APF Club

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APF Club
Armed Police Force logo.jpg
Full name Armed Police Force Club
Nicknames APF
Sport Cricket
Football
Founded 24 October 2001
League National League Cricket
Martyr's Memorial A-Division
Based in Kathmandu
Stadium Dasarath Rangasala Stadium (Football)
Owner(s) Armed Police Force
Head coach Raju Basnyat (Cricket)
Manager Dil Kaji Gurung
National League Cricket wins 2 (2011, 2012) (One Day)
1 (2012) (Twenty20)
Website http://www.apf.gov.np/

The Armed Police Force Club, commonly known as the APF Club, is a departmental armed police sporting club of Nepal. In cricket they play top domestic league National League Cricket, whereas in football they currently play in the top division of the country Martyr's Memorial A-Division League.

History[edit]

The APF Club was established on October 24, 2001, following the tradition of forming a sports club within an official group, as the Police and army had already done. Initially, the club was named Gyanendra APF Club, in tribute to the King at the time.

Later, the government made the decision to remove all references to royalty from the names of government clubs, so the team changed their name to APF Club.

Cricket League[edit]

APF is one of the three departmental teams to play in National League Cricket. Other nine regional teams along with Nepal Army Club compete with APF in the league. APF formed a cricket team in September 2010. APF initially signed national team captain Paras Khadka and 15 other players while former national team player Raju Basnyat was appointed as the coach.[1] APF is two times champion in one-day format of the league as in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 tournament the APF Cricket Team defended its title defeating Region-4 Bhairawa by six wicket in Final match held on December 21, 2012.[2] In 2012, APF won the Twenty20 format of the league for the first time.[3]

Players[edit]

The following list contains the players in APF's squad for the 2015 National One Day Cricket Tournament:

Football League[edit]

At its first appearance in the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League of season 2005/6, the club finished the season in fifth position, behind MMC, Three Star, Tribhuvan Army Club and the Nepal Police Club. [4]

The club remained in fifth position in the 2006/7 season.

At the end of the 2009/10 season, the APF Club barely escaped relegation, staying in the league only by defeating Machchindra Club by 8-0 in the last match of the league. At the end of all 22 matches, APF is now in 10th position.[5][6]

Current squad[edit]

GK: Amrit chaudary, Roman Rasaili.

DF: Aditya chaudary, Pal sang lama, Man Tamang, Audio Singakara, Ramesh Dangal, Kovid Karki, Shiva Giri.

MF: Rajendra Rawal, Heman Grung, Nab in lama, Shy am Nepali, San Tosh Shrestha, Dipak Khadka, Sunil Lama.

FW: Ganesh Layoti, Jangbue Sherpa, Ranjan Vista, Anjan Bista, Top Vista, Pravin Syangtyang.

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