National team skipper Paras Khadka and coach Jagat Tamatta feel it is their fortune to play at Lord’s, known also as Home of cricket.
Speaking in a farewell event, Tamatta said,”It is the fortune that we are going to play at historic Lord’s ground, we want to give best from our side to get more focus”. “May be we are the first associate team going to play at Lord’s ground, we should utilize this opportunity” Paras Khadka told. “This time weather condition was also supportive and training as well as” Khdaka added.
During England tour Nepal will also play against four local club before playing against the much awaited Merylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – Nepal match on July 19 (Shraawan 4). Team is scheduled to travel to England on Monday morning.
Team Nepal: Paras Khadka (captain), Gyanendra Malla (vice captain), Shakti Gauchhan, Basanta Regmi, Sharad Vesawakar, Sompal Kami, Sagar Pun, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Raju Rizal (wk), Rajesh Pulami Magar, Subash Khakurel (wk), Anil Mandal, Bikram Sob, Jagat Tamatta (Coach), Raman Shiwakoti (Technical Analyst) and Dinesh Bhatta (Physio).
Team MCC: Keith Dutch (Captain), Glenn Phillips, James Overy, Clinton Perren, Mike Coles, Steve Clark, George Adair, Richard Wilkinson, Chad Barrett, Marc Reingold and Alex Senneck.