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CAN urge Fans to Behave During ACC T20 Cup

Cricnepal/Kathmandu: Cricket Association of Nepal has urged Nepali Cricket fans to behave during ACC T20 that kicks off in Kathmandu this Tuesday during a press meet organized in Capital on Saturday.

Nepal did not get chance to organize any international Tournaments in the year 2012 for ICC and ACC’s looming security concerns after fans had hurled stones at the ground during Nepal´s match against the UAE bringing disrepute to Nepali cricket in the previous edition of the tournament.

CAN believes that it will be easier to manage security this time around as it is introducing ticket system, which is basically aimed at keeping gatecrashers at bay. The tickets are priced at Rs 100.

During the Conference, CAN president Tanka Aangbuang exclaimed that CAN is ready to reward the players if they win this tournament. “We are ready to double their payroll if they perform well in the tournament” he added.

The tournament will see 10 teams from Asia. Nepal is placed in group A along with last year finalist Hong Kong, Malaysia, Maldives and Singapore.

8 Teams in Kathmandu

8 of the 9 teams have already arrived Kathmandu. Bahrain was the first team to arrive on Friday, followed by Singapore and Malaysia on Saturday. Malaysia is being coached by Nepal´s former coach Roy Luke Dias. Afghanistan and four other teams excluding UAE have arrived Kathmandu on Sunday. There have been no notices about UAE’s arrival.