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Nepal opens with Afghanistan in WC qualifiers

KATHMANDU: Nepal U19 team will face their arch rivals – Afghanistan, in the opening match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup qualifiers to be held on Ireland from July 28.

International Cricket Council (ICC) has already decided to scrap the format from next year, this will be the final opportunity for these 10 nations — two each from five continents — to make it to the ICC event through qualifiers.

Nepal are preparing for the 10-team round robin qualifiers under coach Jagat Tamata. Top six nations will make it to the ICC U-19 World Cup to be held in 2012.

After the match against Afghanistan, Nepal will face Scotland the next day. Nepal will play against Kenya on June 31 before facing Vanuatu on August 1. Nepal are scheduled to take on Canada on August 3 before playing three back-to-back matches against Namibia, Ireland and Papua New Guinea from August 5. Nepal will wrap up the campaign with a match against the United States of America on August 9.

Nepal have already picked a 18-member squad under the captaincy of Prithu Baskota, who led the team to runner-up finish in the U-19 Elite Cup behind Afghanistan in Thailand earlier this year.

Nepal’s fixtures for the tournament:
• July 28 vs Afghanistan
• July 29 vs Scotland
• July 31 vs Kenya
• August 1 vs Vanuatu
• August 3 vs Canada
• August 5 vs Namibia
• August 6 vs Ireland
• August 7 vs PNG
• August 9 vs USA

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Raj sapkota

    June 25, 2011 at 5:20 am

    best of luck guys  …u can do it

  2. prakash pun

    July 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    We want secured spot in world cup.Best of luck for success. We have full confident you won’t frustrate us………………

  3. Www Nabintimal

    July 10, 2011 at 6:41 am

    best of luck prithu and all nepals crickter,for winner the match

  4. avish

    July 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

    show us something magical guys 

  5. sunil mandal

    July 13, 2011 at 12:46 am

    i m really  waiting to see nepal great win it coming match [.BEST OF LUCK ] COME ON NEPAL DO SOMETHING SPECIAL

  6. Tika_anil

    July 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

    nepal will surely loose all the games

  7. jeewan

    July 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    hai tika_ani jpt bhanne haina. Nepals cricket is far more better than football………….

  8. Email_bikram

    July 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    i know u can, (n) i know u will,  so just do it (n) show the world                                                    we r coming world cup 2012

  9. Krishna_thapa313

    July 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    BEST OF LUCK FOR OUR U-19 CRICKET TEAM FOR THE UPCOMING MATCHES AND HOPE THAT THEY WILL  GO FORWARD……………..

  10. Rawal_shyam

    August 3, 2011 at 8:50 am

    best of luck nepali team

  11. Yogendra poudel

    August 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    What afghanistan coach said b4 show them we are after Bangladesh in Asia…India 1, srilanka 2 Pakistan-3 Bangladesh -4 and Nepal -5 no one can snached it..guys congrass see the Afghanistan point…its good revange…Afghanistan will collaps in cricket…they need to practics more than Nepal cricket….hahhahhahaha

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