Nepal cricket team has made us proud many times but with lack of proper encouragement by government the sport has not yet been able to rise up fast. Reformations have been made compared to the past but still the efforts are not convincing enough.With proper and regular practice our cricket team can do really good. We have a good team but still they don’t have enough chances and opportunity to groom themselves. But we must consider the remarkable jump cricket team in Nepal has taken in the past few years. Nepali cricket team definitely has a promising future but a lot of effort is yet to be made by the government. Seeing the bright future of Nepal, international level cricket grounds in Nepal are being constructed.
Cricket Grounds in Nepal
There are 65 grounds in Nepal with 17 turf wicket but international matches can be played only on the Tribhuwan university international Cricket floor in Kirtipur, Nepal. A new international ground is under construction in Mulpani, Kathmandu and other grounds are proposed as well. .
- Tribhuvan University Cricket ground, Kritipur, Kathmandu
- Sainik Aawasiya Maha Vidyalaya ground, Bhaktapur
- Rangashala Cricket ground, Kaski
- District sports activities development Committee ground, Mahendranagar
- Pulchok Engineering Cricket floor, Lalitpur
- Fapla Cricket ground, Dhangadi
- Biratnagar Cricket ground, Biratnagar (Proposed)
- Mulpani Cricket Stadium, Mulpani, Kathmandu (under construction)
Nepal Cricket Team
The Nepal cricket team also known as The Rhinos represents Nepal in International cricket and is governed by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). It became associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1996 and was previously an Affiliate Member since 1988.
Our team have been participating in international matches since 1996, including every ACC Trophy tournaments. Nepal also participated in Asian Games in 2010 and 2014 and ACC Premier League in 2014, ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament in 2004, 2005 and 2006, ACC Twenty20 Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, ICC World Cup Qualifier in 2001, 2014 and 2020, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in 2012, 2013 and 2015, ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2004 and 2005. However, Nepali cricket team made history on 15 March 2020 by gaining One Day International (ODI) status for the first time (and regaining Twenty20 International status), after winning the first match in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier cricket against Hong Kong. We have women cricket team as well which made their debut in ACC ladies event in Malaysia July 2007. The team is led by captain Rubina Chhetri. Furthermore, Nepal has under 19 cricket team as well.
The sport was introduced to Nepal for the first time by Lt.-Gen. Madan Shumsher JBR and was considered a “Gentleman’s Sport” so normal people had no access to the sport. But eventually after democracy the sport gained popularity and now it is second most popular sport of Nepal following football. The cricket team has a very good fan following base in Nepal. The team is led by current captain Paras Khadka. He is right handed batsman and a right Ã¢€“arm-medium-fast bowler. Nepali cricket team is achieving a new height and now after gaining the ODI status the team has a very responsibility to fulfill in future.
We wish all the best to the cricket team. The team needs more love and support from their fans. Keep supporting our cricket team !