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14-member national cricket team formed




KATHMANDU — A 14-member national cricket team has been announced for the ICC World Cricket League Division Two under the leadership of Nepali cricket team captain Paras Khadka.

The tournament is to be held in Namibia next month.

The players have been selected from among 21 players chosen in the first phase by ICC’s representative Aminul Islam, head coach of the Nepali cricket team Jagat Tamata and Khadka.

The other team members include Gynendra Malla (deputy captain), Shakti Gauchan, Basanta Regmi, Sharad Bheshwakar, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Mohammad Aarif Shekh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandip Lamichhane, Dilip Nath, Lalit Singh Bhandari, Anil Kumar Shah, Rohit Kumar Poudel and replacement players Sunil Dhamala, Lalit Narayan Rajbamshi, Kishor Mahato and Siddhanta Lohani.

Of the players, Shah and Poudel, who have already performed in the EPL 20-Twenty held last month, are new face to be incorporated in the national team.

Before heading to Namibia on scheduled February 4 to play ICC World Cricket League Division Two scheduled to start from February 8, the Nepali team will go to UAE on January 27 for practice matches.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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