23 June 2017: A group of 16 players and team managers from Victorian Nepalese Cricket Association (VNCA) is travelling to Sydney tomorrow to clash against their fellow-Nepalese Australian cricketers from New South Wales.
The visiting team will play a T20 against NSW players represented by Nepalese Cricket Association (NCA) Australia, secretary of VNCA Abhisekh KC told southasia.com.au on Friday.
Tomorrow’s game would be held at Granville Park in Merrylands while the one-day match on Sunday will be at Bankstown Oval. Mr KC said the game at the Oval was exciting for both the visiting and home teams given the history of the venue. A good turn-out of local community members is expected, he added.
“The game is an opportunity for both teams to start something positive and promote harmony and friendship among communities living in different states of Australia. This is a bilateral Series where NCA and Sydney team will travel to Melbourne next year to play similar matches,” Mr KC added.
VNCA seeks to help talented Nepalese cricketers in Victoria by providing them a cricketing platform. According to Mr KC, the registered community sports organisation aims to help Nepalese players in Victoria by providing them access to various multicultural competitions that take place in the state.
VNCA has eight different community cricketing clubs from across Victoria representing over 200 active cricket enthusiasts in the state.