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Rajan Shah

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DPL Auction: Players worth taking a punt on

February 21, 2018 10:27 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) is set to host first ever live auction on satellite television in Nepali cricket’s history on Wednesday. Six franchises will tussle to acquire the respective choice of players outbidding each other.

Young Guns Rising

February 17, 2018 10:26 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Eyebrows were raised when young cricketers were included for the crucial ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia. The national U-19 players Rohit Kumar Paudel and Anil Kumar Sah were promoted to the national team for the first time, whereas Dilip Nath and Lalit Bhandari started their career in national colors only a few months ago.

Nepal hopeful amid difficult challenges

February 8, 2018 07:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal embarked on international cricket journey in 2010, highlighted by a world event appearance in 2013 as the pinnacle of the team, until 2015. Nepali cricket team’s hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck helped the squad ascend from Division Five to Division Two and landed them in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC).

Lamichhane lands lucrative IPL deal

January 29, 2018 08:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The cricket fraternity of Nepal and social media went into frenzy after the country’s teenage spin-bowling sensation Sandeep Lamichhane was purchased by Delhi Daredevils, the Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit, on Sunday in Bengaluru. The seventeen-year-old has become the first Nepali player to be a part of the money-spinning IPL.

‘Now or never for Nepali cricket’

January 27, 2018 11:17 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: A delegation of International Cricket Council (ICC) led by ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Paudel earns maiden call up, Sah retained

January 26, 2018 08:31 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Rohit Kumar Paudel got a maiden call up as Nepal announced the 14-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cricket League Division Two to be held in Namibia from February 8 to 15 this year.

MCC lists Nepal in overseas development strategy

January 12, 2018 08:57 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has shortlisted Nepal in their support to maximize developing cricket nations. In a meeting conducted on Jan 09th & 10th at Sydney Cricket Ground, MCC shortlisted Nepal, Test nation Zimbabwe and European emerging team Germany.

EPL Final: Five Talking Points

December 30, 2017 18:59 PM

A new record for most numbers of fans in Nepal’s domestic cricket was made. The official ticket seller confirmed it to be more than 15000. By the naked eyes, it seemed much more. The social media is full of pictures from the ground.

Patriots defeat Rhinos to face Gladiators in the second qualifier

December 27, 2017 16:27 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Six different Lalitpur Patriots bowlers picked up a wicket each in their quest to bundle Rhinos out for 111 runs and win the eliminator by 27 runs. They have qualified for the second qualifier. Lalitpur will face Bhairahawa Gladiators tomorrow in a virtual semi-final. The winner of that match will tussle against Biratnagar Warriors in the final of EPL 2017 on 30th December.

EPL Day 8: Five Talking Points

December 26, 2017 18:51 PM

One can predict the playing XI and batting order for Warriors tomorrow but it can't be said same for Gladiators. They have been mixing it up, surprising their opponents throughout the group stage.

EPL Day 7: Six Talking Points

December 25, 2017 19:02 PM

Both Sharad and Aarif decided to take few overs to calm things down. Sharad is an experienced customer in such kind of situations but the way Aarif constructed his innings speaks volume of maturity level he has attained in recent times. At one point he was on 19 from 31 deliveries.

EPL Day 6: Six Talking Points

December 23, 2017 18:31 PM

In all three cases, the ball was traveling. The boundary looked imminent. But the fielders timed their jump to perfection to complete all the catches. Sure the fielding is not up to the mark in EPL 2017 but they had their moments. And it has been brilliant ones.

Dipendra, Praveen deliver first win for Chitwan

December 23, 2017 16:30 PM

Dipendra Singh Airee’s ‘captain’s knock’ scoring 55 runs from 50 deliveries smashing seven fours delivered first win of the tournament for Chitwan Tigers. Lalitpur Patriots succumbed to their third consecutive defeat of the EPL 2017 after winning the first game.

Yogendra Karki takes 4, Lalitpur collapse to 130

December 23, 2017 14:59 PM

Chitwan Tigers picked up five wickets conceding only four runs in last two overs of the match to limit Lalitpur Patriots for 130 runs in their 20 overs. At one point, Patriots were 126/5 in 18.2 overs. Indian batsman Jaykishan Kolsawala top-scored for Patriots with 31 runs which included three fours.

Avinash Karn bowls Biratnagar Warriors to playoffs

December 23, 2017 12:43 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Avinash Karn’s four-wicket-haul delivered fourth win for Biratnagar Warriors in as many matches of EPL 2017. They are the first team to qualify for the playoffs

Rath scores second fifty, Shah restricts Biratnagar to 149

December 23, 2017 10:59 AM

Anshuman Rath’s second fifty of the EPL powered Biratnagar Warriors to 149 runs for the loss of six wickets. Hari Shankar Shah made crucial breakthroughs in the end overs to limit Biratnagar under 150 runs who were 118 for two in the 17th over.

EPL Day 5: Seven Talking Points

December 22, 2017 18:39 PM

Plenty of records were broken in the match between Chitwan Tigers and Biratnagar Warriors. Tigers were at the receiving end of most of them. Ten records that were made in that match are:

Hayat, Regmi delivers record win for Warriors

December 22, 2017 16:16 PM

Biratnagar Warriors have won their third match of the tournament in three matches as they head to the top of the table with six points. Warriors defeated Chitwan by 71 runs in the eight match of the EPL 2017.

Record-breaking Hayat powers Biratnagar to 174

December 22, 2017 14:48 PM

The fastest EPL fifty from just 25 balls completed by Babar Hayat, the Hong Kong Captain, powered Biratnagar Warriors to the highest total of the EPL 2017.

Israrullah guides Rhinos to second win, Kings XI in slim qualification hope

December 22, 2017 12:29 PM

A 33 runs partnership between skipper Shakti Gauchan and Pakistani batsman Israrullah sealed the second win in the third match by six wickets for Pokhara Rhinos.