By Yutshav B Pokharel
On a sunny day, two big clubs have announced coming together as a team ( Sagarmatha Cricket Club & Expert Cricket Club ) . On 13th of December, hosting a Barbeque party, the authorised member from Sagarmatha Cricket club and Expert Cricket Club has announced that both clubs are collaborating for the coming season and beyond as the name ” Expert Sagarmatha Blues ” .
Sudeep Neupane from Sagarmatha Cricket club stated that, ” As part of our renewed vision for the club to be bigger and better it gives me immense pleasure to announce the club will be collaborating with the Expert Visa Services for next season and beyond. Both Expert Visa Services with its Expert Cricket Club and SCC has been power houses in Nepalese community cricket for years and this collaboration will be a big boost for not only the club but the Nepalese cricket as a whole. As part of this collaboration, Sagarmatha Cricket Club will be rebranded as Expert Sagarmatha Blues going forward. “
When asked about this collaboration to Former Sagarmatha Cricket club , they also explained why it was important and fruitful for both the clubs. Further more the Vice President of Sagarmatha cricket club Sudeep Neupane spoke to us and said ,
“When the discussion about the collaboration was started, it was an easy decision for me and the management to take this opportunity to collaborate with this outstanding organization. In a way we are going back to our roots as Expert Visa Services was our first Primary sponsor while SCC was first established and helped establish the club. Expert Visa Services has been at the forefront of community cricket here in Victoria with its own cricket team while also sponsoring clubs and major tournament in recent times. Expert has also been involved directly and indirectly towards the growth of grassroots cricket in Nepal and Nepalese clubs overseas by conducting various school and college level cricket tournaments. Expert also owns its own cricket franchise team “Expert Dhangadi Blues” in Nepal. Former Nepalese cricket captain and cricketing idol of thousands of young cricketers Mr. Paras Khadka is the brand ambassador of Expert Visa Services. Expert Visa Services also has made financial contribution to Dhurmus Suntali Foundation to build National Stadium in Chitwan, Nepal. We could not be more proud to be able to collaborate with an organisation like Expert which has been making big impacts in the field of Nepalese Cricket. “
Moreover, Sagarmatha Cricket Club much like Expert has been at the forefront of community cricket in Victoria for years now. Since its inception, with 5 members we have grown to be a powerhouse club in Melbourne providing opportunity and support to young players. SCC players have played and represented Victoria in State tournaments. Some of our players have received opportunity to play state based grade cricket representing some of the big clubs like Essendon and Werribee Cricket Club while some have played cricket representing Melbourne Renegades against teams from other countries. SCC also became the first Nepalese community club to win Grade level cricket in Victoria when we won Kemp Shield 18/19 while also winning various Nepalese Tournament in past years. SCC like Expert also has the vision to help Nepalese Cricket as Rs 180,000 in collaboration with Solangture was handed to Nepalese Cricket Team in 2014. SCC has established itself as a major community club in Melbourne and been successful in recent years but we believe we can still do much better in certain aspects which will be massively boosted by this collaboration.
Both Sagarmatha Cricket Club and Expert Education and Visa Services share similar goals and vision towards Nepalese Cricket be it here or back home in Nepal. We look forward to making positive change to Nepalese cricket and achieving great success together. As our motto goes, “We are more than a club, we are a family” we are excited and proud to announce the allegiance of two great cricketing families to create an ever bigger and better family” as presented by Sagarmatha Cricket club in a conversation with Enepal.