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Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, also known as Kirtipur Stadium, is situated in Kirtipur near Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the home ground for the Nepal national cricket team.


The stadium has a crowd capacity of 20,000. The two ends in this stadium are Pavilion End and Chobhar End.


Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground


History


It was established in the year 1998 just before the ACC Cup. The first ever international match played on this ground featured Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.


However, the match got abandoned and both the teams shared one point.


Major Matches


It has hosted 10 major events. The first ever tournament was the 1998 ACC Cup, followed by the 1999 Tempo Legends World Cup.


After six years, the 2005 Intercontinental Cup was played here. It again hosted the ACC Twenty20 Cup in 2011 and 2013.


It was also one of the venues for the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship.


Controversies


A controversy arose in this stadium in a match which would deny Nepal, United States or Singapore the qualification in the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four.


The crowd that had come to watch the match between Nepal and United States were unhappy with their home team’s performance and caused unrest, leading to Singapore getting eliminated from the tournament on the basis of net run rate.


Recent Matches


The most recent match at this venue was played between Nepal and Kenya in the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship.


Kenya batted first and could manage only 155 runs, playing 46.1 overs. Nepal chased down the total comfortably with 118 balls to spare and 7 wickets in hand. Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla was the top scorer with 64(not out) runs.

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