Nepal won Pepsi ICC ICC World Cricket League Division 4 at the second attempt, having finished third when the event was held in Italy in 2010. This time, in Malaysia, they were unbeaten throughout and trumped USA by eight wickets in the final at Kinrara after bowling out the Americans for 145. It was Nepal’s first ever overseas senior team championship.

Victorious captain Paras Khadka sharing the trophy with his coach, manager and team was quick to praise all those involved in Nepal’s success, “we’ve prepared well, had the benefit of some new experiences and given more exposure we have every chance of doing well in Division 3 in Bermuda next April. A top two finish there will put us in to that all important Qualifier for a place in World Cup 2015.”

Singapore finished third, pipped to a place in the Final on Net Run-Rate and Malaysia were fifth, out of the six teams competing. Nepal’s left-arm spinner Basant Regmi, with 21 wickets, was the Player of the Tournament.

Nepal and USA now move up to Division 3 where they join Bermuda, Italy, Oman and Uganda, which is scheduled to take place in Bermuda from April 28 -May 5, 2013.

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Filed September 11th, 2012