Kathmandu, Nepal, October 28, 2023: The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced the 15 member squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier under the regular captainship of Rohit Paudel.
In the squad, former captain Sandeep Lamichhane and Lalit Rajbanshi have also been included. Lamichhane was withdrawn from the squad due to the reason of rape case filed against him while Rajbanshi was withdrawn due to the injuries.
The young all-rounder Bibek Yadav, wicketkeeper-batter Binod Bhandari, and left-arm pacer Pratsh GC have all retained their positions in the team. The squad include as Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sundeep Jora, Gulshan Jha, Bibek Yadav, Binod Bhandari (wk), Pratish GC, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abinash Bohara and Lalit Rajbanshi.
The pivotal T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier is scheduled to take place from October 30th to November 5th. In the Qualifier, Nepal is grouped in Group A alongside Malaysia, Oman, and Singapore while Hong Kong, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain are grouped in Group B.