Nepalese cricket captain interested to play in Dhaka

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Kathmandu – Nepalese cricket captain Paras Khadka expressed his interest to play club cricket in Dhaka and believes he will be able to cope with the challenges if he gets the nod.

Speaking in a reception program of the national cricket coach Pubudu Dasanayke at Hotel Crown Plaza on Friday the fighting all-rounder expressed his desire to play in Dhaka. “I have the confidence to face the challenge. I want to play overseas as much as possible to earn experience,” said the tall all-rounder.

Paras is a middle-order batsman and bowls medium pace. He represented Nepal in three Under-19 World Cups in 2004, 2006 and 2008 while he is also a regular member in the senior national team. Groomed for captaincy through positions of leadership in age-group teams, he took over the national captaincy in 2009. A man for a pressure situation Paras also had a stint in Canada as he played for Ontario Cricket Club and Academy.

Now Paras looks forward to take his team to the World T20 scheduled to take place in Bangladesh next year. “We are preparing hard. We have spinners like Basanta Regmi and the team is working hard to attain a slot in the next year’s T20 World Cup,” said Paras.

The World Twenty20 Qualifiers, from which six of the 16 teams will progress to the main tournament in Bangladesh next year, is scheduled to take place between November 15 and 30 in the UAE.

Original posted at Dhaka Tribune
By Raihan Mahmood from Kathmandu

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