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ICC advises Nepal to prepare for Netherlands tours

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KATHMANDU — The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent a written notice to Nepal’s sport authorities, including the suspended Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), to prepare for Nepal’s match with the Netherlands in the World Cricket League Championship scheduled for August.

The ICC on June 4 sent a letter to CAN’s Election Committee, Ad hoc Committee, National Sports Council and CAN Chief Executive Officer Bhawana Ghimire to embark on preparation for the match to be held with the Netherlands on August 13 and 15, CAN sources said.

CAN CEO Ghimire has been entrusted with the responsibility to coordinate at local level as part of the preparation of the Championship, the letter states.

It is also noted that the ICC will bear the expenses of the Nepali squad during the trip to and from the Netherlands.

The global cricket governing body has stopped providing funds to Nepal since 2014.

The ICC has assigned coach Jagat Tamata and skipper Paras Khadka to select the team members for the match.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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