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Kathmandu – The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) has officially announced to organise a fund-raiser match between Nepal National Team and World XI for the recovery and rebuilding of Nepal due to massive Earthquake that devastated on April 25.
The proposed match would be 50 over day/night take place in Kinrara Oval. “The World XI team will be featuring high profile players both current and recently retired”, MCA official told.
“On behalf of the Malaysian people and the Malaysian Cricket Association we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for the lost that your nation has suffered. The Malaysian Cricket Association would like to be the first to register our willingness to assist in the long process of recovery and rebuilding”, Mahinda Vallipuram, President of MCA stated following the presentation of the official letter at the Nepal Embassy in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
“In this time of crisis the Nepal cricket team is a powerful symbol of national unity and has an important role to play the rebuilding of the nation which following the devastation of the recent earthquake will take many years”, Mr. Mahinda continued.
“It was important to involve the Embassy of Nepal in Kuala Lumpur as an effort of this level requires the attention and involvement of both our governments. As a national sports body we will continue to work with the Ministry of Youth & Sports to galvanize the relevant government bodies in Malaysia”, Mr. Mahinda added.
Following the meeting H.E. Dr. Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia stated “This is indeed a great gesture, the relationship between Malaysia and Nepal is very close, and it is times like these that friendship is important. It will take several years to fully rebuild our country and the proposed annual match will not only be an important fundraiser for the reconstruction but an important publicity tool once the initial media spot light shifts.”
All proceeds from the match would be donated to the Nepalese people to assist in the rebuilding process.
Malaysia to host Nepal v World XI benefit match at Kinrara for "recovery and rebuilding" says MCA President. #HelpNepal
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