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Cricketers out to cheer footballing colts

National team left arm spinner Shakti Gauchan and seamer Avinash Karn took a break on Saturday to watch Nepali colts play Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF U-16 Football Championship match.


The duo also watched the national volleyball team’s match against Afghanistan during the South Asian Invitational Volleyball Championship match at the NSC covered hall some days back along with Sagar Pun and Subash Khakurel. Shakti and Avinash are the part of the team preparing for the ACC Emerging Teams Cup to be held Singapore from August 17-25.


Shakti is an ardent lover of football which he has demonstrated several times on-field. Shakti last celebrated his hat-trick against Denmark — the only from a senior Nepali cricketer in international cricket — during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Dubai last year. After completed the hat-trick, Shakti had slided down the ground as if he was celebrating a goal. 

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