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The Armed Police Force Club, commonly known as the APF Club, is a departmental armed police sporting club of Nepal and is based in Kathmandu. In cricket they play top domestic league National League Cricket, whereas in football they currently play in the top division of the country Martyr's Memorial A-Division League.

APF Club
Full nameArmed Police Force Club
NicknamesAPF
SportCricket
Football
Founded24 October 2001
LeagueNational League Cricket
Martyr's Memorial A-Division
Based inKathmandu
StadiumDasarath Rangasala Stadium (Football)
OwnerArmed Police Force
Head coachRaju Basnyat (Cricket)
ManagerDil Kaji Gurung
National League Cricket wins2 (2011, 2012) (One Day)
1 (2012) (Twenty20)
Websitehttp://www.apf.gov.np/

HistoryEdit

The APF Club was established on October 24, 2001, following the tradition of forming a sports club within an official group, as the Police and army had already done. Initially, the club was named Gyanendra APF Club, in tribute to the King at the time.

Later, the government made the decision to remove all references to royalty from the names of government clubs, so the team changed their name to APF Club.

Cricket LeagueEdit

APF is one of the three departmental teams to play in National League Cricket. Other nine regional teams along with Nepal Army Club compete with APF in the league. APF formed a cricket team in September 2010. APF initially signed national team captain Paras Khadka and 15 other players while former national team player Raju Basnyat was appointed as the coach.[1] APF is two times champion in one-day format of the league as in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 tournament the APF Cricket Team defended its title defeating Region-4 Bhairawa by six wicket in Final match held on December 21, 2012.[2] In 2012, APF won the Twenty20 format of the league for the first time.[3]

PlayersEdit

The following list contains the players in APF's squad for the 2015 National One Day Cricket Tournament:

Man's Football LeagueEdit

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At its first appearance in the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League of season 2005/6, the club finished the season in fifth position, behind MMC, Three Star, Tribhuvan Army Club and the Nepal Police Club. [4]

The club remained in fifth position in the 2006/7 season.

At the end of the 2009/10 season, the APF Club barely escaped relegation, staying in the league only by defeating Machchindra Club by 8-0 in the last match of the league. At the end of all 22 matches, APF is now in 10th position.[5][6]

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Amrit Chaudary
2   DF Aditya Chaudary
3   DF Pal Sang Lama
4   DF Man Tamang
5   DF Audio Singakara
6   DF Ramesh Dangal
7   MF Rajendra Rawal
8   MF Heman Grung
9   MF Nab In Lama
10   MF Shy Am Nepali
No. Position Player
11   FW Ranjan Vista
12   DF Kovid Karki
13   DF Shiva Giri
14   MF San Tosh Shrestha
15   MF Dipak Khadka
16   GK Roman Rasaili
17   MF Sunil Lama
18   FW Jangbue Sherpa
19   FW Anjan Bista
20   FW Top Vista
21   FW Pravin Syangtyang

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "APF form cricket team; sign 17 cricketers". myrepublica.com.
  2. ^ "Armed Police Force ease against Bhairahawa to defend title". ekantipur.com.
  3. ^ "APF lifts National T20 title". Nepal Cricket.
  4. ^ "Nepal 2010, Martyr's Memorial ANFA 'A' Division League '2066/67'". rsssf.com.
  5. ^ "MYREPUBLICA.com - News in English from Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual News". myrepublica.com. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16.
  6. ^ "Nepal 2005/06, Martyr's Memorial ANFA 'A' Division League '2062'". rsssf.com.

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