CAN called players for closing camp…
Posted by Prabin the सोभित on Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Himalayan Times, KATHMANDU:
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) today named a preliminary 20-member squad for the ICC World Cricket League Division-IV slated for August in Italy.
The cricketers will undergo closed camp training here from May 1. All 14 cricketers, who were part of the team that defeated the USA in the World Cricket League (WCL) Division-V final here in February, were recalled for the camp.
Among the players called for the closed camp were Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Shakti Gauchan, Sharad Vesawkar, Mahesh Chhetri, Anil Kumar Mandal, Dipendra Chaudhary, Basant Regmi, Binod Das, Sanjam Regmi, Rahul Kumar BK, Mehboob Alam, Binod Bhandari, Amrit Bhattarai, Naresh Bahadur Budhayer, Subhash Khakurel, Manjit Shrestha, Prithu Banskota, Sunam Gautam and Pradeep Airee.
Apart from Nepal and the USA, the tournament also includes Italy, Tanzania, Argentina and Cayman Islands. The tournament is part of the 2015 World Cup qualifiers.
It is really nice to know CAN called the players so early which could be called as krambhangata (breaking the continuity). CAN was famous for making 4 or 5 weeks close camp for any tournament. Now calling players so early, they could select players and give them more practice matches.
I want to request CAN to organize a tournament with ‘A’ teams from our neighbor four test playing nations where our players can get enough practice and learn from the difficult times at these matches.
If not possible to organise a tournament then invite some teams from test team and send our team to the test playing countries.