The High Performance Programme (HPP) Committee has said it has done its every bit in their bid to prepare the national team for the ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had formed the HPP under the leadership of its member Purna Lama to look after the national team’s preparation for the two Qualifiers. “We are heading towards a right direction as we don’t see any lapses in our programmes,” said HPP Manager Lama.
“There might be some plans which might not have been implemented but that has not affected national team’s preparation. We are happy that we have come forward with more plans that the one we had actually planned of,” Lama added.
CAN and HPP member Sanjeev Pandey urged media to go positively in this important and historical period for Nepali cricket. “From our evaluation, this is the best preparation that the national team has got so far for any tournament. If we get positive response from every aspect of the society then certainly it will be good for cricket,” said Pandey.
Under the HPP, national team has been provided special mentoring from Australian batting coach Chris Harris. Two Sri Lankan bowlers have been bowling at national camp for the last two weeks and two are yet to come.
National team will also leave for 10-day New Delhi tour – the first official tour of India for Nepal after the cricket governing body signed an agreement with Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).
Nepal will play seven practice matches during their New Delhi tour which begins from October 20.