ICC World Cup T-20 Global Qualifier: Nepal to face Oman in inaugural match
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal will play against hosts Oman in the inaugural match under the ICC World Cup T-20 Global Qualifier ‘A’.
According to the match schedule released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday, Nepal have been pitted in Group A along with Oman, Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Philippines, and United Arab Emirates.
The eight teams have again been divided into two groups -- Nepal, Oman, Canada and the Philippines are in Sub-group 1 while Ireland, UAE, Bahrain and Germany are in Sub-group 2.
The inaugural match is scheduled to be held on February 18.
The two teams that make it to the final, will book a place in the T-20 World Cup to be played in Australia in November.
Similarly, Nepal will play its second match against the Philippines on February 19 and the third match against Canada on February 21.
Nepal will play the T-20 series comprising four countries ahead of the World Cup Qualifier. There would be competition among Nepal, UAE, Ireland and Oman from February 11-14.
Nepal will play the first match against Oman on February 11, the second match against UAE on February 12 and the third match against Ireland on February 14.