Kathmandu/Cricnepal – Nepal’s under-16 team departed to Malaysia to take part in the ACC U-16 Elite Cup organized by Asian Cricket Council today.
Before the departure, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) organised a farewell programme at Nepal Sports Council (NSC) office, Tripureshwor today. The 16 member team will be led by CAN’s member Sanjeev Kumar Pandey.
Meanwhile, Member Secretary of NSC, Yuvaraj Lama gave farewell to all the members at the programme. Dipendra Chand will lead the team during the tournament.
The ten nation tournament will be held from May 4 – 13th at Malaysia. Nepal will take on Kuwait in the first match of the tournament on May 4 at Bayuemas Ground.
Nepal has been placed in group B alongside Malaysia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iran in group B while Group A comprises the defending champion Singapore, Hong Kong, Oman and Thailand.
Runners up of the first edition, Nepal will play against Bahrain on May 6 at Kinrara, take on Iran on May 8 at Bayuemas and will face Malaysia on May 9 at Kinrara ground. All the matches will be of 40 overs.