Nepal to Compete in Men’s Premier Cup for Chance to Qualify for Asia Cup in September

The Asia Cup of ODI format, organized by the Asian Cricket Council, will be held in September, according to an announcement by ACC President Jai Shah.

While Pakistan is expected to host the tournament, it may be held at a neutral venue if India refuses to play in Pakistan.

In addition to the Asia Cup, the ACC has also planned a total of 16 different tournaments for men and women in age group and senior cricket for 2023 and 2024.

In April 2023, Nepal’s senior cricket team will participate in the ‘Men’s Premier Cup’ one-day tournament, alongside teams from the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Singapore, Qatar, Malaysia, and a qualifying tournament.

Nepal is placed in Group ‘A’, alongside the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and a qualifying team from the ‘Men’s Challengers Cup’. The top two teams in the group stage will advance to the semi-finals, and the winner of the final will qualify for the Asia Cup.

Ten teams will participate in the ‘Men’s Premier Cup’, and the winning team will be selected to play in the Asia Cup.

India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have already qualified for the Asia Cup as test nations.

The winning team of the ‘Men’s Premier Cup’, along with the second and third place teams, will also be eligible to play in the ‘Emerging Teams Asia Cup’, which is open to players under 23 years of age. India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have also qualified for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup.

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