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England win second Test to seal Sri Lanka series Sunday, November 18th, 2018

KANDY, Sri Lanka, (AFP) - Jack Leach's first five-wicket haul clinched an overwhelming win for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday that sealed the series with a match to go. England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three wickets with Leach fittingly..

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Cricketer Sandeep continues to remain with Delhi Daredevils Friday, November 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane continues to associate himself with Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2019. The Delhi has incorporated him in the team for the second consecutive term. He had already delivered his performance from Delhi in previous IPL..

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EPL T20 gets ICC’s approval

KATHMANDU: The Everest Premier League (EPL) has finally obtained permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The second edition of EPL T-20 is going to be held in Kathmandu from December 8-22 this year. In a press statement released by the EPL's Managing Director Aamir Akhtar today,..

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‘Women’s football can excel with proper opportunities’ Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Head coach of the Nepali National Women’s football team Hari Khadka has said that the Nepali women’s football could achieve best results provided proper opportunities and training. Talking to reporters after arriving from Myanmar at the Tribhuvan International Airport, coach Khadka..

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Timilsina appointed NSC vice-president Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Minister for Youth and Sports, Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma, today administered oath of office and secrecy to three board members including vice-president of National Sports Council. At a programme organised at the Ministry, Minister Bishwokarma administered oath of office and secrecy to..

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Olympic qualification: Nepal into second round

KATHMANDU: Nepal has qualified into the second round of the Asian qualifying competition for Olympic women’s football. Nepal remained undefeated in the first round of the qualification held in Myanmar. In today’s last league game, Nepal tied 1-1 against Bangladesh. Though Nepal failed to end..

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Pokhara lifts title of PPL Cricket Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

KASKI: Pokhara Paltan won the title of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) Cricket Competition by thrashing Chitwan Rhinos. In the final match held Tuesday in Pokhara, Pokhara Paltan emerged victorious in the first edition of the PPL defeating Chitwan Rhinos by three wickets. With the win, Pokhara Paltan..

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Bangladesh lifts SAFF U15 Championship title Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 in a penalty shootout in the finals of the fourth edition of the SAFF U15 Championship at the ANFA Complex at Satdobato on Saturday. The 1-1 draw in the stated 90 minutes and injury times led to the penalty shootout. Bangladesh took the lead with a suicide..

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Kathmandu and Dhangadi victorious Friday, November 2nd, 2018

POKHARA: Hulas Kathmandu Royals and Expert Dhangadi have won their respective match in the Pokhara Premier League here today. Kathmandu defeated Butwal Blasters by 37 runs to climb to the top spot with 6 points. Batting first, Kathmandu scored 172 runs at the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. In..

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Pokhara Paltan and Hulas Kathmandu Royals register victory Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

KASKI: Pokhara Paltan and Hulas Kathmandu Royals won their respective match today under the Pokhara Premier League (PPL) underway in Pokhara from October 26. The home team Pokhara Paltan defeated Chitwan Rhions by five wickets. This is second victory registered by Pokhara Paltan in this..

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Svitolina beats Stephens to win season-ending WTA Finals Sunday, October 28th, 2018

By SANDRA HARWITT, SINGAPORE (AP) — Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, becoming the first Ukrainian player to win the season-ending WTA Finals trophy. The No. 6-seeded Svitolina rebounded from a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Sloane..

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ICC World Cup Trophy taken in Sheetal Niwas

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today enquired about the ICC World Cup Trophy that was taken in Sheetal Niwas. The ICC World Cup Trophy was brought in Nepal on Friday after the Trophy Tour in Bangladesh. On the occasion, President Bhandari expressed her happiness for the Trophy Tour in..

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Nepal registers 2-0 victory over India Friday, October 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal defeated India 2-0 in the AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers at Chonburi Stadium in Thailand. For Nepal, Rekha Poudel scored one goal in the 59th minute to untie the goalless draw in the first half. She again scored another goal just two minutes before umpire whistled ending the 90..

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ICC World Cup trophy arrives in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The ICC World Cup trophy has been brought to Nepal on Friday as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour ahead of the world cup in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, 2019. The coveted prize that began its journey from the ICC headquarters in Dubai got to Nepal after many..

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Nepal’s slight drop in FIFA world ranking Thursday, October 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s position in the FIFA ranking has dropped by a step, to stand at 161st position. In the latest ranking the FIFA released on Thursday, India leads the chart for the South Asian countries, standing at 97th position, followed by Maldives (151st), Bhutan (188th), Bangladesh..

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ANFA signs a five-year cooperation deal with QFA Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) have signed a five-year cooperation agreement today at the QFA head office in Doha, Qatar. The agreement will help the two countries develop the sports and take bilateral relations to a new level. The..

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Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left..