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    Nepal to play ODI series against Papua New Guinea before CWC League 2 matches

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    The Nepal men’s cricket team will play a one-day series against Papua New Guinea on 5 and 8 September in Oman.

    “Nepal will play two ODIs against Papua New Guinea before the triangular one-day series against Oman the United States under ICC Cricket World Cup league-2 in Oman,” the Cricket Association of Nepal(CAN) confirmed on Monday.

    The Nepali team is currently in closed camp training in Kathmandu for the triangular one-day series.

    Captain Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Arif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airey, Ashif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Kushal Malla, Vinod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Kamal Singh Airey, Avinash Bohra, Shahab Alam, Sushan Bhari, Sharad Veswakar, Bikram Sob, Pawan Sarraf and Rohit Kumar Poudel are included in the closed-camp for the upcoming tour.

    In the World Cup League-2, Nepal is currently in the sixth position with two wins in four games and four losses in two games. Oman tops the point table with eight wins from 10 matches whilst Papua New Guinea is sitting at the bottom of the table with eight losses from eight games.

    The top three teams in League 2 will qualify for the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023, while the bottom four teams will play in the Qualifier playoffs.

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