KATHMANDU, May 9: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) called in 24 players, including all the 14 members of the team that participated in the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifiers, to the closed camp training for the ACC U-19 Asia Cup. The closed camp training is scheduled to start from May 15 in Kathmandu.
CAN has selected 10 players based on their performance in the recently concluded Wai Wai U-19 National Cricket Tournament.
Shiva Tandukar, Sushil Kandel, Prajesh Bahadur Singh, Gopal Singh, Binod Lama, Abhishek Jha, Hasim Ansari, Bijay Ghalan, Surendra Chand and Pawan Shrestha are the players selected based on the national tournament.
CAN gave privilege to the members of the 14 members of the U-19 team which guided Nepal into the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup and called them directly to the camp.
Prithu Banskota, Abinash Karn, Bhuwan Karki, Naresh Budhair, Pradeep Airee, Rahul BK, Rajesh Pulami, Sagar Pun, Subash Khakurel, Subendu Pandey, Faizlur Rehman, Rupesh Srivastav, Krishna Karki and Nischal Pandey are the players who have been called directly.
They had guided Nepal to the U-19 World Cup by finishing second in the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifiers held in Ireland in July 2011.
The ACC U-19 Asia Cup, the new tournament of the Asian Cricket Council, features Test nations of Asia--India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh--as well as top three teams of the ACC U-19 Elite Cup 2011--Afghanistan, Nepal and Qatar. Malaysia will play the tournament as the host.
The ACC U-19 Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Malaysia from June 23 to July 1.