August 20, 2010

ICC World Cricket League Division Four

Life and cricket go on

Liam Brickhill

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.

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Posted by rajesh shrestha on (October 3, 2010, 2:43 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....................

Posted by Yogesh Chaps on (September 5, 2010, 10:48 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.....

Posted by English Guy on (September 1, 2010, 2:02 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!

Posted by Kamal (Bangalore) on (August 30, 2010, 6:37 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...

Posted by Meety on (August 28, 2010, 10:48 GMT)

Nepal should play in Bangladesh 1st class competition.

Posted by rajan on (August 26, 2010, 5:08 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.

Posted by Bijay Khadka on (August 25, 2010, 14:42 GMT)

Best of luck... Pls paras answer something

Posted by Imran Khan on (August 24, 2010, 20:33 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!

Posted by Bal Krishna Parajuli on (August 24, 2010, 15:59 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

Posted by bijay gurung on (August 24, 2010, 14:16 GMT)

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

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