cricketer and Pakistan national team coach Waqar Younis said he was
excited to face Nepal when the minnows and giants of Asia clash in a
50-over friendly game on November 8 at
the Abu Dhabi Oval 2 in United
Arab Emirates (UAE).
International Cricket Council (ICC) has set a meeting between both teams
on the sidelines of England tour of UAE who are currently playing a
three-match Test series against Pakistan.
After the third Test ends in Sharjah, Nepal
will take on Pakistan whose team will play as Pakistanis with the squad
members yet to be announced. Speaking to the ICC, Waqar said Pakistan
was ready to assist developing cricket nations.
“It is clear to see the great strides that are
being made among the emerging teams in world cricket,” the Pakistan
coach said. “We are excited to face Nepal and Hong Kong as they are
relatively new opponents, but we know that they have a lot of quality
individually and collectively. Both games will also present us with
opportunities to adapt to the shorter formats of the game coming off the
back of a challenging Test series against England.”
“We are also mindful that the Hong Kong
game especially will provide great opportunities to our players with the
ICC World Twenty20 2016 now just a few short months away. Pakistan
understands and embraces its responsibility to assist developing nations
and we are excited by the opportunity to do so in the UAE this month.”