Melbourne, Expert Sagarmatha Blues wins Global Interface T 10 Nepalese Cricket Championship 2022 organised by Victorian Nepalese Cricket Association (VNCA). In the recently concluded 4th edition of the well-known championship, Five Victoria-based teams Maven Cricket Club, Brighton United Club, Far West Hunter Cricket Club, Global Interface Cricket Club, and Expert Sagarmatha Blues had chased for the prestigious championship.
In the title match of the admired Nepalese Cricket Championship, Expert Sagarmatha Blues defeated Far West Hunter by 42 runs. The batting strength of Expert Sagarmatha Blues stood out. Expert opened the batting and scored 185 runs at the loss of 1 wicket. The run-chase proved to be uphill climb for the opponent. Expert Sagarmatha Blues restricted Far West Hunter to 143 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. In the decider the in-form Expert batsman Ashish GC brought up a century and Sumit scored 56.
The winner and runner-up teams were awarded the cash prize amounting to $3000 and $500 respectively along with the trophies, medals, and certificates. Cricket is a team game, but individual awards are also much valued. Manish Khakurel was declared Best batsman, Nirajan Karki was adjudged best bowler, Sudeep Neupane was awarded best wicket-keeper, and Sanjay Khatri bagged the man-of-the-series title.
In the closing ceremony, VNCA president Sujit Basnet said, “We are proud to continue the glorious tradition and contribute to the rich sports culture of our community. I personally and on behalf of the organiser would like to thank Cricket Victoria, NRNA, Nepali Jana Samparka Samiti, Australia, Nepalese Association of Victoria, Solangture, Everest United Club and the entire community for the admirable cooperation and support. We will remain thankful to all the valued stakeholders including the title sponsor, other sponsors, supporters, volunteers the participating teams, and the media fraternity who have supported us to make the championship a grand success like in its previous editions. We look forward to the entire community for the continued support and cooperation.”
The winners, runner-up and the individual trophies were awarded by NRNA, Australia VP and Vitoria Coordinator Hari Khadka and NRNA ICC VP Durga Acharya, Global Interface Director Bibhusan Joshi, JSS President Binit Sharma, BOQ bank Director Satish Bishwonatha, Eagle Rise Sports Director, Shafqat Nawaz and the Victorian Nepalese Cricket Association President Sujit Basnet.
The Nepalese Cricket Championship has Global Interface Education and Visa Services as the title sponsor, Marinas Joshi Lawyers as the silver sponsor, Ultimate Institute of Australia (UIA), Better Choice, Marinas Joshi Lawyers, Eyestate Real Estate Agent, AECC Global, Destiny Homes, Everest Driving Centre, Yatra the Connection, BOQ Berebi, Destiny Living, Kathmandu Cottage as the supporters.
The title sponsor Bibhusan Joshi shared with Nepalese Australians, “Our team is proud to support this popular one-day sport-fiesta as the main sponsor and we feel honoured to continue to be associated with the reputed sporting organisers. The organiser has offered a fitting platform to all the cricketers of our community mainly living in Victoria and enhanced the quality of our glorious sports culture. It has delivered consistently high quality and we always give priority to the promotion of sports through social networking and will always be happy to collaborate with the community for the overall goodwill and success of our culture, sport, and native connection. We would try our best to continue to justify our corporate social commitment. I want to congratulate to the respected organisers, all the volunteers, supporters, participating teams, players, and all involved in this proud sports campaign.”
Many enthusiastic audiences and community members turned up to watch the spellbinding cricket championship.