Kathmandu, Jan 29 – Nepal for the first time in its history has been incorporated in the International Cricket Council’s one-day international rankings. The achievement followed Nepal’s victory in the second ODI series. Nepal beat the hosts United Arab Emirates by 2-1 in three matches of the series.
Nepal on Monday won the third and final one-day by defeating the UAE by four wickets.
Nepal is now in the 15th position of the rankings with 152 points while UAE secures the 14th position with 263 points. England is on the topmost position and it is followed by India and New Zealand respectively. South Africa holds the fourth, Pakistan fifth, Australia sixth, Bangladesh seventh, Sri Lanka eighth, West Indies ninth, Afghanistan 10th, Zimbabwe 11th, Ireland 12th and Scotland is the 13th position. Nepal had played its debut in the ODI with 1-1 draw with the Netherlands. It achieved the ODI status in last March for the next four years.
PM congratulates Nepali Cricket Team
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated the Nepali National Cricket Team for winning One-Day International series.
PM Oli, in the congratulatory message on twitter this morning, said that the achievement made by Nepali Team has shown that Nepal has been rising as the emerging power in world sport sector.
He also expressed commitment that the government would pay further attention in development of sport sector.
“Congratulations to the Nepali National Cricket Team for becoming victorious in One-Day International Cricket Series. The success achieved in the international cricket has shown Nepal as the emerging power in the world sport arena. I assure that the government will pay further attention in development of sport sector.”
Nepal has created history by winning its maiden One-Day International (ODI) Cricket Series on Monday.