A project conceived five years ago by the Cricket Association of Nepal for a National Cricket Academy has had its foundation stone laid. In a ceremony at Mulpani on the outskirts of Kathmandu, the ACC Chief Executive along with the Nepal National Sports Council Secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha and CAN President Binaya Raj Pandey laid the first marker on the 140,000 sq. metre site.

The ACC has provided the initial US $100,000 for the project with the remainder to be sourced by the Cricket Association of Nepal. "CAN will start the work to prepare the playing ground and pavilion, says Mr. Pandey. "We will also try to seek sponsors for the project," he said, estimating the project to be completed in 2009.

Filed June 01 2007