Shepperson flies to Nepal

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A Suffolk cricketer hopes to help a group of young Nepalese players who had their facilities destroyed by earthquakes earlier this year.

Ben Shepperson (picturedabove), of Mildenhall Cricket Club, is part of a 13-strong MCC squad that has travelled to South Asia for a mini tour, which will include competitive fixtures against Nepal.

“Cricket is really gaining popularity in Nepal,” Shepperson said.

“Going over there and hopefully having a positive impact is something I’m looking forward to.”

The 23-year-old, pictured in action above, and the rest of his teammates will play five fixtures in Kathmandu as part of a two-week tour, that will also offer coaching clinics to Nepalese youngsters.

“I have been a member of the MCC for three years and it runs quite a prolific tour schedule.”

Shepperson added. “I applied for this one and am really looking forward to being involved.”