Nepal August 18, 2011

Nepal TV deal underlines cricket's popularity

The appeal of cricket in Nepal has been underlined by the news that national broadcaster Nepal Television has renewed its deal to cover all the country’s international matches.

The appeal of cricket in Nepal has been underlined by the news that national broadcaster Nepal Television has renewed its deal to cover all the country’s international matches.

The three-year contract, which is only worth US$8000pa, gives the broadcaster the right to cover all matches organised by the Nepal board.

It means that Nepal remains the only Associate in Asia to offer national matches on free-to-air television.

Cricket in Nepal remains a major sport, with the media carrying extensive reports on major tournament. Crowds for major matches rival those seen in Full member countries.

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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  • Rajendra on January 21, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    it is because our leaders have never understand the meaning of sport and happiness that gives from its success. They have never kept any sports as a priority. leaders and authorities are always keep fighting for the chair. the recent success is achieved from the hard work from player and the new coach. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE NEPAL AS A ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL TEAM. GOD BLESS YOU PARAS KHADKA AND THE TEAM.

  • dinesh on August 22, 2011, 19:21 GMT

    I always wonder why cricket has never been played as an international standarad keeping mind that it is above india where cricket is considered as religion .it could've spread easily into this part of world.Anyhow with this arrangements coming up it'll only help nepali cricket.hopefully we could watch nepal vs india matches.hope for that

  • Subedi on August 20, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    This arrangement will definitely go a long way to develop the standard of cricket in Nepal. Kudos to NTV and CAN for such arrangement. Nepali cricketer brushing their shoulder and playing along with other associates and affiliated members will be worth watching. Now I am optimist that it will not take a long time for us to watch Nepal Vrs India match live in NTV.

  • Rajendra on January 21, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    it is because our leaders have never understand the meaning of sport and happiness that gives from its success. They have never kept any sports as a priority. leaders and authorities are always keep fighting for the chair. the recent success is achieved from the hard work from player and the new coach. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE NEPAL AS A ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL TEAM. GOD BLESS YOU PARAS KHADKA AND THE TEAM.

  • dinesh on August 22, 2011, 19:21 GMT

    I always wonder why cricket has never been played as an international standarad keeping mind that it is above india where cricket is considered as religion .it could've spread easily into this part of world.Anyhow with this arrangements coming up it'll only help nepali cricket.hopefully we could watch nepal vs india matches.hope for that

  • Subedi on August 20, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    This arrangement will definitely go a long way to develop the standard of cricket in Nepal. Kudos to NTV and CAN for such arrangement. Nepali cricketer brushing their shoulder and playing along with other associates and affiliated members will be worth watching. Now I am optimist that it will not take a long time for us to watch Nepal Vrs India match live in NTV.

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  • Subedi on August 20, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    This arrangement will definitely go a long way to develop the standard of cricket in Nepal. Kudos to NTV and CAN for such arrangement. Nepali cricketer brushing their shoulder and playing along with other associates and affiliated members will be worth watching. Now I am optimist that it will not take a long time for us to watch Nepal Vrs India match live in NTV.

  • dinesh on August 22, 2011, 19:21 GMT

    I always wonder why cricket has never been played as an international standarad keeping mind that it is above india where cricket is considered as religion .it could've spread easily into this part of world.Anyhow with this arrangements coming up it'll only help nepali cricket.hopefully we could watch nepal vs india matches.hope for that

  • Rajendra on January 21, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    it is because our leaders have never understand the meaning of sport and happiness that gives from its success. They have never kept any sports as a priority. leaders and authorities are always keep fighting for the chair. the recent success is achieved from the hard work from player and the new coach. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE NEPAL AS A ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL TEAM. GOD BLESS YOU PARAS KHADKA AND THE TEAM.