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Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) released a promotional music video to celebrate the ICC Centenary Year 2009 in association with Nepal Tourism Board (Nepal Tourism Board).

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The video, produced by CAN and NTB on request of International Cricket Council, is directed by Surya Thapaliya. Pramod Kharel sang the song, Mero Desh Pyaro Nepal (My Country Lovely Nepal), written and composed by himself.

“The music video is prepared to inspire nationalism through cricket,” said the director adding that the video was produced in nine-month duration.

“We tried our best to develop sense of belongingness in the eve of the ICC World Cricket League Division V tournament,” he said. “The video also used footage from the Nepal’s victory in the ACC U-17 Cup in Kathmandu.”

CAN president Binaya Raj Pandey said that the music video is produced to celebrate 100 years of ICC. “Last year, ICC instructed all the member nations to do something to celebrate the occasion, and we decided to produce a music video,” he added.

“As far as I know, we are the only country to produce a music video,” Pandey said.

CEO of NTB Prachanda Man Shrestha said the music video was the very good combination of sports and tourism.

Watch the video.