Cricket, despite being a non-contact sport, is also about fear. The fear of losing not counted as the main reason behind this. One of the best sights in cricket is watching a fast bowler steaming in and hurling a ball as fast as he can, uprooting the stumps and letting the bails fly all over. … Read morePlanning called Cricket
New Year is a time for euphoria. The excitement of new beginnings makes it possible to forget past failings. It is a time to rejoice, as renewed energy makes it possible to scale heights unattained earlier. And the year 2013, in all likelihood, could be the best year for Nepali sports, especially cricket. For this … Read moreDreams 2013!
Nepal embarks on another campaign at Asian level Cricket, to play in the ACC Trophy Elite. As the players leave the country, their heads will be held high, having received previously unheard sum – for the cricketers – from the government of Nepal. The reward is a result of Nepal’s entry into the ICC World … Read moreThe Road to World Cup
Most of the few hundred cricket fans that came in to rejoice Team Nepal‘s homecoming at the Tribhuvan International airport – after World Cricket League Division 3 title – would remember the Cup brought in by Nepal skipper Paras Khadka for their life. For, that is the best silverware Nepal has ever seen. For, that … Read moreThe Road Ahead
Circa 2002: ICC Under-19 World Cup Plate Final – Nepal Vs Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe won by 137 runs. In a chase to score 248 runs, Nepal team managed a paltry 110. Failure at the end of the tournament… Yet, mission accomplished… It might sound buffoonery to term defeat as completion of a mission. Yet, we … Read moreHow Times Change…
The National One Day cricket championship ends just as the New Year begins. For all the criticism Cricket Association of Nepal has faced for not organizing the nationals during the customary season of summer, the timing of the nationals has been perfect this time around. There is something about winter and cricket that makes sense. … Read moreWhere is Binod Das?
Team Nepal has climbed to the ICC World Cricket League Division 3, after roaring performance at the Division 4 in Malaysia. Much has been said about the players who were a part of it and Nepal government has duly recognized their contribution, announcing an award of Rs. 300,000 for each member of the squad. With … Read moreTransforming Team Nepal
Every player has a shelf life when they find their ability and body going well in tandem. That is the time when they do not need to dig deep into their reserve of capabilities and every movement, every stroke, every push works for them. And we say, he’s a natural athlete. This is true in … Read moreRomance beyond shelf life
Recently, former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh was presented with Team Nepal Jersey, in London. Apparently, Waugh was pleased to receive the jersey and keen to learn about cricket development in Nepal. The team Nepal jersey was presented by a group of Nepalis, including Gagan Thapa. Yes, you guessed it right: Gagan Thapa, the politician. … Read moreIs Time Running Out?
As a year draws to an end, you’re often asked, “What was the best moment for you this year?” A Nepali is asked this question twice, every year. Once when the Common Era (CE or AD) comes to an end, and another when the official Nepal Calendar (BS) comes to a close. Based on your … Read moreMemories of ’69
Nepal finished as the second best team in ACC T20 Cup, amid a gripping fever that saw almost everyone on Nepali cyberspace (social media and alike) talking about the game. The runners-up medal came for Nepal, despite some outstanding and memorable performances during the tournament. There were several moments for Nepali cricket fans to savour, … Read moreAnd the award goes to… the crowd!
The start of ACC T20 Cup could not have been on a more appropriate day than Holi, the festival of colours. There is something about colours and T20 format of cricket that blends so well. For, this version is about freedom, audacity, and gay abandon that other version rarely provide. However, one colour was missing … Read moreWhere is it heading, Mr. Skipper?