Kathmandu, Nepal, March 28, 2023: Former national cricket captain Paras Khadka has been honoured by the Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) in Melbourne, Australia. Sport journalist Binod Pandey has also been honored on the occasion on Sunday.
Khadka was honored for his contributions as a national cricket captain by NAV president Prem Raj Upreti, Victorian Legislative Assembly Members Kathleen Matthews-Ward and Trung Luu, and MaxiMax Education Consultancy Director Shankar Dharel, among others on Sunday.
In the function, NAV president Upreti said Khadka was honored for his key role played as a member of the squad and the captain for the growth of Nepali cricket. ‘We must credit Khadka for taking Nepal’s cricket to this height,’ Upreti, who had also played domestic tournaments in Nepal alongside Khadka, said adding that honouring Khadka was a matter of pride not only for the Nepali community of Melbourne but also the whole Victoria State.
During the function former Nepali Cricket captain Khadka thanked the organizers for the honor and asked the NAV and Nepali community in Melbourne to work together to create an environment for Nepali cricketers to play in Australia.
Khadka had started his international career in 2002 during ACC U-15 Asia Cup. He had played almost two decades for the country before he retired in 2021. Nepal elevated to ODI status from ICC World Cricket League Division-5 during his captainship.