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Sandeep Lamichhane to play APL

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KATHMANDU — Nepali National Cricket Team youth spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been chosen for the Afghanistan Premier League (APL).

The Nangarhar Cricket Squad of Afghanistan has decided to incorporate the 18-year-old leg spinner, who has already left a good impression in his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. He is the first ever cricketer from Nepal to play the IPL.

Other players in the team are Andre Russell, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najib Tarakai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Zadran, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Zahir Khan.

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National Cricket Team captain Paras Khadka and fast bowler Sompal Kami were not chosen for the league.

As per the rule, every team playing the tournament shall include at least one associate player. The APL Twenty-20 tournament run by the Afghanistan Cricket Board will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 5-21.

Lamichhane has had the experiences of playing Canada’s Global T20 and the Caribbean Premier League also.

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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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