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Nepal line-up Namibia bilateral ODI series

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has lined up another series as the country’s cricket governing body prepares for a Tri-Nation Twenty20 International Series at home beginning from Saturday.

Nepal are hosting Netherlands and Malaysia in a Twenty20 International Series beginning from April 17 and will now be working to bring the fellow Associate African nation for an ODI series.

Namibia are one of the teams competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 who enjoy the One Day International Status. CAN confirmed that it is working on to bring in Namibia for an ODI bilateral series during mid-May.

CAN Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakuryal told cricketingnepal.com that a 50-over series is confirmed for the time being. “We had sent an invitiation to Namibia for a series for which they agreed. The series is set for mid-May but we are yet to decide on the number of games to be played,” Pyakuryal said.

“We are willing to organise matches in other formats as well and will finalise in coming days,” Pyakuryal added.

Nepal are hosting a Twenty20 International Series for the first time on its back yard. The Tri-Nation Series is going to be the country’s first international event at home after the League 2 Tri-Series involving USA and Oman during February, 2020.

The country, meanwhile, will be playing its first international after the ACC Eastern Region Twenty20 Asia Cup Qualifier in Feb-March, 2020 in Thailand. Since then Corona Virus pandemic has halted all international cricket activities for Associate nation.

Nepal are holding the Tri-Series despite the country’s government issuing directives on refraining from public gathering with the numbers not exceeding 25. The TU grounds can accommodate more than 12 thousand crowd.

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