ICC World Cup Qualifiers: Nepal only team to not play warm-up against a test nation

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Sompal Kami celebrates taking a wicket against Qatar during the ACC Men’s Premier Cup at TU Cricket Ground on April 27, 2023. Photo: Bikash Shrestha

Kathmandu, May 24

Nepal is the only team that will not play a warm-up match against a test nation before the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

According to ICC’s schedule, Nepal will take on fellow associate nations Oman and the UAE in preparation to take on test teams like West Indies and Zimbabwe.

This means the team will not be able to test themselves against the best teams in the tournament and will have to do so against the two teams they played against in the ICC Men’s Cricket League 2 and beat comfortably in the recently concluded ACC Men’s Premier Cup to book a place in the Asia Cup.

Nepal have been drawn in Group A with hosts Zimbabwe, former world champions West Indies, the Netherlands and the USA.

This will be the first time Nepal will take on the West Indies.

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