Gauchan, Regmi, Kami rested for Emerging Nations Cup

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Senior players Shakti Gauchan and Basant Regmi and fast bowler Sompal Kami have been rested while Mohamad Asif Sheikh, Dilip Nath and Dipesh Shrestha are the new additions in the 15-man squad announced for the upcoming ACC Emerging Nations Cup to be held in Bangladesh from March 25 to April 4.

Gyanendra Malla will lead the squad with Paras Khadka yet to regain full fitness after appendicitis surgery while Sharad Vesawkar will be his deputy. Mahboob Alam, Sagar Pun, Binod Bhandari, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Arif Sheikh, Sunil Dhamala, Dipendra Singh Airee, Avinash Karn, Bhuwan Karki and Sushan Bhari complete the 15-man squad.

Rajesh Pulami Magar, Kushal Bhurtel, Jitendra Kumar Mukhiya and Sushil Kandel have been named as reserve players for the tournament.

The selection committee was headed by Venkatapathy Raju (Cricket Development Officer, ICC-Asia), and included Jagat Tamatta (Head Coach) and Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla.

The camp for the tournament will start from March 19.

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