Gautam Buddha Cup cricket tournament to begin in Chitwan this Saturday

Construction works are underway for Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium, in Chitwan, in August 2020.

Chitwan, December 10

The Gautam Buddha Cup 2020 Cricket Tournament is taking place at the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium being constructed in Rampur of Bharatpur metropolitan city in Chitwan.

The tournament, organised by Bagmati Province Cricket Association and coordinated by Chitwan Cricket Association, is to kick off this Saturday.

The matches would be held at the model ground of under-construction stadium.

Team Bagmati, Team Narayani and Team Rapati would take part in the tournament, informs the association treasurer Anil Adhikari.

National cricket team captain Gyanendra Mall is leading the Team Bagmati while former captain Paras Khadka is leading the Team Narayani. Cricketer Binod Bhandari is captaining the Team Rapati.

The first match of the tournament will be between the teams led by Gyanenda Malla and Parasa Khadka.

The Cricket Association of Nepal is providing technical assistance to the tournament while the Bagmati Province Sports Development Committee and Bharatpur Metropolitan City would provide financial aid to the tournament.

The tournament has been organised to make publicity of the stadium and also rejuvenate cricket activities which have been stalled due to Covid-19 fears.

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