Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has declared a preliminary team of 24 players for the upcoming 2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Preliminary Squad: Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee (VC), Paras Khadka, Aarif Sheikh, Sharad Vesawkar, Sandeep Jora, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Kushal Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Pawan Sarraf, Sunil Dhamala, Lokesh Bam, Sumit Maharjan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Basant Regmi, Lalit Rajbanshi, Susan Bhari, Binod Bhandari, Subash Khakurel, Sompal Kami, Karan, Bohara, Kamal Singh Airee, Kishore Mahato
The preliminary squad will participate in closed-camp practice sessions before the announcement of the final 15-member squad.
The final 15-member Nepali squad will play a tri-series against Oman and the United States in Pokhara from February 5 to February 12, 2020.
Nepal will be playing its first fixture of the league, whereas the United States and Oman have already played 2 fixtures each.
As of now, the United States is leading the points table with 12 points and Oman is at 4th position with 8 points.
The 2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 is a cricket tournament for determining the qualification of the international cricket teams for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. The top three teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 will get promoted to the ‘World Cup Qualifier’ round.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted by India from February 9 to March 26, 2023.