The Nepalese Cricket Team is set to participate in a Tri-Series against the Netherlands and Namibia as part of the CWC League 2 in February.
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) officially announced on Friday that this upcoming series will mark the team’s debut in the CWC League 2. Every team will play two matches each against each other.
Despite playing few T20I matches, Nepal and the Netherlands haven’t been involved in ODI matches on Nepalese soil. Meanwhile, Namibia has already played ODI matches in Nepal during the previous League.
CWC League 2, scheduled until 2027, will feature eight teams: Nepal, UAE, Oman, Namibia, Canada, Netherlands, USA, and Scotland. The Netherlands was part of Super League alongside other 12 Test nations but they were relegated from the league finishing at the bottom. The Netherlands, along with Canada, now enters CWC League 2, while Papua New Guinea misses out on participation.
The format of League 2, and other scenarios is yet to be officially announced by ICC. That will probably be announced during the road map of Cricket World Cup 2027.
Nepal finished third in the previous CWC League 2 campaign and directly qualified for CWC Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.