Kathmandu, September 13, 2016: An 18-member national womenâ€™s cricket team has been announced for the games taking place under the world cup qualification round in Hong Kong from October 9.
The National Sports Council (NSC) announced the team as Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is currently under suspension.
Nepal will be pitched against the host Hong Kong, China and Thailand. The team ending up at the top of the group ladder will be able to take part for the World Cup Qualifier in 2017.
The team headed by Captain Rubina Chhetri includes Kajole Shrestha, Sita Rana Magar, Shova Ale, Saraswoti Chaudhary, Neri Thapa, Nira Raj Upadhaya, Roshani Bohara, Sabnam Rai, Laxmi Chaudhary, Sangita Rai, Indu Barma, Jyoti Pandey, Anuradha Chaudhary, Rashmi Sharma, Nirmala Shahi, Karuna Bhandari and Sarita Magar. Raju Basnet will lead the team as the Head Coach while Jagat Tamata, the Head Coach of the menâ€™s national cricket team and Binod Das will contribute with their expertise in the training department.
The number of players in the team was trimmed down to 24 from the earlier 48 and then to 18. The final team will consist of only 14 members.