December 20, 2012


Nepal wicketkeeper Shahi dies aged 40


Ganesh Shahi Thakuri, who represented Nepal as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the ICC Trophy, has died in hospital in India. He was 40 and had been in poor health for some time. Shahim who was regarded as one of the best keepers outside mainstream cricket, played 14 matches for Nepal.

“Shahi was the best Nepali wicketkeeper I have seen,” said former national captain Pawan Agrawal . “We played together in the national side under each other´s captainship. He was good behind the wickets. As a captain, I used to rest faith on him for the duty behind the wicket. He was equally useful with the bat. More importantly, he was a team-player and better human being.”


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