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UAE, Hong Kong and hosts Nepal are taking part in a T20 tri-series from today. The tournament is aimed at providing quality practice to the teams ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2023 which will determine the qualifiers for next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA.
The three teams will face each other twice in the round-robin format. The top two teams will compete in the Friday, 27 October final. All seven tournament matches will be staged at the Mulpani Ground, Kathmandu.
UAE’s youngsters Aayan Afzal Khan and Aryansh Sharma along with head coach Mudassar Nazar will join the squad in Nepal after the completion of the ongoing ACC Men’s U19 Premier Cup Malaysia 2023.
UAE squad for T20 tri-series in Nepal: Muhammad Waseem (captain), Aayan Afzal Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Ali Naseer, Aryansh Sharma, Asif Khan, Basil Hameed, Jash Giyanani, Junaid Siddique, Nilansh Keswani, Raja Akifullah, Said Khalid Shah, Sanchit Sharma, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Muhammad Jawadullah and Zahoor Khan.
T20 Tri-series in Nepal – UAE’s matches:
18 October – Nepal vs UAE
22 October – Hong Kong vs UAE
23 October – UAE vs Nepal
25 October – UAE vs Hong Kong
27 October – Final