A memorandum of understanding has been signed, amidst a function held at National City Hall, by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Cricket Association of Nepal to organize the ‘Mayor’s Cup 2021 Cricket Tournament’ around mid-April.
As per the agreement, KMC will provide Rs. 5 Millon to the CAN to organise the tournament. The letter was signed by Rajeshwar Gyawali, Chief Administrative Officer and Chatur Bahadur Chand, CAN’s President.
“Cricket has enhanced Nepal’s reputation at the international level. We have helped the association to increase its popularity and expand the identity of the metropolis at the same time,” Chief Administrative Officer Gyawali said.
The support of the metropolis will do a great job in strengthening the self-confidence of Nepali cricketers and bringing results in international competition. Speaking on the occasion, Chand said, “This year, we are showing results so that the metropolis can increase its investment next year.”
Kathmandu Metropolitan will grant the amount in two phases as per the agreement. After providing a 60 percent amount in the first phase, the second installment amount will be given on the basis of the programs run by the association. From this available amount, sports programs will have to be conducted by mid-April.
The one-day competition will be held at the Tribhuvan University’s International Cricket ground in Kirtipur.