Kathmandu, July 10
Nepal U19 cricket team’s former captain Rit Gautam has signed a contract with the Geyser City Cricket Club of New Zealand to play Premier Cricket, the country’s highest-level club cricket league, this season.
The tournament is scheduled to begin in October.
“Geyser City Cricket are extremely excited to welcome Rit Gautam to play in our premier side this upcoming season !,” the club write on their Facebook page, “Having captained the Nepal U19 side in a previous series against India and MCC, we believe Rit will be a great role model for some of our junior players.”
Gautam says he is excited by the announcement. “I will be there for an entire season that lasts for six months. I hope this will benefit me.”
The only Nepali cricketer to score two centuries in the age-group games, Rit Gautam, however, could not impress the spectators in the last edition of the Everest Premier League. He is not active in the field of late.