August 29, 2007


Nepal qualify for U-19 World Cup

Will Luke

Nepal have qualified for next year's Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia after defeating a spirited Afghanistan side by 48 runs in the final of the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Elite Cup at the Kinrara Oval. Nepal successfully defended a modest of 172 to bowl out Afghanistan, who lost their last four wickets for three runs in 11 balls.

The tournament also served as the Asian qualifier and by virtue of winning it, Nepal joined Papua New Guinea (from the East Asia-Pacific region), Ireland (from the Europe region), Bermuda (from the Americas region), the ICC's 10 Full Members and hosts Malaysia at the 16-team World Cup to be played from February 17 to March 2, 2008.

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Posted by chheyang lama on (November 11, 2007, 17:25 GMT)

I would like to wish them a very very good lock and work even more hard because world cup is more tougher than qualifier matches,once again good lock.

Posted by MLM on (November 3, 2007, 3:14 GMT)

its really great news for us (all of Nepali people). beacuse Nepal is the Best team of world for the cricket nonplaying test match..hip_up Hurrree Nepal.... all the best for U-19 world cup... keep it..

Posted by bishwo mangal adhikari on (November 2, 2007, 13:48 GMT)

well don nepal. all the best for further matches don't worry all of us with nepali team .always keep wining habits.we wants to see in the world cup plese give us that time we all are waiting for that time ...................

Posted by bijay mishra on (September 28, 2007, 12:29 GMT)

keep on going.... don't think Nepal a weaker competitor.. they have done this much many and toooo many time... beware we are coming for... with a new hunger.

Posted by Roman on (September 7, 2007, 16:37 GMT)

what the hell,why is afghanistan out of worldcup ,under 19?

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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