MCC Tour Manager Colin Maber has praised the recent tour to Nepal with Sporta Tours in an interview alongside Matthew Jackson, Managing Director of Sporta Tours. Colin also spoke about the the “wonderful work” The Gurkha Welfare Trust do, as well as the excellent reception they have had from the Nepalese Cricket community as a whole:

“The experiences the guys have had during the course of the last 12 days has been life changing. A great, great tour”.  “[We were] well matched throughout the tour… and it can hardly be better than that”.

“I came here as tour manager and player on the 2003 tour, and the difference in the way that tours are organised these days just makes it so much more straightforward and so much better an experience for everyone involved. This whole trip has gone without a hitch and that’s testament to Matthew and his team”.

Back in March 2015, the MCC selected Nepalese Captain Paras Khadka for their T20 side in the Emirates Airline Twenty20 tournament in Dubai, a team that also featured Alastair Cook and Yuvraj Singh. Next summer, the MCC are also hosting the Nepalese national team at Lord’s for the first time.

On tour, the MCC team added to these efforts by spending time coaching young Nepalese players. Colin commented that coaching these players was “so fulfilling, they’re soaking everything up. Everyone comes away smiling”. 

Nepal has a “massive resevoir of talent [and this] tour has been so worthwhile for all involved”.

We’d like to thank the MCC for travelling with us and for Colin’s kind words. Our first school group tour Nepal in March 2016, and we would be delighted to hear from any further school or club cricket teams that are interested in touring Nepal themselves. We are running an inspection trip in February 2016 for those who would like to find out more. Contact us for more information.

Please listen to the podcast below for the full interview. For further insight in the MCC tour, visit the MCC news webpage and read this article. Please also visit our Facebook page for photos.