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News: $17,500 deal for Nepal U15 Cricket….

One can be tempted to wince at the amount, but I think it is a lot of money for U15s, and especially since Cricket is still an amatuer sport over there. If the playing numbers are close to a million, then such sponsorships will come through.

I have seen some comments on a couple of websites recently talking about how Nepal are NOT in the same situation as Bangladesh were in 1997. I agree; Bangladesh had won ICC trophy, were the top associate, they had played ODIs through the Asia Cup, and also had a history of cricket in that country courtesy of being a part of Pakistan till 1971.

Yet, Nepal have something that Bangladesh didnt until 2006; a very strong U19 team quite capable of beating a lot of test countries. Bangladesh may have managed to pull off some upset in the U19 WC but that was AFTER they were given ODI status. And it wasnt till 2006 that their team was actually realistically touted as being one of the forerunners for the WC, 6 years after have test status and related funding.

Nepal have the spark, probably brighter than any other associate in recent history. ACC can probably fund them a little more.

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  1. Uzz
    September 27, 2007 at 7:23 am

    I loved reading your last sentence and I hope officials at ACC will read it and think!

  2. farhan
    September 27, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    well agreed with concept of funding them more being the best Associate among ACC.well NEPAL as a country do have talent they have to show that talent at national team level .

  3. Noire
    September 30, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Yeah its good to see some positive comments from critics sometimes! I def think we are heading towards the right direction with the new CAN in place..

  4. October 23, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    well..Really.. Reading good lines in this blog…thank you..I hope the responsible person can read the blog and re-think about Nepal….

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