Kathmandu – The National Cricket Team will begin their Nine-day Sri Lanka tour on Tuesday as a preparation for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in New Zealand from January 13. Top two team from the qualifiers will participate in the 2015 World Cup.
Nepal will play against the premier clubs of Sri Lanka which are Colombo Colts, Moors Sports Club, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club and Bloomfield Sports Club.
According to the source,Nepal will also play few matches in New Zealand as the team will directly leave for New Zealand from Sri Lanka to participate in the qualifiers.
Here’s the schedule;
18th Dec- Practice at NCC ground
19th Dec- Match against Colombo Colts
20th Dec- Match against Moors Sports Club
21st Dec- Rest day
22nd Dec- Practice at NCC ground
23rd Dec- Practice at NCC ground
24th Dec- Match against Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club
25th Dec- Practice at NCC ground
26th Dec- Match against Bloomfield Sports Club.
Nepal’s squad for the tour and qualifiers: Paras Khadka(c),Gyanendra Malla(vc),Subash Khakurel(wk),Anil Mandal,Mahesh Chettri,Sompal Kami,Prithu Baskota,Avinash Karn,Basanta Regmi,Sagar Pun,Sarad Veswakar,Binod Bhandari,Shakti Gauchan,Jitendra Mukhiya.