Kathmandu, January 21
Nepal are playing their first match of the U19 World Cup today as they take on New Zealand at the Buffalo Park cricket ground in East London, South Africa.
The team qualified for the U19 Cricket World dramatically by beating the UAE in a nail-biter in March 2, 2023.
Led by Dev Khanal, the team includes Aakash Chand, Tilak Bhandari, Bishal Bikram KC, Dipak Bohara, Deepak Bohra, Hemant Dhami, Deepak Dumre, Gulshan Jha, Dipesh Kandel, Arjun Kumal, Uttam Magar and Bipin Rawal.
A total of 16 countries are taking part in the tournament organised by the International Cricket Council. Nepal is in Group D along with New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The match starts at 1:45 pm this afternoon.
The tournament that started on January 19 will end with the final match to be held on February 11.