ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 to start in Nepal as hosts take on the Netherlands and Namibia

ICC Cricket World Cup League 2

Kathmandu, December 1

The inaugural series of ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 is set to take place in Nepal.

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) said the tournament will start on February 17 with Nepal taking on the Netherlands and Namibia.

This edition marks the second instalment of League 2, with the tournament slated to continue until 2027. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expanded the participating teams to eight for this edition, compared to the previous inaugural series which featured seven teams.

Paras Khadka, the secretary of CAN, expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 series in Nepal, particularly highlighting the inclusion of the Netherlands, which recently took part in the ICC Cricket World beating the likes of South Africa and Bangladesh.

Emphasising the significance of every game in the league, Khadka said, “Every game is important in the league. On top of that, we are all excited that the Netherlands, which has played in the World Cup, will come.”

Nepal finished third behind Scotland and Oman in the first edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 qualifying for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

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