Newly formed Region No.9 Dhangadi is already setting examples as it organised a Press Meet today at Dhangadi revealing a professional approach to Cricket at local level for the selection tournament.
Region No. 9 which is formed of 4 districts Kailali, Kanchanpur, Doti, Achham which will compete in a Regional Selection Tournament kicks off tomorrow. The selection tournament will be different from the ones that will be organised elsewhere as the teams are going to play in colored jersey endorsed by local sponsors. SPA sponsor Kailali, Sunrise School sponsor Kanchanpur, Raika Tours and Travels sponsor Dotai and Swaraj Tractors sponser Achham, were revealed along with the jersey in the press meet itself.
“We plan to work with businesses and schools in the locality to promote Cricket at grassroot level”, Dhirendra Saud, member of CAN central committee told media in the press meet.
Director of SPA and Dhangadi Cricket Academy who has been working to promote Cricket in the region Subash Sahi told media that they are targeting to be National Champions within the next five years.
“We will be working on building good grounds and introducing professionalism to the sport at local level. We plan in making the players departmental team to play for the region and thus win the championship.” Subash Sahi placed a logical plan for achieving their targets.
“All Set for Regional Selection Tournament”
Region No. 9 officials also informed media that they were all set for the Regional Selection Tournament that is to start tomorrow in Tikapur. They also informed that all four teams had already arrived at Tikapur. The Tournament is being organised by Tikapur Cricket Club.
4 teams will play a match against each against the other team and the top two teams would play the final. The best players from the tournament will be represent Region No.9 in National T20 Tournament to be organised in Kathmandu from 10 Ashoj. This will be the first time Dhangadi will be competing as a region. The districts of Region No.9 were previously part of last year’s finalist Region No.6 Baitadi.