Kathmandu. Domestic competition and its structure is the basis for developing cricket in any country and strengthening the national team. You have to do well in domestic competitions to make a place in the national team.
Therefore, the players are excited to play in the national competition. It can even be a great opportunity for new talent.
Right now, the Prime Minister’s Cup men’s national cricket tournament is underway in Nepal. The Nepal Cricket Association is managing the tournament under the program of the National Sports Council.
Cricket fans also want to see all the players play in the national level competition. But this time some famous players will not be seen in the PM Cup.
From Sandeep Lamichhane, who has already created the image of a global star, to young all-rounder Kushal Malla, he will not play in the tournament this time. Sompal Kami and Karan KC will also not play in the PM Cup this time.
Similarly, former captain of the Nepali national team Paras Khadka is also playing only two games.
National team leg-spinner Sandeep is currently playing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bass League (BBL) in Australia. Sandeep, who has been performing well in foreign leagues, has joined the new team Hobart. The previous two seasons he played for the Melbourne Stars. Sandeep has taken 4 wickets this season. Sandeep has not yet played in a national tournament in Nepal.
Loss of 3 players to Army
While Sandeep is playing in Australia, fast bowlers Sompal Kami and Karan KC and all-rounder Kushal Mall are leaving for the fourth edition of the T10 league in the UAE next week. They are busy for that now. That is why these three players have not played in the PM Cup.
What is important is that all these three players have been playing national competitions from the departmental team Tribhuvan Army. So this time the army will miss these 3 players.
Another coincidence is that these three players have been selected for the T-10 league for the first time. This will be Sompal’s second foreign league. Earlier, he was selected in the Global T20 League Canada. Meanwhile, Karan and Kushal have been selected in a foreign league for the first time.
Sompal has signed former winners Maratha Arabians, while Karan KC has joined Pune Devils and Kushal Mall Team Abu Dhabi.
In the absence of three players, the Army has fielded Akash Chand and Lokesh Bam this season.
In the first match, Army defeated Gandaki by 98 runs. After the game, Army captain Binod Bhandari said that although there would be some difficulties due to the absence of the three main players, other players could also play. “We don’t have three players. That makes it a little difficult. It has been 8-10 days since I was released from Corona. I didn’t even think of playing. But Mon, Karan and Kushal are not there and it is a little difficult when I am not there either. I also played forcibly, ‘said Binod after winning the game by scoring 111 not out against Gandaki.
Three players would play the first few games. But the army did not play. Asked why, Vinod said, “Karan, Som and Kushal used to play three games. But now 3 games are against the state. He used to play with the department. Now, when playing with the state, it is very difficult to remove it when there is a department with 3 players. Because it is difficult to play with the department when the main player is removed. So right now we are playing with winning combination and team combination. So that it will not be difficult to play with the department later. ‘
Binod had said that he would test all the players as it was a long tournament without three players.
Similarly, Binod had said that the game could not be won without Mon Karan and Kushal. “Without three players, the game cannot be won. Sometimes even if two players play well, they can win. He is a good player now. If it is a set, then it is a miss. We have not forced other players to play, they are players. So it would not be difficult without them, ‘said Vinod.
Similarly, Sompal also said that he did not play because another player would get an opportunity if he did not play.
Paras will play only two games
Similarly, Paras Khadka, the outgoing captain of the national team and a player from Bagmati Pradesh, will play only two games in the PM Cup. Paras Khadka is also going to UAE as he is the emerging talent mentor of Team Abu Dhabi in T10 league.
Paras, who played for Abu Dhabi last season, has been in a different role this season.
Paras is in the playing set when Bagmati Pradesh plays Nepal Police on Sunday. Similarly, Bagmati is playing against Far Western Province on Monday.
According to the Bagmati Provincial Cricket Association, Paras will play only two games.