Nepal has announced 18-member preliminary squad for the U19 World Cup Qualifiers (Asia Qualifiers Division 1).

The squad includes Sandeep Lamichhane, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aashif Shekh, Sandeep Sunar, Lalit Ranbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Anil Kumar Sah, Kishor Mahato, Sushant Singh Thapa, Bikram Kumar Bhusal, Prakash KC, Sundeep Jora, Rajan Dhakal, Pranit Thapa Magar, Shahab Alam, Rasid Khan, and Aadil Khan.

The squad will train in India and then travel to Singapore to play the tournament alongside Afghanistan, Singapore and Malaysia. The top team after the completion of the double-round robin league will qualify for the U19 World Cup 2018 to be held in New Zealand.

Nepal will play Singapore on July 17 and 21; Malaysia on July 18 and 24; and Afghanistan on July 20 and 25.