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About CAN

Senior Team Milestones

Started Playing Division 1

2015

Bat For Nepal Charity Match

Nepal Vs World XI

2015

Division Two , Namibia

4th Place

2015

Division 3 , Malaysia

Champions

2014

ACC Premier League, UAE

Third Place

2014

ICC World Cup T20, Bangladesh

Participated

2014

2014 ICC World T20 , UAE

Third Place in World Cup T20 Qualifier

2013

ACC Trophy Elite Cup , UAE

Winner

2012

ICC World Cricket League Division 4 Tournament , Malaysia

Winner

2012

ICC World Cricket League Division 4 Tournament , Italy

Third Place

2010

ACC Trophy Elite Cup Cricket Tournament , Kuwait

Runner Up

2010

ICC World Cricket League Division 5 Tournament , Nepal

Winner

2010

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship , Malaysia

Runner Up

2009

ICC World Cricket League Division 5 Tournament , Jersey

Winner

2008

ACC Women’s Cricket Tournament , Malaysia

Runner Up

2007

FTCT 3-Day Competition

Second Place

2006

ICC Intercontinental Cup

Second Place

2006

ICC World Cup Qualifying Series Division - 2 , Malaysia

Third Place

2005

ACC Emerging Nations Tournament , Nepal

Winner

2003

ACC Trophy , Singapore

Runner Up

2002
Beginnings

Cricket entered Nepal in the kitbags of the Rana aristocracy, educated in various parts of the British Empire. In 1946 the aristocracy established the Cricket Association of Nepal. After the fall of the Ranas in 1951 and the subsequent royal takeover in 1961, the association came under the National Sports Council of the Ministry of Sports to attempt to promote cricket in the whole of Nepal, though this tended to be limited to Kathmandu until the 1980s.While the association was controlled by aristocrats batting for the king, cricket began to trickle down to the people through a two-tiered domestic league. 

ICC membership

Improvements to the communication and transport infrastructures in Nepal allowed the game to expand outside Kathmandu in the 1980 and Nepal became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1988.A major development programme was begun in the early 1990s, with regional and district tournaments established and cricket being promoted in schools.

The interest in cricket increased quickly, and demand to play was such that teams in tournaments had to be restricted until more facilities were built in the mid-1990s. Nepal became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in 1996, which was the year the national side played for the first time, in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, in which Nepal finished fourth out of six teams in their first round group, beating Brunei and Japan.

The facilities in Nepal had improved enough by 1998 to allow them to host that year's ACC Trophy at grounds in Lalitpur and Kirtipur (at Tribhuvan University) and Kathmandu. Nepal themselves were unsuccessful in the tournament, going without a win. 

21st century (2000 – 2009)

In 2000, Nepal's youth development policy began to pay off when the Nepal national under-19 cricket team finished eighth in the Under-19 World Cup. The senior side had their best performance to date later in the year when they reached the semi-finals of the 2000 ACC Trophy before losing to Hong Kong at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first time the following year. In the tournament in Ontario, they beat Germany and Gibraltar, but a loss to eventual runners-up Namibia prevented them from progressing past the first round.

Nepal were runners-up to the UAE in the 2002 ACC Trophy in Singapore and they hosted the ACC Emerging Nations Tournament in 2003, winning easily against Bhutan and the Maldives. They won so comprehensively that they were not invited back to the tournament the next time it was played in 2005. Raju Khadka became the first Nepalese cricketer to score an international century, when he slammed an unbeaten 105 off just 50 balls against Bhutan in the tournament.

Nepal played first-class cricket for the first time in 2004, playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against the UAE and Malaysia. They beat Malaysia, but drew with the UAE, failing to reach the semi-final stage. Nepal finished third in the 2004 ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament, which qualified them for the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, and finished 5th in the 2004 ACC Trophy, which qualified them for the repêchage tournament of the 2005 ICC Trophy. They finished third in this tournament after beating Qatar in a play-off, meaning that they did not qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy. Shakti Gauchan scored a century against Italy and stayed unbeaten on 106 off 103 balls in the tournament. They beat the UAE and drew with Hong Kong in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but missed out on qualification for the semi-finals by half a point. They were runners-up to the UAE in the 2005 ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament.

In March 2006, Nepal played Namibia in Windhoek in a play-off match to decide the final team in the 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup. Nepal needed to win outright to qualify for the main tournament, but the match was drawn after there was no play on the first day. Later in the year, they toured Pakistan, playing against the Pakistan Cricket Academy before playing in the 2006 ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur.

In the 2006 ACC Trophy, Nepal bowled Myanmar out for just 10 off 12.1 overs after Nepal won the toss and sent Myanmar in; no batsman scored more than one, the innings included five ducks, and extras top scored with five (three leg byes and two wides). Mehboob Alam and Binod Das picked up seven wickets and three wickets respectively. In reply, Nepal hit three off the first ball, followed by three wides that went for five, and then hit another three from the second legitimate delivery to win by ten wickets. Some critics called it the greatest mismatch in the history of international cricket and the score of 10 is the lowest in any level of men's international cricket. They finished fourth in the tournament after losing to Afghanistan in a play-off. They won the ACC Premier League in 2006. 

They played in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait, where they finished fourth in their first round group.

In May 2008, Nepal traveled to Jersey to play in 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division Five of the World Cricket League. Mehboob Alam set the world record by taking all ten wickets in the match against Mozambique. He got his name in the Guinness World Records for becoming the first bowler to take all 10 wickets in an ICC international cricket match with limited overs. Nepal topped Group A after the group qualifying matches but lost toAfghanistan in the semi-final and finished third overall after defeating the USA in the playoff for third place. With only the top two from this tournament qualifying for 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division Four in Tanzania later in the year, Nepal missed out on the chance to take their 2011 World Cup dream any further. Later, Nepal appeared in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite and finished fourth after losing to the UAE in the semi-final and to Afghanistan in the playoff for third place. 

Nepal finished fifth in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup after beating Singapore by 9 wickets in the playoff for fifth place. In a group match against Kuwait, Nepal needed 7 runs off the last ball to win. Binod Bhandari, making his debut for the national team, hit a last-ball six to tie the match. Eventually Nepal won the match in bowl-out. 

2010 – 2014

Nepal won their first major tournament, beating USA in the final of 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five held at Kathmandu in February 2010. Sharad Vesawkar scored a century and stayed unbeaten on 105 off 134 balls against Fiji in the tournament. Nepal played very well in 2010 ACC Trophy Elite, winning all the matches in group stage and beating Malaysia in the semi-final by 8 runs but lost the final against an ODI team Afghanistan by 95 runs and finished runners-up. Nepal came third in 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four, thus remaining in Division Four for 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four. In November, Nepal appeared in 2010 Asian Gamesand lost against Sri Lanka in the quarter-final. It was the first match Nepal had played against a Full Member nation.

In December 2011, Nepal hosted the 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup and finished fourth, thus qualifying for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. 

Nepal finished seventh in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier after defeating Kenya and Papua New Guinea in play-offs. Shakti Gauchan took the first international hat-trick for Nepal against Denmark in the tournament. In September 2012, Nepal appeared in 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four, where Subash Khakurel and Anil Mandal both scored century. Subash Khakurel scored 115 off 142 balls against United States and Anil Mandal scored 113 off 134 balls against Denmark. In a match against Malaysia, Shakti Gauchan set up Nepal's convincing victory with a new record. The left-arm orthodox spinner's figures of 10-8-2-3 is the best economical bowling spell ever in limited over encounters. Nepal won all the six matches of the tournament and progressed to 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three. Nepalese players won man of the match awards in all the six matches Nepal played and Basanta Regmi won the player of the tournament award after taking a total of 21 wickets in the tournament. 

In October, Nepal competed in 2012 ACC Trophy Elite and had to share the trophy with the UAE after a thrilling tied final in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE on 12 October 2012. UAE posted 241, a target that looked in Nepal's sight after their 94-run opening stand. However, they lost wickets consistently, and eventually needed 12 off the last over with just two wickets in hand. Shakti Gauchan smacked Shadeep Silva's left-arm for a six, but could manage only one run off the last ball, hence ending a splendid final match in a tie. Skipper Paras Khadka scored an unbeaten 106 off just 77 balls against Kuwait, his maiden century for Nepal, in the tournament. 

Nepal competed in 2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup held at home grounds in Kirtipur and Lalitpur. Nepal easily marched towards the final of the tournament with high class performance from their captain, Paras Khadka, and the team thrashed the UAE by 6 wickets. Nepal had earlier qualified for 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, reaching the semi-final of the tournament. Nepal had to be satisfied with runners-up status after losing to an ODI team Afghanistan by 7 wickets. The Nepalese team was supported by a huge fan following throughout this tournament with an average turnout of 15,000 - 20,000 (about 25,000 in the semi-final and final) during their matches while hundreds of thousands watched live on television – undoubtedly the largest public support outside the Test-playing nations. Nepal won the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three held inBermuda and qualified for the 2014 World Cup Qualifier. Nepal also played in 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup, where under-23 age level teams of the four Test nations –Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka took part along with the UAE, Afghanistan and the hosts Singapore. Nepal finished third in 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier held in UAE and qualified for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, defeating Hong Kong off the last ball of the thrilling quarter-final. 

Nepal missed out on qualification for the 2015 World Cup, finishing ninth in the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand in January. Nepal were the best of the three associate teams on display in Group A of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. They comprehensively beat Hong Kong, held their own with the bat against Bangladesh and pulled off a strong win against Afghanistan, their first since 2004 in any format against their old rivals. Nepal's bowlers did not bowl a single wide or no ball throughout the tournament. Nepal were also the only team to not concede 140 in an innings in the tournament. Nepal finished third in the 2014 ACC Premier League, where they beat ODI teams UAE and Hong Kong, and qualified for the 2014 ACC Championship. In September, Nepal participated in the 2014 Asian Games but failed to qualify beyond quarter-finals. Nepal won the 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three held in Malaysia and qualified for the 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two. Gyanendra Malla scored his maiden century, 114 off 125 balls, against Singapore in the tournament. In November, Nepal toured Sri Lanka, as Sri Lanka Cricket approved a request from the Asian Cricket Council to support the region's Non-Test playing countries, where they played two three-day matches against Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI and a Twenty20 International series against Hong Kong.

T20I status and series

On 28 June 2014, the ICC awarded T20I status to Nepal, who took part and performed exceptionally well in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. Nepal had already played threeT20I matches before gaining the status, as ICC had earlier announced that all matches at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 would have T20I status. 

Nepal played their first ever Twenty20 International series against Hong Kong in November 2014 in Sri Lanka. Initially the series was scheduled for three matches but only one match was played because of continuous rain and poor ground conditions. Nepal lost the match but Sompal Kami put in impressive performance by scoring 40 off 31 balls, coming in at No. 10. This is a world-record for the highest score made by a batsman at that position. 

2015 – Present

Nepal finished fourth in the 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia and qualified for the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship. But Nepal failed to secure promotion to Division One and qualification to 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup after finishing third in the round-robin stage. Basanta Regmi became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in the World Cricket League. He achieved this feat after taking 2 wickets against Netherlands in the tournament. On 11 April 2015, Nepal hosted a 63-over (31.3 overs per side) tribute match in honor of the Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who was batting on 63 when he was struck by a bouncer. The match was played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Kathmandu between Team Red, combined of players of Nepal and Australia and Team Blue, composed of all Nepalese players. In June, Nepal toured Netherlands to play a Twenty20 International series against the home team. Then Nepal appeared in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier held in Ireland and Scotland, where they finished seventh in the Group A, thus failing to qualify for the second consecutive ICC World Twenty20.
CAN Board

Mr. Ramesh Silwal

President

 

Mr. Rabindra Adhikari

Vice President

 

Mr. Shailesh Karmacharya

Vice President

 

Mr. Deepak Saud

Vice President

 

Mr. Pawan Agrawal

General Secretary

 

Mr. Purna Lama

Secretary

 

Mr. Bharat K.C

Treasurer

 

Mr. L.B. Chhetri

Member

 

Mr. Diwakar Poudyal

Member

 

Dr. Hari Shankar Shah

Member

 

Mr. Suresh Lal Shrestha

Member

 

Ms. Ritu Singh Baidhya

Member

 

Mr. Nirwan Chaudhary

Member


Mr. Binayak Pokhrel

Member

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List of Employees

Bhawana Ghimire
Chief Executive Officer
ceo@cricketnepal.org

Chhumbi Lama
Chief Operating Officer
chhumbi@cricketnepal.org

Udaya Prakash Shah
Office Secretary
can@cricketnepal.org

Rajesh Maharjan
Accountant
rajesh_mhrn@hotmail.com

Ishwor Bhandari
Compliance and Data Officer
can@cricketnepal.org

Niraj Munikar
Store Keeper
niraj@cricketnepal.org

Suman Lama
Office Boy

Asha Lama
Office Boy

List of Curators

Ajay Pandey
Curator

Narayan Bahadur Karki
Curator
Strategies and Policies Updating
Regional Contacts

Region No. 1 -  Biratnagar
Mr. Sailendra Raj Nepal
(Secretary)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9842088005

Region No. 2 -  Birjung
Mr. Hiralal Raut
(Treasurer)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9845033457

Region No. 4 -  Bhairahawa
Mr. Anup Thapa
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9847039267

Region No. 5 -  Nepalgunj
Mr. Binod Kumar Mainali
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9858021055

Region No. 6 -  Baitadi
Mr. Chatur Bahadur Chand
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9841551196/9747503888

Region No. 7 -  Janakpurdham
Mr. Uttam Kumar Karmacharya
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9841078666

Region No. 8 -  Pokhara
Mr. Debenson Praju
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9856022371

Region No. 9 -  Mahendranagar
Mr. Dipak Saud
(President)
Regional Cricket Development Committee
Contact: 9841023491/9848473420
There are 65 grounds in Nepal with 17 turf wickets. International matches are played mostly at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. After devastating earthquake in 2015, the ground’s infrastructure including pavilion, player’s dressing room and additional facilities has been in the process of reconstruction.

A new state-of-the-art ground is under construction at Mulpani, Kathmandu by National Sports Council.
Awards and Scholarships

Aug 12, 2021

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) on Wednesday honored nine players and two coaches with the National Sports Talent Awards for 2014/15 on the occasion of International Youth Day.

Karate player Bimala Tamang, the only medalist of Nepal in the 17th Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea last year, cricketer Sompal Kami, taekwondo player Gyani Chunara, para-athlete Bikram Bahadur Rana, athlete Keshari Chaudhary, kick-boxing player Diwash Shrestha and volleyball player Binita Budhathoki were awarded Rs 100,000 each during the function.

After being honored by MoYS cricketer Sompal, who spoke on behalf of all the players honored, said that the honor was "pretty special" for him.

"Thanks for honoring me with the award and the day is pretty special for me," said Sompal, who added that Nepali cricket team always needs support from other sectors.

Sompal was one of the key member of Nepali cricket team who represented the country in the ICC World Twenty20 held in Bangladesh last year and played for the team in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers held in Ireland and Scotland in July. He said that he was unhappy with the outcome of the Qualifiers held last month and he always wanted to win the tournament.

Sep 12, 2021

Nepalese Cricket players who not only secure the position in division three But also won the title of division IV in great manner got the most required reward from the Government of Nepal.A Cabinet meeting on Thursday decided to reward all the players and coach who won the recently concluded ICC World Cricket League Division 4 Tournament in Malaysia with the cash incentives of Rs. 3 Lakhs each.

Feb 18, 2022

The Kantipur Foundation has decided to award Nepal's national cricket team with the 'Kantipur Icon 2071.'  

The biennial award, which carries a purse of Rs 2 million, is being given for the first time. The national cricket team will receive the award amid a gala ceremony on the Nepali New Year, Baisakh 1 (April 14).

In its citation, the Kantipur Foundation states, "The first-ever Kantipur Icon 2071 is awarded to Nepal’s national cricket team for the international acclaim it has brought to the country, for demonstrating collective grit and perseverance against material adversity, and for instilling hope among millions of Nepalis."

Feb 17, 2022

In a modified version of the scheme which has been running since 2002, the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards now has six categories recognising exceptional achievement in the field of cricket development. This year’s winners from the Asian region reveal new and worthy candidates, many of whom could also have won in previous years, such has been the rigorous, consistent and excellent manner of their work. The ACC award winners will now join winners from the four other ICC Regions for judging prior to the announcement of the ICC Global Awards later in the year. Women’s Cricket ‘Behind the Scenes’ Award has been awarded to Ms. Pabitra Raut, Nepal . She will fight for the global ICC award which is expected to be announced on March 16.

Feb 13, 2022

The national cricket team of Nepal received an award of Rs 151,000 on Friday from a Non Residential Nepali of Qatar, R K Sharma, who personally felicitated the Nepali team.

Sharma handed over a check to national team skipper Paras Khadka and Naresh Budhayer. He honored the team for qualifying for the ICC T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh last year. 

Sharma said he believes that the Nepali team can achieve more in the coming days. Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Nepal (CEO) Bhawana Ghimire said the amount will be deposited in the players´ welfare fund. Skipper Khadka said that such honors encourage players to do even better in tournaments.

June 9, 2021

Nepal government on Monday honored team members of the ICC World T20 with cash prizes of Rs 500,000 each at the Presidential Palace, Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu. President Ram Baran Yadav handed over the prize money to the players, coaches and other members.

Altogether 23 members of the team including 15 players were awarded with cash prizes. Besides players, coach, assistant coach, technical analyst and physiotherapist were handed over Rs 500,000 each. Manager Uttam Karmacharya, media manager Sanjiv Pandey and coordinator Kiran Rana received Rs 300,000 each.

Nepal government had promised to honor members of the Nepali cricket team with cash prize following the team´s impressive performance at the World T20 held in Bangladesh from March 16 March to April 6. 

Captain Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami, Shakti Gauchan, Basanta Regmi, Binod Bhandari (wicket keeper), Pradeep Airee, Naresh Budhayer, Sagar Pun, Jitendra Mukhiya, Rahul BK, Anil Mandal, Subash Khakurel (wicket keeper) and Avinash Karn were the members of the squad.

31st July 2013

Four of Nepal’s and Thailand’s women cricketers are being sent by the ACC to play Division 1 cricket in Sri Lanka in August. “It’s a great opportunity for them to develop and knowing the set-up in Sri Lanka I am sure that they will benefit from being there,” says ACC Development Manager Bandula Warnapura. The cricketers funded by the ACC to Sri Lanka are Roshani Bohara and Rubina Chhetry of Nepal and Nattaya Boochatham and Sornnarin Tippoch of Thailand.
Former Presidents

Tanka Angbuhaang (November 2015 – December 2015)

Deepak Koirala (November 2014 – November 2015)

Binay Raj Panday (Interim) (November 2014) 

TB Shah (Interim) (June 2014 - November 2014)

Tanka Angbuhang Limbu (Dec 2011 - June 2014)

Binay Raj Pandey (Sep 2006 - Dec 2011) 

Jay Kumar Nath Shah (since 1966 - Sep 2006= 40 years)  One of the longest serving cricket association president in the world. 
International Tournaments Hosted by Cricket Association of Nepal

1998
ACC Trophy

1999
Legend Cup

2001
U - 19 Asia Cup

2003
MCC Tour to Nepal

2003
Inter-Airlines Cricket Tournament

2003
First ACC Emerging Nations Tournament

2003
Second ACC Emerging Nations Tournament

2005
Inter-Airlines Cricket Tournament

2005
U-19 Asia Cup

2005/06
ICC Intercontinental Cup

2005/06  
FTCT 3-Day Competition

2006  
ACC Premier League

2007
ACC U-15 Elite Cup

2009
MCC Tour to Nepal 

2009
ACC U-17 Elite Cup 

2010
ACC U-16 Elite Cup 

2010
ICC World Cricket League Division 5

2011
ACC Twenty20 Elite Cup

2013
ACC Twenty20 Elite Cup

2015
Phillip Hughes Memorial Tribute
Message from CEO

19th Oct 2014

Namaste!

Effective from today, I am taking over the position of Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Association of Nepal.
 
For me, it is an incredible undertaking to lead and serve Cricket Association of Nepal and I am optimistic that I will get immense support from Board of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). I believe I, will get strong support from Government,Ministry, Nepal Sports Council, Asian Cricket Council and the International Cricket Council and other key stakeholders.
 
I am looking forward to working with all officials, administrators, coaches, umpires, field staffs of CAN and academies get into a proper plan for further development. I feel fortunate to understand the player’s requirements and problems and want to discuss with board for further development along with sustained plan. Our t20 status is not an achievement of a single day effort and I am very thankful to players, coaches, officials and other contributors who helped to climb this ladder directly and indirectly for more than six decades. Now, this is a beginning for me, we have long way to go.
 
Being exposed with multi-cultural working environment, I have a strong corporate background; I am passionate to work in a team. Being a woman is only an additional excitement for me. And I am happy that, I am selected based on merit from competition.

Of course, we have many issues and challenges, we need to work smartly how we continue to develop the game and maximize our opportunities. I do not present here the list of commitments because I believe everyone would support our actions in ground.
 
We have to perceive cricket as a game of nation, which ties everyone’s heart without any interest. It can be an industry and we can make it viable career option for men and women. I will develop a vibrant management team and together we will look at the development aspect of it. Institutionalization process of Cricket Association of Nepal has begun professionally from today.
 
More and more people at different spectrums have been providing strong encouragements for me to take over the pedals of Nepalese Cricket. With strong contemplation and taking advices, recommendations from the key stakeholders, I will prepare the roadmap and submit documented short term and long term strategic plans to the board. Thereafter I am sure I will endeavor to graduate our cricket to the level where it ought to be.
 
Nepal is a developing nation, and still we are living in deficiency of our basic needs and priorities. But, still we are interested in playing, watching and supporting. If we see ourselves in the game, keep supporting and get united through the medium of game at any period of time we will be world champions one day.
 
I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all the stakeholders for your support and your interest in us. I would like to thank CAN's commercial partner, Sponsors, broadcast Partners, and other supporting partners for their support till now and expecting much more in the days to come. I am enthusiastic about starting long term partnership with all of you. I cannot ignore to make an appeal to all medias including online media and social networks to convey the vibrant and exciting spectacle to millions of Nepali cricket fans around the world. We need everyone’s support.
 
Let’s keep playing to our strengths as we build on this momentum together. Let the world recognize Nepal play beautiful cricket with its distinctive standard.
Please join our hands to establish better foundation for cricket in our beautiful country.

Thank you.

Ms. Bhawana Ghimire
Chief Executive Officer
Cricket Association of Nepal

Cricket Association of Nepal is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Nepal. Its current headquarters is in Kathmandu, Nepal. Cricket Association of Nepal is Nepal's representative at the International Cricket Council and is an associate member and has been a member of that body since 1988. It is also a member of the Asian Cricket Council. The association has selected Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their brand ambassador. Nepal’s position at the top of the ACC rankings rests firmly on its overwhelmingly consistent performance at all levels of competition. At age-group level, they simply clean up. Wins in recent U-19 World Cups against Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa have been based on disciplined, error-free cricket and they showed in their thrilling last-wicket victory over New Zealand in the 2006 event that they possess boundless desire for success. Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Roy Dias who took over as coach in 2001 has been the architect of Nepal’s triumphs and he has molded a nation high on enthusiasm and short of experience into a fine competitive force. No greater evidence of his ability to maximize the skills of his charges can be seen than by the performance of the U-15 team in the 2006 ACC Elite Cup. Only two of the Nepal squad had ever played any form of competitive cricket before reaching Malaysia to play the event, two weeks later they had won it. The opposition wasn’t bad, far from it. It was just that Nepal did the basics and then just a little bit more, very well thanks to all that their coach had inspired them to learn. The one level they have yet to master is that of the seniors, where they have so far found the seasoned talents of a full-strength UAE just that little bit too much for them. But they’re pushing, they’re certainly pushing and the battle between them and the UAE should be fascinating in the years ahead. A regime change at the Cricket Association of Nepal has led to the adoption of a more professional approach to development. Greater sponsorship and more focused domestic competitions have been the result. Work has already started on a national Academy, felt to be vital given the extremes of Nepal’s weather for indoor practice, which will be partly funded by the ACC. Now, Cricket Association Nepal (CAN) appointed Pubudu Dassanayake as the next coach of National team from August 23, 2021

Cricket Association of Nepal is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Nepal. Its current headquarters is in Kathmandu, Nepal. Cricket Association of Nepal is Nepal's representative at the International Cricket Council and is an associate member and has been a member of that body since 1988. It is also a member of the Asian Cricket Council. The association has selected Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their brand ambassador. Nepal’s position at the top of the ACC rankings rests firmly on its overwhelmingly consistent performance at all levels of competition. At age-group level, they simply clean up. Wins in recent U-19 World Cups against Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa have been based on disciplined, error-free cricket and they showed in their thrilling last-wicket victory over New Zealand in the 2006 event that they possess boundless desire for success. Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Roy Dias who took over as coach in 2001 has been the architect of Nepal’s triumphs and he has molded a nation high on enthusiasm and short of experience into a fine competitive force. No greater evidence of his ability to maximize the skills of his charges can be seen than by the performance of the U-15 team in the 2006 ACC Elite Cup. Only two of the Nepal squad had ever played any form of competitive cricket before reaching Malaysia to play the event, two weeks later they had won it. The opposition wasn’t bad, far from it. It was just that Nepal did the basics and then just a little bit more, very well thanks to all that their coach had inspired them to learn. The one level they have yet to master is that of the seniors, where they have so far found the seasoned talents of a full-strength UAE just that little bit too much for them. But they’re pushing, they’re certainly pushing and the battle between them and the UAE should be fascinating in the years ahead. A regime change at the Cricket Association of Nepal has led to the adoption of a more professional approach to development. Greater sponsorship and more focused domestic competitions have been the result. Work has already started on a national Academy, felt to be vital given the extremes of Nepal’s weather for indoor practice, which will be partly funded by the ACC. Now, Cricket Association Nepal (CAN) appointed Pubudu Dassanayake as the next coach of National team from August 23, 2021

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