Nepali cricket team off to Malaysia

KATHMANDU: Nepali cricket team has left Kathmandu for Malaysia on Tuesday to participate in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier to be held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Office-bearers of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) bade farewell to the 14-member cricket team at a programme organised by the CAN in the Capital this morning.

The tournament will start from October 14 to 23 and five countries including Nepal, the United States of America, Ireland, Uganda and Papua New Guinea will take part in the tournament.

Nepal is scheduled to take on Papua New Guinea in their first match in the tournament on October 15 and Uganda in their second match on October 16.

Earlier, Nepal became first runner up in ICC U19 Premier League held in Malaysia.

The winner will make it to the U19 World Cup Championship to be held in Bangladesh next year.