In a strategic move geared towards long-term success, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has appointed Indu Barma as the new captain of the Nepal national women’s cricket team. The decision was unveiled during the squad announcement for the upcoming Four-nation Women’s T20 Series, where Barma will lead a 14-member team.
The former captain, Rubina Chhetri, continues to be an integral part of the squad, contributing her experience on the field. Bindu Rawal assumes the role of vice-captain, bringing her left-handed batting skills to complement Barma’s leadership. Sita Rana Magar, the former vice-captain, also retains her place in the squad.
Paras Khadka, the secretary of CAN, explained that the decision to change leadership was proposed by the selection committee and cricket manager. The CAN board, after careful consideration, finalized the decision during a recent meeting. Khadka emphasized that while Rubina Chhetri remains a valuable player, the shift in leadership is a strategic move for the team’s long-term development.
Meet the 14-woman squad led by Indu Barma that will represent Nepal in the T20I Series in Hong Kong, China!🌟which is kicking off on November 15. 🏆— CAN (@CricketNep) November 9, 2023
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Indu Barma, known for her versatility with a right-handed batting style and right-arm off-break bowling technique, is expected to bring a fresh perspective to the team. Bindu Rawal’s left-handed batting prowess adds a dynamic element to the squad.
Manoj Katwal will step into the role of coach for the women’s team in the upcoming series. The team is gearing up for a tour to Hong Kong to participate in the Four-nation T20I series, featuring Nepal, Hong Kong, Japan, and Tanzania. The appointment of Indu Barma as captain signals a new chapter in Nepal’s women’s cricket, setting the stage for a promising journey ahead.