CAN announces cash rewards to senior, U-19 cricket teamThe cricket governing body announces Rs5 million in rewards to the senior national team for qualifying for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and Rs 50,000 each to the members of U-19 cricket team for qualifying for U-19 Asia Cup.
The Cricket Association of Nepal on Monday announced cash rewards for the senior and U-19 national teams for their recent achievements.
Issuing a press release, the cricket governing body said it will reward Rs5 million to the senior cricket team “for their outstanding performance in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier and selection to the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and the US next year”.
Nepal defeated the United Arab Emirates by eight wickets in the semi-finals of the Asia Qualifier at the Mulpani Cricket Stadium to book their ticket to the World Cup for the first time since 2014 in Bangladesh. The 2024 T20 World Cup will be their only second appearance at an ICC’s main event.
Nepal lost the final and the trophy in the Super Over to Oman, who also qualified for the World Cup finals, at the TU Cricket Ground on Sunday.
CAN also decided to reward “each member of the U19 team with Rs50,000 for winning the ACC Men’s U19 Premier Cup and securing their spot at the U-19 Asia Cup”, scheduled to take place in January 2024.
The U-19 team beat Japan by 143 runs in D/L method in the semi-finals on October 21 to secure their spot at the U-19 Asia Cup before clinching the trophy with a 19-run win over the UAE by D/L method. The Nepal U-19 cricket team have also qualified for the 2024 U-19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in January and February next year.
Runners-up UAE and third-place finishers Japan also qualified for the U-19 Asia Cup.
CAN also said half of the earnings from ticket sales of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup final will be donated to the Jajarkot earthquake victims.
“Fifty percent of the amount earned from the ticket sales of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Asia Qualifier final will be provided to the victims of the recent Jajarkot earthquake,” CAN stated.
The national women’s cricket team will also be travelling to Hong Kong to take part in the Hong Kong Quadrangular T20I Women’s Series, set to take place in Hong Kong from November 15-19.