March 27, 2018 09:27 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, March 27: MCC has announced on Monday that a T20 Triangular Tournament with the Club and two ICC Associate Nations will be held at the Lord’s later this year.
Nepal and the Netherlands will both battle with MCC on July 29 with three T20 games taking place in one day.
Both Nepal and the Netherlands have recently been granted full One-Day International status by the ICC, with the former earning the honor for the first time following their performance in the recent ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
The Netherlands had already been elevated to ODI status by virtue of their victory in the ICC World Cricket League last year.
The appeal of cricket in Nepal has increased dramatically in recent years, with the national team having been awarded international T20 status by the ICC in 2014 before competing in the ICC World Twenty20 in the same year.
MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson said, “We are thrilled that both Nepal and the Netherlands will be joining us at the Lord’s for what is set to be another uplifting day at the Home of Cricket following Afghanistan’s historic visit last year.
Nepal captain, Paras Khadka, said, “It gives me immense pleasure that Nepal will play at the Home of the Cricket again this year with MCC and the Netherlands. Playing at Lord’s is always special and we are really looking forward to it.’’