The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has organized a farewell program for the National Cricket Team members on Monday. On June 28, the national team will leave for Canada early in the morning before heading on to Scotland for the Cricket World Cup League 2 matches.
The farewell program was graced by Tanka Lal Ghising, Member Secretary, National Sports Council, Chatur Bahadur Chand, President, CAN, Prashant Bikram Malla, Acting Secretary, CAN, Roshan Kumar Singh, Treasurer, CAN, Ekendra Kunwar, Board Member, National Sports Council, and Birendra Bahadur Chand, Executive Member, CAN.
CAN announce the 14-member squad for the bilateral series against Canada as well as CWC League 2 fixtures against host Scotland and Namibia on Sunday. Pawan Sarraf made a comeback to the national team whereas Basir Ahamad got his maiden call-up.
Despite representing Nepal in age group, Basir hit the limelight after being adjudged as player of the tournament in Nepal Pro Club Championship in April. His 119 runs with an average of 39.66 and 10 wickets in just five matches helped Rupandehi XI clinch the title by defeating Malaysia XI.
After creating a huge buzz among Nepali supporters, Basir, 19, played three T20s and one List A match for Nepal against Zimbabwe A, where he picked up three wickets in two innings in a T20 match.
Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Dev Khanal, Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Karan Kc, Sompal Kami, Aadil Ansari, Bashir Ahamad, Kishore Mahato, Pawan Sarraf, Binod Bhandari
Nepal’s fixture in Canada:
(July 1) – Nepal vs Ontario (warm-up match)
(July 4) – Nepal vs Canada (First ODI)
(July 5) – Nepal vs Canada (Second ODI)
Nepal’s fixture in Scotland:
(July 11) – Nepal against Namibia
(July 13) – Scotland against Nepal
(July 16) – Nepal against Namibia
(July 17) – Scotland against Nepal