Kathmandu: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Saturday appointed Ambassador of Nepal Cricket in a function in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Posta Bahadur Bogati, made the announcement about Dhoni's association with Nepal Cricket.

The appointment of Dhoni will also help promote Nepal's tourism industry, according to the acting chief of the country's Tourism Board Subhash Niraula.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Jayanta Prasad, was also present on the occasion.

Dhoni interacted with the office bearers of Cricket Association of Nepal, journalists and his fans.

Dhoni was accompanied by his wife Sakshi during the two-day visit.

Earlier, Dhoni also visited Kirtipur Cricket Stadium, situated in the premises of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu.

Dhoni is scheduled to pay a visit to Pashupatinath Temple on Sunday, before wrapping up his visit.

Earlier, speaking to the media, he said, "Youths should come forward for sports besides studies as it helps to earn goodwill for the country."

"Cricket is an upcoming sport in Nepal and I want to see Nepali youths forming a famous cricket team in future," he said.

Dhoni said that he would be happy to promote cricket here and added that he would be glad if he could contribute to the development of cricket in Nepal.


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