In a historic move, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be introducing match highlights in Nepali commentary for the first time ever.
Nepali cricket fans will now have the opportunity to enjoy match highlights of all of Nepal’s matches during the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 in their native language.
This development comes as part of ICC’s efforts to expand its reach and engage a more diverse audience.
Watch the highlights with Nepali commentary here.
Bipul Bhattarai, a talented young commentator from Nepal, has been chosen as the voice behind the Nepali commentary on the ICC’s digital platform. Bhattarai revealed that ICC approached him after reviewing his previous work, and he gladly accepted the opportunity. Speaking to Cricnepal.com, Bhattarai expressed his excitement about being a part of this groundbreaking initiative.
“This is the first time ICC is providing content in the Nepali language, and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Bhattarai said. He further mentioned that ICC has assured of bringing more exciting content in the Nepali language in the near future.
Bhattarai is a freelance cricket commentator who has experience commenting in the Pokhara Premier League (PPL) and several other domestic cricket tournaments. He is now working as a freelance host and caster in esports.
The introduction of Nepali commentary for match highlights by ICC is a significant step toward inclusivity and accessibility for cricket fans in Nepal. It is expected to enhance the viewing experience for Nepali cricket enthusiasts and foster a stronger connection with the sport.
Nepal is playing against Zimbabwe on Sunday in the tournament opener. They will play against USA, West Indies and Netherlands on June 20, 22 and 24, respectively.
The tournament is scheduled to take place between June 18th and July 9th. The top three teams from both groups will advance to the Super Six stage. In the Super Six, those teams will face each other, and the two teams with the highest rankings will proceed to the final. Both finalists will secure their spots in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Nepal is placed in Group A of the tournament alongside West Indies, Zimbabwe, Netherlands and USA. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka, Oman, UAE, Ireland and Scotland are in Group B.