Fapla grounds host one of the prestigious Twenty20 tournament—the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL)—for the first time on Monday with an inaugural match between Kathmandu Goldens and Dhangadhi Stars but hardly anyone in the city would have imagined that a grazing field at the bank of Mohana river would play host to national and international cricketers.
Nepali all-rounder Rohit Kumar Paudel, at 16 years and 146 days old, has become the youngest male batsman in history to register a 50 in One-Day International cricket, after hitting 55 runs off 58 balls against UAE.
Nepal almost pulled off a sensational victory in defence of a low total in a three-wicket loss to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first of their three-match One-Day International (ODI) Series here at the ICC Academy Oval on Friday.
Aarati Bidari, Dolly Bhatta, Bindu Rawal and Kabita Kunwar were the new faces as a 14-member final Nepali squad was announced on Wednesday for the upcoming Thailand Women’s Twenty20 Smash scheduled for January 12-18.
Allrounder Pawan Sarraf along with medium pacer Avinash Bohora and middle order batsmen Sandeep Jora and Bhim Sharki were called up in the 20-member preliminary squad for Nepal’s upcoming One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International Series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday.