Nepal to play ODI series against Papua New Guinea in OmanEarlier, the Oman series were scheduled for March but they were postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nepal are set to play two-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Oman in September as part of the preparations for the Tri-Series match of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Nepal will play their first match on September 5 and the second on September 8, according to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). The first match will be played in daylight and the second will be a day-night game.
The date of the Tri-Series is yet to be confirmed officially by the International Cricket Council. However, according to CAN sources the two-leg series will be played between September 13 and 20.
Earlier, the Oman series were scheduled for March but they were postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nepal currently sit sixth in the League 2 table featuring seven teams—Oman, the USA, Scotland, Namibia, the UAE and Papua New Guinea. Each team will play 36 ODIs when the event concludes in February 2023.
Nepal have so far played four matches in the three-year League 2 cycle and have registered two wins and two defeats. Oman lead the standings winning eight of the 10 matches played. The US are second in the standings with six wins out of 12 matches played and PNG are at the bottom having lost all eight matches played so far.
The event is the gateway to the World Cup as the teams finishing top three will secure berths in the World Cup Qualifiers. The bottom four will compete in the World Cup Qualifiers playoff set to take place in Zimbabwe in June and July of 2023.