Rain played spoilsport in Belfast as Nepal’s second match of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers against Namibia was called off due to rain.
With more tough fixtures coming their way in Group ‘A’, it is not a good sign for Nepal who are bidding to qualify for their second consecutive ICC World Twenty20. After sharing a point each, Nepal provisionally lead the standings with three points from two games.
Jersey, who produced a stunning nine-wicket victory over Hong Kong in another Group ‘A’ game, and Ireland are second and third respectively with two points each from one match.
With light showers already delaying the play, Nepal skipper Paras Khadka won the toss and elected to field first. It was a good decision for Nepal as more rain was expected and the match was expected to go down to Duckworth/Lewis Method.
Namibia batted with intent with Stephen Baard doing the most damage guiding his team to 36 in 4.4 overs. Paras provided Nepal the breakthrough removing another opener Gerrie Snyman (10). At 54-1 in seven overs, another bout of rain interrupted the match for another 30 minutes.
Play resumed with the match officials making it a 17-over game. Shakti Gauchan had bowled just four balls, heavy rain forced the players off the ground with no play possible further. Nepal will now take on defending champions Ireland in their third match at the same venue.