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NAV Organizes Multicultural Tournament and Nepali New Year

17 Apr 17
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16 April 2017

Report for First Day Opening ceremony at 9:30 am with the presence of :

Darebin Council, Mayor: Kim Le Cerf ,

Victorian Multicultural Commission: Commissioner: Dr Mimie Watts

Darebin Councilor: Cr Lina Messina

NAV President; Dr Anupam Pokharel

Founder President of NAV: Dr Raju Adhikari 

Past president and advisor of NAV: Bom yonjan

Cricket Victoria representative: Hussen Hanif

Cricket Australia, A sports for all: Wayne Scheltz 

NRNA NCC secretary Tonnu Ghotane

The program was well attended by Community, leaders, seniors and members of Nepalese community.

Players and supporters from different community and clubs

1st Match: Nepalese Team A vs Shakti Lions Shakti lions won by 1 run Shakti lions bat first and made 118 /9 in 20 overs Nepalese team/ all out for 117 Runs in 19.5 over’s

Second Match: Nepalese team B Vs Bhutanese cricket team Nepalese team B won by 6 wickets. Bhutanese team made 98 runs in 20 over’s, lost of 9 wickets Nepalese team B made 100 runs in 13 over’s with lost of 4 wickets.

NAV Multicultural Cricket Tournament 2017 Report for Final Day

First Semifinal: NAV Team A Vs Northern Lions Northern Lions Won By 9 Wickets. NAV Team A bated first and made 134 Runs in 20 over’s In Reply, Northern Lions Made 135 Runs in 15 over’s lost of 1 wicket.

Second Semifinal: NAV Team B Vs Shakti Lions Shakti Lions Won 78 By runs. Shakti Lions bated first and made 146 Runs in 20 over’s In Reply, NAV Team B Made 68 Runs in 18.3 over’s lost of 10 wickets

Girls Cricket Activities: There was a successful training program for Nepalese girl’s cricket players. The session run for 3 hours and it was coordinated by Former Australian Women Cricket Captain Jodie Fields and cricket development officer from Cricket Victoria Sam Norman.


Final Northern Lions Vs Shakti Lions Northern Lions Won By 7 Wickets. Shakti Lions won the Toss and elected to bat first, made 114 Runs in 20 over’s lost of 8 wickets In reply, Northern Lions made 115 in 17 over’s, lost of 3 wickets

Best Bowlers: Ranjan Kandel, NAV Team B

Best Batsman: Saman from Northern Lions

Man of the match final: Ravinda Karunaratne from Northern Lions

Player of the series: Jatinder Singh from Shakti Lions

Presentation Ceremony at 4 Pm with the presence of: 

Former Australian Women Cricket Captain: Jodie Fields

Victorian multicultural commissioner Dr Sundram Sivamalai

Darebin Councilor: Cr Lina Messina

Darebin Ethnic Community Council: Surren Suryanarayan

Past President of NAV and Advisor Ranjan Vaidhya

Past president and advisor of NAV: Bom Yonjan

Cricket Victoria representative: Hussen Hanif 

Cricket Victoria representative: Rohil Akhtar 

Senior Citizen Society: Harka Rai,

Community, leaders, Media persons, seniors and members of Nepalese community • Players and supporters from different community and clubs NAV Thanks Cricket Victoria, Multicultural commission, all the participants clubs and players, media, The Himalayan club, community leaders and all the supporters to make successful tournament.

The final day also included Nepali New Year Celebration with Nepalese Senior Citizen Society.


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