Sport in Nepal – Nepali Sports
Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. There are many sports followed in Nepal, where Nepali player have represented their country at the International level. The most followed in Nepal are Football and Cricket mainly. Also, not only in Sports but E-sports is also very famous in Nepal, there are many teams that play PUBG Mobile and represent Nepal at the International Level.
The most popular sport in Nepal is obviously cricket for now, as they have qualified for the World Cup qualifier and Asia Cup.
Cricket is a game played with a bat and a ball. It is played between two teams of 11 players each. Rules of Cricket maintain discipline in matches and give a fair result for both opponent teams. The object of the game is to score a run.
The aim of the game is for the batsman to bat and score as many runs as possible and for the fielders to stop from scoring the runs.
The traditional form of cricket is called “Test cricket“. There are other formats of the game also. For example, One Day 50 over matches.20 Cricket, etc. There are some slightly modified rules in the game according to their formats.
– The length of the cricket pitch is 22 yards (20 m) and is 10 ft (3.0 m) wide.
– Each wicket consists of 3 wooden stumps placed in a straight line and surmounted by 2 wooden cross-pieces called Bails.
– The height of the wicket including the bails is 28.5 inches (720 mm) and the combined width of the 3 stumps is 9 inches (230 mm).
– 4-line none edge creases are painted onto the pitch around the wicket areas to define batsmen’s “Safe territory” and to determine the limit of the Bowler’s approach. These are called the “Popping” creases the bowling crease and “return” creases.
Currently, Cricket is also attaining a huge craze in Nepal when it comes to popularity and sheer crowd pull. The Cricket Association of Nepal manages cricket in Nepal.
The National Cricket Academy was founded in January 2013, which delivers its players with a base for regular training and helps in preparation for their upcoming competitions both locally and internationally matches. The most remarkable accomplishment so far for the Nepalese national cricket team was qualifying for the 2014 ICC World T20 held in Bangladesh.
For now, its 11 wins from 12 matches is much more famous. Nepal will be playing against India and Pakistan in Asia Cup which is also another achievement for Nepal cricket.
Football is played between two teams. There are 11 players in each team. The game aims to score as many goals by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The game is played for 45 minutes for each half. There is a halftime break in between. The half-time is of 15 minutes. The team who scores more goals are winner, in case of a tie there is a tie-breaker or penalty shoot-out.
All Nepal Football Association manages football in Nepal.
|Head coach||Vincenzo Alberto Annese|
|Assistant coach||Prabesh Katuwal|
|Goalkeeping coach||Binod Dangol|
|Team manager||Anil Shrestha|
Volley ball is the national sport of Nepal. Volleyball is a team game. There are six players in each team. The volleyball court is separated by a net. Each team aims to score points by grounding a ball on the opponent team’s court without breaching the rules of the game. It is an indoor game.
Generally, we play volleyball as an outdoor game because we do have an indoor court. The measurement of the volleyball court is 18 meters x 9 meters. Lines on the court are 5 cm (2 inches wide). The height of the net for men is 2.43 meters and 2.24 meters for women and juniors.
Gaurika Singh took part at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the youngest Olympian, portraying Nepal in the Women’s 100m backstroke.
The Nepal national basketball team portrays Nepal in international basketball matches and is handled by the Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA).
Nepal entered the International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) in 2000 and is Asia’s youngest member. Already, the team has achieved at the regional level as it won two bronze medals at the SABA Championship.
Nepal basketball players’ height is around 5-7 ft on average.
Traditional or Regional Sports of Nepal
a. Dandi Biyo
The national game of Nepal, using two sticks.
The team that takes less time to tag all the opponent players wins the game.
Kabaddi is a game of chasing. There are two teams of seven players in each team. It was believed that Kabaddi was played in ancient times in Nepal and INDIA. It is still played in different parts of our country with different names.
Kabaddi is known as Kabardi or Hu-tutu also.
Kabaddi is played on a court. There are seven players in each team. One team becomes the raider and the other team becomes the anti-raider. The toss of the coin decides the play of the game, whether the toss-winning team should raid or select the court. Anyone member is allowed to raid the opponent’s court. The raider must cant to raid and come back to the safe zone within one breath of canting.
The raider is said to be out if s/he is unable to touch the bulk line and return or touch one or more anti-raiders and make a safe return to the own court or the raider is caught and stopped to break the canting before returning to the safe zone.
This was for the Sport in Nepal.
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