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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  • fanedlive on July 6, 2010, 6:56 GMT

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

  • fanedlive 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.

  • fanedlive 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

  • fanedlive 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

  • fanedlive 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.

  • fanedlive 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.

  • fanedlive 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. :)

  • fanedlive 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.

  • fanedlive 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.

  • fanedlive 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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