Episodes
Rubina Chhetry is an icon for many sportspersons in Nepal. And her story is nothing but inspirational. From being raised by a single mother to being denied passport to travel with Nepal national team, she's seen it all. And she's also seen herself becoming the first ever Nepali cricketer to register a hat-trick in an ICC event, when she singlehandedly defeated Singapore women's team when they required two runs to win and had five wickets in hand. Currently she's captain of Nepali team. She's...
Published 07/24/21
Navin Khatiwada has many faces, one of which is that of a sports journalist. Though he's worked for other beats, Navin remains quintessential sports journalist, as he says he enjoyed it more than any other field of work. He has worked extensively in Radio, TV, Print and Online news. I may have started liking him because we had similar tastes. He enjoyed watching the same players that I did, supported the same teams I did across sports. Also he loves his whiskey - perhaps even more than I...
Published 07/03/21
To those who watched Nepali Cricket in 80s and early 90s, Sushil Chaugai was an allrounder who batted with gumption and bowled with guile. His biggest weapon being swing in conditions that may not favor seam bowling. Yet, Chaugai is better known for his fiery temper with the cricketers whom he managed, especially for Kalaiya Cricket Club in Nepal. Strange, none of his wards complain for his temper. They say Chaugai was instrumental in making them better cricketers and later helped them play...
Published 06/19/21
Yub Raj might have taken up cricket full time - at least given it go with full throttle - had he not had Nepal's illustrious cricketers of that generation as his friends. They made sure his cricketing ambition remained limited to academic interest and school squad. But that could not diminish the interest his uncle ignited in him, while he was little bigger than a toddler. A doctor by profession, Yub Raj loves talking cricket - international or Nepal - with just about anyone.   --- This...
Published 06/12/21
Sanjeev Pokharel is Anthropologist by academics. But he doesn't want to wear it on his sleeves too seriously. He says, 'In our chats, we don't have to bring in our field of discipline all the time. Carrying a bit of 'Common Sense' in talks is enough." Needless to say, he is one of the most sought after commentators in Nepal's media. In this chat on #CowCorner, we talk about his take on #Cricket, his disenchantment with the game and a lot of digression from the topic - because digressions...
Published 04/24/21
Sanjam Regmi is perhaps the most talkative Nepali Cricketer. He has opinions and he doesn't hesitate to share it with anyone. He always used to ask me, in my cricket reporting days, "Did you read this book?" and would throw names of 3-4 titles. I would not say no, even if I had not read the book. Perhaps I feared being taken as a lesser reporter than I wanted to be seen as. Sanjam played for the national side way back in 2001, when Nepal team traveled to Canada for ICC Trophy. The following...
Published 04/17/21
Sita Ranamagar has been in #Nepali Team since Nepal played its first International Women's cricket match. Barring 2009, when she was not selected in the team, Sita has been mainstay of Nepal's women team. Not being selected in 2009 changed her life, as then she turned her game around completely to become main batter of the team from being a bowler who was named as best bowler in her debut international tournament. Sita's cricket journey is inspirational. Her father, in her younger days...
Published 04/02/21
Janak Poudyal, Jotare Dhaiba (Jeevan Karki) and Rupesh Shrestha are poets that need no introduction in Nepal. I, Somesh Verma, have had the luxury of working with them. Needless to say, they are among my favorite colleagues apart from being favorite poets. They, along with another fine poet Kamal Kumar, created a forum called Cafe Kavita, bringing Nepali poets to Cafe Culture of Kathmandu. Though dormant now, Cafe Kavita was a rage in its heydays. Another common thing with these poets is,...
Published 03/27/21
Bardan Chalise was what you wanted your favorite cricketer to be. Busy on the field, scoring quick 30-40s, chipping in with a couple of important wickets off opposition, added to his electric fielding. Vice captain of the glorious Nepali team to Under 19 World Cup in 2002 - when Sri Lanka international Roy Dias took the boys to New Zealand - Bardan was instrumental for Nepal's fortunes, especially when Nepal beat Test nation Pakistan. He was Nepal's MVP for the tournament (although there was...
Published 03/20/21
If you know about Nepal's medical field it would be difficult to miss the name Raamesh Koirala, for he is the surgeon who operated upon notorious criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj. Koirala's fame may have come from his academics, but he's an accomplished writer with a few novels to his name already. When he's not busy operating upon hearts, he can be seen engaging on #Twitter, where his wit and sarcasm is as famous as his work with scalpel. Many may not know that he is a #cricket fan,...
Published 03/13/21
Pabitra Raut wears many hats. A lawyer by academics, Pabitra was a journalist for Radio and also Newspaper. She learnt #cricket scoring because she wanted to learn cricket terms better than others. Also trained as a cricket umpire. And she says, cricket is family... No wonder her family members turn to her whenever they need legal advice, and they're found at her household during festivals. Pabutra tweets as @MeEsquire --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...
Published 03/06/21
Damakant Jayshi is a known name in Nepal's Journalism. More famously known as DK - even before Dinesh Karthik burst into International Cricket - among friends and colleagues, Damakant had made waves in Nepal's English language journalism. Known for his straight shooting conversation and meticulous working, almost round the clock, DK is not likely to become a diplomat ever. Here DK talks about what #Cricket meant for him while growing up and later. DK tweets as @damakant --- This episode...
Published 02/14/21
Binod Das has had an exemplary #Cricket career for Nepal. The finest of Nepali fast bowlers - notably in the longer version - and a solid batsman, often underrated, Binod also captained Team Nepal. One of the best Cricket minds in Nepal, Binod has also coached Nepal Team. Here he shares his story with Somesh Verma. Binod tweets as @binodsum --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...
Published 02/07/21
Anil Ghimire was a known Sports Journalist in Nepal. A person with a physique of a player himself, #Cricket has been a passion with him. A supporter of South African team when Nepal is not playing, Anil feels desperately wants Proteas to win the World Cup or Nepal to play Test matches.  Lately he is more known on Twitter circle for pointing out mistakes of online news portals. He scares Editors of Nepal with his twitter handle @BabaAnealChe --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The...
Published 01/30/21
Sudin Pokhrel is among the pioneer rappers in Nepal. His talent for singing in only surpassed by his love for #Cricket. Given a choice, he would rather don #Nepal Jersey than get an award for his singing. Here he talks about his love for Cricket and what the game means in his life. He tweets as @SudinPokhrel --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/someshverma/support
Published 01/23/21
Pawan Agrawal was captain of Nepal Cricket Team before Nepali #Cricket was fashionable. His nuanced view on Cricket and Cricket management is much sought after in Nepali media. We present no-holds barred conversation with Pawan. He tweets as @pawan_agrawal73 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/someshverma/support
Published 01/17/21
Sohan Shrestha used to be the thick, bold voice of Nepali Radio News, when Nepali private FM radios began disseminating news in late 90s. Of late, he's hung up his journalist shoes for Corporate suits. However, that hasn't diminished his love for Cricket, which began as a young kid growing up in Nepalgunj. He tweets as @ssohan --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/someshverma/support
Published 01/10/21
The name Akhilesh Upadhyay needs no introduction in Nepal. He has been the longest serving Chief Editor of The Kathmandu Post. Many don't know that he began his career as a sports journalist and is a big time sports buff. A die-hard Liverpool fan, he follows a range of sports - including his most recent fondness for motor-racing and newly knighted Lewis Hamilton. You just have to listen to him to find why he still loves cricket the most... He tweets as @AkhileshU --- This episode is...
Published 01/02/21
Binod Pandey is a known name in #Nepali #Sports #Journalism. A name that cannot be ignored when it comes to Cricket Writing in #Nepal, Binod has spent over 2 decades in Journalism. He's informal go-to person for many, if they need Nepali Cricket statistics. In the second of two-part conversation, Binod talks about cricketers, past and present... #BinodPandey --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...
Published 12/27/20
Binod Pandey is a known name in Nepali Sports Journalism. A name that cannot be ignored when it comes to Cricket Writing in Nepal, Binod has spent over 2 decades in Journalism. He's informal go-to person for many, if they need Nepali Cricket statistics. In the first of two-part conversation, Binod Pandey talks about his cricket writing...
Published 12/20/20
Pubudu Dassanayake played Test Cricket for Sri Lanka and represented Canada on Cricket World Cup. Later he coached Canada to Cricket World Cup. In Nepal he enjoys status of a star. He was the head coach Cricket Team when it qualified for T20 World Cup in 2014. In the second of two-part conversation, Pubudu talks about his days as a coach and what made him a good one!
Published 12/13/20
Pubudu Dassanayake played Test Cricket for Sri Lanka and represented Canada on Cricket World Cup. Later he coached Canada to Cricket World Cup. In Nepal he enjoys status of a star, having been head coach of Nepal Cricket Team. In the first of two-part conversation, Pubudu talks about his days as a cricketer, his success, struggles and also his regrets!
Published 12/05/20
Known on Nepali Twitter circle for his love for Statistics and Cricket, Satish Pandey is a Public Health professional. In his youth, he played as an all-rounder for Kathmandu Khel Mandal, a well known cricket Club in Kathmandu, Nepal. His observations of the game is seond to none, as you will hear in this episode!
Published 11/29/20
Saurabh B Singh is a medical doctor, who practices his trade in USA. An old school cricket fan, Saurabh still loves to watch a Test match over T20. He talks about how it was growing up with cricket in 90s and what he loves about this game...
Published 11/22/20
Bhaskar, a former sports journalist who worked with big media houses like Kantipur Television and Republica National Daily, talks about his love for Cricket through the years...
Published 11/01/20