Nepal Tour to Qatar Postponed

Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in Qatar, the Cricket Association of Qatar announced its postponement of the Nepal tour.

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Nepal celebrate after taking a wicket during the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 match between Oman and Nepal at TU Cricket Stadium on 9 Feb 2020 in Nepal (1)

The bilateral T20I series between Nepal and Qatar which was scheduled for 9-12 of February has been postponed.

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) announced on Monday that due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in Qatar, the Cricket Association of Qatar has deferred its bilateral series as per orders from their government. 

‘We have seen an 85% increase this month compared to last month in the number of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19. It is more important than ever that people adhere to preventive measures. Act now to prevent a second wave of infections,’ the Ministry of Public Health Qatar tweeted on Sunday. 

CAN, six days earlier, had officially announced the series and called their eighteen men for the closed camp on Friday. The closed camp for the series was scheduled to commence from Monday. According to CAN, the closed camp of the men’s team has also been halted until further notice.

Eighteen cricketers who were called for the closed camp: Binod Bhandari, Lokesh Bam, Sandeep Jora, Kamal Singh Airee, Aasif Sheikh, Abinash Bohara, Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sagar Dhakal, Pawan Sarraf, Bibek Yadav, Krishna Karki, Saurav Khanal, Sompal Kami, Bhuwan Karki, Karan KC, Kushal Malla, Shahab Alam

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