Nepal starts ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup against India tomorrow

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Nepal is all set to begin their ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 campaign against India Under 23 side on 14 November at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 Ground.

The eight-nations tournament features five test playing nations along with three associate.

Earlier, UAE were supposed to play in the tournament, however, they withdraw from the tournament. This opened the gate for Nepalese Men’s team and are slated in Group B alongside the host Bangladesh (U23), India (U23) and Hong Kong.

Pakistan (U23), Oman, Sri Lanka (U23) and Afghanistan are placed in group A.

The top two teams of each group will qualify for the semifinals, which will be held on November 20 and 21. The semi-finals and final will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

Nepal will face Hong Kong team on Saturday, November 16 at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 4 Ground and wrap up the group stage against the host Bangladesh U23 on November 18 at the same venue.

Nepal squad: Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee (Vice-Captain), Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Binod Bhandari, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Sandeep Jora, Sushan Bhari, Ishan Pandey, Aarif Sheikh, Avinash Bohara and Kushal Bhurtel.

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