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Nepal team for ACC Emerging Nations Cup announced


KATHMANDU — The Nepal national cricket team has been announced for the ACC Emerging Nations Cup scheduled for March 25 to April 4 in Bangladesh.

A three-member selection team comprising ICC-Asia Cricket Development Officer Venkatapathy Raju, Nepal head coach Jagat Tamatta and skipper Khadka had made the selection.

Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla will lead the 15-member team after captain Paras Khadka withdrew from the tournament citing his health condition.

Other members in the team are Sharad Vesawkar (Vice-Captain),Binod Bhandari, Sagar Pun, Md. Arif Sheikh, Mahaboob Alam, Dipendra Sing Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mahamad Asif Sheikh, Avinash Karn, Sunil Dhamala, Bhuwan Karki, Sushan Bhari, Dipesh Shrestha and  Dilip Nath.

Likewise, four reserve players —  Kushal Bhurtel, Jitendra Kumar Mukhiya, Rajesh Pulami Magar and Sushil Kandel — have also been named:

Nepal’s National team, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Afghanistan and the U-23 teams from the four Test-playing nations of the region — India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh — are taking part in the event.