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Nepali cricket umpires get Level 2 accreditation

Nepali cricket umpires, who participated in the Level 2 Umpiring Course conducted by Cricket Australia, received certificates on Sunday amid a function organized by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in the capital. Nepal also became the first country to get Level 2 accreditation.

Nepali umpires Buddhi Bahadur Pradhan, Binay Kumar Jha, Sanjay Gurung, Manohar Adhikari, Shirish Upadhyaya, Hira Lal Rawat, Durga Nath Subedi, Raman Shivakoti, Adip Pradhan, Ram Kailash Yadav, Shailendra Raj Nepal, Manohar Lamsal, Himal Raj Giri, Mohammad Siddique and Rajendra Bahadur Chand had taken the Level 2 Graduate Course held from September 30 to October 5, 2008 in Kathmandu.

Cricket Australia´s International Development Program Manager Roj Turner, umpires educator Denish Worns and instructor Darren Guzer had conducted the Level 2 course.
Speaking on the occasion, CAN President Binaya Raj Pandey said this was his one of the biggest achievements during his five-year tenure as president. “We will start the two-day format of cricket which was stopped for the last two years.”

During the function, CAN also distributed certificates to the coaches who have completed the Level 2 and Level 1 course.