KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The fourth Annual Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament, organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, kicked off Wednesday. At the embassy’s cricket ground in Maharajgunj, the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the tournament.
Shakya lauded the tournament as an event connecting the youths of the two countries through cricket. Shakya also appreciated the embassy for contributing to the development of cricket in the country by organizing the tournament every year.
Pakistani Ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that the embassy was encouraged to organize the tournament in view of its popularity among Nepali youths.
A total of 16 teams are taking part in the tournament that will run till December 21. In the first match played on Wednesday, Panch Pokhari Cricket Club of Nepal defeated the team of Embassy of Pakistan.