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Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 cricket concludes



Kathmandu, March 10: The 9th Edition of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament-2024 has concluded today. The event commenced on 2nd March 2024 and twelve teams of various clubs participated in the Tournament.

Mr. Shiva Koirala (Jwala), Vice President, National Sports Council of Nepal graced the occasion as Chief Guest, and awarded the Trophy to the winning team of Cricket Excellence Centre Kathmandu. Whereas Lee Cricket won the runners-up trophy.

Special Guests included Mr. Golam Sarwar, Secretary General SAARC, Ms. Noha Hamdy Ahmed Elgebaly, Ambassador of Egypt to Nepal, Mr. Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal and Mr. Xie Yu Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in Nepal, Utsav Dhungana, General Manager, Cricket Association of Nepal, Mr. Prachanda Bahdur Shrestha, Chairman Himalayan Bank Limited and Ashoke SJB Rana, Chief Executive Officer, Himalayan Bank Limited.

Likewise journalists, civil society representatives and sports lovers also attended the ceremony. The Special Guests presented the prizes to prominent players and officials of the T20 Cricket Tournament.

Addressing the ceremony, Shiva Koirala lauded the Pakistan Embassy’s initiative for successfully organizing the event. He added that the event is now on the sporting calendar of Kathmandu and manifestation of close relations between Nepal and Pakistan.

In his remarks, Ambassador Abrar H. Hashmi congratulated the winning teams and lauded the organizers on successfully materializing the event. He added that the tournament contributed in providing opportunities to emerging cricket players of Nepal.

This yearly event since 2014 has been an avenue to forge strong relations between both countries. He committed to continue to bring the youths of two countries together by organizing such events in future as well.

The Ambassador thanked the Chief guest, special guests and the participants for their interest and presence in the event. #Nepal


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