History of Cricket Association of Nepal

Cricket, the sport that has re-conquered thousands of Nepalese all around the world, was first of all introduced to Nepal by the ruling Rana Dynasty when they returned from studies in England and India in 1920s though the game was kept very much within them. They started some developmental program; the establishment of Cricket Association of Nepal in 1946 to promote the cricket amongst the aristocracy was one of them. 

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

Since 1961

In 1961 a significant effort was made to promote the game in whole nation, the Cricket association became a part of National sport council though it was limited only in Kathmandu valley.

It has been 23 years since Nepal played their first international match and during these years they have been showing the cricketing world what they are capable off. Also National women cricket team after making their debut in 2007 is making a statement in international level.

On 15 March 2018, Nepal gained One Day International (ODI) status for the first time (and regained Twenty20 International status), after winning the first playoff match in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Nepal made their maiden appearance in the ICC global event at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Central Committee Members, CAN

Chatur Bahadur Chand

President

Raju Babu Shrestha

Vice President

Ashok Nath Pyakuryal

Secretary

Roshan Kumar Singh

Treasurer

Sanjay Raj Singh

Executive Member

Amit Bir Pandey

Executive Member

Jayanti Devi Bhatta

Executive Member

Madhav Karmacharya

Executive Member

Rishiram Gautam

Executive Member

Prashant Bikram Malla

Executive Member

Md. Daud Ansari

Executive Member

Birendra Bahadur Chand

Executive Member

Durga Raj Pathak

Executive Member

Karan Mahatara Chhetri

Executive Member

Kailash Bista

Executive Member

Padam Khadka

Executive Member

Bikram Bista

Executive Member

Chhumbi Lama

Executive Member
(Nominated by NSC)

Dharamraj Giri

Executive Member,
(Nominated by NSC)

Presidents of
Provincial Cricket Associations

Mingma Dandu Sherpa

Province No 1

Hira Bhagat

Province No 2

Raju Basnyat

Bagmati Province

Devendra Praju

Gandaki Province

Durga Bahadur Thapamagar

Province No 5/Karnali Province

Hari Regmi

Sudurpaschim Province

Presidents of District Cricket Associations

  • Morang: Navin Ghimire

  • Udaypur: Shambhu Prasad Sharma

  • Jhapa: Prabin Thapa

  • Illam: Arjun Poudel

  • Sunsari: Chetnath Poudel

  • Bara: Prabhat Kumar Chaurasia

  • Sarlahi: Madhav Karmacharya

  • Siraha: Sunil Kumar Mahaseth

  • Rautahat: Pawan Kumar Gupta

  • Mahottari: Roshan Kumar Singh

  • Dhanusha: Hira Bhagat

  • Saptari: Ayush Shrestha

  • Parsa: Md. Daud Ansari

  • Kathmandu: Amit Bir Pandey

  • Bhaktapur: Rupak Ranjit

  • Lalitpur: Naresh Rana

  • Nuwakot: Durga Raj Pathak

  • Chitwan: Kailash Pradhan

  • Makwanpur: Basu Lal Shrestha

  • Kaski: Sanjay Kant Sigdel

  • Syangja: Diwakar Thapa

  • Tanahun: Tara Ram Shrestha

  • Nawalpur: Prakash Poudel

  • Bardiya: Binay Rajbhandari

  • Kapilbastu: Prakash Gaire

  • Nawalparasi: Krishna Prasad Shrestha

  • Palpa: Rajesh Shrestha

  • Rupandehi: Prashant Bikram Malla

  • Dang: Pradeep Majgaiyan

  • Banke: Durga Bahadur Thapamagar

  • Surkhet: Shree Dhar KC

  • Achham: Prem Kunwar

  • Baitadi: Lal Bahadur Chand

  • Bajhang: Prabindra  Bahadur Dhami

  • Kannchanpur: Birendra Chand

  • Dadeldhura: Hari Upreti

  • Doti: Dinesh Singh

  • Darchula: Debendra Bhatta

  • Kailali: Bikram Bista