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ICC WCL Championship: Namibia chooses to bat first after winning the toss

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KATHMANDU — Namibia won the toss and selected to bat against Nepal in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Saturday.

In a tournament that provides 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers billet for main four groups, winless Nepal are right now moping at the base of the points table while Namibia are at the sixth position on the basis of run rate.

To stay in hunt for the top four spot, Nepal face a tough task to beat Namibia in both the matches. Both Nepal and Namibia are under pressure to win both games to secure their berth.

The Netherlands is at the top of the table with 10 points from six games followed by Hong Kong (nine points), Scotland (seven points), Kenya (six points ) and Papua New Guinea (four points).

Earlier, Nepal had lost to Scotland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the first two rounds. Namibia had edge Hong Kong and lost to Kenya.

The top four teams would secure their berth in the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh.

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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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