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Waqar Younis excited to face Nepal

Nov 02, 2015 | Eddie Van Brooks |

Legendary cricketer and Pakistan national team coach Waqar Younis said he was excited to face Nepal when the minnows and giants of Asia clash in a 50-over friendly game on November 8 at the Abu Dhabi Oval 2 in United Arab Emirates (UAE).



The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set a meeting between both teams on the sidelines of England tour of UAE who are currently playing a three-match Test series against Pakistan.

After the third Test ends in Sharjah, Nepal will take on Pakistan whose team will play as Pakistanis with the squad members yet to be announced. Speaking to the ICC, Waqar said Pakistan was ready to assist developing cricket nations.

“It is clear to see the great strides that are being made among the emerging teams in world cricket,” the Pakistan coach said. “We are excited to face Nepal and Hong Kong as they are relatively new opponents, but we know that they have a lot of quality individually and collectively. Both games will also present us with opportunities to adapt to the shorter formats of the game coming off the back of a challenging Test series against England."

"We are also mindful that the Hong Kong game especially will provide great opportunities to our players with the ICC World Twenty20 2016 now just a few short months away. Pakistan understands and embraces its responsibility to assist developing nations and we are excited by the opportunity to do so in the UAE this month.”



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