February 14, 2009


Nepal win Asian Under-17 tournament

Martin Williamson

Nepal beat Malaysia by ten wickets in front of 8000 spectators to win the ACC Under-17 Elite Cup.

Malaysia were always second best in front of a passionate home crowd and were bowled out for 124 in 37.1 overs. Nepal cruised to victory in 23.3 overs, Sagar Pun scoring 65 and Aakash Pariyar 53.

Organisers have been delighted with excellent crowds throughout the competition, and strict checking of all teams ensured there were none of the embarrassing rows over the age of players which have marred recent events.

That spared Nepal, who, it is reported, had 16 of their original 30-man squad outside the stipulated age qualifications.


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 prabhat on (September 13, 2009, 11:41 GMT)

I am only 11 years old and i am secound best cricket player in my secoundry school at london. therefor i will play cricket for nepal brcaues i am from nepal and i love my country

Posted by Soumya Kanti Bera on (February 23, 2009, 16:56 GMT)

I really do hope Nepal improve as a cricket nation.BCCI n ICC can help Nepal to progress.Cricket needs countries like Nepal

Posted by Ben McKing on (February 17, 2009, 14:48 GMT)

Over the years, I have seen Nepal progress as a very strong team in the age level cricket. They seem to be of world class at age level matches. ACC/ICC must look to develop cricket in such country with huge potential. Nepal deserves much more from the crickets governing authorities than many other nations. If their senior squad are able to transform half the success of their youth team, than the game will be served a lot.

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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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