Nepal Cricket Team tastes success in T20 world cup, receives hero's welcome
This could be a a tuning point in Nepal’s cricketing scene, after tasting successes in t20 world cup, the team received heroes welcome.
Nepal failed to qualify for the next round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014, its performance has been applauded in the international cricket arena. Of the three games, Nepal defeated Hong Kong by 80 runs and Afghanistan by 9 runs. Nepal lost to host Bangladesh by eight wickets despite a strong performance. The national media has given outstanding coverage , people came on the streets to welcome national heroes.
“I hope our fans will continue to love us,” said Captain Paras Khadka on arriving at the airport. “We have to take Nepali Cricket to new heights.”
Minister for Youth and Sports Purusottam Poudel, National Sports Council member-secretary Yuvaraj Lama, Cricket Association of Nepal representatives and Nepali fans received the legendary heroes at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).
The team then took a quick city tour from the airport with a band and fanfare, covering Gaushala- Old Baneshwor- Maitidevi- Dillibajar- Putalisadak – Bagbajar- Rantapark- Jamal- Durbar Marg, heading towards their hotel in Naxal. Reported Nepal News.
The results have been followed up reward money for the team from different organizations, “Nepal Republic Media announces Rs 1.8 million prize for nat’l cricket team for the performance in World T20 Cup” via @NepalCricket
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