August 18, 2011


Nepal TV deal underlines cricket's popularity

Martin Williamson

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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Posted by 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.

Posted by 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

Posted by 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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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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