Nepal January 28, 2010

Nepal WCL Division Five squad announced

Tony Munro

Tony Munro

Nepal will be without two of its best batsmen, Paresh Lohani and Sharad Vesawkar, when it hosts the World Cricket League Division Five tournament next month.

Lohani, the 29-year-old opener, has made himself unavailable, while Vesawkar, a 21 year-old middle-order batsman, has been omitted due to what sources have described as ‘poor health and form’.

“I cannot attend the closed-camp training due to my personal reasons and I don’t think it’s fair to contend for a position in the national team without training,” Lohani was quoted in the Cricket Nepal website.

Vesawkar was the only player not retained from the squad which finished fifth at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates after scoring 11 runs in his three innings.

The WCL Division Five will be played from February 20 to 27 and feature Fiji, Bahrain, Jersey, Nepal, Singapore and United States.

Nepal squad: Paras Khadka (capt.), Gyanendra Malla (vice-capt.), Binod Kumar Das, Dipendra Chaudhary, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Mahaboob Alam, Basant Regmi, Mahesh Kumar Chhetri, Naresh Bahadur Budhaayer, Binod Bhandari, Sanjam Regmi, Amrit Bhattarai, Anil Kumar Mandal, Rahul Kumar Vishwakarma.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • testli5504537 on September 5, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    everything is alrit wid squad. if given more priority in batting when selection it wud be very best team nepal gauchan shud never be underestimated n semd at other tha first down. he is the best 1 down player. his skill is very required for the team. if every one plays like sehwag of india, dilshan of srilanka, abde of south aff., mcculum of nz even mehboob of nepal cricket wud not be interesting to watch. cricket is not only the firing wid runs but also composition of criclet classic shots. n gauchan is able such as dravid, laxman,ponting, n so on. over all prithu khoe ta. he shud ve been included

  • testli5504537 on February 21, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    ICC must stop players playing for various countries. This is ridiculous! Look at Team USA and other Gulf countries, how many players they hire for these ICC Tournaments only? Players should be allowed to play for only one country.

  • testli5504537 on February 20, 2010, 9:50 GMT

    best of luck nepal

  • testli5504537 on February 18, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    Subash Khakurel is the man. He's done pretty well in SAG and brilliant in practice matches against Fiji, US. He certainly can't be missed.

  • testli5504537 on February 11, 2010, 4:23 GMT

    nepal's domestic cricket must improve...its also with the CAN, we have been seeing same faces in the CAN that were 10 yrs, the thing is that inorder to improve the cricket in nepal, the management must be improved...greater funding is required and what the hell with the coach???? i mean Roy has been coaching U-19 and National level players all at the same time!!! that simply demonstrates how poor we can be!!! we cannot even afford a coach??? come on CAN open up your eyes and see where other contemporary teams like Afgan, USA, UAE, Singapore are heading towards!!!! come on guys...bring in some technology to help build cricket in Nepal...if government cannot give u help then ask ppl,they wud certainly do it for the nation... and my best wishes are with Nepalese team...hope Alam repeats the streak again...Best of luck Guys...Bring the trophy home...cheeerssssss

  • testli5504537 on February 10, 2010, 11:44 GMT

    Lets hope that Nepal will be in WCL Division 4 soo. Nepal need to learn a lot of Cricket from Afghanistan....their rise in this game is dramatic. Year before Nepal and Afghanistan are on the same footing. Now they have attained ODI status. best of Luck for Nepalese team ... win the game and go ahead.

  • testli5504537 on February 8, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    Change the decision soon.....what the hell can is doing now????? the proper batsman of nepali team due to poor form in 20-20....... thats unbeliavle. he is a complete batsman and a good fielder. SARAD we miss u so much.

  • testli5504537 on February 8, 2010, 1:22 GMT

    I am sure Nepal will prompt to next level winning this league division 5 in high note.... Wish u all the best to nepali team.........

  • testli5504537 on February 3, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    Nepal has a well balanced and experienced squad and also have home advantage. Nepal has always played well in home so, Nepal will surely win the tournament for Nepalese people.

  • testli5504537 on February 2, 2010, 21:44 GMT

    This is the day of players like Naresh, If he manages to break through the XI, i m sure he would never dissapoint...Go naresh,my best wishes

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