Nepal Set to Make ODI Debut Against The Netherlands in August

Published - 24 May 2018, 12:07 AM

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Nepal would play the Netherlands in their inaugural ODI series in August.

Nepal will take on the Netherlands in their first-ever two One-Day Internationals on August 1 and 3.

The venues of the two games are yet to get decided although it will get played in the Netherlands only. The series will take place immediately after the two nations’ T20 tri-series with the MCC at Lords.

Nepal and Netherlands had last played against each other at the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March.

The Netherlands had comfortably beaten Nepal by 45 runs in the seventh-place play-off. In that very tournament, Nepal had secured ODI status by beating Papua New Guinea.

Meanwhile, the upcoming ODIs will be the first to be hosted by the Netherlands since their one-off match against South Africa at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen in May 2013.

The series will also mark the Dutch return to ODIs after nearly a five-year absence. They had last played an official ODI against Canada at the World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand in January 2014. They had lost their ODI status in that very competition.

Ryan Campbell, Netherlands head coach, expressed his delight over the series and hosting an ODI for the first time since 2013. He is also hopeful of seeing good crowd during the game.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nepal for their first ODIs, and our first ODI on home soil since 2013. After the honour of being invited to play at Lord’s, we look forward to showing our home fans what we can do. 

Nepal are an exciting team as we’ve all seen from the IPL Sandeep Lamichanne is a world class player, will be a privilege to have them here. Nepal have always drawn good crowds in Holland, I’m sure it will be a great occasion,” Campbell told Cricbuzz.

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