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NSC comes up with cricket board proposal

KATHMANDU: National Sports Council Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama today made public the formation and officiating procedures of the Nepal Cricket Development Board (NCDB). “As we all know the Cricket Association of Nepal is not functioning well for the last two years because of internal conflict, we have prepared a proposal of NCDB which will help in managing cricketing activities smoothly,” said Lama at a press meet. “We believe this proposal will be fair as there are least chances of political interference and the board will be represented by all quarters of society,”...
Published On: 2015-05-28

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Nepal finish fourth KATHMANDU: Afghanistan ended Nepal's hope of qualifying for the final round of the Asian Volleyball Confederation Central Zone Senior Volleyball Championship in Dhaka on Thursday. In a must-win third place playoff match, Nepal faced a 26-24, 18-25, 34-36, 25-22, 11-15 loss against Afghanistan. The top three teams qualified for the next round where they will join five seeded teams -- Iran, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka. Nepal began the campaign on a high defeating Kyrgyzstan in the opening match before losing their second match against the Maldives. Nepal bounce...
Published On: 2015-05-28

Nepal end festival unbeaten

KATHMANDU: Nepal played a 2-2 draw against hosts Tajikistan to end the AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football campaign as an unbeaten team at the FC Istiqlol Academy in Dushanbe on Tuesday. The hosts came from behind to hold Nepal for the draw in the third and final match of the festival. Nepal took the lead through a goal of Manish Thapa in the 13th minute and doubled the tally in the 34th minute when Nitin Thapa found the nets. After the break, the hosts replied with two goals to level the scores. Tajikistan cut the deficit in the 48th minute and scored the equaliser in the 52nd minute. T...
Published On: 2015-05-27

Financial aid for victims

POKHARA: Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) has received an amount of Rs 56,626 to be deposited in its Relief Fund for the family of Suman Bhomjan here today. Sahara Club, Pokhara donated Rs 15,515 for the family of Bhomjan, who lost his life in the devastating earthquake that struck on April 25 claiming more than 8,500 lives across the country. President of Sahara Club Bir Bhadra Acharya and former President Bikram Thakali handed over the amount to NSJF President Ajay Phuyal. Likewise, volleyball players from Pokhara Manju Gurung, Shipora Gurung and Parikshya Gurung and footballer Anil G...
Published On: 2015-05-27

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Nepal beat Afgan KATHMANDU: Nepal registered second straight win in the AFC U-14 Regional Festival for Football defeating Afghanistan 2-0 on Monday at the FC Istiqlol Academy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Rejin Subba provided lead to Nepal as he scored in the 47th minute. Subba doubled the lead in the 54th minute. Subba scored all three goals in this tournament for Nepal including one against Pakistan in the first match. Coach Hari Khadka said the boys were technically excellent and gave their best against a strong side like Afghanistan. Khadka said, "We believe our strength in attacking foot...
Published On: 2015-05-25

Nepal defeat Afghanistan as Subba scores 2 goals

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered their second straight win in the AFC U-14 Regional Festival for Football as they defeated Afghanistan 2-0 in Tajikistan on Monday. The Nepali side scored two goals in the second half in the match played at FC Istiqlol Academy in Dushanbe. Rejin Subba scored both the goals-- the first in the 47th and the second in the 54th. Subba had scored a goal against Pakistan to help Nepal with their inaugural match on May 22. "We dominated the game early on and could have score more. But, the boys worked hard and the effort paid off well," Nepal's head coach Hari ...
Published On: 2015-05-25

There will never be another Xavi: Enrique

BARCELONA: There will never be another player like Xavi and Barcelona will have to adapt accordingly now he is leaving, coach Luis Enrique said after the midfielder’s final La Liga game for the club on Saturday. Xavi, 35, announced this week he was joining Qatari side Al Sadd after 17 seasons in Barca’s first team and 23 trophies, bringing to an end more than two decades with the club he joined as an 11-year-old in 1991. After Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Deportivo he fought back tears as he thanked fans packed inside the Nou Camp arena for making him “the happiest man in ...
Published On: 2015-05-24

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Financial assistance KATHMANDU: Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) received an amount of Rs 18,435 as a financial assistance for the family member of late Suman Bhomjam here on Saturday. Former member of NSJF Santosh Ojha, his daughter Amisha Ojha and Dr S Hoffmann donated the amount to be deposited in the NSJF Relief Fund formed to help Bhomjan’s family and other sports journalists affected by the devastating earthquake. According to NSJF, a total of Rs 336,846 has been deposited in the fund. — HNS Blues to help victims LONDON: The proceeds from sales of the new 2014/15 Pre...
Published On: 2015-05-23

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Nepal beat Pakistan KATHMANDU: Nepal began the AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football campaign with a 1-0 victory over Pakistan at the FC Istiqlol Academy, Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Friday. After a 30-minute first half ended in a goalless draw, Rejin Subba scored the solitary goal of the match in the 38th minute when he headed home following a free kick from Rajib Lopchan. The Nepali team is in Tajikistan with a slogan of From the Rubbles We Rise set after the devastating earthquake struck the country on April 25 claiming more than 8,600 lives. The players observed a minute of silence in memo...
Published On: 2015-05-22

Nepal defeat Pakistan in AFC U-14 inaugural

KATHMANDU: Nepal have started their AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football journey with a 1-0 win over their South Asian neighbours Pakistan in Dushanbe of Tajikistan today. After a goalless 30-minute-long first half, Nepal made the breakthrough in the eighth minute of second half with Rejin Subba succeeded in scoring. He found the net on Rajib Lopchan's delivery from a free kick. Both the teams observed a minute silence ahead of the kickoff to mourn the death of more than 8,600 people in the devastating earthquakes in Nepal. Nepal is set to play Afghanistan on May 26....
Published On: 2015-05-22