Kathmandu, June 5
Nepal Volleyball Association has selected 12 men who will represent Nepal in the CAVA Men’s Volleyball Nations League that will place in Kyrgyzstan from June 18 to 25.
The team has three new faces Safal BK, Hemanta Bahadur Malla and Bhim Gaha Magar who will represent the national team for the first time. Similarly, Robin Chand has been recalled to the team.
Only seven of the 12 players who took part in the Asian Central Zone Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup in December 2021 are in the team for this tournament.
Captain Im Rana has been left out with Ishwar Thapa, Bhairab Bahadur Bam, Bishal BK and Saran Samari Chhetri.
Nepal Volleyball Association had selected 18 players through an open selection based on which the final team was announced. The captain will be announced soon.
Jagadish Bhatta will coach the team as NVA is also planning to invite some teams and play friendly matches after the tournament.
Hosts Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan will compete in CAVA Men’s Volleyball along with Nepal.
Harihajur Thapa, Lokendra Raj Giri, Man Bahadur Shrestha, Tek Raj Awasthi, Rajendra Bist, Robin Chand, Durga Bahadur Khadka, Hari Bahadur Adhikari, Safal BK, Dhan Bahadur Bhatta Chhettri, Hemanta Bahadur Malla and Bhim Bahadur Gaha.