Nepal Cricket Team
Physical Address: GPO Box 20291, Anarghar Krishnadhara Marg Panipokhari Kathmandu, Nepal
Main switchboard + 977 1 441 5122 / 442 0925
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The one level Nepal cricket has yet to master is that of the seniors, where it has so far found the seasoned talents of full-strength sides that play a more dynamic form of cricket just that little bit too much for it. But it is certainly pushing and the battle between the side and others should be fascinating in the years ahead.

A step very much in the right direction for Nepal cricket came in February 2010 when it won the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Five - a tournament that it hosted and beat USA in the final - to gain promotion to Division Four. It was unable to advance beyond that division, but the Under-19s have qualified for the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 after an impressive second-place finish, behind only Scotland and ahead of hosts Ireland at the 10-team World Cup qualifying tournament.

The Cricket Association of Nepal has adopted a more professional approach to development in recent years. Increased sponsorship and more focused domestic competitions have been the result. Work is expected to start on a National Academy, felt to be vital for indoor practice given the extremes of Nepal's weather, which will be partly funded by the ACC. Two grounds outside Kathmandu, in Mulpani and Pokhara, came online in late 2011.

Women's cricket is thriving and the national team (made up of top athletes from other sports) did very well to reach the final of the 2007 ACC Women's Tournament. Nepal won the 2008 ACC Under-19 Women's Championship and defended its title in 2010.