Nepal Cricket Team felicated

Asian Thai Foods felicitate Nepali Cricketers
Nepal Cricket Team players were felicitated by Asian Thai Foods (P) Ltd for their success at the recently concluded fourth ACC Trophy. Mr Shivsaran Sarda distributed token of appreciation to all members of the team. Speaking on the occasion, Sarda congratulated the Cricket Association of Nepal for it's persistent efforts assured both financial and other support of Rum Pum Noodles, a product of Sarda Group, for the development of cricket in the country in future. Binod Shanker Palikhe was chief guest on this occasion. "Government alone cannot do much." he said. "Support from private sector is essential for the overall development of sports." On the occasion, Rohini Dixit rewarded with cash prizes of Rs 7000 each of three of the best performers in the ACC Trophy: Dipendra Chaudhary, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Mehboob Alam on the fond memories of her late husband Dr Kalyan Mani Dixit. She also announced the institution of Kalyan Mani Dixit Memorial Trophy after late Dixit. The trophy will be held in Birgunj from next year.

Prime Minister felicitates Cricketers
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, on Saturday, felicitated Nepali Cricket Team for their success in the recently concluded ACC Trophy held in Singapore. "The nation is proud of our boys,"Deuba said. "At present cricket is only sports in the nation for which we can take a breath of relief. I assure that the government will do everything possible to enhance country's status as a cricket playing nation," he added. Binod Shankar Palikhe, member-secretary of National Sports Council and Jay Kumar Nath Shah, the president of CAN also present there.

Earlier, the Democratic National Youth Federation (DNYF) and people Volunteers Nepal also felicitated the squad. On the occassion, Madhav Kumar Nepal, the General Secretary of Nepal Communist party United Marxist Leninist(UML) praised the performance of the team." We should provide conductive environment to all the sports irrespective of the situation in the country," said Nepal. At the occasion, team captain Raju Khadka urged all the political parties to work together for the development of cricket. The Khichapokhari club also honored the team on Saturday morning.

NSC felicitates Nepali Cricket Team
The National Sports Council felicitated the Nepali Cricket that returned with the runners-up trophy from the fourth ACC Trophy held in Singapore. At Dashrath Stadium, Jay Kumar Nath Shah revealed that the association would come out shortly with an annual cricket calender. Nepal has been receiving the sum under the heading of International Cricket Council's (ICC) development fund to its affiliate members. Minister of the state for Education and Sports Narayan Prasad Saud gave away felicitation letter to all the members of the squad. Saud, underlining the unprecedented success of cricket team, said "Cricket is the only discipline which provides relief in otherwise degrading Nepali Sports."It's time that we handle the team sensibly because our boys have more than ten years of cricket remaining in them," he added. On the occasion, Nepal's vice-captain Binod Das, thanked all the team mates, coaches, team manager, officials, journalists and cricket fans for providing the team a much needed boost during the tournament. Recollecting the tour, Das, appreciated the training management and environment provided by the officials for the team. Earlier, former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala also felicitated the squad at his residence in Maharajgunj.


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