Nepal cricket team leave for Oman for World Cup League 2

The Nepal cricket team pose for a photo before leaving for Oman, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Photo: Raman Shiwakoti/Facebook

Kathmandu, August 24

The Nepal national cricket team have left for Oman to compete in two ODI series.

The 17-member team left Nepal on Tuesday as they will take on Papua New Guinea, Oman and the USA in two different ODI series in Oman in September.

The team will first take on Papua New Guinea in a two-match ODI series on September 5 and 8, after which they will take on Oman and the USA in the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2  tournament from September 13 to 20. Both series are taking place in Oman.

The 17-member team have been joined by five officials, who also flew to Oman on Salam Air on Tuesday morning. Due to Covid-19, more players have been taken, informed CAN officials.

Captain Gyanendra Malla and coach Dav Whatmore say that the two matches against Papua New Guinea are great for the team as they will take them as practice for the following tournament.

The series against Oman and the USA will be Nepal’s second series part of the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. They played against both teams in February 2020 winning two and losing two. 

Nepal’s squad:

Gyanendra Malla (Captain), Dipendra Singh Airee (Vice-captain), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Pawan Sarraf, Abinash Bohora, Rohit Paudel, Sushan Bhari, Sharad Vesawkar, Bikram Sob

Coach: Dav Whatmore

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