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Nepal Vs Oman

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on शुक्रवार, अप्रील 2, 2010

(update: gmt 12.40: We won the match by 6 wickets. Congratulation to all and special thanks to nepalkuwait.com. thank you very much for your effort)

Today’s match for Nepal is against Oman at same ground where Nepal played last match.

Both teams are boosted high by their win in the first match, where Nepal beat Hongkong by 118 runs and Oman beat Singapore by 8 wickets yesterday. It shows, they got very comfortable victory so, it’s time to them to show how good they are and where they stands in the table. Read the rest of this entry »


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Hongkong, in reply to Nepal’s 236

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on बुधवार, मार्च 31, 2010

Hongkong has already starded their inning to chase Nepal’s total. but already lost 3 valuable wickets


Hongkong— 118 all out in 33.3 overs

  1. Mahboob took  the first as Moner Ahmed for 0
  2. another blow by Mahboob, Roy Lamsam for 3
  3. Now, it’s turn to Binod to get him, Butt’s WICKET, as Binod gets one to hold its line, and Butt’s off-stump is pegged back after pasing through the gate
  4. wow, another gone at last, again by Mahboob
  5. Paras to Nizakat, WICKET, faster and Nizakat a shade late on the stroke, plays ther ball on his stumps
  6. at last, Nepal gets another through Shakti
  7. wicket no 7, run out
  8. Basanta made it 8 now
  9. Basanta gets another
  10. finally, we win… as rahul gets one

Congratulation to all. we won… hip hip hurry….

scorecard of the match.

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Full commentary from ACC site

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on बुधवार, मार्च 31, 2010

Here is the full commetary from ACC site for Nepalese inning against Hongkong…

We Won the match by 118 runs. Congratulation… Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal begins with against Hongkong

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on बुधवार, मार्च 31, 2010

Nepal is begining it’s champaign in the ACC Trophy Elite against Hongkong today in Kuwait. And then play against Oman on april 2, against Singapore on april 3 and play last league match against host Kuwait on april 6.

Nepal made 236 for 7 in their 50 overs
and it’s what our Captain Paras aiming for atfer winning the toss, 
so it needs to be well defended.

click here is the Scorecards of Nepalese Inning.

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The ACC Trophy Elite 2010

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on मंगलवार, मार्च 30, 2010

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is organising ACC trophy Elite group in Kuwait from march 31 to april 9, where 10 top non test playing countries play for the title.
These 10 teams are divided in 2 groups to come out to play semis and final for the throphy.





  Hong Kong   UAE  
  NEPAL   Afghanistan  
  Singapore   Malaysia  
  Kuwait   Bahrain  
  Oman   Bhutan  



Matches start at 9.00 AM (0600 hrs GMT)

March 31 Hong Kong v NEPAL at Unity
April 2 NEPAL v Oman at Unity
April 3 NEPAL v Singapore at KEC
April 6 NEPAL v Kuwait at Hubara
April 7 SF1 (A1 v B2) at Hubara TBC
SF2 (A2 v B1) at Unity TBC
April 9 FINAL at Hubara
3rd/4th Place Playoff (Losers SF1 v SF2) at Unity 


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Same team selected for upcoming ACC Elite Trophy

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on शुक्रवार, मार्च 26, 2010

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has selected same 14-member squad, which played in the WCL div. 5 in kathmandu, for the ACC Trophy Elite Cup scheduled for Kuwait from March 31 to April 9.

The CAN has named Paras Khadka the Captain and Gyanendra Malla his deputy for the tournament and others in squad include Binod Das, Shakta Gauchan, Mahboob Alam, Basanta Regmi, Dipendra Chaudhari, Sharad Vesawkar, Mahesh Chhetri, Anil Kumar Mandal, Rahul Kumar BK, Sanjam Regmi, Amrit Bhattarai and Binod Bhandari.

Meanwhile Subash Khakurel, Pradeep Airee and Naresh Budhayer were named as reserves, Prithu Baskota left the camp because of his exam and Avay Rana and Dhirendra Bahadur Chand could not able to join the closed camp training at the Tribhuvan University Stadium because of. CAN also named Roy Luke Dais the team coach, Suresh Dutta Pandey the assistant coach and Binod Kumar Mainali the manager.

Nepal are drawn in Group A with the defending champions Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait and Oman in the eighth edition of the tournament. Group B includes the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan, Malaysia, Bahrain and Bhutan.

I don’t understand why CAN selected same team from the last tournament after knowing the fact of batting weaknesses. Why don’t they try to solve it trough putting some more batsmen in the side? if they want to put same squad for the tournament then why are they making dramas of selection. If yes, then why didn’t they provide them more practice matches rather than close camps. When will CAN learn from their past? Don’t they visit at websites, where they could know what their fans wants from them? Why don’t they want to listen voice from the fans?

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Nepal entered the semis, unbeaten

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on शुक्रवार, मार्च 12, 2010

Nischal Pandey, the rising star of Nepali Cricket, once again carried Nepal to third successive victory and the semifinal spot of the ACC U-16 Elite Cup cricket tournament.

On Thursday, Nischal scored a half-century and took five wickets in Nepal´s 85-run win over Bahrain and claimed third consecutive Man of the Match award. He scored 74 runs in  62 balls with 12 fours and later on took yet another 5 wickets haul while bowling. Now, he is the strong contender of Player of the series for being leading run scorer and leading wicket taker till this date.

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Nischal, Sushan spin Nepal to easy victory

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on मंगलवार, मार्च 9, 2010

Ritesh Rijal,

The Himalayan Times, KATHMANDU:

Nischal Pandey and Sushan Bhari Shrestha steered Nepal to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Hong Kong on the inaugural day of the ACC U-16 Elite Cup here at the Tribhuvan University Stadium today.

Electing to bat first, Hong Kong were bowled out for 88 runs in 35.4 overs thanks to the left-arm spinners Nischal and Sushan, who shared seven wickets between them for the hosts. The home team surpassed the total losing four wickets in 18.3 overs.

Hong Kong were cruising along nicely at 84-4 by the 30th over before losing their remaining six wickets for just four runs. Nischal and Sushan accounted for the last five wickets while No 10 batsman Ajaz Khan was run out to end the Hong Kong innings. Skipper Miten Rajesh Khatri top scored for Hong Kong with 27 runs and opener Anshuman Singh chipped in 18.

Man-of-the-match Nishcal returned with the figures of 4-6 in 6.4 overs while Sushan took 3-22 in eight overs. Hari Chaulagain and Bibek Chaudhary also claimed one scalps each for the hosts.

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Now, It’s turn to U 16 to prove themselves

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on सोमवार, मार्च 8, 2010

Nepal is organising another cricketing tournament from today in Kathmandu till March 16. This time, this is the tournament of U16 level by Asian Cricket Counsil (ACC). It includes Nepal, Hongkong, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore,  Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

The fixtures was rescheduled after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar pulled out of the tournament after failing to field three nationals in their team.

The match will kick off at 9.45 a.m. at the TU Cricket Grounds, Kirtipur. Meanwhile, Kuwait will clash with Bahrain at the Pulchowk Cricket Grounds and Singapore will take on Malaysia at the BSAM Grounds, Bhaktapur.

All the age group matches will be played in the 40-over format.

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Dilemma of Nepali cricket

Posted by Prabin the सोभित on मंगलवार, मार्च 2, 2010


Nepal is promoted to World Cricket League (WCL) Division 4 when it reached the final of Division 5 held in Kathmandu last week. What added cherry on top of the cake was Nepal’s victory against the US in the final. The victory gave the country its first major cricket trophy since its entry into international cricket in 1996. Nepal will next compete in WCL Division 4 in Italy in August. If we make it to the finals there and in Division 3 and finish within the top four of Division 2 in 2011, Nepal will be able to compete in the 12-nation World Cup qualifiers in 2013 from which six top teams will get to play in the 2015 World Cup along with the other 10 Test playing nations.

However, accomplishing such a feat is no mean task. The road ahead is fraught with challenges and if we do not do our homework properly, we might not even be able to emerge as one of the top two teams in Division 4, leave alone the dreams of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. It is not the dearth of players or talent that is preventing us from taking big strides forward. If history is any indicator, it is the lack of proper planning or the implementation of chalked out plans that is halting the march forward of Nepali cricket. Since 1996, the cricketing world has been showering praises on us labeling us the next big cricketing nation but sadly we haven’t been able to make much progress. The problem is that we embraced the accolades but failed to do much to live up to it.

True, we lack infrastructure, something that cannot be developed overnight. But, unfortunately, we have also lagged behind in doing what could have been achieved fairly easily. It is a matter of shame for the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) that despite promises and sponsorship deals, our domestic structure is still extremely weak. Our national players play more international cricket than domestic cricket. We need more domestic events in all forms: Twenty20, one-dayers and multi-dayers.

Importantly, players need to be paid, at least a nominal amount. And this is not a big issue because CAN announced an individual prize of Rs 50,000 to each member of the team for winning Division 5. And a little addition in that amount is enough to pay the national players Rs 5,000 a month. Regular income will take a major burden off the players’ head and help them play better. Dreams come true when it is nurtured and CAN, though constituted of volunteer members, either needs to work harder to take cricket in the right direction or give others – who may be willing – that opportunity.

(well said Republica, hats off for you)

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