ICC World Cricket League Division Four August 20, 2010

Life and cricket go on

Paras Khadka - Nepal captain
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Paras Khadka - Nepal captain

First of all, I just want to apologise to any readers of my blog that were hoping for something yesterday after our defeat to the USA but I just couldn’t bring myself to write, I was too disappointed in the side and myself to post anything.

Today was a tough match to get motivated for knowing in the morning that we were virtually out of the competition for promotion but the boys still put in a spirited effort against the Cayman Islands for victory today.

It’s hugely disappointing not to have qualified, we worked so hard for this tournament but when it mattered we didn’t perform to the standard I know we are capable of playing.

I think for our side it’s now a case of returning to Nepal and looking at what went wrong for us here in Bologna and also if there are any positives that we can take from the team’s performances here.

I feel as captain I owe an apology to all those fans of the Nepalese cricket team as I feel we’ve let the fans down and the country down with our results here. It’s difficult to put into words how I’m feeling, I think it’s best described as letdown but in the long run we can’t dwell on it, we have to move forward, bring out all the positives and hope for the best. Life and cricket go on.

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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  • rajesh shrestha on October 3, 2010, 1:43 GMT

    nepali team have many allrounder but they arenot playing they aren't playing there role perfectly. i think nepal team shoud have pure batsman ane bowller. paras dai please dontdo over exprement....................

  • Yogesh Chaps on September 5, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    we are disappointed bt you all gave ur 200%.......luck was nt in our favour....the only problem with our team is (1) Lack of practise matches (2) Lack of local tournament all over Nepal (3) Lack of security (Financially) for players.....

  • English Guy on September 1, 2010, 1:02 GMT

    Meety is right! Get Nepal playing in the Bangladesh league. That will give more exposure against high level cricketers, without being totally outstripped like they would be in the Indian league.

    I also think Nepali, Afghan and other non-Test players should be allowed to play in IPL, English county cricket, or other domestic competitions, as "home" players and not as foreign/overseas. That would allow the top players to develop their skills in a professional league. Several from Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark have benefitted from playing as EU-qualified players in country cricket, and having professionals made their teams more competitive. Downside is that they've also lost some good players because they played for England instead (Joyce and Morgan from Ireland, for a while Gavin Hamilton from Scotland, and Amjad Khan from Denmark) but that's much less likely with a Nepali player. Lobby for it!

  • Kamal (Bangalore) on August 30, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    I,m disappointed by our performance in this series especially against some countries. But i still believe we can do better in future. I don't want to blame batsman or any bowler. It,s a team and everybody should put his 100%. Give chance to young players for future perspective. We should aim bigger. I think it,s time to change the coach n should start thinking in a new way. Paras is good. Airee is good n i believe he can perform far more better than he is playing. play for the country. It's not the opportunity to roam in Europe or U.S but also opportunity to show what our motherland is. JAY NEPAL...

  • Meety on August 28, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    Nepal should play in Bangladesh 1st class competition.

  • rajan on August 26, 2010, 4:08 GMT

    i m really dissapointed man.......We should have done it...no complains against US bt chasing a modest target of 118 against tazmania u should hav done it.in third place play offs u defeated them by 10 wickets......that day every thing went wrong.

  • Bijay Khadka on August 25, 2010, 13:42 GMT

    Best of luck... Pls paras answer something

  • Imran Khan on August 24, 2010, 19:33 GMT

    Hi Paras, I personally know how disappointed you and the rest of the Nepalese squad are. I think that you definitely have one of the best young associate squads around. Unfortunately your teams lack of exposure to the artificial conditions played a major part in you guys not qualifying. I know that you boys are way too good not to get through next time and maybe this setback will aid your development and help you guys come back with a hunger and determination that will eventually see you in the Div 1 and world cup categories. Mate even though we are mortal enemies on the pitch I am your biggest fan and wish you guys the best and will always be rooting for you lot!

  • Bal Krishna Parajuli on August 24, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    Ya, we are disappointed with the performance of our team. We really wanted them to win the match. Now, we're at us and we're keeping eye on that. But we really are disappointed. Nevertheless, our team tried to play the level best at the pitch they are not used to. Its fine. Make sure that you won't disappointed us again at other matches.

    Best of luck for future. Bal Krishna Parajuli, Minnesota , USA

  • bijay gurung on August 24, 2010, 13:16 GMT

    hello paras... Winning and loosing are the part of game....take the experience ... but u guys make fans much more dissappointed....

  • rajesh shrestha on October 3, 2010, 1:43 GMT

    nepali team have many allrounder but they arenot playing they aren't playing there role perfectly. i think nepal team shoud have pure batsman ane bowller. paras dai please dontdo over exprement....................

  • Yogesh Chaps on September 5, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    we are disappointed bt you all gave ur 200%.......luck was nt in our favour....the only problem with our team is (1) Lack of practise matches (2) Lack of local tournament all over Nepal (3) Lack of security (Financially) for players.....

  • English Guy on September 1, 2010, 1:02 GMT

    Meety is right! Get Nepal playing in the Bangladesh league. That will give more exposure against high level cricketers, without being totally outstripped like they would be in the Indian league.

    I also think Nepali, Afghan and other non-Test players should be allowed to play in IPL, English county cricket, or other domestic competitions, as "home" players and not as foreign/overseas. That would allow the top players to develop their skills in a professional league. Several from Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark have benefitted from playing as EU-qualified players in country cricket, and having professionals made their teams more competitive. Downside is that they've also lost some good players because they played for England instead (Joyce and Morgan from Ireland, for a while Gavin Hamilton from Scotland, and Amjad Khan from Denmark) but that's much less likely with a Nepali player. Lobby for it!

  • Kamal (Bangalore) on August 30, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    I,m disappointed by our performance in this series especially against some countries. But i still believe we can do better in future. I don't want to blame batsman or any bowler. It,s a team and everybody should put his 100%. Give chance to young players for future perspective. We should aim bigger. I think it,s time to change the coach n should start thinking in a new way. Paras is good. Airee is good n i believe he can perform far more better than he is playing. play for the country. It's not the opportunity to roam in Europe or U.S but also opportunity to show what our motherland is. JAY NEPAL...

  • Meety on August 28, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    Nepal should play in Bangladesh 1st class competition.

  • rajan on August 26, 2010, 4:08 GMT

    i m really dissapointed man.......We should have done it...no complains against US bt chasing a modest target of 118 against tazmania u should hav done it.in third place play offs u defeated them by 10 wickets......that day every thing went wrong.

  • Bijay Khadka on August 25, 2010, 13:42 GMT

    Best of luck... Pls paras answer something

  • Imran Khan on August 24, 2010, 19:33 GMT

    Hi Paras, I personally know how disappointed you and the rest of the Nepalese squad are. I think that you definitely have one of the best young associate squads around. Unfortunately your teams lack of exposure to the artificial conditions played a major part in you guys not qualifying. I know that you boys are way too good not to get through next time and maybe this setback will aid your development and help you guys come back with a hunger and determination that will eventually see you in the Div 1 and world cup categories. Mate even though we are mortal enemies on the pitch I am your biggest fan and wish you guys the best and will always be rooting for you lot!

  • Bal Krishna Parajuli on August 24, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    Ya, we are disappointed with the performance of our team. We really wanted them to win the match. Now, we're at us and we're keeping eye on that. But we really are disappointed. Nevertheless, our team tried to play the level best at the pitch they are not used to. Its fine. Make sure that you won't disappointed us again at other matches.

    Best of luck for future. Bal Krishna Parajuli, Minnesota , USA

  • bijay gurung on August 24, 2010, 13:16 GMT

    hello paras... Winning and loosing are the part of game....take the experience ... but u guys make fans much more dissappointed....

  • Nirmal on August 23, 2010, 6:26 GMT

    Nepalese cricket team will always let us down..!!! esp players like shakti Gauchan and obviously poor captency...before loosing to USA... Pradeep did wellat no.3 position than why did u promote Shakti at that vital position... And keeping Alam out in such a vital game let us down.... Its all due to making experinments... Atleast you should learn something from Afganistan.. its political and economic condition is worst than ours.. and still they are doing so good in international cricket....!! I dont think u gys will make us proud..!!!

  • Dixit on August 22, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    the team as a whole shoud have played better. when usa lost to italy, we thot nepal will make it to the top. however, tanzania was too much for us in the league match. i think nepal's cricket needs a change. the golden transition of cricketing era of nepal will fade away if new coach, new techniques r not assigned for nepalese cricketers.2013 is a long wait but our support will always b with our team.

  • Imran on August 22, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    I really didnt knew that nepal cricket team had so many fans.Glad to know that though.I want to see India V Nepal one day.

  • Ramesh on August 22, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    Hi Paras,

    Have you guys ever talked to CAN about taking part in domestic cricket in India or Pakistan? As u know our batting line is very loose and we need exposure. Its all about practice and practice inside the net counts less than practice in the field with Indian A level cricket clubs? Like Jashan (earlier commenter) was saying, can you players force CAN to make our team to play Ranji Cricket in India? CAN is not doing anything itself, it needs some outside pressure from players or Nepali fans or ACC.

    Before playing at Asiad, it would be great to play at least 3 twenty-20 games in India or Pakistan during our practice period to check how good is the practice going. I also hope there are plans for warm-up matches right before the tournament.

    All the best. I blame CAN for halting Nepal's promotion than the players. Hope we have better days in future.

  • Dilip on August 22, 2010, 10:11 GMT

    if nepal paly Indian domestic cricket league ( Ranaji trophy like Bangaldesh team) than we can improve our batting performance, cofidence and player know how to play long ining. it makes player busy to play cricket.

    So please CAN do something about to play Indian domestic cricket league ( Ranaji trophy) imiditely if they wants to paly nepal in 2014 World. Paras please force to CAN to play nepali team in Indian domestic cricket league. It is best solution for nepali team to improve batting performance.

  • suraj on August 22, 2010, 9:41 GMT

    captain u made us really disappointed!!! if u had batted good b4 we could see nepal in dev. 3 we are really feeling very boar...............

  • kool on August 22, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    Well done!!!keep it up....Nepals days are comin...:p

  • subash aryal on August 22, 2010, 8:07 GMT

    ya really dissapointed, everybody know that we dont have any real hard heater in batting line up, and some batsman like shakti's strike rate is very bad, if those batsman can not hit hard shots than why they dont just concentrate on singles rather than just hang out at pitch?? we dont have problem in bowling but really need one hard heater who can bat at any stage and at any position. better luck for next time

  • krishna on August 21, 2010, 18:37 GMT

    why cricket is shaded even though we have best player its all because of finance!!!!! if atleast like futball cricket is financed then we can sure make in to wc..afterall money matters !!!!players can play freely if they can make living via cricket,,hobby and profession matters anyways!!!!!we have best players ..we just need best financerssssss!!!!

  • govind on August 21, 2010, 17:54 GMT

    Nepal has superb balling and fielding.But without batting nepal cannot do any progress in coming days too.Its may not be good to say but now i am to much disappointed with this result that, i don't think nepals batting can improve under the coaching of great man Roy Luk Dias.In these 10/12 years under his coaching i didn't find any improvement in nepals batting.I am sadly admitting that we should think about that.Shakti gauchan still make 1 of 36 ball and he is vital member of our batting line up. this can't help. This is not just a match we have lost, we have pushed back nepals cricket for years.we must have own the match with Tanzania it was deserving win,we were strong side than tanzania. its difficult to forget and restart again but no other way. we should have played with tanzania like,how we got useless result for third palce.best of luck guys do good ahead with patience,i don't have any more right now!!!

  • govind on August 21, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    Nepal has superb balling and fielding.But without batting nepal cannot do any progress in coming days too.Its may not be good to say but now i am to much disappointed with this result that, i don't think nepals batting can improve under the coaching of great man Roy Luk Dias.In these 10/12 years under his coaching i didn't find any improvement in nepals batting.I am sadly admitting that we should think about that.Shakti gauchan still make 1 of 36 ball and he is vital member of our batting line up. this can't help. This is not just a match we have lost, we have pushed back nepals cricket for years.we must have own the match with Tanzania it was deserving win,we were strong side than tanzania. its difficult to forget and restart again but no other way. we should have played with tanzania like,how we got useless result for third palce.best of luck guys do good ahead with patience,i don't have any more right now!!!

  • Jashan(India) on August 21, 2010, 17:51 GMT

    Hey Paras ask CAN to approach BCCI and have some good quality matches against the top Ranji Teams. That will give u a practice that can never be matched. If rightly approached then you can even play in Ranji Trophy, and experience u will always cherish. So do force CAN for such a thing. Best of luck for future and Asian games

  • Rukumesh on August 21, 2010, 16:52 GMT

    yeah...well said paras we all Nepali cricket fans are disappointed but its not the end of all. getting a third position is not a bad return, expectations were so high that everyone were disappointed. nevertheless until you are learning from your mistakes its good to lose. there are few suggestion from my side. there are plenty of good bowlers swing (medium pace) and spin but the thing that concerns me is the bating. very few specialist batsman and their mindset is very negative.the bating line up keeps on changing from game to game that makes it hard for the batsman to know their role in the team. if we can settle our batting i have a strong belief that Nepal can be strong team to threaten for much stronger side than division 4. all the best guys...we all Nepali fans are with you Nepali Cricket certainly have a great future ahead

  • govind on August 21, 2010, 16:18 GMT

    Nepal has superb balling and fielding.But without batting nepal cannot do any progress in coming days too.Its may not be good to say but now i am to much disappointed with this result that, i don't think nepals batting can improve under the coaching of great man Roy Luk Dias.In these 10/12 years under his coaching i didn't find any improvement in nepals batting.I am sadly admitting that we should think about that.Shakti gauchan still make 1 of 36 ball and he is vital member of our batting line up. this can't help. This is not just a match we have lost, we have pushed back nepals cricket for years.we must have own the match with Tanzania it was deserving win,we were strong side than tanzania. its difficult to forget and restart again but no other way. we should have played with tanzania like,how we got useless result for third palce.best of luck guys do good ahead with patience,i don't have any more right now!!!

  • Kushal on August 21, 2010, 15:27 GMT

    Firstly, whatever the results, fans will ALWAYS back the team as long as the players give their 100%. Sometimes even if you try hard, the performances don't come along. So, no need for apologies. I agree with your feelings when you said you can't dwell on it. Best to look forward. All Nepalis support you and the team. I saw about the result on my mate's facebook. He lives in Holland. I live in London. Friends from USA and Australia were commenting. You have the whole nation united. Listening about the political debacle all the time is depressing. The cricket team is putting Nepal on the map for the right reasons. We are all proud.

  • Ananta on August 21, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    Hard Luck this time but No worries guys, focus on Asian Games now. we will have chance to play Div 4 in 2012, Div 3 in 2013 & the world qualification, by 2013 I am confident that we will be qualifying to 2015 WC & ODI status...stay focus & try to play without pressure.. win & loss is the part of game & life should move on..

  • Alan on August 21, 2010, 14:50 GMT

    Hi Paras,

    I think you guys are making proper progress, it's great that you aimed for consecutive promotions, but one step at a time. You're an improving side and although I think it was a mistake to leave out Dipendra Chaudary for this competition it is good to see other players coming through.

    The side has a good future so stick at it.

  • indra pandey on August 21, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    hello paras.I m so unhappy dat nepal couldnt qualify for the div 3.i m so stressed frm last 2 days.i think u made mistake by sending mehboob alam as opener whereas akash and mahesh were on the top of there form.anyways sucess is hiding behind failure.best of luck for upcoming matches

  • indra pandey on August 21, 2010, 13:35 GMT

    hello paras.I m so unhappy dat nepal couldnt qualify for the div 3.i m so stressed frm last 2 days.i think u made mistake by sending mehboob alam as opener whereas akash and mahesh were on the top of there form.anyways sucess is hiding behind failure.best of luck for upcoming matches

  • indra pandey on August 21, 2010, 13:32 GMT

    hello paras.I m so unhappy dat nepal couldnt qualify for the div 3.i m so stressed frm last 2 days.i think u made mistake by sending mehboob alam as opener whereas akash and mahesh were on the top of there form.anyways sucess is hiding behind failure.best of luck for upcoming matches

  • Supen on August 21, 2010, 13:00 GMT

    The same old story... not performing in the crucial time. Since last 10 years Nepal has the same problem ... batting batting batting. But, unfair to blame the players,as cricket in Nepal is running due to their enthusiasm and their raw talent. Cricket Association of Nepal it to be totally blamed for the loss in WCL 4. They rely only on players' raw talent. Without norturing them, they throw the players in the battle field and expect them to do good. One can do good may be once or twice but not everytime. The level of cricket in Nepal has totally been exposed this time in Div. 4. CAN could not live upto the expectations of millions of Nepalese cricket fans. Hope CAN imediately rectify all its managerial setbacks, and do something for cricket in Nepal. Otherwise, Cricket will slowly fade as other sports is fading in Nepal.

  • Rahul Neupane on August 21, 2010, 12:17 GMT

    Of course you are right Paras,but dont loose hope n you guys kip on playing for Nepal and provide the best you can...but we have good bowlers,our priority is that we need to address our batting soon if we wanna compete in international levels...just improve the batting plz....but remember nothing has happened to our team,we r still in level 4,we can do it next time...and alas Paras i would like to congratulate you n our team members for achieving this result too...just kip on moving..we are always there with you and our team..

  • subash basnet on August 21, 2010, 11:53 GMT

    anyway we are still on division 4 now practice hard for division 4 match on 2013 and that time don't let us down. mission for 2015 WC qualification

  • Sabidh Sharma on August 21, 2010, 11:23 GMT

    We are definitely disappointed and its the same old reason not to be qualified i.e not able to perform at the required place (may be pressure) and the same disappointing batting performance. The whole of the cricket seems to be hooked and pulled up by the bowling and fielding. In this tournament except you and Mahesh Chhetri, no other batsmen seems to be in any touch. Anyway, to be able to remain in Division 4 and achieve a quite good net run rate is somewhat a thing to cheer up. Just keep the good work and improve on the defects and all the best for the Asian Games. We have to show in the Asiad what we are and what we are capable of doing.

    All the best

  • Narayan Shrestha on August 21, 2010, 10:47 GMT

    Dream still pending...........if our team fail in batting department..........and we fail to get positive result in important match.......try to do hard work and improve............i wish all the best for coming days.........hope my dream will true....Nepal play in World cup.........

  • Ramesh Paudel on August 21, 2010, 10:42 GMT

    do you know what is the worst thing about nepali cricket? it is batting and more than that you guys forget to bat in crucial stages. here in division 4 the most crucial game was with Tanzania and u never move a bat in that match. that's what we always have to witness. the story was same in ACC trophy final and now lets hope u can do well in ASIAD.

  • Ajay Raj Rijal on August 21, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    hey man! the lost against tanzania is unbearable. i think its now time to have someone specialized batsman in place of gauchan. pradeep, sagar, are some of the brilliant batsman and u got to sort out the aggressive batsman who can at least score consistently with around 80% strike rate.. and please play the practice match quite regularly. your captaincy is good but i wanna ask is there any sort of problem with senior guys?? please try to play for nation without any complaint yaar..i dont mean u are not trying hard for at the important level its hard for us to see you guys being unluckly consistently.. nepal is better than other teams except afgan and uae in asia but at the important platform u always lose with the team like oman, quwait etc... look at singapore how they have grown.. and in a year they are goin top beat nepal at any venue except in nepal (due to home crowd). just play with indian domestic teams..u can learn a lot from them as well. sry dias, we want innovative coach no

  • ram subedi on August 21, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    in overal game was nice but... when nepal loose angaist tanzinia... with the target of 113 runs....it was mater of shy... we were very dissapointed....it was not big target...just2.2 run per over...still u guys can play well... need more confidence and practice....

  • Binod Simkhada on August 21, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    The lost means we are out of World Cup 2015 even without putting any fight. I agree with Amrit Bhandari that our boys failed because of batting and the blame goes to some of the main batsmen. The cricket loving fans and the country had so much faith in you guys. Utterly disappointed. Best of luck for Asiad.

  • SAUGAT BHATTARAI on August 21, 2010, 8:08 GMT

    Nepal don't have a good batsman specially hitter... I think Nepleses team needs a hard hitter in opening batting lineup and another pinch hitter in the middle order. you guys played good game but unfortunately luck was not in our side. so don't be disappoint.

    we will definitely rock on ASIAD... GOOD LUCK GUYSSS.......

  • knight on August 21, 2010, 7:58 GMT

    We didn't deserve to go through. I was mainly disappointed with performance against Tanzania. Although even if we had won that match we wouldn't have qualified because USA and Italy had much better run rate.

    I don't know why our batting have never improved. We don't feel confident even while chasing 100 runs. We still have a lot to catch up in batting.

  • Rajesh Prasai on August 21, 2010, 7:38 GMT

    I had lot of hope as all Nepalese fan did. This was really disappionting, especially the match with Tanzania. I am still hopeful and encourage Nepalese team to do better in future. We all know that Nepalese Cricket team has potential in future but requires lot of hard work and dedication. Best of luck and work harder in the next tournament........

  • Prasanna Shrestha on August 21, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    you guys did give your best but batting failed so guys forget what happened n focus on asiad .we r hoping you guys bring a medal .But are we out of the 2015 world cup race but Kantipur news said that div-4 will take place in 2012 so cheer up guys n give your best.common Paras and his brigade

  • santosh on August 21, 2010, 7:21 GMT

    paras da its really a dissappointing moment but you played well, we know in a game a single player can't do any thing but lets hope our team will have a lot of improvements in ASIAD. Gayanendra malla and baller basanta regmi also played really well.

  • Bijesh joshi on August 21, 2010, 7:15 GMT

    we are dissappointed too..anyways, better luck next time.. welcome home!!

  • 19kutz on August 21, 2010, 6:50 GMT

    Guys good News... Nepal is still on the race to World Cup 2015.... Nepal is qualified for Division IV 2012..... if Nepal tops Division IV 2012, Nepal will be qualified for the World Cup qualifier. No room for error this time. Two years of time to gain back the experience and

  • Jashan(India) on August 21, 2010, 6:20 GMT

    Hey Paras, I am an Indian fan of Nepal. All is not lost. After 2 years you still have a chance to qualify for WC ans Div 4 & 3 will happen once again. Meanwhile for practice, as a captain, ask CAN to talk to BCCI and make u practice against Ranji teams like Mumbai or Neighbors UP. Also BCCI can send the u 21 team and you in the end will have quality practice. You can ask your Sri Lankan coach to take a similar help from Sri Lanka also

  • Rajesh on August 21, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    The game turned bad luck to when when we lost our match against Tanzania. Though it would have differ us if we had lost against USA but win against Tanzania would be a plus point. Hope you guyz perform well in upcoming events in Asiad which is against Maldives n Hongkong. Hope u guyz improve in batting.

  • 19kutz on August 21, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    We deserve to be in top 6 non test playing nation and we can defeat every team who are currently classified as Division 2. All the best guys!!!!!!

  • 19kutz on August 21, 2010, 6:04 GMT

    Regardless the poor batting performances which we are battling against, our team also needs to learn from this tournament that we should not underestimate any team. Changing the regular opening pair against Tanzania was not wise decision at all. It is true that Alam is an experienced batsman. Everybody does compare him with Shahid Afridi and he really reminds of Afridi. However, Nepal don't have strong middle order to gamble at the beginning of the innings. Certainly Pakistan does have strong middle order which gives them chance to gamble with Afridi in some games.

    Please guys, don't disappoint Nepali cricket fan who desperately wants to see Nepalese team in the WorldCup, at least within this decade and in fact we deserve to be in the World cup if our players give 100% to cricket. Afghanistan in previous version of the Division five and USA in this version of Division four. UAE in the next version of Division 2. Please prove me wrongs guys by triumphing into Division 1 next time.

  • sagar thapa on August 21, 2010, 6:04 GMT

    i really fell so bad that we can't manage our team. i thought we can cross through it but... any way there is always best wishes from my side to our team. best of luck for Asian game and many more. don't make us sad again.

  • 19kutz on August 21, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    Everybody knows whats the weakest point of Nepalese Cricket..... Knowing that for years and not being able to improve batting is really a shame. In spite of slender funding and effort from our government, CAN has the ability to stand alone. They should be serious [really serious] about cricket in Nepal. It is really difficult to break into the Nepali national squad with the correct domestic circuit. We definitely need stronger and more competitive domestic circuit.

    And to be honest, it feels like our team has adjusted themselves for playing in KU stadium. The most important thing is they need to adjust themselves to the conditions and thats the most important thing in Cricket. CAN definitely needs to think about it and at least make 5-6 totally different kind of pitches in different regions. This not only improves Nepali Cricket but also helps Nepalese cricket to flourish around the nation.

  • suraj gaire on August 21, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    hay,paras dada dont worry man.nepal ko track sadie yestai raya6.if it won one game it will loss next one .forget this and look towars ASIAd and win it.take a lesson from those match which we lost.try for next one .Best of luck.iwanna play cricket with u.

  • Gagan Raj Tuladhar on August 21, 2010, 5:10 GMT

    Really it was such a dissapointment for all nepali fans. We weren't expecting such a result from our team. Eventhough we have such a good players we are compeled to stay behind other teams. Nepal have lost a golden chance this time and i hope they have realize how important this division was. I am still amazed how other countries advanced to next division who had started the cricket a way behind our team. Looking to other countries performance till now Nepal should be in Divison 1 and i don't know when will this happen if they keep loosing like this. Its been more than a decade Nepal have been playing international cricket and still Nepal is playing like a underdog, common boys we have a huge expectations from your side, don't make your fans dissapoint from next time and hope you guys will play a sensible cricket from next time. All The Best Boys!

  • Mahendra Shrestha on August 21, 2010, 4:57 GMT

    The bad luck for Nepal was loosing against Tanzania. It seems the bowling attack looks settled but batting needs a lot more improvement.Please continue the same players who does best in that particular position /slot.

  • amrit on August 21, 2010, 4:41 GMT

    I like the expression of our captain even we are not selected. I hope all the team members will learn from the mistake they have done during the tournament. I wish Nepalese team would play more cricket and get selected for next world cup. Yes We can do it. Best of luck guys. Sydney

  • R Thapa on August 21, 2010, 4:36 GMT

    Yes we are a bit disappointed. I think some of the senior players are in the team just because of their past performances. I think it is time to pick players based on their performances and also time to have a new coach as a new person will have new ideas and newer strategies.

  • Moti Naral on August 21, 2010, 4:20 GMT

    I am probably the most disappointed person in the world at this moment. I was very confident with the team to go through the next divs. The game with tanzania cost us the promotion. After such a terrific display with bowl we cant keep up with bat again. The good thing about the tournament is without any cricket development system in country they have done this so far and hope they personally keep working hard despite the negligence from the government. Wish U all the best guys.

  • Sanjay Kumar Thakur on August 21, 2010, 4:19 GMT

    you ppl need 5 pure btsman who can play at any condition n put some score to competite in match ,, you hav too many allrounder thts not good ,, bcoz u can't rely on them !! 1. pure batsman 2. pure batsman 3. pure batsman 4. pure batsman 5. pure batsman 6. paras khdaka 7. mehboob alam 8. basanta regmi 9. binod dass 10.amrit bhattarai 11. rahul bk

    Ask can to send 5 pure batsman for six months to get practice outside nepal with different couch may b n try to search batsman from different region of Nepal . Its too much buddy , coz i hav been watching urs game since last 7 yrs ,, when u were upto youth 19 worldcup with really very good result. !!Gudluck

  • Pranaya on August 21, 2010, 4:10 GMT

    Yes of course paras dai we all are hugely disappointed as this is not the first time that this has happened to us.....whenever we are close in achieving something huge....i dont know what happens..i guess we should not blame the luck always....anyways we are nepalese and we dont give up that easily!!!! i hope today u win the match and restore our pride!!! we are with you guys!!!

  • Manish on August 21, 2010, 4:06 GMT

    Paras its OK. Don't worry bro. We will be supporting you guys always. Those Tanzanians threw us out of the tournament. Sarad Shakti and Binod are senior players but they let us down. Sarad has improved his bowling but that is not what we are hoping from him. The top allrounder of Nepal is Shakti? I don't believe that. He didn't bat well this time. Binod Das playes good only when he is made a captain. In the game against Fiji, couple of years ago Das had shown maturity as a batsmen. Aalam is hard hitter but he hits six only when the scores are level. Chettri is beeter that Katuwal but he should grow more mature. Anil Mandal showed some good performance but not when needed. Amrit,Airee,etc all were not that satisfactory. Rahul is 50-50. I am so disappointed because I want Nepal to go forward like Afghanistan.They are playing some mature game these days. This time in Asian game I hope to see my country in second round and make us feel proud. Guys lets focus. We are Nepali and we never giv

  • Sujan Shakya on August 21, 2010, 3:42 GMT

    Well don for your great effort...better luck next time ......

  • Carlos on August 21, 2010, 3:13 GMT

    Yes, I agree with the captain and Mr. Amrit Bhattarai that what has happened is gone,,, can't do much about it than learn lesson out of the mistakes and poor decisions. BUT I feel at the hindsight that there was a bit of overconfidence that costed so dearly for the team. I think people need to the basics and be on the ground, and not get carrid away.

    Bewt wishes for the future tournaments from a die hard cricket-fan.

  • shikhar on August 21, 2010, 2:03 GMT

    .....and 1 thing more....CAN should be the one taking lead role....they should try to arrange games with some A division clubs or with some associate and affliate members.....players themselves also should be committed (its not that ur not committed now) but....the intent should be there....Hope you all people make nepali Smile again and give sth for them to cheer abt.....we are always there for you.....Jay Nepal Jay pashupatinath

  • nepali cricket fan on August 21, 2010, 2:02 GMT

    As a big fan of nepali cricket it is disappointing to see our side despite performing well,they couldnt qualify for the next round..but the heart breaking is when NEPAL plays an important and ahead moving matches,they perform not to the expectation and the hopes floods away..anyways guys, lets hope you will be able to shine in the ASIAD and make NEPAL AND NEPALI proud again..thanx

  • shikhar on August 21, 2010, 1:58 GMT

    ...Paras.we are dissapointed for sure.But these are the times a true fan need to be beside the team...its not only when your team wins but also when they lose......batting was gud...personally speaking apart frm the game against Tanzania......I am not going to point my feelings to a particular team member....but i do think that we need some fresh legs....and those having aggressive intent....one of the worst thing i feel abt nepali cricket team is that they fear to do things their way (defensive mindset).....look at US play their last game...they were sth betn 30-40 for five and c how they finished....see afganishtan develop as a cricket nation.........sth needs to be changed.....nyways we haven't lost our hope yet....we still do have qualifying games in 2012 (if im not wrong)......also asian games is coming as well....my heart shall always follow nepali team....but to be frank...this type of performance doesnt take us towards wc......Everybody needs to think......

  • Bhupendra Bhattarai on August 21, 2010, 1:50 GMT

    Parai dai! it was well fought effort. i agree with Amrit. our blower were on good touch. that is our positive but to be honest we need good and better batsman in future--BIG DISAPPOINTMENT FOR WE ALL NEPALESE CRICKET LOVER WE WANT OUR TEAM TO GET ALONG TO THE RANKING IT HURTS THAT WE NEED TO START IT ALL OVER AGAIN FROM SCRATCH AT LEAST WE CAN NOW FROM DIVISION 4 NEXT TIME

  • sujan shrestha on August 21, 2010, 1:19 GMT

    NEPAL is lacking great consistent batsmen,.,.all those xperienced players failed continuously,.,.,,,u guys should learn from USA,.,(esp,yesterday's match)./.They were 17/5 but finished in 306/6,.,.u guys dont score ton as well,,,astiko "dhunga hanera jitaako tag hatauna sakenau",.,so discouraging for nepal n nepali fans,.,.hope this uldnt repeat next time,.,best of luck

  • Prajwol Thapa on August 21, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    as far nepal is concerned, we are lacking quality batsman and what CAN have to do is now seek new lads who are capable at playing higher level.our bowling has alwayz been good but all time our batsman has failed to promote themselves.we even couldnot get 118 against tasmania.its a disappointment end for us.but we got to catch the pace of cricket and play/

  • James on August 21, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    The final table was not what you wanted, but there are still positives to be taken from it. You started in Div 5 and are now securely in Div 4 and very competitive at that level. That means a definite improvement on the last World League position and a greater chance of getting through to Div 3, 2, or 1 next time. You are disappointed, but should not feel embarrassed by the result.

  • Pankaj Khadka on August 21, 2010, 0:23 GMT

    Paras man, I know how big the dreams were, but it's all right... While we all dreamt about seeing you all play the World Cup and watch the match live on ESPN =>, I am still glad y'all played the best you could... I mean it's a game after all and like you said,life and cricket go on... We made it to the Div IV, which for now is a satisfaction none-the-less... I hope you guys make it safe back home and know that, we as Nepali cricket fans, will always back our team and our players... Enjoy your stay in Italy and come back with new aspirations and hopes... Take care, mate... and guess what, I got me a new car, and it's sleek, literally... best wishes with everything :D, later man !!!

  • Raj on August 20, 2010, 21:55 GMT

    Still don't make sense lose with Tanzania. Regarding Shakti Gauchan I liked his role on such circumstances. He stayed on the crease long though could not score runs. Mandal is not consistence. Is he always like that? Sharad is failure. Binod and Alam lost their sharpness. Airee and Rahul are getting better. You Paras doing really good. Good luck.

  • Hem Raj Khatri on August 20, 2010, 21:29 GMT

    You are right Paras.Nepalese fans had huge expectation from Nepali team in this tournament especially after hard fought promotion to Division 4.Neverthless this happens in the game of cricket and all cricket lovers should accept this.Nepal has all potential to play upper level cricket.The only thing lacking is the consistency and art to hold nerves in big matches.Keep on improving and give us something to cheer about in Asiad. Good Luck ahead.

  • Sudarsan Pathak on August 20, 2010, 21:06 GMT

    Glad to see that you have realized the errors. there are still lots of things to be done in future. so just evaluate your errors and make improvement. but the main thing is that there should be a massive change in the squad. sharad and shakti (sepcially shakti) were very disappointing with the bat. I feel like they should be dropped and airee, budhair, binod bhandari, subash khakurel should be brought in. batting should be hugely improved. we are also feeling like how you feel,actually worst than that. but still i feel proud of you and gyanendra coz you two guys can rotate the strike even in pressure. same spirit and confidence should be grown in all guys. any ways best of luck for future. JAY NEPAL

  • Suraj on August 20, 2010, 20:58 GMT

    Indeed we r disappointed...... but u guys did played with true sprite of game so no point to feel letdown .. u did gave ur 200% though ur key players( batsmen ) didn't performed when it mattered that's not ur fault .. may be luck was not on our side (satti le sarapye ko desh jo ho)...

    after all it's a game where one has to loose and this time it was us.. may be next time we will able to change the story line... Concentrate on ur next tournament dude.. best of luck...

  • Amrit Kr. Bhandari on August 20, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    Ya! Paras we are dissappointed. But the reality is we are out of the title n promotion race. I think we failed because of batsmen, Shakti and Sarad were nowhere in touch, so they got to realize their form and practice hard for a better performance in ASIAD. Best of Luck for Asian Games! Just give us competitive games even if u loose.

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  • Amrit Kr. Bhandari on August 20, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    Ya! Paras we are dissappointed. But the reality is we are out of the title n promotion race. I think we failed because of batsmen, Shakti and Sarad were nowhere in touch, so they got to realize their form and practice hard for a better performance in ASIAD. Best of Luck for Asian Games! Just give us competitive games even if u loose.

  • Suraj on August 20, 2010, 20:58 GMT

    Indeed we r disappointed...... but u guys did played with true sprite of game so no point to feel letdown .. u did gave ur 200% though ur key players( batsmen ) didn't performed when it mattered that's not ur fault .. may be luck was not on our side (satti le sarapye ko desh jo ho)...

    after all it's a game where one has to loose and this time it was us.. may be next time we will able to change the story line... Concentrate on ur next tournament dude.. best of luck...

  • Sudarsan Pathak on August 20, 2010, 21:06 GMT

    Glad to see that you have realized the errors. there are still lots of things to be done in future. so just evaluate your errors and make improvement. but the main thing is that there should be a massive change in the squad. sharad and shakti (sepcially shakti) were very disappointing with the bat. I feel like they should be dropped and airee, budhair, binod bhandari, subash khakurel should be brought in. batting should be hugely improved. we are also feeling like how you feel,actually worst than that. but still i feel proud of you and gyanendra coz you two guys can rotate the strike even in pressure. same spirit and confidence should be grown in all guys. any ways best of luck for future. JAY NEPAL

  • Hem Raj Khatri on August 20, 2010, 21:29 GMT

    You are right Paras.Nepalese fans had huge expectation from Nepali team in this tournament especially after hard fought promotion to Division 4.Neverthless this happens in the game of cricket and all cricket lovers should accept this.Nepal has all potential to play upper level cricket.The only thing lacking is the consistency and art to hold nerves in big matches.Keep on improving and give us something to cheer about in Asiad. Good Luck ahead.

  • Raj on August 20, 2010, 21:55 GMT

    Still don't make sense lose with Tanzania. Regarding Shakti Gauchan I liked his role on such circumstances. He stayed on the crease long though could not score runs. Mandal is not consistence. Is he always like that? Sharad is failure. Binod and Alam lost their sharpness. Airee and Rahul are getting better. You Paras doing really good. Good luck.

  • Pankaj Khadka on August 21, 2010, 0:23 GMT

    Paras man, I know how big the dreams were, but it's all right... While we all dreamt about seeing you all play the World Cup and watch the match live on ESPN =>, I am still glad y'all played the best you could... I mean it's a game after all and like you said,life and cricket go on... We made it to the Div IV, which for now is a satisfaction none-the-less... I hope you guys make it safe back home and know that, we as Nepali cricket fans, will always back our team and our players... Enjoy your stay in Italy and come back with new aspirations and hopes... Take care, mate... and guess what, I got me a new car, and it's sleek, literally... best wishes with everything :D, later man !!!

  • James on August 21, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    The final table was not what you wanted, but there are still positives to be taken from it. You started in Div 5 and are now securely in Div 4 and very competitive at that level. That means a definite improvement on the last World League position and a greater chance of getting through to Div 3, 2, or 1 next time. You are disappointed, but should not feel embarrassed by the result.

  • Prajwol Thapa on August 21, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    as far nepal is concerned, we are lacking quality batsman and what CAN have to do is now seek new lads who are capable at playing higher level.our bowling has alwayz been good but all time our batsman has failed to promote themselves.we even couldnot get 118 against tasmania.its a disappointment end for us.but we got to catch the pace of cricket and play/

  • sujan shrestha on August 21, 2010, 1:19 GMT

    NEPAL is lacking great consistent batsmen,.,.all those xperienced players failed continuously,.,.,,,u guys should learn from USA,.,(esp,yesterday's match)./.They were 17/5 but finished in 306/6,.,.u guys dont score ton as well,,,astiko "dhunga hanera jitaako tag hatauna sakenau",.,so discouraging for nepal n nepali fans,.,.hope this uldnt repeat next time,.,best of luck

  • Bhupendra Bhattarai on August 21, 2010, 1:50 GMT

    Parai dai! it was well fought effort. i agree with Amrit. our blower were on good touch. that is our positive but to be honest we need good and better batsman in future--BIG DISAPPOINTMENT FOR WE ALL NEPALESE CRICKET LOVER WE WANT OUR TEAM TO GET ALONG TO THE RANKING IT HURTS THAT WE NEED TO START IT ALL OVER AGAIN FROM SCRATCH AT LEAST WE CAN NOW FROM DIVISION 4 NEXT TIME