Army and Nepal Police—are vying for the title of First Prime Ministerial Cricket Tournament tomorrow. The two clubs will meet each other for a final match to be held at the Tribhuvan University (TU) playground. The Army Club beat the central region by two wickets in the semis to ensure its place in the final while the Nepal Police Club defeated the Armed Police Force team to enter the final match. The tournament hosted by the National Sports Council carries the highest amount of prize at home as the winner team will go...

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National Sports Policy-2067 in final phase of revision

6 June, Kathmandu: The Ministry of Youth and Sports has run ‘one ward, ten youths’ and ‘one constituency, one enterprise’ programme as a model. A total of 2,400 youths have been benefitted from this. At a press meet organised here today to inform different programmes run so far after his appointment as Sports Minister, Minister Daljit Shreepaili said that initiatives were underway to establish Sports Hospital and Sports University. Minister Shreepaili shared the information that infrastructure development of stadium of international standard in each province and construction of sports infrastructure in each rural municipality and municipality has been moved...

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Nepal defeated by Malaysia in friendly football match

24 May, Kathmandu: Nepal’s national women’s football team has conceded a defeat to the Malaysian women’s team in a friendly match played between the two countries in Malaysia today noon. In the match held at Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, the Malaysian team defeated Nepal 4-1. Earlier in the first friendly match played between Nepal and Malaysia on May 22, both had scored a goal each. The match was organized by the Football Association of Malaysia as a part of the preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games slated for August 19-30 in Malaysia itself, according to the All...

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PM Cup Cricket-TAC starts with a win

23 May, Kathmandu: Tribhuvan Army Club has begun with a win in the first Prime Minister Cup Cricket tournament that began at TU Cricket ground in Kirtipur today. In the inaugural match, TAC defeated eastern region by 9 wickets. Batting first after winning the toss, eastern region posted a meagre 103 runs on the board losing all its wickets in 32.3 overs. In reply, NAC surpassed the total at the loss of just one wicket in the 18th over. Sagar Pun was the destroyer for NAC, who took five wickets while Sushan Bhari took 3 and Sompal Kami 2...

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Nadal advances as Almagro quits with knee problem

18 May, Rome: Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rome Masters third round when fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro was forced to quit with a left knee injury. Three-time French Open quarter-finalist Almagro — he lost all three to Nadal — was unable to continue after just 24 minutes while trailing his compatriot 3-0 in the first set. It was a 50th win for Nadal in Rome and he is on a hot streak after sweeping the titles on clay at Monte Carlo, Barcelona and last weekend in Madrid. “I am happy with almost everything, I am playing well. I won...

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