Nepal in the semi-finals of the ACC Premier Cup

Kathmandu, April 15

Nepal has reached the semi-finals of the ACC Premier Cup 2024 held in Oman.

Qatar defeated Malaysia by 4 wickets in the match of Group A on Monday, and Nepal’s semi-final position was confirmed. From Group A, after Nepal, only Saudi Arabia has reached the semi-finals.

In Group A, Nepal is at the top position with 6 points from 3 matches. Nepal defeated Malaysia by 5 wickets, Qatar by 32 runs and Hong Kong by 8 wickets. Nepal will play the last match of the group stage against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Saudi is in second place with 2 points from 2 matches with 1 win and 1 loss. Saudi will now play against Qatar on Tuesday and Nepal on Wednesday. If they win both matches, Saudi Arabia will directly advance to the semi-finals. In case of defeat in one match, it will depend on the other team’s result and net run rate.

Malaysia, Qatar and Hong Kong are third, fourth and last respectively with 2-2 points in the same 3 matches. The other four teams are left to play in the semi-finals. In Group B, Oman and UAE have 4 points each in their opening 2 matches.

Oman is at the top position in net run rate. Nepal will play the semi-final with the team that loses in the match between Oman and UAE. Only the winner of the tournament will play in the T20 Asia Cup.

The Asia Cup will be held after the T20 World Cup.

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