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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title
DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.
Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.
Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.
Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.
Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.Follow @gorkhapost