If we look at the Nepalese cricket of last few years, it has been quite eventful. We have seen the team gained Twenty20 International (T20I) status on 28 June 2014 and also gained coveted One Day International (ODI) status for the first time on 15 March 2018 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in our cricketing history. No doubt, this is a remarkable achievement ever but there are lots of things that need to be done for maintaining and developing the Nepalese cricket in international arena. Despite very little support and facilities, our cricketers have been able to achieve some exceptional results. This shows that we have enough talent and bright future ahead as we have entered an era of new cricket. The hard work being done by the cricket players and the well-wishers to develop cricket in Nepal and their participation in international cricketing events is highly commendable.
Since 2015, Cricket Players Association Nepal (CPAN) has been working as a not-for-profit, social and public welfare centered organization for the welfare and development of every facet of the cricket game and the cricket players in Nepal. The organization is instrumental in facilitating and meditating for wellbeing of Nepali cricket and players, and recognizing their contributions to the sport.
We are involved in creating a positive environment for the development of national and international cricket players and also assisting in maintaining the integrity of the game. We provide a forum for the cricketers to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions to important cricketing matters and issues (both technical and non-technical). We also offer individual members an opportunity to expand personal and cricketing networks, and improve their own skills and knowledge and make contribution to the development of cricket. We have come forward as the collective and representative voice of past and present male and female cricketers in the country.
There is no doubt, the love of cricket is just one of the great things that can unite us as people, as teams and even as nations. Thanks to the players and supporters for extending their love and support to our sport. We, at CPAN, will continue to look forward to ensure that we work for the betterment of cricket and cricketers, and expect support from everyone in our future endeavours.
With warm regards,
Dr. Manish Raj Pandey
President, Cricket Players Association Nepal (CPAN)