20 September, Kathmandu
The eagerly awaited schedule for the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup Asia Finals 2023, to be hosted by Nepal, has been unveiled by the Singapore Cricket Association through a Facebook post. This prestigious event is a critical part of the qualification process for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Nepal finds itself placed in Group A, alongside formidable opponents Malaysia, Singapore, and Oman. Group B, on the other hand, features UAE, Hong Kong, Bahrain, and one more team that will earn its spot through the Asian sub-regional qualifiers. The teams vying for this coveted position are Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. The matches are scheduled to be hosted at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha before the teams travel to Nepal for the World Cup qualifiers.
Here’s the fixture list for Nepal:
– **October 30**: Nepal vs. Singapore at TU Ground – 9:00 AM
– **October 31**: Nepal vs. Malaysia at Mulpani Ground – 1:00 PM
– **November 2**: Nepal vs. Oman at TU Ground – 9:00 AM
In this highly competitive tournament, two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals, with the ultimate goal being to secure a place in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Cricket enthusiasts and supporters of the Nepali team are undoubtedly in for an exciting and action-packed series of matches as Nepal aims to make its mark on the global stage once again.
Following the resounding success of the ACC Premier Cup earlier this year, Nepal will once again take center stage in the cricketing world. This time, it’s not only a testament to Nepal’s burgeoning reputation in the international cricketing arena but also a significant milestone in its journey to cement its status as a associate cricket powerhouse.
Mulpani Ground, which gained recognition as an ODI venue during the Premier Cup, will now be graced by T20I matches, further solidifying its place in Nepal’s cricketing history.
For Nepal, this tournament is more than just a series of cricket matches; it’s a quest to secure a spot in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. A decade after their historic debut in the 2014 World Cup, Nepal finds itself on the cusp of another major achievement. Their journey, however, hasn’t been without its trials and tribulations. In the previous qualifiers, Nepal came agonizingly close to securing their ticket to the World Cup but fell short, facing a heart-wrenching defeat to the UAE in the semifinals.
With their eyes firmly set on redemption, Nepal’s national cricket team is gearing up to give their all in the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup Asia Finals 2023. As they embark on this journey, cricket enthusiasts and supporters across the nation are holding their breath, hoping to see their beloved team once again make history on the world stage.