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Naresh, Prithu, Som Pal in for World Twenty20

Naresh Budhayer, Prithu Baskota and Som Pal Kami sneaked into the team for the ICC World Twenty20 as the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Sunday announced a final 15-member squad. 


Naresh and Prithu came in place of Anil Mandal and Mahesh Chhetri and Som Pal replaced seamer Amrit Bhattarai to join his second international outing with the national team.


Naresh was last included in the naitonal team as a cover for Gyanendra Malla for the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division-III in Bermuda, while Prithu played the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand but was unavailable for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers due to injury. 


Som Pal had also won a place in place of Amrit Bhattarai for the World Qualifiers in New Zealand. Anil, Mahesh, Amrit and Bhuwan Karki were named as reserves.Others member in the team were retained from the World Twenty20 Qualifiers playing Nepali squad led by skipper Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla his deputy. 


Sharad Vesawkar, Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Subash Khakurel, Basanta Regmi, Shakti Gauchan, Sagar Pun, Jitendra Mukhiya, Rahul Kumar BK and Avinash Karn were retained. 


Nepal will meet Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 to be hosted by Bangladesh from March 16.


Here is the list of 15 men squad:-

Paras Khadka (Captain)

Gyanendra Malla (vice captain)

Sharad Vesawakar

Som Pal Kami

Shakti Gauchan

Basant Regmi

Prithu Baskota

Binod Bhandari

Pradeep Airee

Naresh Budhayar

Sagar Pun

Jitendra Mukhiya

Rahul BK

Suvash Khakurel (wicket keeper)

Avinash Karn


Reserve players

Anil Mandal

Mahesh Chhetri

Bhuwan Karki

Amrit Bhattrai

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