Today, the Embassy of Pakistan organized Trophy Unveiling Ceremony of the "8th Edition of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T-20 Cricket Tournament 2023". The ceremony was followed by draws for the twelve teams competing in the tournament.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Paras Khadka, former Captain of Nepal's National Cricket team and prominent media representatives.
Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T-20 Cricket Tournament is a regular feature of every year, in which cricket teams from different clubs and academies of Nepal participate. The 8th Edition of the tournament will commence from 10 March 2023.
The aim of the tournament is to strengthen people-to-people contacts and to encourage the youth of Nepal to participate in sports activities. The tournament creates a platform for the young cricketers of Nepal to enhance their professional capabilities.
While speaking at the occasion, Mr. Paras Khadka appreciated Pakistan Embassy's initiative to facilitate young Nepali cricketers.
Addressing the event, Charge d’ Affair (a.i.) Mr. Umair Ali expressed his satisfaction at the growing popularity of this annual event among Nepali youth. He emphasized the importance of sports for a healthy society. He also expressed the hope that the tournament would provide a healthy avenue for young cricketers from Nepal to hone their skills and further promote cricket in Nepal.
He further said that the tournament was a testament of cordial and friendly relations between Nepal and Pakistan and hoped that the tournament would contribute to further deepening of our brotherly relations.
Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu
20 February 2023