22 January 2016
Afghanistan and Nepal make changes to their squads for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016
The changes were made prior to the start of the Support Period
Afghanistan is in Group B and will take on two-time former champion Pakistan in Sylhet on Thursday.
Afghanistan has included Rashid Khan Arman and Naveenulhaq Murid in place of Qais Hassan and Nasir Khan Omar, respectively, while Nepal has brought in Kushal Bhurtel in place of Saurabh Khanal.
These changes were made prior to the start of the Support Period, i.e Thursday, 20 January. Under the new regulation, which is applicable to all ICC events until 2023, the teams are allowed to make player changes before the start of the Support Period without needing to run the requests past the Event Technical Committee.
All player replacement requests post-20 January will require the ETC’s approval, which includes ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley, host nominees Mahbubul Anam and Mohammed Jalal Younus, and independent nominees and former international cricketers Dominic Cork and Russel Arnold.
Afghanistan is in Group B and will take on Asian neighbor and two-time former champion Pakistan in Sylhet on Thursday, 28 March. On the same day, Nepal will open its campaign against New Zealand in a Group D match in Fatullah.
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