Kathmandu, August 29, 2023
Tomorrow will mark a historic milestone for Nepal’s cricketing journey as they step onto the field to face the formidable Pakistan cricket team in their inaugural appearance at the Asia Cup. The match, scheduled for August 30 at 3:15 PM in Multan, has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans across the nation, making it one of the most significant sporting events in Nepal’s history.
Debut at Asia Cup Against No. 1 Ranked ODI Team
Nepal’s entry into the Asia Cup sees them facing the top-ranked One Day International (ODI) team, Pakistan. This exciting clash has ignited a wave of enthusiasm and anticipation among not only cricket enthusiasts but also the general population, symbolizing the unity of the nation in their support for the cricket team.
Unprecedented Security Measures
Ensuring the safety and security of all stakeholders is a top priority as excitement for the match continues to build. Over 7,000 security professionals will be stationed at the Multan Stadium for the event, reflecting the commitment of Pakistan Army and Punjab Rangers to ensure a secure environment for the tournament. This comprehensive security approach includes safeguarding the game venue, overseeing practice sessions, and providing protection to players during their off-field activities.
Global Nepali Fans’ Enthusiastic Presence
The historic nature of Nepal’s Asia Cup debut has transcended borders, attracting supporters from around the world. While approximately 250 fans have traveled from Nepal to Pakistan to witness the milestone, a passionate contingent from Qatar, Dubai, the United States, and various European countries have also converged on Multan to passionately rally behind the Nepali cricket team.
Nationwide Screen Broadcasts Amplify Support
Support for the Nepali cricket team goes beyond physical presence. Various district cricket associations, clubs, and social media platforms have joined hands to organize big screen broadcasts of the match across different parts of the country. Thousands of fans are set to gather together to watch the match on big screens, creating an electrifying atmosphere as they unite to cheer on their team.
Government Officials and Cricket Associations Show Solidarity
Government officials and cricketing bodies are rallying behind Nepal’s journey in the Asia Cup. Chatur Bahadur Chand, President of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), leads the charge by being present in Pakistan to witness this historic moment. Furthermore, Tanka Lal Ghising, Member Secretary of the National Sports Council, and Dig Bahadur Limbu, Minister of Youth and Sports, will travel to Sri Lanka to show their unwavering support as Nepal takes on India.
As Nepal eagerly prepares for its historic Asia Cup debut against Pakistan, the entire nation stands united in anticipation and support for their cricket team. The match is set to be a defining moment in Nepal’s sporting history, forging memories that will resonate for generations to come.