KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The 7th Edition of the Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket tournament will commence from March 2.
The Embassy of Pakistan organized a Trophy Unveiling Ceremony of the Tournament here today. The ceremony was followed by draws for the twelve teams competing in the tournament.
The event was attended by representative of the Cricket Association of Nepal Raju Basnet, former Captain of Nepal’s national cricket team Paras Khadka, players, representatives from different cricket academies of Nepal and prominent media representatives.
Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament is a regular feature every year, in which cricket teams from different clubs and academies of Nepal participate.
The aim of the tournament is to strengthen people-to-people contacts and to encourage the youth of Nepal to participate in sports activities. The tournament creates a platform for the young cricketers of Nepal to enhance their professional capabilities, the organizers said.
While addressing the event, Pakistani Ambassador to Nepal, Syed Haider Shah expressed the hope that the tournament would provide a healthy avenue for young cricketers from Nepal to hone their skills and further promote cricket in Nepal. He further said that the tournament was a testament to the cordial and friendly relations between Nepal and Pakistan and hoped that the tournament would contribute to further deepening these ties, as per the press release issued by the embassy.