Nepal’s chances of going beyond the first round of ICC U-19 World Cup have been killed again. A few million hearts were broken repeatedly by Australia, Ireland and England – all hubs of cricket.
Win or loss is a part of the game and should be taken with a positive spirit. However, there is more to it than win or loss, or mere results. For the first time since Nepal participated in the U-19 Cricket World Cup – the first being in 2000 – the Nepali teenagers finished the group stage without a single win. In our six appearances so far, we’ve had wins in all the previous Youth World Cups, mostly surprise wins against opponents ranked above us.