Connect with us


National team sponsors honour cricketers

Standard Chartered Bank and soft drink Pepsi – the sponsors of national cricket team – on Saturday felicitated the Nepal squad that won the ICC World Cricket League Division-III tournament with cash rewards.


Both the sponsors gave Rs 20,000 each to the member of the squad collectively amounting to Rs 40,000. Nepal had won the Division-III title in Bermuda on May 5 which sent them into the Division-II and most importantly the 2014 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers to be hosted by New Zealand in January.


The cash reward receiving Division-III squad included Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Subash Khakurel, Anil Mandal, Pradeep Airee, Sharad Vesawkar, Prithu Baskota, Shakti Gauchan, Sanjam Regmi, Basanta Regmi, Chandra Saud, Amrit Bhattarai, Rahul Kumar BK and Naresh Budhayer along with coach Pubudu Dassanayake.


Technical analyst Raman Shiwakoti and team physio SV Subra were also felicitated. Meanwhile, both the sponsors also bade farewell to the national team leaving for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be held in the United Arab Emirates from November 15-30.


The sponsors also unveiled the national team jersey for the Twenty20 Qualifiers and 50-over Qualifiers. Nepal will wear Standard Chartered logo for the T20 Qualifiers in Dubai and Pepsi logo in New Zealand.


Standard Chartered CEO Joseph Silvanus showered the national team with some words of motivation. “Its all about leadership behavior. You are the ambassadors of the country on and off the field. So, whenever you step up to play, make winning a habit,” said Silvanus.


Pepsi marketer Barun Beverage Unit Manager Rohit Kohli showed faith in the team. “I seriously feel that this team can do wonders. We will further support you to make very big platform in Nepali cricket,” said Kohli.


Youth and Sports Minister Acting Secretary Shanti Ram Sharma and Cricket Association of Nepal General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel were also present on the occasion.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.



More in National

error: Content is protected !!