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22 players women squad announced for Asian Region Qualifiers

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KATHMANDU —  A twenty-two players squad has been announced on Friday for the upcoming closed camp of Women’s T20 Qualifier’s Asian Region tournament.

The top 22 players have been selected from the initial called up 44 players from the matches held at TU cricket ground on October 24th to 25th.

The selection committee headed by ICC representative Aminul Islam, head coach of Nepal national cricket team Jagat Tamatta, the head of Nepal national women’s cricket team Samson Jung Thapa and the captain of Nepal women’s cricket team Rubina Chhetry Belbashi chose the players.

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Rubina Chhetry Belbashi (C), Sita Rana Magar, Jyoti Pandey,Karuna Bhandari, Sonu Khadka, Sobha Aale, Nitu Bhandari, Alish Chhetri, Kabita Kunwar, Binu Budhamagar, Sarita Magar, Nery Thapa, Roma Thapa, Indu Barma, Saraswoti Chaudhary, Laxmi Chaudhary, Ritu Kanojiya, Sangita Rai, Anjali Chand,Sabnam Rai, Kajol Shrestha and Rekha Rawal are in squad.

The women team is traveling to Bangladesh for a week-long preparatory camp to play 3 practice games.

Nepal will take part in the upcoming Women’s World T20 Asia region qualifiers along with teams from host’s Thailand, UAE, Hong Kong and China.

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PM Oli felicitates cricketers

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has feted the members of the national cricket team 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division II on Friday.

The Nepal stood the first runner up in the cricket tournament that recently took place in Namibia.

PM KP Sharma Oli feted the players and provided Rs 300,000 to each cricketer at a programme organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar.

While honouring the players, Prime Minister Oli committed to developing cricket in the country adding that such felicitation will motivate the players. He further opined for strengthening the foreign relations through such sports.

PM Oli also committed to leading the nation on the way to prosperity as the country now has got a stable government. The team is leaving for Zimbabwe Saturday night.

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Meanwhile, Madan Bhandarai Sports Academy also provided Rs 100,000 in cash to each player. The academy Chair Binod Shrestha opined for developing Cricket Development Board for the holistic development of cricket.

During the programme, Secretary of the Youth and Sports Ministry Mahesh Prasad Dahal shared that the ministry was working out to develop the sports tourism in the country.

Nepal’s team captain Paras Khadka said that his team will make the best performance in the league. On the occasion, the players expressed their best wishes to PM Oli on his birthday.

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