Baitadi, March 12 : The Sudurpaschim Province government has announced to give a cash prize of Rs 100,000 to each cricketers succeeding in taking Nepali National Cricket team to the U-19 World Cup Cricket.
Nepal triumph in the recently held Asia Regional Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has secured a berth for the country in the ICC U-19 World Cup Cricket to be held in 2024.
Of all the cricketers playing from Nepali team, five are from Sudurpaschim Province.
The provincial government made the announcement in appreciation of their efforts in the Qualifiers as well as to encourage them further to excel in their sports.
Those five cricketers are Deepak Bohora, Deepak Bohora 'B', Milan Bohora, Hemanta Dhami and Akash Chand.
The cabinet meeting of the province government took the decision to this effect while four officials (head coach, assistant coach, manager and physiotherapist) will be rewarded with Rs 50,000 each.
The head coach of the team was Jagat Tamata, assistant coach was Dhirendra Chan, manager Bikram Bista and physiotherapist Puran Tiruwa.
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Chairperson Chatur Bahadur Chand took special initiatives to reward those five sportspersons by the provincial government. Chand himself hails from Sudurpaschim Province.
Cricketer Deepak Bohora expressed his happiness over the announcement and gushed that the cash prize would motivate them to continue with their sports.
The CAN has urged other provincial governments to follow the suit so as to encourage sportspersons par excellence and to promote sports sector.
The CAN itself has announced to reward every member of the team winning in the Qualifier match with Rs 100,000. (RSS)