Kathmandu/Cricnepal: Nepali players and officials today left for Bangalore, India to participate in the first ever Blind Twenty20 Cricket World Cup that is scheduled to begin from December 2.
In a function orgaized at National Sports Council, secretary from Nepal Sports Ministry Hari Prasad Nepal and treasurer of NSC Indra Bahadur Thing bode farewell to the team.
Speaking at the function, Nepal team captain Jaya Sagar Giri, and the officials poured the dissatisfaction over Nepal Government and the sports authority for not providing sufficient support. Due to the insufficient funds, Nepal team will return by train.
Due to the injury, Kritan Shrestha Duwal will be replaced by Jay Sagar Giri as captain. While the other players include Khimananda Gaireshanker Regmi, Surya Bhattarai, Ram Prasad Paudel, Amar Oli, Durga Dutta Paudel, Rajendra Dhital, Sunil Chhetri, Santosh Sapkota, Jeevan Gurung, Lok Bahadur Thapa, Padam Bahadur Badela, Bhagwati Bhattarai, and Rupa Baral. Ganga Prasad Paudel is the coach of the team while Sugam Bhattarai wil take the team as the team manager.
The 14 days event will run till December 14. Nepal takes on Bangladesh in its first match which is scheduled on 2nd December. Nepal, willl face SriLanka, South Africa, and Australia on the consecutive days. Nepal will then have aother four back to back matches against Australia, England, India and Pakistan. The top four teams reach semi final. The semi finals and final of the tournament will be broadcasted live via DD sports.