WCL: Nepal relegated to Division 2 as match with Hong Kong cancelled

Captains of Nepal and Hong Kong toss before their match under the ICC World Cricket League Championship, in Hong Kong, on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Kathmandu, October 16

It has been certain that Nepal will be relegated to Division 2 as their match with Hong Kong under the ICC World Cricket League Championship cancelled owing to rains today.

The match was postponed for today from Sunday due to a tropical storm.

But, post-storm rains did not stop and the umpire announced that both the teams receive one point each.

Earlier, Nepal were defeated by Hong Kong by 83 runs in the first match played on Friday.

Hence, as Nepal earned just one point from the Hong Kong tour, they could not made it to top four teams among the Championship participants and were relegated to the Division Two.

Likewise, Namibia and UAE were also relegated to the Division Two.

In the current Championship scoreboard, the Netherlands are on the top with 18 points, followed by Papua New Guanea (16), Scotland (15) and Hong Kong (14). Kenya are in the fifth position with 12 points.

In the last rounds of the Championship, Nepal are playing two matches with the UAE at their home ground. Nepal will not elevate to the top four even if they will win both the matches.

Despite the relegation, Nepal still hold the possibility of playing the One-Day World Cup Qualifier to be held in England in 2019.

Published on October 16th, Monday, 2017 10:46 AM

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