ICC World Cup Qualifiers: CAN deems no warm-up against test nations unfair, writes to ICC

World Cup Qualifiers

Kathmandu, May 24

The Cricket Association of Nepal has written to the International Cricket Council complaining of the “unfair” treatment of the national team on the eve of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

According to ICC’s schedule, Nepal do not have a warm-up game against a test nation. They are playing warm-up matches with fellow associate nations Oman and the UAE. All other associate nations taking part in the World Cup Qualifiers are playing at least one match against a test nation.

“We feel it is unfair. We wrote to them stating it and requested the ICC for at least one match against a test nation. They have not replied,” said Durga Pathak, the secretary at CAN.

Nepal are scheduled to play warm-up matches against UAE on June 13 and Oman on June 15.

Associate teams like the Netherlands, Scotland and the USA are playing two matches against test nations while Oman and the UAE are playing one game against a test nation.

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