CAN calls 32 players for preliminary trainingAccording to CAN, the players were called on the basis of their performance in the recently concluded Prime Minister Cup and past records.
Cricket Association of Nepal on Thursday named a 32-member preliminary squad for the closed camp training for Nepal's ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 matches against hosts Oman and the United States of America.
Nepal, who stand sixth in the League 2 table, are set to play four matches in the second series of the tournament—two each against hosts Oman and the USA in March.
According to CAN, the players were called on the basis of their performance in the recently concluded Prime Minister Cup and past records. The closed camp would begin from Saturday.
The League 2 features seven teams comprising Nepal, Oman, USA, United Arab Emirates, Scotland, Namibia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Nepal will play four matches in Oman, two each against Oman and the USA and 36 ODIs in total when the event concludes in February 2023.
The teams that finish in the top three will secure berths for the World Cup Qualifiers while the bottom four will compete in the World Cup Qualifiers playoff set to take place in Zimbabwe in June and July of 2023.
Nepal have so far played four matches in the three-year League 2 cycle and have two wins and defeats each. Oman lead the standings winning eight matches from 10 games played. USA are second with six wins from 12 matches played and PNG are at the bottom of the standings having lost all eight matches played so far.
Players called for closed camp
Bikram Sob, Rajesh Pulami, Rohit Paudel, Sushan Bhari, Sandeep Jora, Sunil Dhamala, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Hari Shankar Sah, Ramnaresh Giri, Arjun Kumal, Krishna Karki, Paras Khadka, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Prithu Baskota, Aasif Sheikh, Saurav Khanal, Shahab Alam, Bibek Yadav, Kamal Singh Airee, Khadag Bahadur Bohora, Anuj Chunara, Pawan Sarraf, Sharad Vesawkar, Abinash Bohora, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla.