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Head coach Monty Desai finally joins the team in South Africa

Nepal national cricket team’s head coach Monty Desai has finally joined the Nepalese team in South Africa after being held up in India due to visa complications. Monty finally reached Africa on Thursday night.

On Thursday morning, Monty departed from India to South Africa. Prior to that, He was in the USA for a holiday. However, his visa application was rejected there, leading him to return to India and apply for a South African visa from India. Unfortunately, due to a complication in the visa process, Monty encountered a setback that caused him to miss the flight with the Nepalese team.

The Nepalese team were on camp without the head coach till now. Monty will be in action immediately from Friday. Nepal is set to play against the Netherlands in the second practice match on Saturday.

Nepal suffered a seven-wicket loss against Scotland on Thursday (Click here to see Scorecard).

Nepal will fly to Zimbabwe and play a warm-up match against UAE and Oman before the main event. Desai’s boys are placed in Group A alongside West Indies, USA, Netherlands and Zimbabwe.

The tournament is scheduled to take place between June 18th and July 9th. The top three teams from both groups will advance to the Super Six stage. In the Super Six, those teams will face each other, and the two teams with the highest rankings will proceed to the final. Both finalists will secure their spots in the Cricket World Cup 2023.