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Netherlands Edge Nepal By Two Runs & Inflict Second Successive Defeat
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Netherlands Edge Nepal By Two Runs & Inflict Second Successive Defeat

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal have suffered a second successive defeat against the Netherlands in the T20I tri-series ongoing in Kathmandu. Nepal lost by a slender margin of two runs to get their second defeat in as many matches in the series. Chasing 185 runs in 20 overs, Nepal could only get to 182 at the loss of eight wickets. Nepal required 48 runs off the final three overs. The 18th and 19th overs bowled by Aryan Dutt and Tim van der Gugten went for 18 and 15 runs respectively. Requiring 15 off the final over, Dipendra Singh Airee hit a four and a six in the first two deliveries. In the next delivery, Gulshan Jha got run out while taking a double. Dipendra was bowled by Roelof van der Merwe in the fourth delivery, Pratis GC, who had the task of ...
Loftie-Eaton Smashes T20I Record For Fastest Century
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Loftie-Eaton Smashes T20I Record For Fastest Century

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - Namibia's Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton has smashed the fastest century in T20 internationals against Nepal in the first match of the T20I Tri-Series in Kathmandu. Loftie-Eaton broke Kushal Malla's 34-ball record made against Mongolia at the Asian Games in 2023 to get to the century in 33 deliveries and now has the record to his name. He got out for 101 runs in 36 deliveries at the TU International Cricket Ground with 11 fours and eight sixes in his innings. Namibia have posted a mammoth total of 206 runs at the loss of just four wickets in 20 overs in the first T20I of the series.
CAN Unveils Central Contracts For Year 2024
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CAN Unveils Central Contracts For Year 2024

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has unveiled the central contracts for the year 2024 with an increase in salaries for graded players. CAN revealed the contracts on Monday following a board meeting of the central working committee held on February 24 and 26. Notably, six players in the A grade, including captain Rohit Kumar Paudel, will receive a monthly salary of one lakh rupees each. As per the new arrangement, Grade A male players will receive one lakh per month, while Grade B players will receive Rs 70,000, Grade C players Rs 55,000, Grade D players Rs 35,000, and emerging category players Rs 25,000. Similarly, female players in Grade A will receive Rs 50,000 per month, with Grade B players receiving Rs 35,000, Grad...
Canada XI Clinch One-Day Series Over Nepal ‘A’
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Canada XI Clinch One-Day Series Over Nepal ‘A’

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khlekud) - Canada XI have won the three-match one-day series with a four-wicket win over Nepal 'A'. The Canadian side registered a four-wicket victory in the third match at the Mulpani Cricket Ground to win the series 2-1. Canada chased down the target of 182 runs in the 39th over with the loss of just six wickets. Nicolas Kirton made an unbeaten 79-ball 58 with six fours to guide his side to victory. Navneet Dhaliwal played 45 deliveries to get to 38 runs with four fours and a six. Opener Aaron Johnson made a quickfire 42 in 31 deliveries with two fours and four sixes. Canada, who were in a spot of bother with four wickets down for 70, were steered towards the win by Dhaliwal and Kirton. Shahab Alam's four wickets in ten overs giving...
Nepal Set To Field First Against The Netherlands
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Nepal Set To Field First Against The Netherlands

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal skipper Rohit Paudel has won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second ICC Cricket World Cup League Two encounter against the Netherlands. Nepal, after having an abysmal show against Namibia after batting first, will be chasing in the second encounter. Fresh from his arrival from the UAE, Dipendra Singh Airee makes it into the XI straight away. Dev Khanal also gets the nod. Pawan Sarraf and Karan KC are the ones replaced. Nepal could only register 132 runs on board against Namibia and suffered a four-wicket loss in the League Two opener. Nepal XI: Rohit Paudel (captain), Aasif Sheikh, Dev Khanal, Anil Shah, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Lalit Rajbanshi...
Malaysia Defeat Nepal To Book Asia Cup Berth
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Malaysia Defeat Nepal To Book Asia Cup Berth

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Hosts Malaysia have secured their spot in the final of the ACC Women's Premier Cup by defeating Nepal in a semi-final thriller. Malaysia also earned a place in the ACC Women's Asia Cup with a four-wicket win over Nepal. Chasing a target of 116 runs, Malaysia achieved victory in the last over, reaching the target with six wickets down in 19.5 overs. Elsa Hunter's half-century, with 69 runs off 53 balls, was instrumental in Malaysia's win, with crucial two boundaries in the final over. Despite Kabita Joshi's two quick wickets, including that of key player Mahirah Ismail, Elsa Hunter's innings ensured Malaysia's victory. Nepal's bowlers Sita Rana Magar and Kabita Joshi took two wickets each while Kabita Kunwar and Rubina Chhetri took ...
Nepal A’s Fixtures For Series Against Canada Announced
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Nepal A’s Fixtures For Series Against Canada Announced

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal A's first assignment since its formation has been announced by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). The team will take on Canada later this month at the Mulpani International Cricket Ground. The three-match one-day series will kick off on February 18 with the second and third matches taking place on February 20 and 22 respectively. The Canadian side are extending their stay to take on the newly formed A side after losing 3-0 to the senior side. Nepal A's 16-man squad has already been announced from a previously announced 36-man player pool. Former Nepal captains Gyanendra Malla and Kalam Ali have been given responsibilities to coach the side.
Nepal’s Abysmal Batting Leaves Namibia With A Low Total To Chase
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Nepal’s Abysmal Batting Leaves Namibia With A Low Total To Chase

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - An abysmal batting performance from Nepal has left Namibia with a low totla to chase in the ICC World Cricket League Two opener in Kathmandu. Batting first after losing the toss, Nepal have been bundled over for 132 runs in 41.1 overs. Bhim Sharki was the only batter who got going for Nepal while wickets kept falling at the other end. Coming to bat at number five in the third over, Bhim got out in the 28th over for a well-made 86-ball 44 with two fours and a six in his innings. He was caught leg-before-wicket by Namibian skipper Gerhard Erasmus.  Nepal’s innings started with opener Kushal Bhurtel going back to the hut in the very first delivery. Kushal edged Ruben Trumpelmann’s delivery outside off to the first slip and wen...
Nepal To Bat First In League 2 Opener Against Namibia
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Nepal To Bat First In League 2 Opener Against Namibia

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - Nepal are set to bat first in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 opener against Namibia at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. Nepal have been invited to bat after the Namibian skipper Gerard Erasmus won the toss and opted to field first. Anil Shah and Aasif Sheikh, who were pitted against one another for the opening spot alongside Kushal Bhurtel, get the nod while Aarif Sheikh will sit out the first match. Dipendra Singh Airee is unavailable for the hosts as he is currently in the UAE with Gulf Giants in the International League T20. Nepal XI: Rohit Paudel (captain), Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Pawan Sarraf, Bhim Sharki, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi Namibia XI: Gerard Erasmus (captain...
Associate Cricket’s Dogfight Kicks Off In Kathmandu today
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Associate Cricket’s Dogfight Kicks Off In Kathmandu today

Sandesh Sigdel, Kathmandu Namibia and the Netherlands, both participants in the T20 World Cup 2024, join Nepal, another T20 World Cup side, as they converge at the roaring TU International Cricket Ground in Kathmandu to inaugurate the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two today. Keeping the upcoming T20 spectacle at bay, the teams will be engaged in One-Day Internationals, and it's evident they are buzzing to get things started. League Two represents the dogfight among Associate nations striving to climb the international cricket hierarchy and challenge the big dogs of the sport. Each of the three teams approach the four-year cycle as everything up for grabs.  The Netherlands carry with them fond memories of the ODI World Cup in India last year, where they caused a few upsets and...
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