Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) Cricket Team has won another crucial match on its way up the semi-finals of the Melbourne Renegades Champions League 2016. Today NAV Cricket Team defeated Werribee Lions by 24 runs in a thrilling 20/20 match. Captain Roshan Paudyal and Sajendra Shrestha took 3 wickets each and Bikesh Shrestha made 46 runs while defending 166 they had amassed while batting first. On the first match a week ago , Captain Sunam Gautam had hammered 113 runs not out while chasing 150 made by the defending champion NWS team.
To continue the tradition of taking united cricket to represent Nepal at Multicultural cricket tournaments, NAV has this year as well put together players from various Nepalese Cricket Team in Melbourne to form a unified Nepalese team so as to put forward its best possible team to face teams of more established communities. This time 12 teams from different nationalities /community groups /clubs have taken part in the tournament.
First match played: NWS Chased the target of 150 won by 4 wickets Captain : Sunam Gautam Best performance : Sunam Gautam 113 runs not out
NAV team will play semifinal on 11th December 2016 against FATEH Cricket club
Melbourne Renegades Champions League 2016 Players List of Nepalese Association of Victoria Team Coordinator Tara Gaire (Vic President & Sports Co-ordinator, NAV)
Team Coach: Hussain Hanif
- Sunam Gautam: Captain The Himalayan Club (THC)
- Roshan Paudyal: Vice Captain THC
- Susan Gurung Sagarmatha Cricket Club (SCC)
- Suman Singh Gorkhali Cricket Club (GCC )
- Aakash Singh GCC
- Keshav Pant GCC
- Bhushan Shrestha SCC
- Bikesh Shrestha SCC
- Suraj Thapa SCC
- Kishor Kandel Narre Kings
- Kushal Tuladhar New player
- Sajendra Shreshta SCC
- Anil Khanal GCC
- Atulya Rawal THC
- Aashish Dahal THC
NAV Sports Subcommittee headed by Tara Gaire and comprising of Bharat Tiwari, Abhisekh KC and Anup Rana has been working together to improve Nepali Sportsmens interaction with mainstream teams.
NAV Executive Committee sincerely thanks our coach Hussain Hanif, VDA finance, and Melbourne Renegades for their support.
NAV urges community members to come over on 11 December 2016 at 9 am to support our community team. We will inform of the venue when it is decided.