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Two-day Cricket from next year

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has finally come up with the much awaited two-day cricket to add to their list of domestic cricket.


Launching the calendar for the next year, CAN said it will launch the two-day cricket tournament from next year and will be played as Prime Minister’s Cup. CAN has long been in talks with the government to come up with the tournament with the plans finally getting shape.


The government will provide an assistance of six million rupees for the tournament. The tournament will be held in May at four different venues. A Women’s National Twenty20 Tournament has also been added to the calendar for next year.


The estimated cost for the both the tournament will be Rs 85,000 and apart from the assistance from the government, CAN will take care of the rest expenses.


A board meeting of the cricket governing body also decided to provide each of the nine cricket regions Rs 500,000 out of which Rs 100,000 will be separated in the construction of an academy. CAN also recruited technical analyst Raman Shiwakoti in a one-year contract.


Shiwakoti has long been with the national team as an analyst but he has been getting call only during the international tournaments. Shiwakoti will now be a paid staff under CAN.


CAN has also made public a budget of Rs 144.1 million for the next year, while it has decided to send curators Narayan Bahadur Karki, Ajay Pandey and Madhu Tamang for a three-week curator’s course in Sri Lanka.

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