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Last Updated: Wed, 17.04.13 6:37

Nepali team to travel to Bermuda for World Cricket League

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the six squads that will travel to Bermuda for Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 from April 28 to May 5, 2013.

Nepal, Italy, Oman, Uganda, the USA and host Bermuda will compete not only for the opportunity to finish in the top two of the event, but to win the chance to advance all the way to the ICC’s flagship event, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, said ICC.

The leading two sides from WCL Division 3 will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in New Zealand in 2014 and feature 10 of the leading Associate and Affiliate teams.

The top two sides from the qualifying event will then advance to the 14-team ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be held in Australia and New Zealand, where they will compete against the ten Full Members on a global stage.

Pepsi ICC WCL Division 3 will be played on three grounds: National Sports Stadium, St. David’s and Somerset CC.

Nepali squad comprises of Paras Khadka (captain), Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota, Binod Bhandari, Amrit Bhattarai, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Subash Prasad Khakurel, Gyanendra Malla, Anil Kumar Mandal, Basant Regmi, Sanjam Regmi, Chandra Sawad, Sharad Vesawkar and Rahul Kumar Vishwakarma. nepalnews.com

Fixtures  
27 April Practice
28 April Bermuda v Uganda (National Sports Stadium)
Italy v Oman (St. David’s)
Nepal v USA (Somerset CC)
29 April Italy v USA (National Sports Stadium)
Bermuda v Oman (St. David’s)
Nepal v Uganda (Somerset CC)
1 May Uganda v Italy (National Sports Stadium)
Bermuda v Nepal (St. David’s)
Oman v USA (Somerset CC)
2 May Nepal v Oman (National Sports Stadium)
USA v Uganda (St. David’s)
Bermuda v Italy (Somerset CC)
4 May Bermuda v USA (National Sports Stadium)
Nepal v Italy (St. David’s)
Uganda v Oman (Somerset CC)
5 May Final (National Sports Stadium)
3rd v 4th Play-off (St. David’s)
5th v 6th Play-off (Somerset CC)