The inaugural national event will see Adelaide host six Australian-Nepalese teams from five different states to compete for the Aus-Nepal Cup, with New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland all represented.
Adelaide Nepalese Cricket Association president Bijaya Joshi hopes to see the competition expand in future years.
“We were in discussion with NT, WA and ACT – but due to some unavoidable reasons they couldn’t make it this time and send apologies,” Joshi said.
“The main aim of the tournament is to bring all the best talent together from different states and territories and also at the same time promote individual states and territories through the game we all know the best – cricket.”
The tournament is spread across the West Beach Playing Fields, Adelaide University and Karen Rolton Oval, with day one featuring an exhibition 50-over match between WA and competition founders SA.
The real competition begins on Friday where all teams will participate in a round-robin style event, culminating in a final on Sunday at the Karen Rolton Oval precinct.
ANCA have also arranged an opening ceremony, Adelaide Oval tour and a dinner for all participants, showing their commitment and enthusiasm toward bringing the Australian Nepalese community together.
“I would like to invite and welcome all the sports lovers from different states and territories to this mega event,” Joshi said.
“We are all ready to make the visiting teams stay in South Australia memorable.”