By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – The Central Asian Volleyball Association (CAVA) Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup will take place in Nepal in May, with eight nations participating, according to the Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA).
The host, Nepal, will compete against teams from Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Uzbekistan in the Challenge Cup. The tournament will be held from May 20th to May 29th, 2023.
The NVA revealed the logo for the Challenge Cup during a press conference in the capital city of Kathmandu, where Jitendra Bahadur Chand, the association’s president, announced the participating nations.
The NVA has appointed Jan de Brandt, a Belgian coach with experience, as the head coach of the national team with the help of FIVB, the International Volleyball Federation. The coach has already started training the 21 players at the initial stage. The estimated budget for organizing the Challenge Cup is NPR 25 million, according to the NVA, which has requested support from various organizations, including sponsorship.
The National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Tanklal Ghising declared that the council will provide NPR 5 million to support the Challenge Cup project, and additional funding will be provided for the national team’s preparation, maintenance, and repair of the covered hall in the absence of a primary sponsor.
Ghising stated that land will be acquired in Madhyapur and Kageshwari Manohara municipalities to construct an international covered volleyball hall, and work will begin there in the next fiscal year. The maintenance of the Covered Hall’s changing room, toilet, lighting management of the hall, parking, drainage, painting, and other works have been initiated, according to the association, under the guidance of NSC. Ghising also expressed his desire for Nepal to win a hat-trick of gold medals by becoming consecutive champions.
HamroKhelkud.com, the official broadcast partner of Nepal Volleyball Association will broadcast the tournament live on their platforms.