Paras Khadka, the former captain of the Nepali national cricket team, will be appearing on the field as a captain to play cricket in Nepal for the first time since his retirement.
Khadka, who is also the secretary of the Nepal Cricket Association (CAN), is returning as a player to Nepali fields after 30 months of retirement from active sports.
The former captain will participate in a friendly cricket tournament held at the inauguration of the under-construction Extratech Oval cricket ground in Rupandehi.
For the opening, a T-10 tournament between four teams is scheduled. The inauguration will take place on the 14th of Falgun at the Extratech ground itself.
The four teams participating are the 1996 team that played Nepal’s first international match, the Rupandehi Legends, the team that played in the 2014 T20 World Cup, and Rest of Nepal.
Former captain Khadka will lead the 2014 team. Similarly, the list of other players will be published soon. LB Chhetri, the captain from 1996, Kalam Ali from Rest of Nepal, and Hari Bahadur Thapa from Rupandehi Legends are likely to captain the other teams, as stated by Shakti Gauchan, the goodwill ambassador of the field in the program.