Kathmandu- The women’s team is set to leaving for Incheon tomorrow to participate in the Women’s Cricket event of the 17th Asian Gamesm being held at Incheon, South Korea.Nepal faces Malaysia in the first match of the tournament 21st September. The men’s side whose first match is scheduled at 27th September will leave on 25th September.
1o teams are participating in the women’s team event. The top four seeded teams of the event directly are into the Quarter-Finals of the tournament while the bottom six teams are divided into 2 groups and 3 each-winner and runner up qualifies for the knock out stages.
The three test sides Bangalsesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka alongside Japan are into the knock out stages. Nepal is placed in pool B with China and Malaysia. ACC Women’s Premier 2014 champions Thailand are placed in Group C with Hong Kong and South Korea.
Rubina Chhetry Belbashi, Mamta Thapa, Sarita Magar, Sita Rana Magar, Karuna Bhandari, Sobha Aale, Rekha Rawal, , Kajal Shrestha, , Sonu Khadka, Mamta Kumari Chaudhary, Trishna Singh, Saraswoti Chaudhary, Nary Thapa Magar, Indu Verma
Coach-Arun Aryal Manager-Sanjaya Raj Singh
All matches will be played at the brand new Yeonhui International Cricket Stadium, South Korea’s first turf facility. It has a seating capacity of 2,352. The square has seven playing strips made from Pakistani clay-the pitch will likely act like those in sub continent-slow and favoring spin. Entrance to the cricket stadium is free for all spectators.
21st September- Nepal vs. Malaysia
22nd September- Nepal vs. China
23rd September-Japan vs. 1st of Group C
-Sri Lanka vs. 2nd of Group C
24th September- Pakistan vs. 1st of Group D
– Bangladesh vs. 2nd of Group D
Final/ 3rd-4th Place Match