NCCS-CPAN CRICKET AWARDS 2019: All the Winners

The NCCS-CPAN CRICKET AWARDS 2019, Nepal’s first-ever cricket award ceremony, took place in Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Kathmandu on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 where following 5 different categories of awards were presented. Here is a full list of the winners.

1. NCCS-CPAN Cricketer of the Year (Men), 2018-19: Sandeep Lamichhane was declared as the winner of this category ahead of skipper Paras Khadka, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee and Karan K.C.

2. NCCS-CPAN Cricketer of the Year (Women), 2018-19: Sita Rana Magar won this accolade ahead of Rubina Chhetri, Karuna Bhandari, Indu Barma and Sarita Magar.

3. NCCS-CPAN Emerging Cricketer of the Year, 2018-19: Rohit Kumar Paudel pipped Kabita Kunwar, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Abinash Bohora and Sundeep Jora for the honour.

4. NCCS-CPAN Moment of the Year, 2018-19: Karan K.C.’s match-winning effort against Canada in ICC World Cricket League Division-II last year was awarded as the Moment of the Year. Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, National women’s cricket team, skipper Paras Khadka, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Rubina Chhetri Belbashi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami and Sundeep Jora were the other nominees in this category.

5. NCCS-CPAN Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018-19: Komal Bahadur Pandey was honoured with this award category for his contribution in Nepalese cricket.

Lamichhane received NPR. 132,000 while the rest of the winners received NPR. 66,000 each.

Technical Committee which made the selection:

Head Coach Jagat Tamatta, Coach Binod Das, Umpires Durga Nath Subedi and Vinay Kumar Jha, Nepal Sports Journalists Forum’s representatives Sarita Shrestha and Subas Humagain, and Technical Analyst Raman Shiwakoti (Technical Coordinator).

Chief Guest Yuba Raj Dulal (Minister for Social Development, Province No. 3), Hari Bansha Acharya (Noted Comedian), Pitambar Timsina (Vice President, National Sports Council), Binaya Raj Pandey (Former President, CAN), Dr. Manish Raj Pandey (President, CPAN), Pawan Agrawal (Immediate Past President, CPAN), Mahesh Acharya (President, Nepal Sports Journalist Forum), Santosh Maskey (Executive Director, NCCS), Uttam Karmacharya (Former Captain), Upendra Bhattarai (Former Vice President, CAN), Ramesh Silwal (Former Vice-President, CAN), Umesh Patwal (Batting Consultant), Sampurna Basnyat (Director, NCCS) and Bineeta Pandey (Vice-Principal, NCCS) among others handed over the prizes to the winners.

Former national team skipper L.B. Chhetri also handed over his Autobiography “Captain 1998” to the current skipper Paras Khadka while Khadka gifted the bat signed by national team members to title sponsor of the event, the NCCS’s Executive Director Sundar Raj Pandey.

Comedian Sandeep Chhetri’s stand-up comedy, live performance by Singer Dharmendra Sewan, and cultural performance from the NCCS students were other highlights of the function. A live ceremony was broadcast to Himalayan television audiences by the media partner Himalaya TV HD. Hotel Crown Plaza was the hospitality partner of the event.