Kathmandu, May 2: The Nepali cricket team, the winner of one-day and T-20 international cricket series against UAE, has been awarded cash prizes.
At a programme organized at the Ministry of Youth and Sports today, Sports Minister Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma and Member-Secretary of the National Sports Council, Keshav Kumar Bista, honoured the players with Rs 500,000 each.
Similarly, officials were honoured with Rs 200,000 each while the main coach was honoured with Rs 300,000.
Nepal had won three one-day and T-20 series against UAE in February. The government had on February 8 decided to honour cricket players with cash prize after winning the series.
Similarly, the government has provided Rs 500,000 to gold medalist of world bodybuilding championship, Maheshwor Maharjan. Maharjan had won the gold medal under 75 kg weight category in the 10th world bodybuilding championship held in Thailand in last December.
Likewise, the government has provided an additional Rs 300,000 to members of Nepali U-23 Football Team, gold medal winner of 12th South Asian Games held around three years ago.