Young all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee earned his first
national team call-up as veteran all-rounder Mehboob Alam also returned
for Nepal’s ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against Kenya.
Nepal are taking on Kenya in their fifth round matches of
WCLC at home on March 11 and 13. While Dipendra, the standout performer
for Nepal in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka, was called up for
the first time, Mehboob is returning into the national fold after WCLC
matches against Papua New Guinea in November, 2015.
Also in the squad are
Aarif Sheikh, Sunil Dhamala and Sandeep Lamichhane. Skipper Paras Khadka
will lead at the TU grounds captaining a side that also includes
Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Basant Regmi, Sompal Kami, Sagar Pun,
Binod Bhandari and Karan KC.
Rajesh Pulami Magar,
Avinash Karn, Bhuwan Karki and Dilip Nath were kept reserves. Aasif
Sheikh, who had accompanied the nationl team for the recent tour of
India in absence of Paras, was not considered for the 14+4 member squad.