Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament concludes with prize distribution

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Kathmandu: The closing ceremony, also the prize distribution ceremony, of “9th Edition of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T20 Cricket Tournament-2024”was held on Sunday. The event commenced on 2nd March 2024 and twelve teams of various clubs participated in the Tournament.

Shiva Koirala (Jwala), Vice President, National Sports Council, Nepal graced the occasion as Chief Guest, and awarded the Trophy to the winning team of Cricket Excellence Centre Kathmandu. Whereas Lee Cricket won the runners-up trophy.

Special Guests included Golam Sarwar, Secretary General SAARC, Noha Hamdy Ahmed Elgebaly, Ambassador of Egypt to Nepal, Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal, Xie Yu, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in Nepal, Utsav Dhungana, General Manager, Cricket Association of Nepal, among others.

Shiva Koirala lauded the Pakistan Embassy’s initiative for successfully organizing the event. He added that the event is now on the sporting calendar of Kathmandu and it is manifestation of close relations between Nepal and Pakistan. Ambassador Abrar H. Hashmi congratulated the winning teams and lauded the organizers on successfully materializing the event. He added that the tournament contributed in providing opportunities to emerging cricket players of Nepal. This yearly event since 2014 has been an avenue to forge strong relations between both countries.