Nepal to play at least 15 T20I matches before World Cup


Kathmandu, February 20

Nepal will play at least 15 T20I matches between now and the 2024 T20 World Cup. Nepal is set to participate in the T20 World Cup, to be held in the US and West Indies from June 2 onwards. Nepal have been drawn in Group D alongside South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Netherlands.

In anticipation of the T20 World Cup, Nepal has initiated special preparations. It has been confirmed that Nepal will play in at least 15 T20I matches before the tournament starting with the triangular T20I series against the Netherlands and Namibia after completing of the ongoing CWC League 2 series.

The triangular T20I series featuring Nepal, Namibia, and the Netherlands is scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 5. Each team will play two matches in the series, with the top two teams advancing to the final. Nepal is set to play a minimum of four and a maximum of five matches during this series.

Following the triangular series, Nepal will travel to Hong Kong for a four-nation T20I series involving Nepal, Hong Kong, UAE, and Oman. Nepal is guaranteed to participate in at least three matches. However, details regarding this series are yet to be officially announced.

Subsequently, Nepal will travel to India to compete in a triangular T20 series against Gujarat and Baroda. This series will be held from March 31 to April 7, featuring two matches each followed by a final between the top two teams.

After the series in India, Nepal will head to Oman to participate in the ACC Premier Cup, specifically the ACC T20 Premier Cup, scheduled from April 10 to April 23. During the group stage, Nepal will play in a minimum of four matches. If they progress to the final via the semi-finals, they will play two additional matches.

All matches apart from the ones in India will be officially recognised as T20Is.

With a chance at reaching the final and ICC’s warm-up matches before the world cup along with its series in India, Nepal might likely play around 25 to 30 matches before they face the Netherlands in their first match on June 4.

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