Nepal July 3, 2007

Nepal aim high

The official site of the Asian Cricket Council carries an interview with Binaya Raj Pandey, the president of the Cricket Association of Nepal
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The official site of the Asian Cricket Council carries an interview with Binaya Raj Pandey, the president of the Cricket Association of Nepal. Since he took over in September 2006, things have started happening and major sponsorships have been announced, domestic cricket has been revamped and work has started on a new training centre for national cricketers.

We can play in the Asia Cup and the World Cup. We can win senior finals. Right now we are semi-finalists in things like the ACC Trophy. Our U-19s have beaten four Test-countries at U-19 World Cups.

Most people have had access to cricket through the TV and sports channels like ESPN, STAR, Ten Sports and even Doordarshan. So they do know a little bit about the game and how it’s played. But the stumbling block at this time is that there is a lack of cricket grounds. But once these are provided it will much easier for us to teach and train them.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • bishnu Paudel on July 6, 2010, 6:56 GMT

    CAN and government of Nepal should take our cricketseriously to make it professional and promote it properly.

  • AV on December 20, 2008, 11:17 GMT

    I also agree dat nepal has no any such tournaments like india& england. I know very well abt nepal's cricket as i hv played n nepal national cricket. Now looking abt players- they are talented, energetic. Talking abt coach he did very well when he came to nepal as a coach(sir Royal dias).He z a very gd man. Talking abt U-15, 17 & 19 yr matches nepal z pretty enough than others as nepal shown its guality n U-19 world cup and U-15 Asian cup. Talking abt CAN, has shown a gd response to nepali cricket. CAN z nt guilty of cricket matches like ranji&duleep n nepal bcoz our country z poor 2 provide sufficient equipments&technical things. So it must be provided by ACC & ICC bcoz nepal z doing better from many years.

  • SahIr bhat on July 13, 2008, 11:25 GMT

    I would like to see nepal beat india.Nepal can be a better team than india.I hate india and indian cricket.Long live nepal.India hi hi

  • sabin on June 20, 2008, 14:25 GMT

    yeah every body know about nepalies batting every time we lose match due to batting we need to improve our batting then bowl we are outstanding oter side expect batting we have a lot of talent but we cant use them,that's problem for us we aren't play alot of match.we need to battig pitch not only balwe are unlucky then oter

  • krishna subedi on May 27, 2008, 4:44 GMT

    nepali cricketers will definitely win the league division 5 to go to the division 4... and it is for sure that nepal is going to play with the world's giant cricket team like srilanka, pakistan and australia in the upcoming world cup cricket.

  • kumud on May 26, 2008, 4:46 GMT

    Best of luck for nepal team in the WCL Division 5, they are doing quite well, and they will make all the fans proud. They will make NEPAL proud and keep the challenge to get to the world cup going on and we the fans will always be there for support.

  • Ajit on May 23, 2008, 23:14 GMT

    It is good to hear that Nepali cricket team has enough talent to be the best in the world. I hope they will archive what they deserve in near future. Thumb up for the Nepali cricket team. :)

  • Ujjwal Tiwari on April 23, 2008, 5:24 GMT

    I am always hurry to listen the improvement of Nepali Cricket team. So, I always want to see Nepal in World cup in 2011.

  • Anil Pant on November 17, 2007, 7:13 GMT

    Nepal in U-19 is one of the best team but is not able to prove in seniour level its not because of CAN only but also due to the business motive nature of ICC and ACC.These organisations r interested in development of cricket in USA and China but not in Nepal.ICC should leave the trade and come to cricket.

  • subin on November 5, 2007, 7:26 GMT

    I am also the great fan of Nepal cricket team.i just want to say that one day Nepal will definitely win world cup if the players plays well.

  • bishnu Paudel on July 6, 2010, 6:56 GMT

    CAN and government of Nepal should take our cricketseriously to make it professional and promote it properly.

  • AV on December 20, 2008, 11:17 GMT

    I also agree dat nepal has no any such tournaments like india& england. I know very well abt nepal's cricket as i hv played n nepal national cricket. Now looking abt players- they are talented, energetic. Talking abt coach he did very well when he came to nepal as a coach(sir Royal dias).He z a very gd man. Talking abt U-15, 17 & 19 yr matches nepal z pretty enough than others as nepal shown its guality n U-19 world cup and U-15 Asian cup. Talking abt CAN, has shown a gd response to nepali cricket. CAN z nt guilty of cricket matches like ranji&duleep n nepal bcoz our country z poor 2 provide sufficient equipments&technical things. So it must be provided by ACC & ICC bcoz nepal z doing better from many years.

  • SahIr bhat on July 13, 2008, 11:25 GMT

    I would like to see nepal beat india.Nepal can be a better team than india.I hate india and indian cricket.Long live nepal.India hi hi

  • sabin on June 20, 2008, 14:25 GMT

    yeah every body know about nepalies batting every time we lose match due to batting we need to improve our batting then bowl we are outstanding oter side expect batting we have a lot of talent but we cant use them,that's problem for us we aren't play alot of match.we need to battig pitch not only balwe are unlucky then oter

  • krishna subedi on May 27, 2008, 4:44 GMT

    nepali cricketers will definitely win the league division 5 to go to the division 4... and it is for sure that nepal is going to play with the world's giant cricket team like srilanka, pakistan and australia in the upcoming world cup cricket.

  • kumud on May 26, 2008, 4:46 GMT

    Best of luck for nepal team in the WCL Division 5, they are doing quite well, and they will make all the fans proud. They will make NEPAL proud and keep the challenge to get to the world cup going on and we the fans will always be there for support.

  • Ajit on May 23, 2008, 23:14 GMT

    It is good to hear that Nepali cricket team has enough talent to be the best in the world. I hope they will archive what they deserve in near future. Thumb up for the Nepali cricket team. :)

  • Ujjwal Tiwari on April 23, 2008, 5:24 GMT

    I am always hurry to listen the improvement of Nepali Cricket team. So, I always want to see Nepal in World cup in 2011.

  • Anil Pant on November 17, 2007, 7:13 GMT

    Nepal in U-19 is one of the best team but is not able to prove in seniour level its not because of CAN only but also due to the business motive nature of ICC and ACC.These organisations r interested in development of cricket in USA and China but not in Nepal.ICC should leave the trade and come to cricket.

  • subin on November 5, 2007, 7:26 GMT

    I am also the great fan of Nepal cricket team.i just want to say that one day Nepal will definitely win world cup if the players plays well.

  • Sushil on November 4, 2007, 6:59 GMT

    nepal is doing better but it needs much of international support to flurish

  • Ramesh GC on October 6, 2007, 7:25 GMT

    I am a great fan of Nepal cricket team . I believe that there is no any lack of talent in Nepalese player but the cricket organization CAN is not paying the attention to the players .If CAN did not pay any serious then Nepalease cricket is on the way of dark so as soon as possible CAN and even government should be serious on the nepal's cricket.our player have emotion , divine power, tallency, and strength which is shown beating SA , Newzland and other test playing country .CAN doesn't organize any tropohy in Nepal like RanjiTrophy, Duleep Trophyetc. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket. But we are great that we are able to qualify in U19 world cup becoming first in asia [non test playing country]we are fifth in ICC ranking in Asia .

  • Bishnu Paudel on August 30, 2007, 5:22 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. I believe that there is no lack of talent in cricket in Nepal . We have beaten four test playing countries like South Africa( twice) ,Pakistan ,Newsland ,Bangaladesh.But I feel Cricket associan of Nepal(CAN) ,Acc and Icc are not properly recognized the of Nepal cricket.Our players have to leave to play cricket due to lack of life security.they can't live only playing cricket. They have to go for job for their life security. there are too many cricket leagues in India( Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy) pak, england,etc...,but nepalese cricketer are not getting opportunities to play against them .So lack of life security and competitive cricket ,nepal appears weaker in senior level. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket.

  • Bishnu Paudel on August 30, 2007, 5:14 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. I believe that there is no lack of talent in cricket in Nepal . We have beaten four test playing countries like South Africa( twice) ,Pakistan ,Newsland ,Bangaladesh.But I feel Cricket associan of Nepal(CAN) ,Acc and Icc are not properly recognized the of Nepal cricket.Our players have to leave to play cricket due to lack of life security.they can't live only playing cricket. They have to go for job for their life security. there are too many cricket leagues in India( Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy) pak, england,etc...,but nepalese cricketer are not getting opportunities to play against them .So lack of life security and competitive cricket ,nepal appears weaker in senior level. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket.

  • Bhisma Kandel on August 21, 2007, 7:35 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. What i personally believe is that the thing have changed after Binay Raj Pandey has been the Chairman of ACC and i personally feels that we can surely be in 2015 world cup.But one thing that makes us feel bore is that the arabian country like UAE,Qatar and even Singapore have players from other countries most probably South Asian with whom we can't compare.But then also we have been able to beat them.And i am sure we will be the next south asian country representing in world cup.

  • Yogendra Rijal on July 29, 2007, 12:50 GMT

    I am a cricket lover born on Nepal currently residing in Netherlands. I praise the progress that Nepal has made in the current past . Bust still it is not sufficient. The CAN must be serous and prepare tournaments regularly for players, schools and colleges and the selection must be made. Then the progress can be convenient. The first intention of the Nepali cricket must be to be participated at the senior world cup and show the world about Nepal. Nepali cricket must learn a lot from other countries also who have developed in a very short time. see the techniques and sacrifice of the other teams as well. It would be great to cheer for Nepal in the world Cups.

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  • Yogendra Rijal on July 29, 2007, 12:50 GMT

    I am a cricket lover born on Nepal currently residing in Netherlands. I praise the progress that Nepal has made in the current past . Bust still it is not sufficient. The CAN must be serous and prepare tournaments regularly for players, schools and colleges and the selection must be made. Then the progress can be convenient. The first intention of the Nepali cricket must be to be participated at the senior world cup and show the world about Nepal. Nepali cricket must learn a lot from other countries also who have developed in a very short time. see the techniques and sacrifice of the other teams as well. It would be great to cheer for Nepal in the world Cups.

  • Bhisma Kandel on August 21, 2007, 7:35 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. What i personally believe is that the thing have changed after Binay Raj Pandey has been the Chairman of ACC and i personally feels that we can surely be in 2015 world cup.But one thing that makes us feel bore is that the arabian country like UAE,Qatar and even Singapore have players from other countries most probably South Asian with whom we can't compare.But then also we have been able to beat them.And i am sure we will be the next south asian country representing in world cup.

  • Bishnu Paudel on August 30, 2007, 5:14 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. I believe that there is no lack of talent in cricket in Nepal . We have beaten four test playing countries like South Africa( twice) ,Pakistan ,Newsland ,Bangaladesh.But I feel Cricket associan of Nepal(CAN) ,Acc and Icc are not properly recognized the of Nepal cricket.Our players have to leave to play cricket due to lack of life security.they can't live only playing cricket. They have to go for job for their life security. there are too many cricket leagues in India( Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy) pak, england,etc...,but nepalese cricketer are not getting opportunities to play against them .So lack of life security and competitive cricket ,nepal appears weaker in senior level. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket.

  • Bishnu Paudel on August 30, 2007, 5:22 GMT

    I am a cricket lover of Nepal from Kathmandu. I believe that there is no lack of talent in cricket in Nepal . We have beaten four test playing countries like South Africa( twice) ,Pakistan ,Newsland ,Bangaladesh.But I feel Cricket associan of Nepal(CAN) ,Acc and Icc are not properly recognized the of Nepal cricket.Our players have to leave to play cricket due to lack of life security.they can't live only playing cricket. They have to go for job for their life security. there are too many cricket leagues in India( Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy) pak, england,etc...,but nepalese cricketer are not getting opportunities to play against them .So lack of life security and competitive cricket ,nepal appears weaker in senior level. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket.

  • Ramesh GC on October 6, 2007, 7:25 GMT

    I am a great fan of Nepal cricket team . I believe that there is no any lack of talent in Nepalese player but the cricket organization CAN is not paying the attention to the players .If CAN did not pay any serious then Nepalease cricket is on the way of dark so as soon as possible CAN and even government should be serious on the nepal's cricket.our player have emotion , divine power, tallency, and strength which is shown beating SA , Newzland and other test playing country .CAN doesn't organize any tropohy in Nepal like RanjiTrophy, Duleep Trophyetc. Acc and Icc are not giving priority to nepal cricket . probably they are giving more priority to Malayaisa ,UAE. I think ,these countries are rich than Nepal ,but these countries don't have cricket fans( cricket knowing people).Icc should know that Indian Cricket is more professional than Newzaland criket. so only richness is not enough ,spetators( cricket supporting people) are the basic sources to promote cricket.I believe beyond the test world ,Nepal has maximun spetators to support to cricket. But we are great that we are able to qualify in U19 world cup becoming first in asia [non test playing country]we are fifth in ICC ranking in Asia .

  • Sushil on November 4, 2007, 6:59 GMT

    nepal is doing better but it needs much of international support to flurish

  • subin on November 5, 2007, 7:26 GMT

    I am also the great fan of Nepal cricket team.i just want to say that one day Nepal will definitely win world cup if the players plays well.

  • Anil Pant on November 17, 2007, 7:13 GMT

    Nepal in U-19 is one of the best team but is not able to prove in seniour level its not because of CAN only but also due to the business motive nature of ICC and ACC.These organisations r interested in development of cricket in USA and China but not in Nepal.ICC should leave the trade and come to cricket.

  • Ujjwal Tiwari on April 23, 2008, 5:24 GMT

    I am always hurry to listen the improvement of Nepali Cricket team. So, I always want to see Nepal in World cup in 2011.

  • Ajit on May 23, 2008, 23:14 GMT

    It is good to hear that Nepali cricket team has enough talent to be the best in the world. I hope they will archive what they deserve in near future. Thumb up for the Nepali cricket team. :)