10 December 2009

Domestic: More politics in sports, a race for the blind, cricket stadium in pokhara

  • UML held a press conference announcing formation of its sports wing. Politicization of sports will lead to nothing but trouble, kind of like what we see at college campuses across Nepal. I can easily envision political sports wings getting involved in team selection and coaching, refereeing and administrative appointments.

  • A race for the blind was organized by the Nepal Paralympic Committee. It is always great to see events that promote sports participation.

  • In the caught me by surprise section - a cricket stadium is in the works in Pokhara. There looks to be quite a few cricket infrastructure projects happening across the country. Hopefully once the facilities are built they will be well utilized and help decentralize cricket from Kathmandu.