|Dhoni Appointed Nepal Cricket Association Ambassador|
Monday, 18 June 2012 04:32
The Nepal Cricket Association has appointed Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador.
The appointment was announced Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Posta Bahadur Bogati, who said it would help promote tourism in the country.
Dhoni said he is impressed with youth enthusiasm for cricket in the nation.
"I am happy to see the youth playing cricket or take up the sport. This is my first trip and I do not know much about the venues over here and it was good to see that although it was quite hot still the youngster they were playing cricket," said Dhoni.
Dhoni said that he would be happy to promote cricket and contribute to the development of cricket in Nepal.
He also urged Nepal's cricket officials to get permission from International Cricket Council (ICC) to build a stadium.
"I have seen stadiums being made and the minimum it takes is one and a half to two years. So, why not you guys make a stadium. We will have to wait and watch since Nepal does play under age cricket and even the T-20 format they are playing so they can proceed and ask ICC if there is a possibility or not," said Dhoni.