National League Cricket (Nepal)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

National League Cricket (Nepal)
Countries    Nepal
Administrator Cricket Association of Nepal
Format One-day, Two-day, Twenty20
First tournament 2002
Next tournament ???
Tournament format Round-robin and Knockout
Number of teams 11
Current champion Nepal Army
Most successful Biratnagar (4 titles)
TV Kantipur Gold
2015

National League Cricket is a cricket tournament held in Nepal every year. The first organized league cricket in Nepal was held in 2002 as Birendra Memorial National League Cricket. Due to heavy rain, the final game set on 18 May between Biratnagar and Bhairahawa had to be cancelled and winners were declared on the basis of net run rate achieved before the final match. Biratnagar won the trophy with a run rate of +1.33 compared to +1.023 of Bhairahawa. The initial tournament was sponsored by Carlsberg.

In 2007, CAN signed sponsorship deals with Surya Nepal’s Shikhar Filter Kings, John Players and Standard Chartered Bank as the major sponsors of the revised national league and the national team for 5 years worth रु 20 Lakhs.[1]

In 2008, the league was sponsored by Surya Nepal under the name of Springwood One Day National League held from March 28 to April 7.[2] The event had all teams competing in round-robin league rather than in groups of three as used in past. In 2009, the league was sponsored by Pepsi and Standard Chartered Bank and the tournaments were held under the name Pepsi Standard Chartered National One Day and Twenty20 Cricket Tournament for the next five years.[3] From the year 2011, two new departmental teams, the APF cricket team and Nepal Police cricket team joined the league. APF won the league in their first attempt.[4] Nepal Police lost to APF in the one-day tournament but they won the Twenty20 tournament by defeating APF.[5] Nepal Army cricket team joined the league in 2013. They also won the Twenty20 tournament in their first attempt.[6] Nepal Police participated in the league only in 2011.

The 2015 edition of the tournament was solely sponsored by CAN itself as previous sponsors, Pepsi and Standard Chartered Bank's agreement ran out earlier that year.[7]

Teams[edit]

  • Biratnagar (Region no. 1)
  • Birgunj (Region no. 2)
  • Kathmandu (Region no. 3)
  • Bhairahawa (Region no. 4)
  • Nepalgunj (Region no. 5)
  • Baitadi (Region no. 6)
  • Janakpur (Region no. 7)
  • Pokhara (Region no. 8)
  • Dhangadhi (Region no. 9)
  • APF Club (APF)
  • Nepal Army Club
  • Nepal Police Club (NPC) (featured in 2011 only)

Tournament history[edit]

Senior Men's One Day[edit]

Tournament Year Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
2002[8] N/A Biratnagar
+1.33
Biratnagar won by superior net run rate
Report
Bhairahawa
+1.023
2003 N/A Biratnagar Biratnagar won by 4 runs Kathmandu
2004 N/A Biratnagar Biratnagar won because Bhairahawa walked out due to foggy condition
Report
Bhairahawa
2005[9] TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Biratnagar
163/9 (34.2 overs)
Biratnagar won by 1 wicket Kathmandu
162/8 (35.0 overs)
2006 N/A Birgunj Birgunj won
Report, Report, Report
Bhairahawa
2007[10] TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Bhairahawa
212/8 (50.0 overs)
Bhairahawa won by 94 runs
Match Report
Kathmandu
118 (40.0 overs)
2008 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Kathmandu
199 (49.3 overs)
Kathmandu won by 1 run (D/L method)
Match Report
Bhairahawa
167/9 (36.0 overs)
2009 N/A Kathmandu Kathmandu won
Report, Report
2010 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Kathmandu
149/4 (36.5 overs)
Kathmandu won by 6 wickets
Match Report
Biratnagar
148 (39.0 overs)
2011 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
APF Club
217/2 (42.2 overs)
APF won by 8 wickets
Match Report
Nepal Police Club
216 (49.5 overs)
2012 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
APF Club
222/4
APF won by 6 wickets
Match Report
Bhairahawa
221
2013 N/A
2014 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Birgunj
214/7 (48.5 overs)
Birgunj won by 3 wickets
Scorecard, Match Report
APF Club
213 (46.1 overs)
2015 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Nepal Army Club
169/5 (40.5 overs)
Nepal Army won by 5 wickets
Scorecard, Match Report
APF Club
164/9 (45.0 overs)
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Senior Men's Twenty20[edit]

Tournament Year Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
2009 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Kathmandu
94 (19.3 overs)
Kathmandu won by 3 runs
Match Report
Bhairahawa
91 (19.5 overs)
2010 Pulchowk Engineering Campus Ground
Lalitpur
Biratnagar
104 (20.0 overs)
Biratnagar won by 8 runs
Match Report
Bhairahawa
96/7 (20.0 overs)
2011 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Nepal Police Club
85 (19.3 overs)
Nepal Police won by 4 wickets
Match Report
APF Club
86/6 (19.5 overs)
2012 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
APF Club
167/5 (20.0 overs)
APF won by 95 runs
Scorecard, Match Report
Baitadi
72 (14.4 overs)
2013 TU Cricket Ground
Kirtipur
Nepal Army Club
113/5 (15.2 overs)
Nepal Army won by 5 wickets
Match Report
APF Club
112/7 (16.0 overs)

Senior Two-day[edit]

Tournament Year Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
2007[1] N/A

Controversies[edit]

In May 2010, 18 members of the national cricket team held a press conference and said they will not play the national league because of the behavior of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). However, they said they would continue their closed-camp training for 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four.[11]

Players boycotted the national one-day cricket championship for the second time in April 2014 in protest against the leadership of CAN and ignorance of players' needs.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Huge sponsorship for Nepal". cricketeurope4.net.
  2. ^ "National League, strating from April 28". pardeshi.wordpress.com.
  3. ^ "Pepsi, Standard Chartered signed a deal with CAN". ekantipur.com.
  4. ^ "APF crowned champions - Sports - :: The Kathmandu Post ::". ekantipur.com.
  5. ^ "NPC avenges APF, lifts T20 title". Nepal Cricket.
  6. ^ "Tribhuvan Army Crowned National T20 Champion". Nepal Cricket.
  7. ^ "Senior National Cricket Tournament from Sunday". Nepal Cricket.
  8. ^ "Birendra Memorial National League Cricket, 2002". wavemag.com.np.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Yunil Gives Biratnagar 4th Title". cricket.com.np.
  10. ^ "Bhairahawa Is New National Champion!". aaunatarzan.blogspot.com.
  11. ^ "'Enough is enough, act now or quit'". The Himalayan Times.
  12. ^ "Paras Khadka slams Nepal board as players boycott - Cricket - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.