Both Nepal openers–Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh–injured before the USA-Oman series

File: Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh
File: Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh

Kathmandu, June 5

Both the openers of the Nepali team that are on a tour of the United States for a series against the United States and Oman under the ICC World Cup League Two–Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh–have been injured.

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Secretary Prashant Bikram Malla informs that Bhurtel and Sheikh were injured during the practice match.

Sheikh, who is also a regular wicketkeeper of the Nepal team, injured his knee during practice before the match against Nepal All-star. He was not in the team for the match between Nepal and Houston Hurricanes on Saturday.

Likewise, Malla informs that Kushal Bhurtel has pulled his hamstring when fielding against Houston Hurricanes.

Asif Sheikh has undergone a CT scan and MRI on his knee. After the detailed report, it will be known whether he can play or not.

Meanwhile, CAN says it has called in wicketkeeper and batter Subash Khakurel to the team to replace them.

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