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Nepal to meet Saudi Arabia first

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has rescheduled the ACC U-19 Premier matches after three of the teams were unable to show-up in Kuwait due to visa-related issues.


Players from Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan couldn’t make it on time with the opening day matches slated for November 7 after they faced visa problems. Nepal – who already reached Kuwait on time – were scheduled to play Malaysia on Friday.


The tournament will now begin from November 9 and end on 16th. Nepal will play their first game against Saudi Arabia before taking on Kuwait the next day. Their match against Malaysia has been postponed for November 12.


Nepal will meet arch rivals Afghanistan on November 14 and end their tournament campaign with the match against the UAE on 15th.


The champions of the tournament will qualify for the 2016 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh, while the losing finalist will have to secure Dhaka tickets through a playoff against continental runners-up. Raju Rijal is leading the Nepali team with Aarif Sheikh his deputy.


Nepal’s rescheduled matches

Nov 9    vs Saudi Arabia

Nov 10  vs Kuwait

Nov 12  vs Malaysia

Nov 14  vs Afghanistan

Nov 15  vs UAE

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