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Nepal to play their first ever T20 International cricket

Nepal will play their first ever Twenty20 Internationals series against Hong Kong in Sri Lanka during their tour of Sri Lanka. Asian Cricket Council (ACC) confirmed about the series on Wednesday.

 

Nepal and Hong Kong will play three T20 Internationals series followed by a 50-over match. Nepal will play their first T20 of the series on November 19 at Dambulla. Likewise they will play their second and third and final T20 on 20th and 22nd at the same venue.

 

Nepal will also play a 50-over match against Hong Kong on 24th November at Kurunegala.

 

Nepal will tour Sri Lanka for 22 days and will play two three days match against team of Sri Lanka on November 9-11 and 14-16.  

 

Uttam Karmachary, the acting general secretary of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) informed about the tour of Nepal to Sri Lanka for 22 days which will begin from November 7 to 29. According to CAN all the expenses of the tour will be sponsored by Asian Cricket Council.

 

The three-match T20 series will be Nepal’s first International T20 after Nepal got T20 International status from the governing body of Cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC) in June. ICC granted T20 International status Nepal and Netherlands after their excellent game during ICC T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh in March.

 

Nepali national cricket team’s coach Pubudu Dassanayake is pretty happy about the tour. “It is a wonderful opportunity for Nepali cricket. We need to keep on playing International cricket for our growth. I am delighted with ACC’s initiative to make us play our first ever T20 international series,” said the coach.

 

Dassanayake also thanked his Hong Kong counterpart Charlie Burke for making this tour possible. Dassanayake and Burke had met each other during 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and agreed there to play T20 International series between these two teams.

 

                                                          Nepal Tour of Sri Lanka

          Date

          Game

        Against

       Venue

    November 9-11

   Three-Day Match

   Sri Lanka team

    Kurunegala 

    November 14-16

   Three-Day Match

   Sri Lanka team

    Dambulla

    November 19

   T20 International

   Hong Kong

    Dambulla

    November 20

   T20 International

   Hong Kong

    Dambulla

    November 22

   T20 International

   Hong Kong

    Dambulla

    November 24

   50-over Match

   Hong Kong

    Kurunegala

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