KATHMANDU, July 13: Indian Ambassador Jayanta Prasad met the Nepali U-19 cricket team at the TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on Friday and wished them success for their upcoming international tournament.
Nepal is participating in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia in August. The Nepali team and had just returned home from U-19 Asia Cup cricket tournament held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 23 to July 2.
Ambassador Prasad praised the performance of the Nepali U-19 team during the U-19 Asia Cup and wished them luck for the World Cup. “I had seen the score card of Nepal U-19 team and India U-19 team during the Asia Cup which showed that you played well in the tournament.”
U-19 skipper Prithu Baskota, after the brief meeting with Prasad said the team was motivated by his words.
Nepali U-19 team was having batting practice at TU Ground when ambassador visited the team. Coach Pubudu Dassanayake informed briefed about the team performance during the Asia Cup to the ambassador.
Ambassador Prasad also visited the gym hall setup at the TU Ground. Coach Dassanayake informed that the gym hall at TU Ground has helped the players for the training.
During the visit of Ambassador, Manoj Jaishi, Managing Director of Model Global Visas Consultancy announced to award the batsman and bowler with handsome amount. Jaishi announced to award the batsmen who scores more than 75 runs will receive Rs 50,000 and also the bowler who takes four wickets will receive Rs 50,000.
“This is the motivation for the players during the game as I love cricket,” said Jaishi adding “I will appoint three best players of the tournament as the brand ambassador of my office.”
Jaishi had earlier sponsored Biratnagar during the national games and awarded Sunil Bista with cash prize for the performance in the national games.