NRNA provides one million rupees in support to the Nepalese Cricket Team

The Nepalese national cricket team, set to compete in the T20 World Cup 2024, has received a financial boost of one million rupees from the Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA).

The funds were officially presented to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) officials during a ceremony held on Saturday at the NRNA headquarters in Baluwatar, Kathmandu.

The T20 World Cup 2024 is scheduled to take place in June of this year, with the West Indies and the United States of America serving as the hosting nations. Nepal will return to the mega event after ten years, having played the T20 World Cup 2014 in Bangladesh. Nepal is placed in Group D alongside South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Netherlands.

NRNA’s President Badri KC announced financial support across various sports initiatives, including Rs. 800,000 for the Nepali volleyball national team, Rs. 250,000 for the 6th NRNA Sudur Paschim Football Tournament, Rs. 750,000 for the Pokhara Marathon, and Rs. 500,000 for the NRNA Ilam Gold Cup football tournament.

Additionally, the NRNA played a crucial role in establishing oxygen plants valued at Rs. 12.5 million in both the Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadi and the Mahakali Provincial Hospital in Kanchanpur. Furthermore, the association extended a generous donation of Rs. 2.66 million to the family of the late Suresh Silla, who tragically lost his life while working abroad in the Congo.