Nepal has announced a 24-member squad for the ICC World Cricket League Championship 2017, on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
As per the International Cricket Council (ICC), 24 players were selected for upcoming camp for ICC WCLC match against Kenya 2017 scheduled for March 11 and 13, 2017.
The players were selected based on Super League matches held at TU Cricket Ground from January 19 to 24, 2017.
The players include - Paras Khadka (Captain), Gyanendra Malla, Md. Aarif Sheikh, Amit Shrestha, Sushan Bhari, Dilip Nath, Mehboob Alam, Karan KC, Md. Aasif Sheikh, Sagar Pun, Bhuwan Karki, Sharad Vesawkar, Kushal Bhurtel, Bikram Sob, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Avinash Karn, Sompal Kami, Sunil Dhamala, Dipendra Singh Airee, Basant Regmi, Dipesh Shrestha, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Binod Bhandari and Sandeep Lamichhane.
The committee headed by ICC representative Venkatapathi Raju, head coach Jagat Tamatta and captain Paras Khadka selected the players.
As per the point table of the ICC WCL, Nepal is at the sixth place with 6 points after eight matches – three wins and five losses – among the eight teams. The top four teams will register their names in the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers.
PNG is at the top of the point table, followed by Netherlands, Hong Kong, Scotland, Kenya, Nepal, Namibia and UAE.
The National Team will go for closed camp prior to the ICC WCLC match from February 12, 2017.