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GHCA team leaves for Twenty20 Series in UAE

Great Himalaya Cricket Academy (GHCA) U-19 team has left for United Arab Emirates on Friday for a Bilateral Twenty20 Series against Emirate Cricket Training Dubai team.

The Kathmandu-based team will play four Twenty20 matches at the Ajman Oval Ground in Ajman from August 19-22 before returning to Nepal. It would be fourth foreign tour for GHCA which has previously visited India (2015) and Bangladesh twice in 2016 and 2017.

“This tour is going to be very fruitful for our boys because they will get learn about different aspects of cricket. Additionally, playing in different conditions is going to be very helpful for our boys,” said GHCA President and team coach Sudeep Sharman.

All the matches will be played under floodlights, according to GHCA. National team coach Jagat Tamatta lauded GHCA effort in providing appropriate exposure for youngsters.

“The biggest thing is gaining exposure. This tour will give the GHCA youngsters good experience and getting an opportunity to play under floodlights at this age is a big opportunity. I hope the boys will cash in on this chance,” said Tamatta during a farewell programme for the team.

Ashutosh Ghiraiya will lead the GHCA team that consists of Soham Aryal, Parikshit Dhakal, Saugat Dangal, Ramesh Bahadur Khadka, Punit Kumar Yadav, Harsha Bikram Adhikari, Deepesh Poudel, Bipen Upadhyaya, Anubhav Karki, Akuch Adhikari, Aaditya Mahata and Abhisesh Thapa Magar.

Tejendra Rajbhandari is the team manager. Under the exchange programme, the Emirates team will also return to Nepal for another series.

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