31 August 2023, Kathmandu
Groups and schedule for Cricket in Asian Games to be played in China later this year has been announced. Total 8 Women’s and 15 Men’s Teams are supposed to take part for the gold medal in Asian Games. According to the schedule announced, Women’s cricket will be played from 19th September 2023 to 25th September 2023 followed by Men’s cricket from 27th September 2023 with Final being played on 7th October 2023.
Nepal Men’s team has been placed in a same group with Japan and Cambodia in Group B where Nepal will face Japan on 27th September and Cambodia on 1st October. Other groups includes Group A with Afghanistan and Mongolia, Group C with Hongkong China, Singapore and Thailand and Group D having Malaysia, Bahrain and Maldives. All teams in each group will face each other in first round and winner of each group will proceed to Quarterfinal where they will face India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 3rd October 2023 and 4th October 2023. However, the opponents for quarterfinals will be decided through draw after first round.
Semifinals will be played on 6th October and Medal matches (Gold Medal and Bronze Medal) will be played on 7th October 2023.