Former captain of Nepali national team Ganesh Shahi is no more. Shahi passed away on Friday morning at around 5:30 in Vivekananda Hospital in the Indian city Lucknow.
He was suffering from liver infection. He had been residing in the Indian city Bahraich for past few years.
Shahi was the captain of Nepali side when it played in ICC Trophy (now defunct) in 2001 played in Canada, qualifying tournament for Cricket World Cup 2003.
He replaced Raju Khadka as captain after Canada did not give visa to four Nepali cricketers including Khadka.
Shahi debuted for Nepal in first Nepali international cricket participation in 1st ACC Trophy, in Malaysia, in 1996.
He played his last international match as captain in 2001 edition of ICC Trophy, which was won by The Netherlands.
Shahi played for Banke district, Nepalgunj (Region no. 5) in national championships.