There is huge passion for cricket in Nepal, but a lack of investment and infrastructure. Working with key partners including Kidasha, Connecting Clubs, Cricket Without Boundaries, and MCC, we are providing life-enhancing opportunities through cricket for young people and supporting Nepal's ambitions to become a great cricketing nation.
We are currently delivering in schools across Pokhara and Biratnagar, helping young people to access and progress through the game by building facilities, providing kit, up-skilling local teachers and coaches to deliver cricket, and running festivals and competitions. The cricket sessions also incorporate gender equality messaging, and are empowering girls to take part in sport and reach their full potential.
Many of the children we work with are from some of the country’s most disadvantaged slum communities, and lack access to sport and recreation. Cricket gives them a rare opportunity to play and escape their daily struggles while also improving physical and mental well-being. Several players have gone on to be selected for district and provincial cricket teams and now dream of playing for their country after playing cricket for the first time through one of our projects.
The following video shows some highlights from MCC's Legacy Tour to Nepal in 2019, when MCC players delivered cricket sessions at some of the schools we are working with in Pokhara.