Middle order batsman Gyanendra Malla and spinner Basanta Regmi are leaving for Canada to participate in the professional league but the ligament strain in skipper Paras Khadka’s right shoulder has almost denied skipper Paras Khadka a place in the North American cricket league for this season.
Paras was supposed to leave with Gyanendra and Basanta as he was already prepared with all documents but he has been advised to take a complete rest until he completely recovers from the injury. Dr Chakra Raj Pandey, an orthapedic, who is taking care of Paras at Grande Hospital, has advised the Nepali skipper to take rest.
“The doctor has told be that I am gradually recovering from the injury but I am not hundred per cent,” Paras told www.cricketingnepal.com
Paras doesn’t know how long his recovery is going to take. “It might take two or three weeks or may be more. I am not sure. So the probability is that I am not leaving for Canada,” Paras added. Paras had played for Ontario Cricket Academy and Club (OCA) last year in the Canadina soil. He was one of the best performers in the league for giving an allround display.
Gyanendra will play with OCA and Basanta will play for GTA Challengers Club – a second tier club in the league. “We have to think about different aspects. We can learn a lot of things there and if we do even better, it can open door for other players as well. Paras did it last time and that opened gates for us,” said Gyanendra.
Coach Pubudu Dassanayake had recommended Gyanendra and Basanta for the Canadian league as he did for Paras last time. Both players gave a full credit to the coach who is currently in Canada.