KATHMANDU: The International Cricket Council has postponed the tri-nation series of the ICC World Cup League-2 involving Nepal, Scotland and Namibia due to the coronavirus pandemic, informed International Cricket Council in a release.

The series was scheduled for next month in Spain and the ICC decided to postpone the series "due to the worsening situation in Namibia, where rising COVID-19 cases have impacted training preparations and the tightening of restrictions have reduced travel options."

"The sixth series of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 between Scotland, Nepal and Namibia is now postponed to July 2022. We tried our best to play the series, but the tightening of restrictions in Namibia left us with no alternative but to postpone the event," said ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley.

The Cricket Association of Nepal had announced a 20-member preliminary squad last week and they were undergoing close-camp training under Australian coach Dav Whatmore.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.