The Pakistan Cricket Board Academy team, fresh from a triumphant tour of Bangladesh where they won both 4-day Tests and a triangular series also featuring South Africa, are in Kathmandu to play three one-day matches. Nepal will be using the matches as preparation for the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in Jersey at the end of May.

A top-two finish in that twelve-nation event will move them closer to the 2011 World Cup. On the challenge of facing Pakistan, Nepal’s Paras Khadka said, “We need to work way above our limits to match the quality of these players. If we can play against teams that are at that high a level constantly, we will raise the standards of our own game.”

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Filed May 8, 2008