The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rescheduled Nepal’s upcoming fixtures of the ICC World Cricket League Championship against Scotland on Tuesday.
Nepal were due to play Scotland in their opening round tie on June 10 and 12 at their home grounds but after the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake left the country devastated, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had requested the world cricket governing body to reschedule the fixtures.
The new date will see Nepal play Scotland on July 25 and 27 with the venue yet to be confirmed. CAN had asked the ICC to fix the matches after the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be held jointly in Ireland and Scotland from July 10-23. The rescheduling means Nepal will remain in Europe even after the completion of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers.
Apart from Nepal and Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, Namibia and Kenya are other teams in the WCLC which also serves as the qualification process for the 2019 ICC World Cup Qualifiers. The top six teams from the WCLC after the seven round of home and away matches will join four other teams from the ICC one-day rankings in the World Cup Qualifiers.