Nepali Blind Women’s Cricket Team Embarks on Mumbai Tour for Indo-Nepal Tournament

The Nepali Blind Women’s Cricket Team, set to participate in the ‘Indo-Nepal’ two-country blind women’s cricket tournament in Mumbai, India, from December 10 to 16, bid farewell in a ceremony.

Following the Indo-Nepal series held in Nepal in April earlier this year, a 5-match T-20 series is scheduled in Mumbai, India.

The team underwent selection for the competition during a closed training session in Pokhara in March last year. Additionally, they trained for a week at the newly built training center in Godavari to prepare for the tournament.

Led by Captain Gita Poudel and Vice-Captain Binita Pun, the Nepali team is under the guidance of Head Coach Rijn Prajoo, Coach Nahendra Niraula, and Team Manager Jyoti KC.

At the farewell event, an inclusive cricket training center was inaugurated. The Chief Guest, Gajendra Marhajan of Godavari Municipality, Milan Silwal, Chairman of Godavari Municipality Ward No. 5, National Cricketer Sharad Vesawkar, representatives of Nepali Rhinos Cricket Club, and representatives of UNDP were present.

In collaboration with national cricketer Sharad Vesawkar, the Nepali Rhinos Cricket Club provided cricket Shoes during the farewell program. Additionally, an Art of Living Intuition class was conducted for the National Blind Women’s Cricket Team. Vesawkar expressed his commitment to cooperate in organizing the Blind Women’s World Cup in the future.

The Nepali team participating in the series includes:

  1. Pratibha Rai
  2. Isra Maya Lunggeli
  3. Muna Aryal
  4. Poonam Kumari Chaudhary
  5. Srijana Pariyar
  6. Gita Paudel
  7. Binita Somai
  8. Kanti Chaudhary
  9. Sarita Ghimire
  10. Sita Dagora
  11. Mankeshi Chaudhary
  12. Bimala Rai
  13. Nisha Dagora
  14. Dillishara Dhamala
  15. Ujeli Tharu
  16. Vinita Again
  17. Rijan Prajoo – Head Coach
  18. Nahendra Niraula – Assistant Coach
  19. Jyoti K. C. – Team Manager
  20. Pawan Ghimire – Team Manager
  21. Sagar Lama – Team Manager

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