Hosts Sudur Paschimanchal Academy (SPA) have bolstered their squad for the Hotel Devotee SPA Cup by recruiting a Sri Lankan state level player for Nepal’s highest cash prize cricket tournament.
Jehan Herath – a former skipper in the Sri Lankan State Level MCC team – will join SPA for the tournament that begins in Dhangadhi from January 30. The tournament allows each team to field two international players.
Herath is an openers and a right arm leg break bowler. “He has played really well in the Division 1 tournament in Sri Lanka, so we decided to recruit him for the SPA Cup,” said SPA team manager Saurav Ojha.
The 19-year old Herath will land in Dhangadhi one week before the tournament begins. Ojha also informed that SPA is also mulling to recruit another player form Mumbai shortly. A total of 16 teams are participating in the tournament that offers a cash purse of Rs 500,000. The runners-up will get Rs 200,000.
Pentagon College are the defending champions, while SPA were the semi-finalists.
Batting Type.: Right Hand(Opening Batsman).
Bowling Type.: Right Arm Leg Break.
Performance.: Captained U-23(SLC) tournment In MCC 2013,
Currently playing in Division I SARA tournment For MCC,
Represented Kingswood College Kandy 1st XI in 2012,2013,2014