History of Cricket Association of Nepal
The credit of introducing the game of Cricket in Nepal goes to the Rana rulers who ruled the country for 104 years (1847-1951 A.D.). Members of the Rana clan who studied in England and India during the early part of the last Century brought the game in the Kingdom of Nepal, and started playing and practicing the game in palaces and big grounds of Kathmandu.
CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL (CAN) was established in 1946 A.D. / 2003 B.S. with the aim of promoting the game of CRICKET in Nepal. In the beginning, CAN's activities were limited to Kathmandu only, where it organized various tournaments, such as, Madan Memorial, Bishnu Trophy, Rammuni Trophy and Jugal Kishore Trophy in 'A' and 'B' divisional categories. With the increse of cricket's popularity, CAN started organizing National Level Tournaments, started inviting foreign teams to Nepal, and sent teams to participate in overseas' tournaments and friendly matches, thereby, dramatically increasing its overall activities. Some of the major teams that have visited Nepal are summerized below, along with, some of CAN's teams that have made foreign tours.

Name of some foreign teams that have visited Nepal:

Motihari Cricket XI - India, Young Men Cricket Team (Calcutta) - India, Central Secretariat Team (Delhi) - India, Royal Bangkok Sports Club's team - Thailand, South Eastern Railways (Calcutta) - India, Kiwi Eleven - New Zealand, Gray Kangaroo - Australia, Muslim Commercial Bank - Pakistan, RACC - Pakistan- Hyderabad Journalist Cricket - India, Malviya Cricket Team (Delhi) India, Men & Women's Soft Tennis Cricket Team - India, Dhaka Club - Bangladesh, Chittagaon Club - Bangladesh, Balochistan Cricket Academy - Pakistan. Various clubs from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal took part in Subarna BP Memorial Cricket Tournament held in Birgunj, Nepal.


Foreign Visits of Nepalese Cricket Teams:

Nepalese Cricket Team has toured Thailand to participate in friendly matches, and also participated in a six-a-side cricket tournament in Bangkok hosted by Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Nepalese Cricket Team has visited Bangladesh and played club level friendly matches. Nepalese Cricket Team has visited Delhi at the invitation of IRCON International and played friendly matches with the club teams of Delhi. A school level team has visited Patna to take part in Pataliputra Rusimodi Interschool Tournament. CAN has participated in various tournaments organized by ACC and ICC, such as, U-15 Asia Cup, U-17 Asia Cup, U-19 Asia Cup, Pepsi ACC Trophy and ICC Trophy, and continues to participate in these events till date.

© CAN, Cricket Association Of Nepal 2004