July 3, 2007


Nepal aim high

Martin Williamson

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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Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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

Posted by 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

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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. :)

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

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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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