Nepali National Cricket Team on Sunday left for New Delhi, India, to play practice matches as part of preparation prior to upcoming T20 World Cup Qualifiers and ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
The team comprises of 15 players and four officials. The squad includes captain Paras Khadka, vice-captain Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Amrit Bhattarai, Shakti Gauchan, Basanta Regmi, Rahul Kumar Vishwakarma, Binod Bhandari, Pradeep Airee, Anil Mandal, Sagar Pun, Jitendra Mukhiya, Mahesh Chettri, Subash Kakurel and Avinash Karn.
Assistant coach Jagat Tamata, manager Purna Lama and physiotherapist Subramaniam Veerasamy are also in the team.
The tour has been arranged as per the deal signed between Cricket Association of Nepal and Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) after the approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Nepal will play around seven practice matches during their 10-day tour to India.
The T20 World Cup Qualifiers is going to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November and ICC World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand next year 2014.