Cricket in Nepal
Cricket is the most popular sport in Nepal after football. Cricket was introduced to Nepal by the ruling Rana dynasty when they returned from studies in England and India in the 1920s.The Cricket Association of Nepal was formed in 1946 to promote cricket amongst the aristocracy.A national Academy is in the work. Partly funded by the Asian Cricket council, to provide indoor practice in the face of Nepal's challenging weather.
Nepal's playing season runs from September to November and starts again in March before finishing in May. A team of Nepali players visited India in 1954. In 1961, in an effort to promote cricket in the whole of Nepal, the Cricket Association of Nepal became part of the National Sports Council.
Nepal's playing season runs from September to November and starts again in March before finishing in May. A National Academy is in the works, partly funded by the Asian Cricket Council to provide indoor practice in the face of Nepal's challenging weather.
In December 2012 there were 429 senior cricket clubs and 227 junior cricket clubs in Nepal. There are 65 grounds in Nepal with 17 turf wickets. International matches can be played only at the Tribhuwan university ground. A new international standard ground is under construction at Mulpani, Kathmandu and another is going to be built at Pokhara with some help from the Asian Cricket Council.