Nepali squad has left for Pakistan to participate in the 13th BFA West Asia Baseball Cup on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
The 22-member team including 16 players left for Islamabad for the Cup scheduled to be held at Islamabad Sports Complex, Islamabad from February 25 to March 1, 2017.
The players comprise – Ishwor Thapa (Captain), Anil Pariyar, Rajesh basner, Khadka Singh Bista, Milan thapa, Prakash Bahadur Pujara, Mohamad Irshad Hussein, Padam Singh Pujara, Jit Bahadur Tamang, Achit Karki, Binod Koirala, Dinesh Singh Bhandari, Man Kumar Mai, Bimal Lamichhane, Jiban Nath and Subash Bohora.
The team is led by Pradip Kumar Khatri while manager Dipak Neupane, coach Ashok Bhattachan and Nayaran Gharti and umpire Abhisek Karki are also with the team.
Altogether, six nations are competing in the Cup. Nepal, Iraq and host Pakistan are in Group A while Iran, India and Sri Lanka are in Group B.
The winners and runners-up from each Group will advance to the semis round and onward.