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Category: Sports

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca’s way

20 March, Madrid: Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou. Earlier, Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning free-kick as Atletico Madrid compounded a week to forget for Sevilla with a 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon yesterday. Barca needed to come from behind to keep the pressure on Madrid as Eliaquim Mangala headed Valencia in front. But the on-loan Manchester City defender was sent-off for pulling down Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan had levelled and Messi smashed...

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Chaitrastami Football Cup next week

20 March, Baglung: The Chaitrastami Football Cup is being held beginning next week on the occasion of Chaitrastami festival. The tournament will kick off on March 29 at the local Bangechaur field with the participation of 15 teams. The Chaitrastami Mela Management Committee is organizing the event. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 40,000 along with medals and certificates while the first-runner up will take home Rs 20,00o, according to Committee’s Chief Coordinator, Raju Khadka. The Chaitrastami carnivals have been held annually in Baglung to mark the...

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Super 8 cricket to take place from March 28

16 March, Kathmandu: Super 8 cricket competition is scheduled to take place in the capital from March 28. To be organised jointly by Khukuri ENT and Diva and Media Pvt. Ltd, the match will be played at Kirtipur TU cricket ground until April 1, said the organising committee secretary Binod Maharjan at a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. A total of 37 matches will be played, said Maharjan. The winner will win Rs 100,000 while first runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. Likewise, the best athlete will be awarded Rs 20,000 in cash while the best batsman and...

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ICC world league cricket championship: Nepal beats Kenya by seven wickets

13 March, Kathmandu: Nepal has beaten Kenya by seven wickets at the ICC World League Cricket Championship that took place at the TU cricket ground at Kirtipur today. Nepal, in its second match against Kenya, hit the 156-run target with 118 balls to spare losing three wickets in 30.2 overs. The Nepali squad played under the captaincy of Gyanendra Malla and Deependra Singh Aiyar secured the win credited to their strong partnership despite the fear of concede after Sunil Dhamala and Sagar Pun were out of the match over one and 5 runs respectively. Nepal lost to Kenya by...

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Kenya edges Nepal by five wickets

12 March, Kathmandu: Nepal lost its first match to Kenya by five wickets in ICC World Cricket League Championship at TU cricket ground on Saturday. The 50-over match was reduced to 38-over first and then to 29 overs under the D/L method due to disruption caused by frequent rainfall. According to the system, Nepal set a target of 104 runs which the Kenya met at 25th overs. With this win, Kenya has secured two scores in the championship keeping it chance for selection in ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in...

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27 players selected for Asian Cup Qualifiers

10 March, Kathmandu: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today selected 27 players to play a match against the Philippines under the Asian Cup Qualifiers. Out of 36 players picked in the first phase, 27 have been selected for the match to be held in Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on March 28, said a statement released by the ANFA. Striker Nawayug Shrestha, who showed a brilliant performance during matches against Bangladesh under the Bangabandhu Cup last year and during the 12th South Asian Games, helping Nepal get gold in both the matches, has been excluded from the player’s...

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Renshaw laughs off Kohli’s ‘toilet’ sledge

6 March, Bengaluru: Young Australian opener Matt Renshaw has belied his age with the way he has batted so far on the tour of India and on Sunday, he was equally impressive in negotiating the constant sledging from Virat Kohli. Kohli was on a sledging spree on day two of the second Test as India fought hard on the field in their attempt to restrict the Australians, who did well to gain a 48-run lead at close of play. After frequent exchanges between Kohli and Steven Smith, the India skipper tried to unnerve Renshaw by reminding him of the...

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Fourth National Badminton Tournament in March

26 Feb, Myagdi: The Fourth National Badminton Competition is set to be held in Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi, from March 23 to 25. The tournament is being held by Gangata Youth Club of Kathmandu in collaboration with Myagdi’s youths. The Club held a press conference in Beni and stated that preparations for the tournament, which will engage commercial and departmental teams, were in full swing. Club’s Chairman Ramesh Pun said the tournament is being held in Myagdi this year after holding the competition continuously in Kathmandu in the past years....

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Our worst batting display in last two years: Kohli

25 Feb, Pune: Indian skipper Virat Kohli today hardly minced words in criticising his team’s shambolic show in the 333-run loss to Australia, saying it was easily the side’s worst batting display in the last two years. India today slumped to a humiliating loss inside three days in the first match against Australia here to trail the four-Test series 0-1. “We got outplayed in this game. We got to take it on the chin, accept that they outplayed us. It was our worst batting display in the last two years. We were not good enough on any of the...

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IPL 2017: 5 reasons why MS Dhoni was replaced as captain

22 Feb, New Delhi: Cricket fans were in for a surprise when Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) removed MS Dhoni as captain of the team on Sunday, with Steve Smith announced his replacement. This reason for this step as revealed by the owner of RPS, Sanjiv Goenka was that they wanted a younger captain to lead the team. Though it seems a valid reason but, apparently, it was one of the many reasons behind MS Dhoni’s sacking as skipper. In an interview given to a Bengali daily, Sangbad Pratidin, the owner highlighted the following reasons behind his decision. The team...

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