In a positive move for cricket, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has moved ahead to form a Nepal 'A' team after the completion of the Senior One Day National Cricket Tournament.
The cricket governing body will pick up 50 cricketers from the Nationals which will also serve as players' selection for the upcoming World Cricket League Championship away matches against Scotland.
The 50 cricketers will then be divided into four team including an U-19 side for a double round robin league tournament succeeding the nationals. According to national team coach Pubudu Dassanayake, CAN is positive in forming a Nepal 'A' team which will be a back up for the national side.
CAN Acting President Deepak Koirala said the cricket governing body will be dedicated to form a back-up for the national team. "The succeeding tournament after the Nationals will allow our boys to get involved in cricket. We are coming up with more plans to give our cricketers ways of involving in continuous cricket," said Koirala during a press conference on Friday.
"We wanted to bring in a new structure for the Nationals but we cannot change it after completing all the regional selection tournaments. So we decided to come up with a succeeding tournament. We are in a Mission 2019 World Cup and will go in a planned manner to work on it," said Koirala.