Matches of All Nepal cricket team shifted to Multan


Due to heavy rains in the cricketing regions of Karachi and Hyderabad, all matches of the Nepal team’s tour of Pakistan have been shifted to the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.

The visiting side’s three matches were earlier scheduled to be played at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad and the Steel Mills Ground and the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium here in Karachi.

The dates for the limited overs matches, to be played between Nepal and the Pakistan National Cricket Academy (NCA) team, are August 7 (Monday), 9 and 10.

Former Sri Lanka batting star Roy Luke Dias is the coach of the Nepal team. The touring squad’s players are Aakash Gupta, Basant Regmi, Binod Kumar Das, Dhirendra Chand, Gyanendra Malla, Kanishka Chaugai, Mahaboob Alam, Manoj Baishya, Paras Khadka, Paresh Lohani, Raj Kumar Pradhan, Raju Basnyat, Shakti Gauchan and Sharad Vesawkar.

The team’s officials are Thakur Pratap Thapa (manager), Dias (coach), Arjun Gurung (assistant manager) and Jung Bahadur Thapa (assistant coach).

Shahid Yousuf has already been named to lead the NCA team. Fawad Alam is his vice-captain while the other players are Adnan Raza, Akhtar Ayub, Ali Khan, Anwar Ali, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Imran Khalid, Jamshed Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed, Riaz Kail, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Sohail Khan and Usman Malik.

Mansoor Rana is the manager-cum-coach while Sajjad Ali Gul has been appointed as trainer-cum-physiotherapist.

Source:The News

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