Nepali senior cricket team left today for India for a three-day practice match against Jharkhand Cricket Association.

The match will be played from February 17 to 19. The tour is organized as a preparation for the upcoming InterContinental Cup play-off match against Namibia scheduled for March 23-26 in Windhoek.

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Development Officer Rumesh Ratnayake is arriving Nepal on February 27 to help the team prepare for the important tie, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) said in a press release. CAN has also stated that before leaving for Namibia, Nepali team will face another Indian side in New Delhi.

The team: Binod Das, Shakti Gauchan, Paresh Lohani, Raju Basnet, Raj Kumar Pradhan, Sanjam Regmi, Mehboob Alam, Dhirendra Chand, Manjit Shrestha, Manoj Vaishya, Manoj Katuwal, Puspa Thapa, Antim Thapa, Akash Gupta, Suresh Pandey (coach), Sri Niwas Rana (manager) and Udaya Shah (official).