KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday has congratulated Gyanendra Malla on being appointed the captain of the Nepali cricket team.
PM Oli took to Twitter to wish Malla for his successful tenure as the national cricket team captain.
"I believe the team under his leadership would achieve a new height in Nepali cricket," PM wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) named Gyanendra Malla as the interim captain of the national cricket team following the resignation of former captain Paras Khadka on October 15.
According to CAN, Malla was handed the responsibility for the scheduled series against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to be held next month in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Similarly, Dipendra Singh Airee was picked as the vice-captain of the team.