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Nepali Cricket Team returns home

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KATHMANDU — Nepali National Cricket Team has arrived home from Zimbabwe on Monday evening, after playing ICC World Cup Qualifiers.

The team, who were recently accorded the ICC One Day status, received a warm welcome on their arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bishwokarma, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Bista, Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mahesh Prasad Dahal, office bearers and fans reached the TIA to receive the cricket team.

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Talking briefly to journalists, Skipper Paras Khadka said, “We are happy to return home with One Day International (ODI) Status. We should now institutionalize the achievements made so far in the sector of cricket.”

Khadka also urged the concerned stakeholders to resolve the disputes seen in the Cricket Association of Nepal and build infrastructure for domestic cricket matches.

Nepal has been awarded the ODI status for a four-year period until the next World Cup qualifiers. All Nepali players playing the first ODI will be making their debuts.

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Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football: Army beats Brigade Boys

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KATHMANDU- The departmental team, Nepal Army, beat the Brigade Boys Club in the first match of the seventh round games played today under the Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football Championship.

The match was held at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex in Lalitpur.

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Army edged Brigade Boys, one goal to nil. Tanka Basnet became the star player for the Army as the lone goal he converted Santosh Budhathoki’s pass ball into a goal through a header in the 67th minute which sealed the fate of the match.

Army’s Tek Bahadur Budhathoki was declared the Man of the Match. The Army is in the fourth position in the points table. It has 17 points from seven games. Brigade Boys is in the 11th place with four points from seven games.

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