Nepal is considered the lion of under-age group tournaments. A great moment for Nepalese Cricket Fans is on the way as our players are on a winning momentum of the ACC U-16 Elite Cup Tournament. The great partnership, opening attack, and great team effort had made a lot of fans to see once again a bright future of Nepal to the path of World Cup. This sort of things that they have been going through makes a lot of difference when they reach the senior level. So, these young colts are to provide a good platform. This is the right time that the Cricket Association of Nepal(CAN) should call for the Academy to make a long-term plan for Nepal to the path of the World Cup.
Firstly, though comparing Senior Nepal Cricket Team with U-16 is quiet funny but looking at their opening attack and the way they have been building up a partnership is what have made us surprise. They have lots of potential and passion for cricket. They struggled in some point and again make a partnership. In the match against Malaysia, the last wicket stand when fans were sure of their loss, came in vanish and turned to a victory which clearly shows the boys intention is not only winning a cup but also about their future and carrier from it.
“Nepal was on no. 14 in ICC ranking before,” said former international player Kiran Rana who is now a member of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). Nepal is now placed at 27 in ICC ranking which clearly shows the declination of the rankings of the Senior Cricket Team. “In Under Age Tournament Nepal is always a great team,” says Ben Stinga a reporter of Cricket quotes when asking about Nepalese Cricket. I think now a question arise that why can’t a senior cricket team of Nepal do that well when such young blood players are performing in a under-age tournaments. The answer is many but one important aspect is: not building an academy and facilities.