November 29, 2005

Nepal

Mani praises 'impressive' Nepal

Martin Williamson

Ehsan Mani, the ICC president, and Malcolm Speed, the CEO, both praised Nepal's performance in Under-19 cricket and hoped that the country would translate the success in the senior level as well. Speed said:

The most impressing thing is that the semi-finals and the final of the ACC Under-19 Cup were watched by 15,000 to 20,000 spectators. Nepal's passion for cricket is very impressive and we will be telling these to other associate and affiliate countries as well.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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