Dhoni in Nepal to promote cricket

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After paying a visit to soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday arrived here on a two-day visit to interact with Nepalese cricketers and meet fans.

"Youth should come forward for sports besides studies as it helps earn goodwill for the country," Dhoni said while talking to reporters at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival on Saturday.

He said that he would be happy to promote cricket which is a popular sport in the sub-continent.

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

Dhoni will spend few hours at the Kirtipur Cricket Stadium situated in the premises of Tribhuvan University on the outskirts of Kathmandu, where he will interact and share views with Nepalese players.

He will also deliver a lecture at a hotel in Kathmandu and meet his Nepali fans. Dhoni will pay a visit to revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath on Sunday morning before flying out.

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