Cricket Association of Nepal on Wednesday announced squad(s) for upcoming MCC matches to be held in Kathmandu from November 3-9.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is touring to Nepal and is playing across multiple formats against Nepalese side in Kathmandu. On November 3, MCC will take on Nepal U19 for 50-over match, followed by 50-over match against Nepal senior team on November 4 at Tribhuvan University International Cricket ground.
MCC will also feature in a first class match against Nepal senior team, starting from November 6-8. The three-day match will be played for the first time in 14 years in Nepalese soil. Meanwhile, International Cricket Council has approved this match to be played at TU Cricket ground.
On November 9, a twenty20 match will be played between MCC and Nepal’s senior & U19 players.
Gyanendra Malla will lead the side across all formats. However, Paras Khadka, the former captain, has been named in 50-over squad only.
Gyanendra Malla (C), Aarif Sheikh, Amit Shrestha, Avinash Bohara, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Nandan Yadav, Pawan Sarraf, Sandeep Jora, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami.
50 overs squad
Gyanendra Malla(C), Aarif Sheikh, Basant Regmi, Bikram Sob, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Ishan Pandey, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Paras Khadka, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami.
First Class squad
Gyenendra Malla(C), Aarif Sheikh, Basant Regmi, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Raju Rijal, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami.
November 3: Nepal U19 vs MCC (50 Overs)
November 4: Nepal Vs MCC (50 Overs)
November 6-8: Nepal Vs MCC (3 Days Match – First Class)
November 9: Mixed National / U19 Team Vs MCC (T20)