Eight-team CWC League 2 begins in Nepal on the road to 2027


Hosting the Dutch and Namibia in the first tri-series, Nepal come off a strong preparation series win over Canada, and captain Rohit Paudel says he’s looking forward to future challenges across both white ball formats.

“We are pleased to be hosting the first tri-series of what promises to be a well-contested League 2 with several talented sides in the fray,” Poudel began.

“These are exciting times for us with the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 less than four months away and our qualification campaign starting for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2027.

“We are heartened and more confident after a 3-0 win over Canada in the just concluded series and hope to get off to a fine start in League 2 with this home Tri-series.”

Namibia will be looking for a revenge of sorts in their meetings with Nepal, as it was Nepal’s historic ODI run, winning 12 of their last 13 ODIs in the last League 2 cycle, that curtailed Gerhard Erasmus’ men to the Play-off competition, where they missed out on entry into the Qualifier.

Elsewhere, the USA return after finishing fifth in the last League 2 cycle, while the UAE held onto their spot in the competition despite running in second-last.

Muhammad Waseem’s side kept their spot by finishing above Jersey and Papua New Guinea at the Qualifier Play-off.

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