19-member team selected for India tour

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A 19-member squad has been selected for the upcoming tour of India to prepare for the ICC WCLC matches against Kenya  to be held in Kathmandu next month.

The selection committee headed by Venkatapathi Raju (ICC representative), Jagat Tamatta (Head Coach) and Paras Khadka (Captain) on Tuesday selected them out of the 24 players picked for training.

The selected players are Gyanendra Malla, Md. Aarif Sheikh, Dilip Nath, Mehboob Alam, Karan KC, Md. Aasif Sheikh, Sagar Pun, Bhuwan Karki, Sharad Vesawkar, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Avinash Karn, Sompal Kami, Sunil Dhamala, Dipendra Singh Aire, Basant Regmi, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Binod Bhandari and Sandeep Lamichhane.

The team will leave for Delhi on February 24 for three practice matches being held at Noida. The team is set to return home on March 3. The team will play against Kenya on March 11 and 13. Skipper Paras Khadka recuperating from appendicitis surgery will skip the India tour and join the rest of the squad after it returns from India.

The final 18 players for the matches against Kenya will be selected after the team returns home.

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