Former National Cricket Team skipper Binod Das, who retired from cricket in April 11, was presented a car worth Rs 3.8 million for his contribution to the Nepali cricket.
Minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Paudel handed over Suzuki’s CiazZxi 1373cc car to Das amidst a function organised by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in Kathmandu on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
The government has levied taxes of around Rs 2 million while CAN contributed Rs 500,000, Suzuki Rs 400,000 and Das paid the remaining for the car.
Das had retired from all forms of cricketing after playing Phillip Hughes Memorial Tribute Match at TU Ground on April 11.
Das, who spent 15 years in cricket, had played his last international match during 2012 ICC World Cricket league Division IV held in Malaysia while he made his first appearance in ACC Trophy from senior team in 2000 held at Sharjha, UAE.
Former skipper Das had led the senior national team from 2005 to 2008 before handing over the captainship to Paras Khadka in 2009. Das had replaced Raju Khadka.
Das made his international debut in 1997 during the ACC U-19 Trophy held in Hong Kong. Nepal won its first international trophy of ACC U-19 Cup under Das captaincy in 2001 held in Kathmandu. Das had also led the team in 2002 ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Das was also the assistant coach of national team during the ICC World Cricket League Division II. Das is certified with ACC Level 3 Coaching Course.