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Nepal vs Hong Kong: Monday's match in doubt as typhoon continues

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 15, 2017-Typhoon Khanun is likely to affect Nepal's ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) match against Hong Kong on Monday.

The match was scheduled to be played today only to be pushed to the reserve day on Monday due to the typhoon.

Local authorities said the typhoon is about to reach signal No 8, where wind speed reaches 140 mph, and a heavy rainfall has been battering Hong Kong on Sunday. Continuous rainfall has reduced the possibility of the match being played even on the reserve day.

The two sides will divide one point each if the typhoon affects the match on Monday.

Following a heavy 83 runs defeat against the same opponent on Friday, Nepal's chances of making into the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers has been made even tougher. Only the top four teams of the eight-nation WCLC will make it to the Qualifiers and Nepal are currently at the sixth spot with eight points from 11 matches.

Netherlands have all but sealed a place in the Qualifiers with 18 points after six rounds and are followed by Papua New Guinea (16), Scotland (15), Hong Kong (13) and Kenya (12). Nepal now not only need to win their remaining three matches but also hope Hong Kong lose to Papua New Guinea and Kenya go down against Scotland in both of their last round games.

Published: 15-10-2017 13:34

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