World T20 news March 10, 2014

'Here to present Nepal cricket to the world' - Khadka

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Nepal captain Paras Khadka strode into the press conference room at a Dhaka hotel impressively. He stressed how Nepal have been working for more than a decade to get to this level, and not just to play in this edition of the World T20. They are among six teams to have made it to the first round of the World T20 from the Qualifier tournament held in the UAE last November.

"I think we are here to present Nepal cricket in front of the whole world," Khadka said. "It is a great opportunity for us. It is not like we have only qualified for this tournament and worked for three months. We have been playing for 10-12 years with hard work and playing continuous cricket. We are here to compete and play to the best of our ability. If we play to our potential, things should be good for us."

Khadka said that Nepal's participation in the tournament will boost cricket in the country, as the government has already taken interest. "I think we have been playing cricket since 1996. We have been part of the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) since then. CAN (Cricket Association of Nepal) is one of the oldest sporting associations back home. We are getting there.

"Football and cricket are the two most popular sports. Everybody follows us. Kids love the game. The game is really growing big time. It is very exciting. We have an amazing fan following back home. The number of cricket fans that we have matches any Test-playing country.

"For most people, Nepal came as a huge surprise to be playing at this level. This will be a breakthrough for the country itself. Once we qualified for the World Cup, the government is very keen to find out how to develop cricket further. I hope we can move forward from here."

Nepal shot to fame in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka where they became Plate champions, and Khadka said the senior team is now following up on the younger batch's impressive showing in that tournament over the years.

"There was always the criticism that we only do well at the U-19 level. But the national team is doing well in the last two years. You need the junior structure as well. What we need is a basic structure back home."

After Khadka, Rahul Vishwakarma said how he, like all his team-mates, had aspired to reach this stage since childhood. He met one of his heroes, Shakib Al Hasan, but didn't get a chance to talk to him. Like Shakib, he is a left-arm spinner and left-hand batsman and doesn't lack the confidence too.

"It feels great to be playing at this level, but we belong to this level," Vishwakarma said. "Hopefully we will do well in this tournament."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    It is time BCCI helps in nurturing these neighbors. We play so many meaningless matches. Can't we organise few matches for them in India so that they learn and become better.

  • POSTED BY on | March 14, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    best of luck nepali team, we all nepali are with your support.

  • POSTED BY on | March 14, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    best of luck nepalese team.....

  • POSTED BY roobin on | March 13, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    Nepali cricket is the big crowd-pullers beyond the test world . Everyone love cricket back home here. All Our support & best wishes are with you Boys .Upset some big Teams and hope to see U boys in second round... Best of Luck boys.

  • POSTED BY on | March 13, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    Best of luck nepal. I hope Afghan & nepal become cricket loving countries like other 4 asian teams!! Best wishes from a Bangladeshi, welcome to our country :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 13, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    Best of luck to all us nepalese. God bless us.

  • POSTED BY BadalSunilKumar on | March 12, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Neanderthal n Hasibush... Thank you for the comment ... Our batsmans just need to make some partnerships. We have seen our team is good in chasing but not in making a score.If our opening batsmans get their form then we ll be on. ... Jai Nepali Cricket

  • POSTED BY nepalcricketlover on | March 12, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    #T20worldcup! being a lover of this game!this is a proud moment for all of us! we need to show some good skills at least a good performance against teams such as afg and bang in first round!! its about right time and luck and hardwork to click at the same time to achieve some astonishing feat! hopefully Nepal will show some good cricket and players will do well! time to shine :) go nepal go!! ayooo gorkhalli

  • POSTED BY Xfuera on | March 12, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Best of Luck Guys....Ayo Gorkhali !!

  • POSTED BY on | March 12, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    This is not only the biggest day for our cricket but also for the Nepali sports and for the country a whole. The qualification is the result of hard work of cricketers. This will motivate other sports disciplines. Cricket definitely has moved a step further and let's hope the achievement will manage to change the face of Nepali sports.

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    It is time BCCI helps in nurturing these neighbors. We play so many meaningless matches. Can't we organise few matches for them in India so that they learn and become better.

  • POSTED BY on | March 14, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    best of luck nepali team, we all nepali are with your support.

  • POSTED BY on | March 14, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    best of luck nepalese team.....

  • POSTED BY roobin on | March 13, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    Nepali cricket is the big crowd-pullers beyond the test world . Everyone love cricket back home here. All Our support & best wishes are with you Boys .Upset some big Teams and hope to see U boys in second round... Best of Luck boys.

  • POSTED BY on | March 13, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    Best of luck nepal. I hope Afghan & nepal become cricket loving countries like other 4 asian teams!! Best wishes from a Bangladeshi, welcome to our country :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 13, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    Best of luck to all us nepalese. God bless us.

  • POSTED BY BadalSunilKumar on | March 12, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Neanderthal n Hasibush... Thank you for the comment ... Our batsmans just need to make some partnerships. We have seen our team is good in chasing but not in making a score.If our opening batsmans get their form then we ll be on. ... Jai Nepali Cricket

  • POSTED BY nepalcricketlover on | March 12, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    #T20worldcup! being a lover of this game!this is a proud moment for all of us! we need to show some good skills at least a good performance against teams such as afg and bang in first round!! its about right time and luck and hardwork to click at the same time to achieve some astonishing feat! hopefully Nepal will show some good cricket and players will do well! time to shine :) go nepal go!! ayooo gorkhalli

  • POSTED BY Xfuera on | March 12, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Best of Luck Guys....Ayo Gorkhali !!

  • POSTED BY on | March 12, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    This is not only the biggest day for our cricket but also for the Nepali sports and for the country a whole. The qualification is the result of hard work of cricketers. This will motivate other sports disciplines. Cricket definitely has moved a step further and let's hope the achievement will manage to change the face of Nepali sports.

  • POSTED BY on | March 12, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    Best of luck to Nepal.............

  • POSTED BY on | March 12, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Best of luck NEPAL. Lets show the world who we r

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    It was a great pleasure as well as proud to be in T20 cricket.All nepali are waiting to see black horse doing there task perfect by winning great matches. Best of luck for Paras brigade n CAN

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    we are alyz in ur support guyz.go ahead n show who we are and wat we can do.best of luck guyz.playy well

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    Go gorkhas go ahead, all of us are following you through live streaming, facebook, cricinfo online and live from the stadium....

  • POSTED BY neanderthal on | March 11, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    I have been following Nepal from T20 WC Qualifiers. Their batsmen lack a bit of consistently and may not last the longer versions. However, they did very well in the qualifiers beating some good teams. The 50 Overs qualifiers went poorly for them but it was played in NZ in seaming wickets which may have been a new experience for them. I expect them to do much better in the spinning tracks of BD in T20s. Paras is a good allrounder who needs to regain his form a bit. All the best to them. Its always nice when Cricket brings immense joy to the people in some country and it does seem to be very popular in Nepal. Go Gorkhalis!

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    best of luck Nepal...from BD

  • POSTED BY MohammedSajid on | March 11, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    All the Best NEPAL Cricket Team

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    best of luck from real cricket in world ''MASTERS SRI LANKA"

  • POSTED BY rashid_abbasi on | March 11, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    best of luck for Team napel , from pakistan

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 11, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    best of luck guys...rock it..

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | March 11, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Would be great for Asian and world cricket if Nepal were able to climb up the ranks the same way that the Afghanistani team did. The more, the merrier.

  • POSTED BY zexmanoz on | March 11, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    Well being a nepalese man,I was always cheering for aussies for their best performance.now this time onwards,i will be cheering for nepal..go nepal go... :D finger crossed and hoping to see extraordinary performance by nepalese team

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    Best of luck for Nepali cricket team!>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • POSTED BY The-love on | March 11, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    It will be amazing if bangla,afgan,Nepal qualify for the main round.I wonder how many teams will move forward to main round from qualifying.I guess,its two teams....

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    the wc T20 event will actually begin from 21st of March

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    just some unnecessary teams will make the WC unwantedly lengthy like the ODI 2003 SA worldcup

  • POSTED BY jthapanepal on | March 11, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    Well said Paras! Best of luck for Nepali cricket team!

  • POSTED BY neerazbsnt on | March 11, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    we are comeing to in front of the world..... Make whole world your fan by performing well guys best of luck my country n players.. We are with youuu always....

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    Hoping for good show from Nepal cricketers as they do in SAF footbal

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    nepal can do this....jay nepal...thank you for every ppl who showed their support for our nation...

  • POSTED BY SL_Wolverine on | March 11, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    I remembered that Nepal cricket team got training from Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka to support Afghanistan cricket development. Well done South asians. you are the best!

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 4:37 GMT

    Yess..... How Nepal have been working for more than a decade to get to this level.... Cheers! Nepalese team. All the best.

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    It was really amazing the way our boys played in T20 WCQ matches.They really deserved to be here.I really believe we can progress in the next round if we play according to our ability.Just can't wait to see that moment.We are really proud of you guys.Just show the world Nepal is no longer a weaker team in the international cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    All The Best Nepali Cricket Team!! Hope to see u guys in the second round..thanks for making us proud..

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    Good Luck Team Nepal... :)

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 11, 2014, 2:58 GMT

    lots of expectation but be brave enough to show ur cricketing colors to all the world

  • POSTED BY on | March 11, 2014, 2:27 GMT

    best of luck to nepal from an Indian fan

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 11, 2014, 2:14 GMT

    congratulations nepal team.

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | March 11, 2014, 1:25 GMT

    Nepalese are my favourite south asian people , great to see them entering into cricket scene. I dont care how they do in this tourney but I very much wish nepal become a good cricket team soon , all the best from a Bangladeshi fan.

  • POSTED BY Realhotshady on | March 11, 2014, 1:06 GMT

    Its no doubt that every one will see Nepal as a team that just got lucky to be here but as Paras Khadka told, its been a consistent hard work and performance that led them to this platform. In my view, Nepal has still a long way to go and it should start from their grass root. There's no domestic league and they doesn't have any good infrastructure but still they've made it to the big stage. Imagine what would it be like, if they get proper facilities. I think BCCI and SCB should step up and help their neighbors and act as a big brother if they really want to develop a game of cricket.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 11, 2014, 0:20 GMT

    What a level headed captain! Talks of how it has taken 10 years to get to this level; very true. Absolutely love that he says we will do well "if" we play to our potential. Respects the past, present, and future...and loves his fans!!!! Hard work eventually beats raw talent. I believe we will see this when nepal win their first world cup match. Much respect from Australia!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 11, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    I cant say about second round bt proud be nepali team there n u guyz definitely pull the trigger n impress the world

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | March 10, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    Its good to see such an energy, Win or loose just show us some gorkhali fighting spirit. BEST OF LUCK, FROM INDIA.

  • POSTED BY vish2020 on | March 10, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    All the very best to Nepal and Napalese people... Love from India!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    Com on Nepal, show the world that we are going to rock in WT20

  • POSTED BY xmantra23 on | March 10, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    best of luck for the nepalese team

  • POSTED BY sweetspot on | March 10, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    A huge welcome to you, players and fans alike from Nepal!

    Tired of cheering for the same teams, and great to see some new blood. Please enjoy yourselves, and play for the fun of the sport, without worrying about winning or losing. True cricket fans love the younger teams and would love to see more and more teams playing at the highest levels. All the very best, not just for this tournament, but for the future as well! Cheers!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 19:31 GMT

    The time will tell, I am wrong or right,,, But Nepal is alredy in 2nd round in my vision.... BK

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | March 10, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Roy Dias & several other Sri Lankan coaches have helped to Nepal's success. Like Afg they too can come to MOU sort of agreement with Sri Lasnka to further strengthen their progress.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    I dream all of South Asian Countries will play the highest level cricket & this area will control cricket. Asia cup will be the most popular tournament then.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    Best of luck to Nepal from all Nepalese cricket fans

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Come on Nepal,we proud of our Nation and players

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Come on Nepal,we proud of our Nation and players

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    all d best paras...am sure u guys gonna rock

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    nice to see NEPAL also in wt20 ............... good luck frm a PakiSTANI fan!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    Play good cricket and get ready for next year IPL.:)

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | March 10, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Nepal will give tier best win,lose or draw....JAI NEPAL

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 18:20 GMT

    best of luck Nepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    Well Done Nepalese cricket team! Now do your country proud, and make a mark on the world cricket scene!

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | March 10, 2014, 18:13 GMT

    I think Nepal is a highly talented team and if given reasonable opportunities they can become a force to reckon. Im looking forward to seeing the highly talented Paras. Good luck Nepali bothers from India.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 18:10 GMT

    Com'n guys, you can do it. Focus on the game to bring out the surprising result again. All da best!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    Get ready dhaka............gorkhali is comming.......

  • POSTED BY Shajadul on | March 10, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Good luck Nepal and Welcome to Bangladesh...

  • POSTED BY AtulMore on | March 10, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Very happy to see Nepal at this stage. Afganistan is also doing good and doing steady progress. As Indian.. I am very happy to see these contries are playing very good cricket. Keep it up Nepal and Afganistan ..

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    best of luck from Afghanistan

  • POSTED BY phenomax on | March 10, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    Nepal Nepal Nepal ... finally i can see these guy playing live... gotta rock this time buddies...

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    Our dream to play in global contest has come true....best of luck Nepal we are always there to cheer for our heroes.....lets rock gurkhalies.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    There is a Pakistani fish n chips vendor near my house where I take my daughter for a walk every weekend. He keeps on asking me about my national cricket team as I chat cricket with him. I am very proud that now we are in the Cricketing World Map. Win or loss doesn't matter. Play with a big heart and give ur best guys.... I planned but couldn't make it to Dhaka but will cheer for Nepal from London!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    Good luck Nepal.Best wishes from Bangladesh.))))))))

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    play your best.......and play for the glory of our country

  • POSTED BY 11MP on | March 10, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    Good luck my Nepali brothers from India!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Need to manage to beat Hong Kong and Afghanistan some how

  • POSTED BY mravikiran on | March 10, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    India, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, Bangladesh - these are my cricket teams.

    Kenya, Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Turkey, Somalia, etc are not my teams.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    do your best whatever result may come we ll love our cricket.....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    best of luck guys best wishes from srilanka show your colours to all over the world. srilanka fan + Nepal +afghan

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 16:10 GMT

    hoping this is just a start

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    Win or loose. Doesn't matter. We love you.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    all the best guys best wishes from srilankan

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    come on boys..play wid confidence..we have nothing to lose..we will come gud

  • POSTED BY Sadip on | March 10, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Best of Luck to our boys.... Don't feel alone there... Our support is with you all from back home....!! Just play your good cricket.... make us proud...!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    all the best team nepal................

    live u and always support ..........

  • POSTED BY Nuwas on | March 10, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    All the best wishes to the Team Napli from SL.... hope you guys performs well...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    waiting......

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    go on just give your 100% its cricket....anything mey happen

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    @yousuf youhana: Mate, you don't about cricket here in Nepal, every street you'll see children playing cricket and 'No one except their own country people watch their games'?? Even Indo-Pak matches are just watched by their people only! So, that's not the case. If cricket needs to gain popularity, there should be more countries involved.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    After reaching this stage in cricket, there is no point to look back and lose focus.Guys if you play to the best of your ability and live upto your hype,you can certainly achieve the feat which would indeed be worldclass-lifetime feat for us.Best of luck for the upcoming tournament guys.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    The-Love M here......

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    There's nothing more exhilarating for a Nepali to see his/her heroes playing the World Cup. This is the first time in my life that I'm going to support my own country in a major tournament. Nepali Cricket heals the wounds of millions of Nepalese who have been suffering from their own internal crises!!!

  • POSTED BY scarrule on | March 10, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    If afganistan team is pakistan protigy than nepal is india's. There boys have played in india and it show why they have world class batsmen. They will be very tough team to beat especially in t20. Best of luck boys.

  • POSTED BY Haries on | March 10, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    Come on boys we are ready to cheer you......

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    For those who don't believe that Nepal cannot play in this level.They better believe that they in WT20 to spoil the party of some renowned team.

  • POSTED BY dzdiamond on | March 10, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    ! we are watching your each and every activities with full of interest. Our wishes for Success Onward.

    I wish Bangladeshi friends will help us.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    all the best nepal !!! all the best for your debut....Go go go

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    i met lots of Nepali friends here in Melbourne and i was surprise to see the enthusiasm and interest of cricket among them and they love Lankan Cricket too, as a Sri lankan i wish them all the very best to achieve something in this T20 tournament

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    Please stop this Nonsense... I think even Bangladesh is not good enough to play Quality sides like Pakistan, Australia and others... No one except their own country people watch their games.. Afghanistan, Ireland, and now Nepal... Give me a break and stop this timewasting guys... Get a grip....

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    We love Nepali cricket

  • POSTED BY The-love on | March 10, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    Enough of the hatred between fans of different countries.I am here to wish good luck to Nepal.I am a big cricket fan and always admire good cricket.Being an Indian,I always support my country but I never want to degrade other countries or their fans.I am looking to form a group which can discuss and appreciate good cricket.Are there any fans on this portal who want to join me and help me forming a big group of people who discuss only cricket and can ignore any comment which hurts the sentiments of other people.

  • POSTED BY Test_Fanatic on | March 10, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    March 16 & 18 will b e epic encounters then in their bid to qualify. Essentially they will need to beat the Bangladeshi Tigers in their back yard. A tall order. All the best in your endeavours!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Go guys just enjoy the game result will follow :).

  • POSTED BY sujan1077 on | March 10, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    Hope Nepal perform up to the expectation..good luck guys..

  • POSTED BY n_cool on | March 10, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    Here we come GHORKHALIS...out of the way all other teams!!! This is Paras Khadka and his boyz absolutely unleashed to make entire NEPALESE proud...pour your hearts out boyz..Jai PASHUPATINATH jai NEPAL...

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Jaya Nepal jaya nepali cricket ....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Good luck..express urself...

    Jai Mata Di

    Love from India.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Good luck Nepal. Hope everything works out well.

  • POSTED BY anzooo on | March 10, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    It's difficult but not impossible.........do it bros...best of luck

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    best of luck nepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    proud to be NEPALI...............Aayo Gorkhali........Jay NEPAL.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 10, 2014, 13:12 GMT

    come on nepal.. play to the best of ur ability. we r with yu guys

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    Proud to see nepali cricket team wid there..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    happy to see Nepali team in t20 world cup. all the best and we know we have Jss started and we will be beaten by the experienced team but I hope we will give a good fight. I won't say we will beat bd or zim cuz am realistic but our team will give our best. and humble request to our Nepali peeps plz keep politics out of the game. jai Nepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    Yeah,'Here to present Nepal cricket to the world' - Khadka

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    Proud to be NEPALI..........Im getting Emotional :)

  • POSTED BY sjw2k on | March 10, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    Hope that they can perform on the big stage. I remember that a couple of years ago Sharad Vesawker toured South Wales with a cricket side from Mumbai who played my local village side. I remember he scored a few runs (out in the 70s if my memory is correct) and took a couple of wickets, so glad to see him playing for his country.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    We have to forget our unexpectated tournament result in New Zealand, it's past we have live in present and hope for future.We will make it to second round, we have to show to the world about cricket craze in Nepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    Really feeling proud at this moment ..... We all Nepalese are eagerly waiting the performance of our nation ..... We are fully confident that : WE CAN !

    Nepal ........... Nepal .......... Nepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    yeah! Now its time to stay there LIKE A BOSS.

  • POSTED BY Nepalifan on | March 10, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    Paras bro can make it to Second round .Jay Nepal .Gorkhalis r comming.

  • POSTED BY Mandrox on | March 10, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    Nepal Cricket Team has the capability to make significant impact if they can perform to their potential. It is the perfect time and platform to show that we can do it. WE, the fans back home and all over the world are right beside you!! The time for glory is upon us... lets do it guys!! Nepal... NEpal... NEPAL !!!

  • POSTED BY Sri_Lankan_Fan on | March 10, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    Best wishes from Sri Lanka guys.. Go grab the bull by it's horns..

  • POSTED BY prashanga107 on | March 10, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    comm on NEPAL !!!!! ...... with lots of support from country of Buddha ....... NEPAL ....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    You have millions of fans after you and you have a lot if things to show to the world. . best of luck GURKHAS.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    its a good achivement to be success ful in your dreams and to get the interest of the government for the development of cricket. Nepalese cricket guns have been much effortive and effectives in recent years in the pitch..... I wish them a very sucessful world cup run and hope they qualify for the round 2 of the tournament and perform well against the tough top sides.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    Common Paras dai and the troops..........I am pretty sure our team will play their best game....

  • POSTED BY Hikka_Machang on | March 10, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    Yes, Nepal go for it..... All the best.>>>> From Sri Lankan Fan<<<<<

  • POSTED BY Rauniyar on | March 10, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    best of luck....this is time to show the whole world.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    All the best for NCT hope to see in 2nd round.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    Sports goes a great deal in rising the spirits of the people and sometimes acts as a greater tool of Unification that best of countries leaders. Best of Luck to Nepal Cricket team and wish sports grows in more and more countries and bring greater happiness and hope for everyone.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    we r reqlly proud... play positive game. .. win loose or tie nepali cricket till we all nepali die.. special thanx2 lankas brothers... pudubu ( a son a lankan soil) helped us2 get this milestone

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    All the best to our Nepali Cricket team.........!!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    support for our hindu brothers!! love from India and UK

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Nepal is going through critical period from last few years but this has not stopped Paras and boys. We may b not that good like other teams but definately we have courage and believe that we can do it.............. we r the Gorkhalis and we never back down. Love Nepali cricket and proud to call myself a proud Nepali cricket fan............... BEst of luck guys......... jaya nepal jaya matribhoomi

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 11:31 GMT

    guys we have to make comment over 1000 because how many fans r folling Nepali cricket to show in front of world

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    Want to see nepal team showing their colours ,wishes from srilanka !!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Jay Nepal and Nepali Cricket . Best of luck !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    Lets go boys !!show what Nepalese are capable of ............. fingers crossed !JAY NEPAL ! JAY NEPALI CRICKET

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    Nepal, Jai Nepal!!!!! We all nepalese who are the garland of thousands of flower.. support you... Best of luck.. I see wishes form all over INDIA, SRILANKA and all the globe.. Now every one will watch us..,This is great for us.. Lets play to our potential best . If we have qualified it means we can do well. obviously.... Lets all nepali pray for success of NEPALI CRICKET team...... JAI NEPAL...

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    we are here to see Nepali cricket team's Victory in world T20 held in Bangladesh 2014... Good Luck Guyz... Jay Nepal ,,Jay Pashupatinath...

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    In this WT20, I fancy Nepal to beat HK and give a tough run to not only Afghanistan but Bangladesh too. And in T20 cricket, you never know how one over changes the game, especially if Gyanendra Malla and Shakti Gauchan click. Everyone obviously knows what Paras Khadka and Sharad Vesawkar can do.

  • POSTED BY RDBX on | March 10, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    Congratulations on being a part of the tournament and Best of Luck to our neighbor Nepal for #WT20.

    Really hope that this team does well and we can have more of the Asians teams in world arena.

    Play your heart out and fight every breath. Go NEPAL!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    guys let's show god Gautama Buddha was born in Nepal. n highest pik in the world is nepal. n. let's show. we r more great in cricket. we have to show we r gorkalii never head down. any front of them

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Good luck Paras and Team. We are more then proud to see you at this bigger stage of cricket world and we hope there is many more to come.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    I really love Nepali cricket parash is my hero. in world t20. i am proud say Nepal is the best team in the world proud to be Nepali ever. ghoraklii

  • POSTED BY Arrow011 on | March 10, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Come to the semi-final, your 10-12 years of playing continuous cricket should make you reach the semi-finals else nobody will raise their eyebrows so you need to make it. Wish you all the best & hope you get test status soon.

  • POSTED BY bjcm12 on | March 10, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    Roy Dias did a yeoman service to them !

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    Team Nepal ! Welcome to Bangladesh! Our best wishes are with you.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:43 GMT

    What ever d result may be !!! JAI NEPAL !!! JAI NEPAL !!! JAI NEPAL !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    keep your moral high, you will definitely do it !! keeping hope for the sustainable dayz to come in cricketing world... Just do it BoYZ !!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    Really guys we r proud of u and hope we will do more than what we r capable of....Jay Nepali

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    WOW...! So Nice to hear that. we will wish good future for your team. From SRI LANKAN'S

  • POSTED BY mgsl on | March 10, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    i think nepal cricket have good future. because cricket in nepal is very popular. no need to awarness programmes. and recently corporate companies sponsering them. next 10 years so crucial for nepal cricket. best of luck from INDIA...

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    There are millions of hearts are beating with your game... Good luck guys.....We proud of you all

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    Nepal,......jai Nepal...and best of luck....nepal cricket team in world t20 cricket hai nepal

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    All the best boys, very happy to see our boys make it to this level. The journey has just began, long way to go. We will support and and cheer ever ball you play. Play hard, play safe and play fair!! See you at the games..

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 10, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    Nepal is a future of cricket itself ! Best of luck !!

  • POSTED BY Devmanus on | March 10, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    welcome Swagatam Nepal cricket.

    Wish that you will also perform the way Afganishan performed recently.

  • POSTED BY ishmam_84 on | March 10, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Nepal is a new side. They have long way to go & long way to beat BD. Best of luck ! - BD fan

  • POSTED BY FHZAHID on | March 10, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Congratulation NEPAL for qualifying in T20 WC. Best of luck.

  • POSTED BY YsaKaru on | March 10, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    hopefully you will do your best aganist bd and zim!! To be honest i dont think you will come 2 big Tournament......but BEST OF LUCK for WCT20 2014!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY sd37 on | March 10, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    g luk guys.lets do it. play to your potential,no worries if we lose closely contested games.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    Nepal is new to cricket.... hope they got something new.... congratz by the way.. - SL

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | March 10, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    This team is going to get a thrash of a life time in the tournament. However its good to see teams like Afghan and Ireland playing in this tournament.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    No matter what, we are always with u, all the best guys, JAI NEPAL !!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    all the best neplease hero....

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    we will be the gorkhas lets show the world we are here.............

  • POSTED BY kshiteez on | March 10, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Gorkhai means warriors !! If i had Gurkha i can win the whole world - Hitler It is better to die then to be a coward.....Gurkha Proverb

    " If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha - Former Chief of staff of the Indian Army, once famously said about Gurkhas

  • POSTED BY kshiteez on | March 10, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    NEPAL NEPAL !! show us some good cricket !!

  • POSTED BY Swopnosari_BD on | March 10, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    dear, Abhishek Dangal on (March 10, 2014, 8:42 GMT)

    what's the meaning of #Gorkhali#. I have seen every.Nepali use this word.

  • POSTED BY smudgeon on | March 10, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Good luck to Nepal and the other associates/affiliates who have qualified for this tournament. This is the sort of thing international sport should be encouraging. Whether they set the world alight here in the T20 WC or not is irrelevant - it's a major achievement to qualify, but I do hope to see them giving the members a run for their money when they get the chance.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Feeling much more happy to see Nepal's News on the front page of #cricinfo. Thank you Cricinfo!!! And All the best Nepal, hope we will make noise there in Bangladesh !!!

  • POSTED BY Adhiqarie on | March 10, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    Let the game begin....our bat will speak to the so called test playing nation!! Go boys Go!!

  • POSTED BY shakeena on | March 10, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    As a Sri Lankan I wish Nepal Cricket all the very best and we are looking forward to see you guys play in the T20 World Cup.. Insha Allah you will do great :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:02 GMT

    In the whole picture Nepal looks minnows who are there to represent some 'show off' criteria as covering face of ICC inadequate works, yet there is Nepal with the hopes of millions of fans out there in Nepal who will play to their full potential and it would be no surprise for us if they beat HKG and AFG in first round and quite probably go through the second round if spirited performances come with magic and to the fullest potential of each and every player in each of the departments. There is first time for everything, let us make the name of ours in the pages of history by making the strong presence of ours, GLORY GLORY GORKHALIS. GLORY GLORY GOLDEN BOYS!

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    well said Paras and Rahul all the best for the tournament, best of luck guys..

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:57 GMT

    Come on Nepal,we proud of our Nation and players

  • POSTED BY bib123456_ad on | March 10, 2014, 8:45 GMT

    Very Excited to see my country NEPAL in World Cup. Good Luck Guys , Play Well and Make the Country be Proud.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    Time to prove the world that we are not a giant killer, We are a giant !! #Gorkhali #TeamNepal

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    Team Nepal has the ability to bring one of the surprise in this format during the tournament....Surely, bowlers would rock this tournament...

  • POSTED BY romirom on | March 10, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    bust of luck boys. Hop we see a good fight from our boys. Doesn't matter win or loss. Play good cricket.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    lets b consistent.... all luck for u guys.....

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 10, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    lets b consistent.... all luck for u guys.....

  • POSTED BY romirom on | March 10, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    bust of luck boys. Hop we see a good fight from our boys. Doesn't matter win or loss. Play good cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    Team Nepal has the ability to bring one of the surprise in this format during the tournament....Surely, bowlers would rock this tournament...

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    Time to prove the world that we are not a giant killer, We are a giant !! #Gorkhali #TeamNepal

  • POSTED BY bib123456_ad on | March 10, 2014, 8:45 GMT

    Very Excited to see my country NEPAL in World Cup. Good Luck Guys , Play Well and Make the Country be Proud.

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:57 GMT

    Come on Nepal,we proud of our Nation and players

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    well said Paras and Rahul all the best for the tournament, best of luck guys..

  • POSTED BY on | March 10, 2014, 9:02 GMT

    In the whole picture Nepal looks minnows who are there to represent some 'show off' criteria as covering face of ICC inadequate works, yet there is Nepal with the hopes of millions of fans out there in Nepal who will play to their full potential and it would be no surprise for us if they beat HKG and AFG in first round and quite probably go through the second round if spirited performances come with magic and to the fullest potential of each and every player in each of the departments. There is first time for everything, let us make the name of ours in the pages of history by making the strong presence of ours, GLORY GLORY GORKHALIS. GLORY GLORY GOLDEN BOYS!

  • POSTED BY shakeena on | March 10, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    As a Sri Lankan I wish Nepal Cricket all the very best and we are looking forward to see you guys play in the T20 World Cup.. Insha Allah you will do great :)

  • POSTED BY Adhiqarie on | March 10, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    Let the game begin....our bat will speak to the so called test playing nation!! Go boys Go!!