April 1, 2008


ICC suspends two Nepal bowlers

Will Luke

The ICC has suspended Sagar Khadka and Rahul Biswokarm, two Nepal spin bowlers, for possessing illegal actions.

The two spinners from Region No 4 Bhairahawa were part of the Nepali team that reached the plate final of the Youth World Cup held in Malaysia in February. As one of the key players of the team, Rahul took 10 wickets and scored 51 runs in six matches while Sagar took two wickets and scored 47 runs in as many matches.

“I have not been informed about this,” Rahul, considered a player for watch, said over telephone. “I don’t think my bowling action is suspicious and if there is any shortcoming, I can improve on that.”

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Posted by Nischal on (April 22, 2009, 4:10 GMT)

can mustdo something to bring back the two nepalese bowler in the team

Posted by can on (March 11, 2009, 0:04 GMT)

make us proud.

Posted by Ashish on (November 14, 2008, 15:37 GMT)

Its rediculous. cricket is the only sport in which nepal is doing good and there hasn't been a great issue while two of our emerging players are under ban. CAN must do something.

Posted by Srizan Gangol on (October 17, 2008, 1:07 GMT)

Its bit ufair to ban Nepalese Youth Bowler without notice. CAN also must have taken action to save them from the ban. They must have given warning first and then some time to improve their action and then only should have banned. ICC is always trying to dominate asians.

Posted by ss on (October 7, 2008, 9:04 GMT)

its great to see nepal comin up.

Posted by sadanand jha, rajbiraj on (July 30, 2008, 11:09 GMT)

hello boys. plz show your talent to world. we are Nepali, we would sure jump to the would cup and i cam see the cup of the world to our country. so best of luck.

Posted by Sapana on (July 30, 2008, 6:34 GMT)

Guys, play as much as u can and show your talent to world that we nepali are aslo can defeat the cricket lion like S. Africa, Pakistan.I would personally like to wish you guys for your any level of future matches inside Nepal and any place of the world

Posted by Sapana on (July 30, 2008, 6:29 GMT)

Guys, play as much as u can and show your talent to world that we nepali are aslo can defeat the cricket lion like S. Africa, Pakistan

Posted by David on (May 29, 2008, 17:01 GMT)

Its not like that cricket team of Nepal can't do well at international arena. All things to be done by the board is to raise the standard on Nepali players try to provide all international facilities and coach too.

Posted by ritesh on (May 29, 2008, 13:17 GMT)

Nepal is doing good these days despite the streak of bad luck in the early days.The guys have the potential but they lack lack consistency so they should work on it and the result will be beneficial.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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