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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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ANFA to provide Rs 50,000 each to women football player

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KATHMANDU—  All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced to provide Rs 50,000 each to the members of Nepali women team which was successful in clinching first runner up position at the SAF U-18 Football Championship held in Bhutan.

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A meeting of ANFA presided over by its Chairperson Karma Chhering Sherpa on Tuesday took the decision to this effect.

In the final match held on October 7, Bangladesh defeated Nepali team by 1-0 goal margin. Nepal had reached the final by outshining arch-rival India by 3-1 in penalty shootout.

The Nepali women football team is returning home today, ANFA informed.

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