KATHMANDU: Nepal national cricket team is set to play a bilateral Twenty20 International Tournament next month after the board meeting of the Cricket Association of Nepal on Tuesday accepted the invitation from Qatar Cricket Association.

Although the CAN did not reveal the number of matches, it said the tournament would be held under the Qatar Sports Day scheduled for February 9-12.

CAN meeting also decided to hold the national team's close camp session from February 1.

The tour would be Dav Whatmore's first outing with the national team after the Australian was appointed as the head coach earlier this month. The CAN board also agreed to reduce the prize money of PM Cup Men's National Cricket Tournament by 50 per cent. The top two teams will now get one million rupees and Rs 500,000 respectively, which is half of the previous edition.

The two losing semi-finalists and player of the series will get Rs 50,000 each, while the best batsman and bowler will earn Rs 25,000 each.