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

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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