Paras Khadka the national cricket team captain and skipper has been chosen for male player of the year.
On Monday, at Pulsar Sports Award, an annual event of Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) at Nepal academy hall he has been awarded for the male player of the year. The award has been announced for sports person in eight different categories.
Likewise Judo player Sunita Bohara won the female player of the year award.
After securing the highest popular votes over SMS votes and the high number of Facebook likes, Saraswati Chaudhary a Volleyball player has been named as the popular player of the year. According to organizer Chaudhary has received the 70% of the popular votes. Yam Sajan an athlete and the swimmer Sofia were the nominees of the popular player year of the year.
In the event Nepali Cricket team has been named as the Champion Team of the year and the Pubudu Dassanayake has been chosen as a coach of the year.
The 16 year old footballer Bimal Gharti Magar has won the Youth player of the year award.
On 1 Of June, Baikuntha Manandhar a legendary marathon runner was awarded for the lifetime achievement award. He has won the gold medal three times in South Asian games and also he is the marathon record holder of South Asia.
Similarly, cricketer Sharad Vesawkar was the winner of special award and Yadav Kunwar the winner of para athlete award.
Paras Khadka and Sunita Bohara who were the winner of the male and female player of the year and the winner of popular player of the year Saraswati Chaudhary were awarded Pulsar motorbike each. Other categories winner received Rs. 50, 000 each along with trophies and gift hampers. Pulsar bike, the automobile brand of Hansharaj Hulaschand and Company Pvt Ltd, is the title sponsor of the sports award for the sixth consecutive year.
All the nomination including the new category of the Champion Team of the year award was kept in secret by the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF).The nominations were made by a players selection committee coordinated by NSJF Secretary Prakash Timilsina based on the players performance over the year 2070 BS.