Nepal cricket team to train in Dharamshala

Published 05/28/2015, 9:59 AM EDT


Nepal’s World Twenty20 team have been granted the facility to train in Dharamsala by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, from 5 June to 20th June to prepare for the World T20 qualifier to be held in July.

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Anurag Thakur had committed to offer help to India’s neighboring country, which is recovering after a devastating earthquake last month and so BCCIs decision is in line with Thakur’s commitments.

The qualifier will be held in Ireland and Scotland from 9 to 26th July. Significant thought seems to have gone into finalizing Dharamasala as the venue for the camp. The selection of this venue is probably attributed to the fact that the conditions here are closest to those in Ireland and Scotland in the month of July.

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It is also understood that India might further extend its support by making some of its certified coaches available to help Nepal cricketers fine-tune their skills.

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Nepal has already made their mark in international cricket by qualifying for the 2014 World Twenty20. They, however, couldn’t manage to get past the group stage, finishing second after Bangladesh in Group A with two wins in three games.

The team which was granted a T20 international status in June 2014 would like to keep going up the ladder and cause a few upsets in the World T20 by beating the higher ranked teams in the tournament after qualifying successfully.

Their preparations for the 2015 World T20 qualifier suffered severe blow after the earthquake on April 25, which claimed more than 8,000 lives.
Cricket, could serve as an opportunity to cope up with the loss and build a lively aura in the country.

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