Published On: March 18, 2023 08:55 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
BIRGUNJ, March 18: Two members of the Nepali National Cricket Team will be awarded motorcycles by the Birgunj Metropolitan Municipality.
Opening batsman Asif Sheikh and all-rounder Arif Sheikh were members of the national cricket team that qualified for the 2023 Cricket World Cup global qualifiers after winning the last leg of the ICC World Cup Cricket League-2 series that concluded on Thursday.
The Sheikh brothers are residents of Birgunj. Mayor of Birgunj metropolis, Rajeshman Singh, said that as the role played by Asif and Arif in the ICC Cricket World Cup League-2 is worthy of awards, they are each given a motorcycle. The performance by both the players was a matter of pride for Birgunj, and hence the municipality decided to honor them, he said.
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