Nepali national cricket team leaves for Malaysia

The Nepali National Cricket Team today left here for Malaysia to play in the Asia Cup Qualifiers to be held there.

The tournament kicks off in Malaysia from today. The Nepali team had played in three practice matches in Sri Lanka. It won all three matches. The team had undergone special training for a week.

According to the manager of Nepali National Cricket Team, Raman Siwakoti, the Nepali national cricket team is heading Malaysia with high morale.

In the Qualifier, Nepal will face Oman on August 29, UAE on August 30, host country Malaysia on September 1, Singapore on September 2 and Hong Kong on September 4.

The top two countries will contest in the final match while the winners will make their journey towards the 2018 Asia Cup cricket tournament to kick off in the UAE in mid-September.

The national cricket squad comprises captain Paras Khadka, vice-captain Gyanendra Malla and players Basant Regmi, Anil Kumar Shah, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Lalit Bhandari, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Aashif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Poudel, Sagar Pun, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami and Subash Khakurel.

Pradeep Airee, Kishor Mahato, Sunil Dhamala and Sushan Bhari are in the substitution role.

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